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Feel Better For Life

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What is it?

Chiropractic treatment focuses on the interplay between your musculoskeletal structure (primarily the spine) and the functions of your nervous system – and how that relationship affects your overall health and well-being. As a modality, chiropractic care emphasises the use of the body’s inherent recuperative power to heal itself, without the use of medication or surgery.

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How does it work, to heal you?

Chiropractors use hands-on spinal movement, manipulation and stretching as well as other alternative treatments to remedy neuromuscular disorders. The theory behind the modality, is that the proper alignment of the body's structure, particularly the spine, enables the body to heal itself.

Accredited chiropractors have broad diagnostic skills and training in the recommendation of therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as nutritional, dietary and overall healthy lifestyle counselling. 

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Why are we different?

Opening in 1968, we are one of the oldest and most experienced chiropractic clinics in Brisbane. Our chiropractors provide gentle and effective musculoskeletal treatment using the latest, most advanced chiropractic techniques, with a strong focus on clinical outcomes.

While you’re with us, you’ll enjoy:

  • Friendly, warm and helpful receptionists
  • Experienced chiropractors and massage assistants
  • Individualised holistic care
  • Instant private health fund claiming
  • Minimal waiting times
  • Comfortable private and curtained consulting area’s
  • An in-depth assessment and treatment plan most appropriate for your condition
  • Both male and female chiropractors, to suit your preference

Chiropractic services available:

Our team of practitioners cover a wide range of special interests and skills, thereby facilitating the best possible care for you and your body:

  • We offer integrated holistic care to help you get out of pain, faster
  • We aim to provide same or next day appointments for all new and regular patients
  • We take the time to understand and treat the cause of your issue, not just treat the symptoms with a five-minute crack
  • We include a massage in our standard treatment – to warm up and relax the muscles and joints – which helps achieve a more effective adjustment and recovery
  • We find that a common issue is deciding whether to see a Chiropractor or a Physiotherapist. Our practitioners actively collaborate – therefore making it easy for our patients to confidently choose either and still get the benefits of both.  
  • We have chiropractors that treat sports injuries, whiplash, limb injuries, headaches, back, shoulder and neck problems.
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Julia Tyack

Clinic Founder

In 1968, Julia founded Tyack Health. She’d decided to alter the status quo of the health care system – change was needed. But like all things health related, it took a little time…


Jason d'Hotman de Villiers

MTECH: Chiro. MSc Chiro. Paed.

Jason feels blessed to be involved in his patients’ lives, understanding it is a privileged and trusted place to be.  Jason believes that as a Chiropractor, he can help relieve suffering, giving patients hope often when they feel like all hope has been lost.  Pain and sleep deprivation can be very distressing and for Jason to help people through that, to find joy in their lives, is extremely rewarding.  His patients often want to return for follow ups happily because they know the care they receive benefits their health. 


Kelly Chong


Kelly’s passion for anatomy, and physiology and the joy of helping others has made chiropractic the perfect career choice.  She loves the fact that people are very different from each other, and the challenge this presents to find solutions for each individual patient.  


Brad McCreadie

B.Sc.(Medicine), M.Chiro

A puzzler by nature, Brad loves working out the complex interplays between the musculoskeletal, neurological and physiological systems. Best of all, he loves figuring out how to make them work in a harmonious way, so his patients can live a more holistic, healthy life.


Dr Wayne Haynes

DC DO PhD (UC) Movement and Cognition

As a young adult, Wayne was a talented squash player for NSW.  After sustaining a significant ankle injury, he received terrific relief and treatment from an Osteopath and Chiropractor.  This experience began his love for everything musculoskeletal.  Wayne is passionate about helping people who have been hindered by pain and its cascading consequences.  He is persistent and enquiring in finding best outcomes, and also believes doing simple things in musculoskeletal therapy can result in dramatic and positive effects on people’s lives. 


