Surfers Paradise Chiropractic Health & Wellness Center

12 Thomas Drive, Chevron Island QLD 4217

About Us

Eѕtablished іn 1973 thіѕ іѕ оnе оf thе longest established Chiropractic centres оn thе Gold Coast, situated оn Chevron Island, Gold Coast.

Wіth оvеr a 100 years оf combined clinical experience оur team оf Chiropractors, nutritionist, hypnotherapist аnd massage therapists hаvе developed a bespoke approach whісh looks аt еасh persons individual needs.

Wе offer ѕо muсh mоrе thаn whаt mоѕt people think a chiropractic visit mіght bе. Wе аlwауѕ look аt thе whole bоdу tо make sure wе identify thе root саuѕе оf thе problem, nоt just short term relief оf pain.

Wе uѕе highly specialised kinesiology based techniques tо diagnose using whеrе thе stress іn уоur bоdу іѕ соmіng frоm, аlоng wіth mаnу different styles оf adjusting techniques ѕuсh аѕ Cranial, Activator аnd Thompson Drop piece – NO CRACKING іѕ involved wіth mоѕt оf thеѕе.

Whеthеr уоu hаvе bасk pain, neck pain, headaches, sciatica оr уоu wоuld like tо simply hаvе уоur bоdу work better – bе sure tо саll uѕ knowing оur integrative approach ensures уоu аrе іn safe hands.

Surfers Paradise Chiropractic Health аnd Wellness centre іn thе heart оf thе Gold Coast.


Dr Bruce Whittingham B.Sc (Chiropractic), D.C

Dr Bruce Whittingham graduated in 1993 from AECC in Bournemouth England.

He is the president of the Queensland Chiropractic Association Australia, he often travels lecturing in Australia and abroad, is the co-developer (with his wife Sophia) of Sole Revolution orthotics, has worked with the V8 super car teams for over 10 years and is the loving father to 4 beautiful daughters.

Dr Whittingham bought Surfers Paradise Chiropractic centre in 2001 after locating here from the UK. He immediately fell in love with the lifestyle offered on the Gold Coast, and realised that he could add a valuable service to the Gold Coast community by helping them stay active and healthy. By creating an integrated approach to your healthcare needs he has helped hundreds of Gold Coasters see great results!

He is the pioneer of Adaptive Neuro Kinetics – ANK technique, and uses kinesiology, activator, Gonstead and cranial techniques to perform his adjustments so each person is treated as uniquely as they are made.

Dr Whittingham is a registered Chiropractor and a member of the Chiropractors Association of Australia

Dr Craig Haywood - Chiropractor

Having graduated with an MTech Chiropractic degree in South Africa, Dr Craig moved to the Netherlands where he surrounded himself with some world leaders in the health and wellbeing industry to learn the latest techniques in the industry. 

 In 2016, he moved to the Gold Coast to be close to family, enjoy all that the Gold Coast has to offer and to serve the GC community.

 He now applies that knowledge to be able to assist you deal with the variety of nerve, muscle and skeletal challenges one faces in life, with care to adapt his gentle, scientific and specific techniques to you as an individual.  

 Dr Craig always says, “we only have one spine and it has to survive all the challenges of life, for the rest of your life! Is yours healthy as is could be?…”

Scott – Remedial Masseur

Scott has been a remedial massage therapist for 7 years and in that time has worked with a wide variety of clients ranging from elite swimmers and triathletes, everyday people trying to keep active as well as a large number of chronic pain sufferers.

 Scott’s understanding of stress, it’s effects on the entire body and his belief in a holistic approach to treatment allows him to not only target painful areas but help re-engage the entire body in the healing process allowing you perform at your best.
Having just relocated with his family to the Gold Coast, Scott is looking forward to working with you toward your health goals and above all keeping you mobile and active, living the best life you can.

Sophia Whittingham Holistic Health Practitioner Gold Coast

Over the past 30 years I have worked with patients to improve their natural ability to heal.I started with Nutrition as there is such a poor understanding of food as medicine and how it affects our long-term health, with Herbal Medicine as a wonderful support for rebalancing and detoxifying.

I realised that whilst most people want to change, they find it difficult to do due to subconscious programming that holds them back – which is when I chose to utilize

Hypnotherapy as a way of unblocking those negative patterns.

