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The Chiropractors of Gold Coast Chiropractic Centre

Our successful team is a group of many hands who have one goal – To provide professional, safe, effective care.  We’ve taken that to heart at Gold Coast Chiropractic Centre.

Now with two chiropractors on staff, you get the benefit of extra brainpower. Especially with difficult cases.

Southport Chiropractor Dr. Josie Barnes

I fell into Chiropractic by sheer good luck!

I remember I had just finished high school and had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. Around the same time a couple of friends of mine were heading overseas to study chiropractic. It sounded so exciting I decided I wanted to do that too.

This has been the most rash and BEST decision I’ve ever made in my life.

Without fully understanding what I was choosing as my life career, I took off to America.

Learning about Chiropractic and how it affects the body was amazing. The role and impact chiropractic has on the spine and nerve system to naturally help the body’s ability achieve a healthier life has been, and still is, a daily highlight for me.

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Too many years ago to count, I graduated from one of the best chiropractic colleges in the States – Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic – and I headed home to New Zealand to share my knowledge with everyone I came in contact with.

Away from Gold Coast Chiropractic Centre

Bringing up a family of 3 very active, healthy children has given me enormous experience and confidence in developing the skills, sensitivity and knowledge to build a family based practice. It certainly can be very challenging at times but that’s also what makes it so much fun. We all are so completely different but chiropractic helps everyone!!

A few years ago I was given an opportunity to cross the ditch and join the team at Gold Coast Chiropractic Centre in Southport. I certainly didn’t need much encouragement from anyone to make this happen.


Here I am… living, working and playing in the beautiful, sunny and most importantly WARM Gold Coast. Staying healthy, active and being outdoors is something I love doing, so in my spare time (which there never seems to be enough of when you are a mum) the gym, tennis, running and the beach keep me very busy.

Southport Chiropractor Dr Stephen Padd

I grew up watching my Dad in action as a Doctor who encouraged me to delve into all aspects of the Health profession worldwide.

I came across chiropractic by chance, when a friend asked me to be her patient during her internship. I went without knowing what chiropractic could offer me. I received my first adjustment and discovered how chiropractic was able to help me with greater movement, improved performance, recover faster from gym workouts and overall feel better than I ever had.

This sparked my interest and I began looking into the world of chiropractic. I was fascinated with the science behind chiropractic adjustments and with my biomedical background I saw how it could optimize spinal health. This led me to the New Zealand College of Chiropractic where Dr Brett Ireland (a previous principle at Gold Coast Chiropractic Centre) was one of the founding members of the college.

I was given the opportunity to join the Gold Coast Chiropractic team. As a member of this amazing team of people, my goal is to help everyone have the same wonderful experience and benefits of chiropractic that I had. I am here to help everyone reach their ultimate health goals and live a healthy lifestyle.

If you think that you or a loved one is a good candidate for chiropractic care, contact Gold Coast Chiropractic Centre to arrange a thorough examination in our practice.