Laura Kippist

B.ChiroSc, M.Chiro

Laura is a positive, warm and caring practitioner who understands the challenges patients face from her own personal experience. Throughout her 15 years of competitive dancing, challenging injuries were eventually overcome when she experienced positive results with Chiropractic care. Laura understands and is constantly amazed by the impact chiropractic therapy can have on so many people and different health conditions.  


Katie Taylor

BScChiro and MChiro

Katie’s love and intrigue for Chiropractic began after sustaining a netball injury during high school.  After weeks of trying various treatment options, she visited a chiropractor for the first time and following her initial appointment her pain was gone.  Katie became interested in science and studied meteorology/oceanography, but later returned to study to satisfy her passion for chiropractic, wanting to help other people get out of pain.  


Lisa Gilson (On Leave)


Making the decision to become a Chiropractor was an easy one for Lisa, she has benefited from chiropractic care from a young age after a nasty fall and instantly loved how an adjustment made her feel. She completed her Master of Chiropractic degree seeking a rewarding career that would allow her to help people and have a real impact on people’s lives…and has never looked back!  Lisa has worked in a busy, multi-disciplinary practice in the UK where she has treated a wide range of patients of all ages from all walks of life including professional athletes. 

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Why More Brisbane People Choose Tyack Health Chiropractic?

Tyack Health Chiropractic provides you with gentle and effective musculoskeletal treatment. Our Brisbane chiropractic team has developed a treatment approach over 50 years that provides you with an in depth initial assessment, diagnosis and treatment focused on strong clinical outcomes. Early on our chiropractic team recognized the effectiveness and value in offering a therapeutic massage and moist heat packs to relax tight sore muscles and joints before adjustments. Cold adjustments may not be as effective in our experience.

Additional benefits:

  • All new patients welcome, no referral needed
  • New patient appointments often available same day so you can get faster relief
  • Before and after work appointments available
  • Onsite free shaded parking
  • Holistic Integrated approach with physio and podiatry working with Chiropractors where beneficial
  • Relaxing natural setting
  • HICAPS and EFTPOS for instant health fund claims
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What Are the Most Common Problems Treated by Tyack Health Chiropractic?

Tyack Health Chiropractic focuses on the diagnosis, treatment and overall management of conditions which cause muscle and joint pain, movement restriction or dysfunction and soft tissue injury.

Tyack Health Chiropractic has been providing gentle, safe treatment since 1968 for:

  • Lower, mid and upper back pain
  • Neck pain and headaches 
  • Arthritic pain 
  • Neurological assessment 
  • Postural analysis 
  • Sports injuries
  • Athletic performance enhancement 
  • Pregnancy related discomfort 
  • Repetitive strain injuries (i.e. carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis and overuse injuries) 
  • Nerve root entrapments i.e. sciatica, “pinched nerve”
  • Upper and lower limb injuries 
  • Foot, ankle and knee pain
  • Stability and postural dysfunction

Tyack Health Chiropractic offers you a refined treatment process developed over 49 years. Practitioners use a variety of techniques and technologies, depending on each individual’s requirements. The overall goal is to treat the underlying cause of symptoms for the relief of pain and to retrain corrected movement patterns until stable to prevent injury recurrence. Your treatment program will take into account the nature of your condition and your own personal commitment to options offered in order to achieve the best possible outcome. Research confirms early treatment gives the best chance at a speedy full recovery, which means less visits and less pain.

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What Should I Expect from My Chiropractic Consultation?

Your first consultation will include a complete history of your complaint and your general health. A comprehensive physical examination will follow which may include postural analysis, functional and orthopaedic tests, movement patterns and exercises. Once a diagnosis and prognosis has been reached, treatment options will be discussed. Your visit to this clinic is about choices. We want you to be actively involved in setting and achieving your goals to get better.

Treatment will then follow which may include a wide range of soft tissue, gentle chiropractic and ancillary techniques. Our clinic is renowned for including massage prior to treatment unless otherwise indicated.

