Family & Sports Chiropractic

Your health is your most important asset.

As a leading Chiropractic clinic, we are committed your health, wellbeing and vitality.

If you’re suffering conditions like back and neck pain, headaches, sports injuries or weight gain, it impacts on every facet of your lifestyle. Family & Sports Chiropractic is a caring, professional clinic, located in Cannon Hill. We work with you to achieve whole body wellness, using the very latest gentle and effective chiropractic techniques.

Whether you have a sudden injury, or a long term niggling pain that simply won’t respond to other treatments, our welcoming team will take the time to conduct a full, personalised assessment of your condition and advise a tailored treatment plan that suits you. We offer a same day bookings system and a variety of appointment times to suit the busy schedules of our patients. We make sure you can access a qualified chiropractor when you need it most. Contact us today to discuss your pain relief needs and your journey to better family health! Don’t forget to check out our new patient special offer and receive a discount at your first visit.

We’re your first choice for caring chiropractic care, offering exceptional service, right from you first booking! We offer:

  • Same day bookings wherever possible;
  • Courteous, efficient receptionists for phone bookings; and
  • A call back service if, for any reason, we are unable to take your call straight away.

Our clinic is always busy, but we are never ‘too busy’ to respond to your call!


What does a chiropractor do?

Chiropractic treatment is about helping the body to heal itself. The cells, organs and tissues of our bodies are perfectly designed to keep us healthy. Over time, however, we put pressure on our bones, muscles and nervous systems through regular use, injury or poor lifestyle choices.

Chiropractic works by making ‘adjustments’ to our bodies, particularly along the spine, to help the body return itself to good health. The word ‘chiropractic’ comes from the Greek ‘chiropraktikos’, which means ‘done by hand’. Chiropractic treatment is a hands-on therapy involving gentle manipulation of the body to ensure the crucial functions of the brain, spinal cord and nervous system are functioning in harmony.

The bones of the spine protect the spinal cord – the nerve pathway that’s central to so much of our body’s mobility and functionality. If this pathway is impaired, it impacts on areas throughout the body, from joint pain through to organ malfunction. With this in mind, our chiropractors work primarily on gentle realignment of the spine and pelvis for the preservation and restoration of optimum health.


What happens at my first appointment ?

At your first chiropractic appointment, your chiropractor will listen to your complete health history, taking note of any previous injuries, surgery or other health challenges that may affect your treatment outcomes.

A thorough, head to toe examination will then allow your chiropractor to create a wellness plan perfectly suited to your needs. This is achieved with a postural assessment and a thermos-graphic spinal scan. If we need to, we’ll arrange some x-rays to be sure we know exactly what your body needs to achieve optimum, balanced, pain-free good health. At your follow up appointments, your chiropractor will make gentle adjustments to your body, using massage, pressure points and manipulation of the spine.

Sessions might be lengthy and involved, or quicker adjustments depending on your individual needs. At every stage of treatment, we’ll explain what we’re doing – and why – so you’ll understand the bigger picture of chiropractic healthcare. Each visit builds on the work done during previous sessions, and works alongside support of your general health, including diet and exercise suggestions. It’s all about getting the balance right and helping the incredible systems of your body to do what they do best. If your looking for the best chiropractic care, get in touch with the amazing team at FS Chiropractic, by taking advantage of our new patient offer or by simply giving us a call on (07) 3217 9039 today.


10 common questions


A wide range of medical conditions and general wellbeing challenges can be treated by your chiropractor, including:

  • Back and neck injuries and pain
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Sciatica and other ‘shooting’ pains
  • Mobility problems with joints, such as knees and shoulders
  • Period pains
  • Pregnancy discomfort
  • Weight loss

Chiropractic treatment is, indeed, very popular with people who have back and neck problems, including pain caused by injury and discomfort caused by lifestyle, such as posture, sports or the demands of certain professions. It is a gentle, effective treatment that eases the immediate pain and works on the long term strengthening of the body’s ability to heal itself.

It is not limited to ‘bad backs’ however, and is increasingly the first port of call for patients with a wide range of health and wellness issues. Because chiropractic is a holistic treatment, we combine hands-on adjustments with guidance about lifestyle changes. Patients frequently report improvements across many aspects of their health, such as weight loss, better quality sleep, improved mood and better coping with stress. If you want to find out more about how chiropractic care might be able to help you, talk to the team at FS Chiropractic today.

