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Clovercrest Village, 23c/429 Montague Road
Modbury, South Australia

Our Team

Meet the Health First Chiropractic team

The team at Health First Chiropractic is dedicated to caring for your health and wellbeing.

Our Chiropractors

All chiropractors at Health First Chiropractic are five year Australian university trained, nationally regulated and government registered healthcare professionals.

Registered through the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency, chiropractors are required to adhere to strict and extensive educational requirements and standards to become registered health professionals in Australia.

Each year we complete continuing professional development courses and practical training to upgrade our skills and learn the latest advances in spinal care, to deliver the best to our chiropractic patients.

Our highly trained practitioners will accurately assess and diagnose your complaint, to create a personalised management strategy specific to your unique needs.

Chiropractor
Dr Joshua Griffiths

Dr Joshua Griffiths is a trained and registered chiropractor bringing over 15 years of chiropractic experience to the Health First Chiropractic team. Starting his chiropractic career in 2004, Josh worked as an associate chiropractor in private practice at Victoria Park for eight years, whilst establishing Health First Chiropractic in 2006 with his partner in life and business, chiropractor Dr Naomi Swan.

Josh enjoys treating a wide range of patients and conditions and particularly loves helping patients manage the common aches and pains from work, accidents or sports injuries, “computer syndrome”, overuse or underuse issues and stress.

He is passionate about helping his chiropractic patients stay well tuned and functioning at their very best. His down to earth nature and practical approach has helped thousands of patients live healthier, happier and more active lives through chiropractic care.

Accreditations:

  • Master of Chiropractic 2004 (M.Chiro) – Macquarie University
  • Bachelor of Science 2000 (B.Sc) – Adelaide University
  • Registered practitioner with the Chiropractic Board of Australia
  • Member of Chiropractic Association of Australia
  • Registered for Private Health Fund rebates through HICAPS
  • Registered DVA (Department of Veterans’ Affairs) provider

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Chiropractor
Dr Naomi Swan

Dr Naomi Swan is a trained and registered family chiropractor with a comprehensive understanding of patients’ spine care needs and concerns. She is passionate about providing high quality, ethical patient focused care.

Naomi has been under chiropractic care from a young age and has experienced firsthand the benefits of having a healthy spine and nervous system. After experiencing back pain as a teenager following a school skiing trip, she was introduced to chiropractic care with amazing results. Not only did chiropractic care help relieve her back pain but it also resolved the migraines she suffered. It was this positive experience with chiropractic treatment that stayed in the forefront of her mind and led to her becoming a professional chiropractor in Adelaide.

Naomi enjoys treating a wide range of patients and conditions and particularly likes the challenge presented by chronic degenerative conditions of the spine and lumbar disc injuries. She possesses the compassion, patience and understanding which is much needed to manage these conditions.

Accreditations:

  • Master of Chiropractic 2006 (M.Chiro ) – Macquarie University
  • Bachelor of Health Science 2003 (B.Health Sc) – Adelaide University
  • Registered practitioner with the Chiropractic Board of Australia
  • Member of Chiropractic Association of Australia
  • Registered for private health fund rebates through HICAPS
  • Registered DVA (Department of Veterans’ Affairs) provider

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Chiropractor
Dr Ella Bourne

Dr Ella Bourne joined the Health First Chiropractic team is 2014, and is a trained and registered chiropractor with a keen interest in anything that relates to spine care, sports health or scoliosis (spinal curvature).

Growing up as an avid hockey player and umpire, Ella is well aware of the common injuries that can affect athletes, and is committed to sports injury management and prevention, as well as helping patients return to a high level exercise and competitive sport.

Since 2014, Ella has been devoted to postgraduate education in the field of non surgical scoliosis treatment, and now provides specialised scoliosis management services.

Ella has received advanced training and certification in SEAS (Scientific Exercise Approach to Scoliosis) and is committed to assessing and implementing specific exercise programs one-on-one with scoliosis patients to ensure they receive the most suitable evidence-based rehabilitation program.

Ella partners with a network of health professionals to provide the right treatment at the right time. She enjoys bringing these facets of health together, educating and empowering her patients to make life-changing choices for their future wellbeing.

Accreditations:

  • Master of Chiropractic 2014 (M.Chiro) – Macquarie University
  • Bachelor of Science 2011 (B.Sc) – Adelaide University
  • Registered practitioner with the Chiropractic Board of Australia
  • Member of Chiropractic Australia
  • Registered for private health fund rebates through HICAPS
  • Registered DVA (Department of Veterans’ Affairs) provider

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Massage Therapist
Cristian Quirino

Cristian is a qualified remedial massage therapist, registered with all major private health funds giving you the ability to claim a rebate for any chosen massage service.

Cristian graduated from Endeavour College of Natural Health Adelaide in 2021 with a Diploma of Remedial Massage and began his professional journey alongside the health practitioners at Health First Centre.

Targeting clients who primarily prefer firm and specific work, Cristian is dedicated to offering sports and deep tissue techniques, helping to eliminate tightness caused by repetitive stress, poor posture, and sports injuries.

Furthering his knowledge as a certified therapist in Myofascial Cupping Technique™, Cristian combines these skills to stretch connective tissue and increase blood flow through the deeper layers of muscle.

Cristian integrates a range of massage techniques including:

  • sports massage
  • deep tissue massage
  • myofascial release
  • trigger point therapy
  • myofascial cupping

Qualifications:

  • Diploma of Remedial Massage – Endeavour College of Natural Health 2021
  • Qualified Therapist in Myofascial Cupping Technique™ 2021

Registrations & Memberships:

  • Member of Massage & Myotherapy Australia (MMA)
  • Registered with all major Health Funds in Australia
  • DHS Working with Children Check
  • Registered for private health fund rebates through HICAPS

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Massage Therapist
Han Wang

Han is a qualified remedial massage therapist, registered with all major private health funds giving you the ability to claim a rebate for any chosen massage service.

Han is a Remedial Massage Therapist graduate of Evolve College Adelaide and a member of Massage & Myotherapy Adelaide.

Han integrates a range of massage techniques including:

  • remedial & therapeutic massage
  • deep relaxation
  • muscle tension release
  • trigger point therapy
  • myofascial cupping
  • dry needling
  • quiet massage/non-talking massage (at your request)

Qualifications:

  • Diploma of Remedial Massage – Evolve College 2023
  • Certified Therapist in Dry Needling
  • Certified Therapist in Functional Release Cupping
  • Certified Yoga Instructor
  • Master of Teaching (early childhood)
  • Bachelor of Advertising

Registrations & Memberships:

  • Member of Massage & Myotherapy Australia (MMA)
  • Registered with all major Health Funds in Australia
  • DHS Working with Children Check
  • Registered for private health fund rebates through HICAPS

Languages:

  • Bilingual in Chinese (Mandarin) and English

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Support Team
Karen Heward-Kenyon

Karen is an experienced chiropractic assistant providing crucial front of house support for the team, and maintaining high standards for all aspects of the practice.

Since joining our team in 2010, Karen has gained a strong understanding of patients’ needs ensuring all patients feel welcome, comfortable and confident.

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