Follow-up appointments with your Practitioner include discussion on progress and reassessment as treatment continues. Encouragement is a hallmark of this clinics treatment process.

Note: New Patient visits do not generally have a massage included. Your practitioner will spend extended time diagnosing, treating and doing any soft tissue work required. On subsequent visits massage is included unless indicated otherwise.

Although you may be required to partially undress, every consideration for your privacy is assured. Gowns are available for all patients if required.

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Post Consultation

At Tyack Health the Practitioners are here to assist in your recovery from your musculoskeletal condition.  We believe that your care continues after your appointment – you are a valued patient and we will continue to nurture you back towards full health.  This is why follow-up appointments are sometimes recommended, so that the job isn’t left half-done!

All patients are invited to phone and speak with your Practitioner concerning exacerbations of pain, difficulty with exercises and any other treatment-related questions you may have.  Even though we always expect the best possible outcomes, misconceptions or reactions to treatment are possible.  Therefore it is important for us to know if you have any problems or difficulties so that we can serve you more appropriately in the future.  If the Practitioner or Chiropractic team leader is unable to attend your call, all efforts will be made to contact you as soon as possible.

Note: We also love to hear from you when things are going great!

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Department Hours & Fees

Department Hours 
Monday 7.30 am – 7.00 pm
Tuesday 7.30 am - 6.00 pm
Wednesday 7.30 am – 7.30 pm
Thursday 7.30 am – 7.30 pm
Friday 8.00 am - 7.30 pm
Alternate Sunday's 8.00 am – 1.00 pm or 9.00am - 12.00pm
Please check with our receptionists for the times that your Chiropractor is working, as times may change without notice. 
Consultation Fees 

Standard Chiropractic Fees  (Brad, Julia, Wayne)

Initial Appointments                       $125

Standard Appointments                  $82


NIP Chiropractic Fees  (Jason)

Initial Appointments                       $125

Standard Appointments                 $82 


DNS/Soft Tissue (Laura)  or Dry Needling/Soft Tissue (Kelly)

Initial Appointments                       $125

Extended Appointment (DNS)        $100

Standard Appointments                 $82


Cancellation Policy 
We understand that life is unpredictable and you may not always be able to make your scheduled appointment.  If you can’t make an appointment please contact our reception at least 24 hours prior to cancel or arrange for another time.

Missed appointments and appointments cancelled without 24 hours notice may be charged the full consultation fee.

Contact our Reception team for further information.


Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have a slipped disc?

A “slipped disc” is a misnomer, discs can’t really slip but can bulge, tear or deteriorate. However these problems are not as common as people perceive. In fact CT scan studies have shown that around 40% of the population have a bulging disc, which causes them no pain or problem at all. Correlation with clinical symptoms is paramount for this to be a relevant diagnosis. Other structures may well be the pain-producing culprit. Even serious disc bulges and tears are treatable and normally return to pre-injury levels with conservative care.


Do I have a pinched nerve?

Often people think that a pinching or stabbing sensation means they have a pinched nerve. These stabbing or grabbing sensations are more often attributed to muscle spasm or irritation of the sensory nerves surrounding a joint, which leads to the inability to move normally. Restoration of correct joint function by your Chiropractor should help relieve that pinching feeling.


What is Sciatica? Do I have it?

True sciatic pain is compression of the sciatic nerve (usually by a disc bulge or protrusion, or degenerative compression in the lumbar spine) which leads to referral of pain down the leg, specifically in a path behind the knee to the foot and toes. Although the condition is not uncommon, most low back and buttock pain complaints are not sciatica. Ask your practitioner to explain what is causing you pain and discomfort.


How long will it take to get better?

Sometimes relief of symptoms may happen almost instantly, but more often than not healing takes time. Be patient. Many factors affect the healing process. For long lasting relief, follow suggestions given to you by your Practitioner and work on a long-term change, which will lessen the frequency and severity of relapses. We will guide you through your recovery process.


