We created Up! Chiropractic in 2005 following a trip around Australia visiting as many chiropractic, wellness and health clinics as we could find…we already had the space at Leederville and had been practicing in Mt Hawthorn for years, but we wanted to really fill a need in the local community and that was to provide the very best chiropractic and health care that we could.
We wanted to do this based on being highly professional, transparently honest and at the same time show off our warm and loving side by bringing a human feel to the science of chiropractic and nerve function. The trip was a real eye opener for us…to be honest some of the clinics we came across were flat out embarrassing for me.
There were a number of places that I wouldn’t go into to get myself checked let alone expect others to go there. There were others which I wasn’t even sure what they were doing, as in, was it chiropractic, or something completely different?
I thought that if I was confused then surely others would be as well. One of the biggest problems I see for my profession is that there ARE cowboys out there (but these are definitely the minority, thank God!) and that a lot of people simply don’t know what chiropractic is and what it isn’t, and it seemed to me that some chiropractors didn’t know either! Chiropractic is so simple, it is about making sure your brain communicates with your body in the best way it possibly can.
If there is spinal misalignment then that can interfere with the normal nerve function and then a loss of health follows. It is not naturopathy, osteopathy, physiotherapy or massage, it is about finding and correcting that interference with your body’s ability to be healthy!
So that’s what set us on a mission…to change the public’s perceptions of what chiropractic is (and what it isn’t!) and that is why we created Up! Chiropractic.
Our vision is to give all people an option or a strategy to work on their health that they might not be aware about, in a professional, caring environment. We exist to check people for spinal misalignment, remove it and then educate people how not to re-create it!
We make sure that we always spend time in-house,educating, and hopefully inspiring, people about the things they can do to live a healthier life (this is actually something we do for free!) Why? Because we want to make a small difference in our community by improving everyone’s health – if that is what they want.
You see, health to me isn’t just about not being sick, you know, like bowel irritability, fertility issues or headaches. It’s not just about not having an ache or a pain – it’s about living your best life, being the absolute best YOU can be. Having plenty of energy, having a well-functioning digestive system, thinking clearly and knowing the difference between a decision that moves you away from health and one that moves you towards it!
If YOU want improved health or an ‘outside-the-box’ health check then let us know, we would love to meet you and hopefully provide you with some strategies to live a healthier life for yourself and your loved ones.
Clients We Have Worked With
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
Dr Matt swinging from the rafters
You will often find Dr Matt, on his lunchtime break, spending some time on a set of gymnastic rings.
Attitude for gratitude Yoga Fundraiser
Our Practice Manager Courtney and her friends at Yoga Lab helped raise funds for one of our favourite patients Scarlett, who has a rare genetic disorder!
Spring time Run Intervals with Dr Miles and Anthea
Love this time of year when the sun is getting up earlier and getting up for run intervals is easier. Running with a great tribe makes it easier still! – Dr Miles