Chiropractic, founded by DD Palmer in 1895 is a Primary health care profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disorders of the neuromusculoskeletal system and the effects of these disorders on general health.
Chiropractors at Adelaide Sports use the latest evidence to guide clinical decisions. They use a variety of techniques to treat musculoskeletal conditions.
They are passionate about working with other health professionals to achieve the best outcomes for their patients.
Chiropractic students in Australia study along side Medical colleagues and develop protocols for treatment from common pool of resources. Chiropractors in Australia study for a minimum of five years at three of Australia’s leading universities
About our clinic
Meet Our Chiropractors
We have a wide range of skill sets between our Chiropractors. All of them can help you. However if you’re booking in someone under 7 please do so with Sophie or Melanie as they have done a lot of extra training in this area.
Sam has worked with some of the leading Chiropractors in Australia both in Sydney and his home town of Adelaide. He has a strong interest in neurology, having studied with Chiropractic Development International. He has a keen interest in sports both as a player of Australian Rules football and cricket and as a team Chiropractor for a Sydney AFL Team . He enjoys working with athletes and has a passion for working in a team of health professionals.
Dr Sophie has spent the better part of the last ten years working in family based chiropractic clinics in Adelaide, South Australia. As a part of her further education, Dr Sophie has completed the Inspiral Paediatrics training, focusing on the care of children- from babies to adolescents. This has been part of developing an integrated, whole family approach to chiropractic care. Dr Sophie uses a range of techniques including both manual and low force adjusting as required for each individual patient.
During her experience in private practice, Melanie has undertaken continual ongoing professional development to broaden her skills and help a wide range of patients from newborn babies to the elderly. She has a keen interest in sports, pregnancy and oral dysfunction in babies and children. She has completed further study through a diploma in Sports Chiropractic and training with the Tongue Tie Institute.
Our Mission Is to Provide a Professional & Honest Approach to Health Care
If your condition cannot be treated by your Chiropractor you will be appropriately triaged. You will be
referred for the best modality of imaging (X-ray, ultrasound, CT, MRI), with exceptional
communication with your GP and other health care practitioners a long the way.
Soft Tissue Techniques
Massage, fast and slow stretching muscles can be an effective way to get your body moving and reduce pain. Depending on your condition our clinicians utilize a variety of soft tissue techniques..
Rehabiliation guidlines, specific sports advice and injury management along with a range of treatment techniques are used at Adelaide Sports
Sophie and Mel use the activator tool along with many other techniques. If you like the “clicker” or want to trial this style of treatment book in with her.
Mel and Sophie both have done extensive additional training in the area of Paediatric Chiropractic. Including but not limited to assessment of primative reflexes, development management and tounge/oral function.