Do I have to keep coming back?

No. How long you decide to benefit from chiropractic care is always your choice. Your program of care will take into consideration your goals and objectives. What you want to achieve is of paramount importance. Your Chiropractor will offer advice and direction, and hopefully, mutual goals can be developed and achieved.


It's not improving, what do I do now?

Some cases do take time, however, we expect results.  If you are not improving, discuss this with your practitioner. Tyack Health has a team dedicated to helping you reach your health care needs. We may have other options available to help you improve. Ask your practitioner about what options are available to you. Our Chiropractic team leader is also available to help you choose an alternative practitioner or treatment to help you get back on track.


Is Chiropractic Care just cracking the back?

At Tyack Health we use a range of different techniques. Some people are not candidates for manipulation and others just prefer a different approach. A range of care options may be utilised including massage, soft tissue release techniques, supportive exercises, home advice and stretches as well as spinal adjustments. If you are uncomfortable with any mode of treatment, please tell your practitioner so that they may accommodate your needs. The treatment administered is your choice. Never feel obliged to have any technique performed that you are not completely comfortable with.


Am I too old for Chiropractic Care?

No. Even advanced osteoporotic patients can receive Chiropractic care. Although spinal adjustments are probably out of the question, a range of other techniques may be used to help you achieve your health goals.


Can babies benefit from Chiropractic Care?

At Tyack Health babies are assessed for developmental milestones and parents advised on special home care; the way the baby is held, played with, stimulated for optimal development. The bases of this assessment and advice is based on the Prague schools paediatric approach of best motor control for life.


Self cracking makes me feel better. Is it good for me or will it cause arthritis?

Self manipulation will probably not cause arthritis, however it is a major contributing cause of chronic back and neck pain. Self cracking is non-specific and leads to hyper-mobility and as a result, painful reactive muscle spasm and stiffness. To achieve long term comfort and success you should stop this immediately. It will probably take 2 weeks to break this pain, spasm cycle. Ice therapy may assist in this transition period. Discuss this with your Chiropractor on your next visit.


What education do chiropractors have?

The majority of our team have 2 or more degrees; 5 year university courses are now the minimum to practice as a Chiropractor in Australia. To maintain registration and association, Chiropractors must maintain a continuing education program every year.


I’ve been told that I have arthritis, does this mean I can’t be helped?

Absolutely not. Research shows that there is actually little correlation between the amount of degeneration and the pain that a person is suffering. In most cases there are a number of issues contributing to the pain and dysfunction and often these factors can be addressed and resolved. Arthritis does not equal pain, in fact, degeneration starts in our early twenties and some people have advanced arthritis and don’t have pain at all. Get it checked out, there may be solutions to your problem.


How long will I need chiropractic care?

Our aim is to help you form a plan and give direction to help you achieve your goals. A range of factors can contribute to the length of time you will need to achieve your goals. Age, severity of the problem, the length of time you have been suffering, your discipline with the directions we give you, your general attitude and stress can all affect the length of time it takes you to recover.


Will it hurt?

Generally, no. Patients often describe treatment as “a relief” or “taking the pressure off”. If during treatment you experience discomfort let us know immediately so that we can modify our technique. Sometimes treatment may be uncomfortable if you are in a lot of pain or have acute inflammation and trauma. We always try to minimise irritation of pre-existing pain.


Why am I like this?

This is one of the most common question we are asked. Generally most people who come to our Chiropractic team suffering from pain and expect that the problem started as a result of one specific event or “macro trauma”, however, most commonly pain and discomfort are as a result of repetition of smaller trauma, again and again. Poor posture, lifting mechanics, workstation setup, stress, sporting pursuits etc can all contribute, and slowly progress to the stage where you suffer symptoms. Often accidents that happened years ago may be a major contributing factor in the discomfort that you are suffering now.

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