Chiropractic Services

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Dr Joel Dixon
Chiropractor and Cox® Certified Practitioner

B.APP.SC (CHIRO)J.P.

Graduating from RMIT School of Chiropractic in 1986, Dr Dixon has concentrated his professional development in spinal disc decompression therapies since becoming certified in Cox® Technic in 2000. He is the only Cox® certified instructor in Australia.

Cox® therapy is considered to be the “gold standard” used by thousands of Chiropractors around the world for the treatment of low back and leg pain, neck and arm pain, and other spinal pain conditions.

Cox® flexion distraction has more than 50 years of research, documentation, and proven outcomes for decompressing spinal nerves and treating low back pain. It’s a gentle, non-surgical, low-force procedure that helps the spine heal properly, and keeps it as pain free as possible.

Dr Dixon has successfully provided treatment for disc bulge and disc herniation, sciatica, spondylolisthesis and scoliosis, amongst other conditions. He has treated thousands of patients with varying degrees of spinal disc pathology requiring non-surgical, conservative treatment using the latest Cox® 8 decompression instruments from Michigan USA.

Dr Dixon has supported athletes from a range of organisations including Sydney Swans and NBL clubs, South Dragons and Gold Coast Blaze.

He also has had an extensive background in obstetrical spinal disorders and has been registered at two private hospitals providing in house spinal therapy.

Dr Dixon’s continuous professional development in both the USA and Australia enables him to bring the most up to date research, technology and techniques to every consultation enabling rapid symptom resolution and the return to full spinal function as quickly as possible.

Dr Dixon practices at Malvern Chiropractic Clinic and Melbourne Spine Clinic

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Dr Amelia Pappas
Chiropractor and Cox® Certified Practitioner

B.APP.SC (CHIRO) M.ClinChiro

Dr Pappas completed her studies at Melbourne University and RMIT and began practice at the end of 2009. Amelia has concentrated her professional development in pre and post-natal back pain, injury rehabilitation and discal decompression therapy using Cox® Technic.

In November 2012, she became fully certified in Cox® Technic. Dr Pappas has a strong focus on educating patients to manage and relieve neck and back pain through active care programs and has previously run Stretch and Back classes.

She has also published two case reports outlining obstetric back pain, one of which was featured in the ACA news (American Chiropractic Association) magazine in March 2016.  Click here to read further.

Dr Pappas currently practices at Malvern Chiropractic Clinic.

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Dr Danica Newbold
Chiropractor and Cox® Certified Practitioner

B.HSci (Chiro), M. ClinChiro, Ad.Dip Myotherapy

Dr Newbold completed her Chiropractic studies and graduated from RMIT University in 2016. Prior to this, she had qualified and was working as a Myotherapist.

After witnessing a family member undergo the pain and struggle associated with a disc conditions, Danica developed a keen interest in the conservative management and treatment of spinal and disc injuries and diseases.

Dr Newbold understands the relationship between the spine and surrounding musculature and finds a multi modal approach beneficial for treating most conditions. She also uses therapeutic techniques such as: Ultrasound, Cupping and dry needling and cupping. as part of her repertoire to treat a range of conditions

Dr Newbold became fully certified in Cox® Technic in November 2017

Dr Newbold practices at Malvern Chiropractic and Melbourne Spine Clinics and runs Stretch class at Malvern Chiropractic Clinic.

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Dr Garry Cook
Chiropractor

D.C. (USA)

Dr Garry Cook graduated from Palmer College in the USA and started practising in Malvern in 1973.

Dr Cook’s main chiropractic treatment techniques are Gonstead, Diversified and Activator. He also uses some massage and mobilization within his treatment.

Every year Dr Cook attends seminars and conferences to keep up with the latest trends in spinal care.

Dr Cook has very good results treating all age groups and has a particular interest in treating the elderly and children.

Conditions that respond particularly well to his treatment are neck and low-back pain, headaches and migraines, arm pain and leg pain (sciatica).

Dr Cook practices at Malvern Chiropractic Clinic.

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