If you have an immediate injury, it’s obvious that you’ll seek treatment. But what if you’ve ‘put up’ with pain or ill health for years? What if you just ‘don’t feel right’ and are not sure why? It’s time to consider a visit to a chiropractor if you experience:

  • Frequent headaches
  • Pain in joints or muscles
  • Your shoes wear out differently (indicating imbalance)
  • You sit for long periods of time (leading to poor posture)
  • You lack mobility or it hurts to move or exercise
  • You’re pregnant and looking for natural pain relief
  • You’re frequently ‘coming down’ with colds, flus or viruses

Don’t wait for a sudden injury to occur! Contact the team at FS Chiropractic for advice about your unique health and wellness concerns.

Yes. Children can benefit from the improved immune system that comes from relieving spinal stress as well as support for typical childhood issues like stomach aches and sporting injuries. Chiropractic treatment sessions are individually tailored to each unique body, so they are suitable for any age. Adjustments are very gentle and patients are made to feel completely comfortable during treatment.
Yes. Adjustments during pregnancy can help ease the discomfort of pregnancy and labour, particularly in terms of pressure on the spine. Our chiropractors offer a safe, drug-free alternative for management of headaches, joint pain and sleeplessness during pregnancy.
Chiropractic treatment is not painful, although momentary feelings of stretching through the muscles or ‘pin prick’ sensations may occur during adjustments. Your chiropractor will communicate clearly throughout your consultation, so if anything feels uncomfortable you can discuss your feelings, understand the benefits of the procedure and consider possible alternative adjustments. Most people say they feel fantastic after a chiropractic treatment!
Yes. Our principal chiropractor, Dr Patrick, like everyone on our team, is a fully trained and qualified practitioner and board certified member of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. We maintain the highest standards of clinical excellence and ethical patient care and regularly undertake professional development and training.
No. Chiropractors offer a safe, effective treatment of the causes of pain and ill health. It is a natural, drug-free approach to pain relief and healing. Your caring, qualified chiropractor provides professional clinical treatment and individual, tailored plans for your immediate symptoms and your overall, long term wellness.
A physiotherapist generally focusses on fixing immediate problems, working with the musculoskeletal system: muscles, joints and bones. Treatment includes manipulation, massage, taping and ultrasound of issues like sprains, strains, and arthritis and workplace injuries. Chiropractic is a more holistic treatment that works on immediate pain relief for your ‘bad back’, migraines or other issues, as well as getting to the core reasons for systemic problems. We work with you to establish better overall health and strengthening through improved posture and a healthy immune system to help prevent further illness and injury down the track.
No. Firstly, every treatment plan is individual and the frequency and duration of your visits will be based on your unique needs. Short term problems, like pain relief, may well be treated in just a few visits. At the same time, we have many clients who return regularly when faced with illness or injury, and many more who embrace the overall feelings of wellness and vitality they experience from regular adjustments. To discover how chiropractic care can assist in the short or long term, come and see the team at FS Chiropractic today and take advantage of our new patient offer.

First time visitor to FS Chiropractic? Check out our new patient offer!

We are so confident that you’ll be impressed by our high levels of professionalism and effective treatments that we’re happy to offer a discounted introductory visit. Complete our new patient offer form to save over $115 on your first visit to Family & Sports Chiropractic.

For the DISCOUNT FEE of $135, you’ll receive:

  • Full chiropractic exam
  • Thermographic exam
  • 1 full set of x-rays (if required)

This is all you need for a thorough assessment of your current condition or long term health problems and an individual, personally tailored treatment plan. With a solid understanding of your body and the way its systems are currently operating, your chiropractor can discuss the types of treatments, frequency of visits and payment options for ongoing health care. Family & Sports Chiropractic offers a caring, professional holistic approach to pain relief and general health and wellness for Brisbane families. We’re based in Cannon Hill, although for your convenience, you can view the most common suburbs where our wonderful patients live, on our service area page.

Contact us today for effective relief from pain and better family health!

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