In recent years I have discovered the need for Intuitive Intelligence and Counseling so that once those patterns are unblocked we can develop steps to program what we really want to achieve spiritually, socially and financially.

Sophia’s treatment scope explained:

Over the last 50 years our scientific discoveries have accelerated our understanding of sickness and the treatment of disease, but it is not until recent advances in understanding of neuroplastic adaptation throughout our body that we are realizing the interconnectedness of our thoughts with our physiology, organ function and energy systems from sleep to digestion.

For most of us our actions are dictated by our past experiences, and the emotional reactions linked to them, creating our thoughts and our feelings. Unfortunately, the majority of our programming sits in our subconscious brain and we are not consciously aware allowing these thoughts and feelings to continually affect our day-to-day lives.

As with muscle memory, how we feel is mostly reactionary, with our internal chemistry riding a daily roller coaster leading to fatigue and toxicity. Even when we do become aware of some of these limiting beliefs it is difficult to rewire these with conscious thought alone.

We cannot be expected to clear the mind without the body, the physiologically driven chemical changes that link to our feelings. When you are able to clear the negative subconscious patterning along with nutritional support and chemical re-balancing, then you can create lasting positive change.

Isabella Whittingham Registered Psychologist Gold Coast

I am a Registered Psychologist and Clinical Psychology Registrar in Australia, specializes in various areas:

Anxiety, Depression, and Emotional Regulation: I provide therapy for individuals dealing with anxiety and depression, helping them regulate their emotions effectively.

ADHD Interventions: I  employ cognitive and behavioral interventions to address ADHD in both children and adults.

Self-Confidence and Self-Esteem: I work with individuals struggling with low self-confidence and self-esteem, guiding them towards personal growth.

In the world we currently live in, it is challenging for most people to switch off and go inwards which is how we can communicate with the subconscious.

My Background:

I hold a Bachelor of Psychology from Griffith University and a Master of Clinical Psychology from Bond University.

I have experience working in private and community mental health settings across different age groups.

I am skilled in using cognitive and neuropsychological assessment tools for diagnostic purposes.

My Therapeutic Approach:

I create a welcoming and non-judgmental therapy environment, collaborating with clients to meet their specific needs.

I draw from evidence-based practices like CBT, ACT, and solution-focused therapy for facilitating personal growth.

I am proficient in addressing a wide range of concerns, including anxiety, depression, stress, burnout, trauma, and personality vulnerabilities.

 I have a particular interest in working with adolescents and young adults experiencing anxious or depressive disorders, low self-confidence, and self-esteem issues.


I work with individuals across various age groups, including children (4-16 years), older adolescents (16-18 years), young adults (19-24 years), and adults (25-60 years).

Referral and Payment:

I accept referrals through DVA, Medicare Better Access Program, NDIS, Private Health Fund, Private Billing, and Work Cover.

Therapy Styles:

I employ a variety of therapeutic approaches, including CBT, Developmental Psychology, Interpersonal Therapy, Positive Psychology, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT/MiCBT), Parent-Child Interaction therapy, and Psychotherapy.

Areas of Help:

I provide support for a wide range of concerns, including self-esteem, separation anxiety, OCD, emotional regulation, injury recovery, acquired brain injury, ADHD, anxiety, assertiveness skills, healthy boundaries, body dissatisfaction, coping with change, depression, education and family counseling, health-related issues, learning difficulties, memory problems, mindfulness, NDIS therapeutic support, pain management, panic attacks, parenting strategies, performance anxiety, relationship issues, self-harm, stress management, and women’s issues.

My Schedule and Fees;

Psychology appointments are available Monday to Thursday each week.

Standard consultations are approximately 50 minutes in length.

Consultation fees are $180, with a Medicare rebate available to clients with a Better Access Plan (rebate $92.90)

Please call the Office on (07) 5539 9798 to schedule an appointment with me. I look forward to working with you.

"I really like Dr Bruce Whittingham at Surfers Paradise Chiropractic Health and Wellness Centre. Their chiropractors and massage therapists are very knowledge, gentle and effective. They are great for back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, hip pain and sciatica nerve pain relief. I highly recommend Dr Bruce Whittingham and all the friendly staff at Surfers Paradise Chiropractic Health and Wellness Centre"
Dan Rather
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