What Is Chiropractic?


It’s natural, safe and scientific!

Chiropractic works with your amazing ability to self-heal and self-regulate. It does this via healthy communication between your brain and body. At times this communication can be blocked or interfered by improper position or motion of the bones of your spine (subluxation). When interference occurs so does our ability to function at 100%.


A natural preventative solution keeping the whole family functioning at their absolute best.

At OLIVE we have a special family rate that makes chiropractic care for the whole family a sustainable, affordable health investment.


Enter OLIVE at any time and you will see people aged from a little bump in mothers tummy, beautiful newborn babies, to spritely 90 plus.

We would love to share with you some of the examples of improvements in peoples health that we observe daily in practice, however the Australian Government prohibits us from talking about case examples and sharing people’s testimonials and endorsements about chiropractic. We apologises for this inconvenience however, we believe OLIVE’s reception room speaks for itself, always full with a diverse range of every age group.


Movement during pregnancy is vital for your baby’s development!

Research tells us:

    1. Movement stimulates the development of the brain and nervous system. During the third trimester, there are more brain cells developing and neural connections during this time than any other time in our life.(1) Baby needs to be able to move freely.
    2. Movement allows important neurological reflexes to also occur in the brainstem. This part of the brain co-ordinates primitive reflexes to be established(2) the regulation of the heart and breathing, good digestive control and sleep-wake cycles to be established.
    3. Movement helps proper development of the ear and inner ear — which is vitally important for hearing and for balance.(3)
    4. Restriction of the legs can cause long-termalterations in the development of motor functions for example leg posture, reflexes and posture while walking. This is most likely because the feedback loops between the brain and lower limbs are altered.(4)

(1) Dispenza J. Evolve Your Brain: The Science of Changing Your Mind. HCI 2008,
(2) Davies NJ. Chiropractic Pediatrics 2nd Edition. p75-111
(3) Lecanuet JP, Schaal B. Fetal Sensory Competencies. Europ Journal of Obst & Gyn & Reprod. Biology 1996; 68:1-23
(4) Sival DA, Precht HF, Sonder GH, Touwen BC


One of the main reasons people start chiropractic care is because they are in pain. Chiropractic is exceptionally effective at helping people get rid of their pain and can often reduce the chances of it reoccurring. In relation to caring for neck and back pain, studies have shown that a course of chiropractic care was 250 times safer than a course of anti-inflammatory drugs (1).

(1) Dabbs,V., & Lauretti, W. J. (1995). A Risk Assessment of Cervical Manipulation vs NSAIDS for the Treatment of Neck Pain. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 18 (8), 530-536.