Chiropractic and Health Services in Kingscliff

Ian Curnow

Ian Curnow – Chiropractor

BSc M Chiropractic, Grad Dip Neuromusculoskelatal Rehab,
Cert Acupuncture, Cert Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilisation (DNS)

Ian Curnow established Tweed Coast Chiropractic in 2000 to offer Tweed Heads and Kingscliff chiropractic care.

He gained his chiropractic degree at Macquarie University and spent many years  practicing in Sydney before returning home to Kingscliff to establish the clinic in Chinderah.

Ian has post graduate qualifications in rehabilitation, and as a result, has a strong interest in rehabilitation and evidence based practice.  Rehabilitation may involve a variety of techniques including:

  • Adjustments (diversified)
  • Soft tissue therapies (massage, trigger point, myofacial release)
  • DNS
  • Active release technique
  • Activator
  • Specialised exercises
  • Taping
  • Acupuncture
  • Gait and running analysis
  • Shock wave therapy

The goal of this approach is to help the individual via hands-on treatment and appropriate self mangement.   Ian provides individual specific care based on the age and health of the patient.
Ian is a member of Chiropractic Australia and the Australian Musculoskeletal Network.
For more information or to book an appointment call our Chinderah clinic today or book online

Ashlee Batters

Ashlee Batters

B.ChiroSc M.Chiropractic

Ashlee is originally from Bendigo, Victoria and attended Macquarie University to complete her Chiropractic degree.

She came to work at our Chinderah practice servicing the needs of patients from Tweed Heads to Byron Bay, after living in Sydney for 10 years

Ashlee has a number of years’ experience practicing in a multidisciplinary clinic in Sydney in addition to working as a Rehabilitation Advisor in CTP claims. Her focus is on delivering  evidence-based care and tailoring treatment to the individual, ensuring she delivers a personalized, caring approach.

Ashlee incorporates many techniques into her treatments including:

  • Diversified-style adjusting
  • Drop piece
  • Dry needling
  • Various soft tissue techniques
  • Stretching
  • Rehabilitation
  • Taping.
  • Shock wave therapy

Since graduating, Ashlee has attended a wide range of seminars on manual therapy techniques, injury management, paediatrics and functional movement. Having a strong interest in functional rehabilitation,  Ashlee is passionate about helping others.

Ashlee enjoys the beautiful Tweed coast as she loves the beach and spending time outdoors.

Ashlee is a member of CA (Chiropractic Australia).

For more information or to book an appointment with Ashlee contact our Tweed Coast Chiropractic Clinic today.

Jonathon Dao

Johnathon Dao – Japanese Acupuncture, Chinese medicine, Shiatsu and Chi Nei Tsang

D.Acu, MD(AM)

Johnathon Dao has been in clinical practice for 23 years practicing and teaching oriental medicine. Traditional oriental medicine aims at treating the whole body and not just the disease so that when the body is in balance the cause/disease can be managed.
His treatments may include:

  • Japanese acupuncture
  • Chinese medicine
  • Shiatsu
  • Reflexology
  • Chi Nei Tsang (abdominal organ manipulation massage).
  • Kinesiology
  • Cosmetic Acupuncture
  • Chinese, Western and Aryuvedic herbs
  • E-motion yoga
  • Qi Gong

Jonathon is registered for health fund rebates. For more information call Tweed Coast chiropractic or book online.

Kaori Nishiwaki

Kaori Nishiwaki- Massage Therapist

Dip RM

Kaori is a fully accredited remedial massage therapist with over 10 years experience. She uses a wide range of manual therapies. Combining years of learning and experience, she offers a range of techniques and treatment plans for individuals and include:

  • Remedial Massage
  • Myofascial Dry Needling
  • Cranio Sacral
  • Lymphatic Drainage Massage
  • Onsen Therapy, Shiatsu
  • Thai Massage
  • Reflexology

Her treatment is aimed to work on the tense muscles, stiff joints, detox lymphatic systems, relax the nervous system, boost hormones and glands, enhancing the flow of cerebrospinal fluid which helps with overall well being. She has a strong interest in:

  • Treating frozen shoulder
  • Neck problems
  • Lower back problems
  • Migraine
  • TMJ(Jaw) Dysfunction
  • Vertigo
  • Sleeping disorders
  • Relaxation
  • Sporting injuries

Health rebates apply. If you are interested in any of the above modalities Kaori offers, contact us at our Chinderah chiropractic practice today.


Matthew Pope

Matthew Pope – chiropractor

B.ChiroSc  M.Chiropractic

Matthew Pope returns to Tweed Coast Chiropractic after previously having worked at the clinic from 2013 to 2016. In this time, Matthew has worked for Work Healthy Australia, where he continues Monday to Friday, which involves treating patients within their workplace.Matthew brings with him a passion for workplace injuries, as well as treating every day complaints, sports injuries, lifestyle injuries. Like all our chiropractors here, Matthew looks not just to mask the pain of an injury but to address and rehabilitate the underlying cause of the problem.

Matthew has also worked as sports trainer with local rugby league and netball teams. Matthew is involved in Kingscliff Swimming Club where he is the vice president of the board.  Matthew uses a variety of  adjusting techniques:

  • Manual  and diversified techniques
  • Soft tissue techniques
  • Dry Needling
  • Rehabilitaion techniques
  • Taping (sports Injuries)
  • Shock wave therapy 

Matthew is available Saturday mornings.

For more information or to book an appointment call our Chinderah clinic today or book online



Russell Kett

Russell Kett – chiropractor

B.ChiroSc,  B.AppSc, B.phys Ed.

Russell graduated from Victoria University with a Bachelor of Physical Education in 1984. He enjoyed a sporting life in AFL(VFL), cricket and Alpine Skiing while working in the Education and fitness industries.

Russell graduated from RMIT University as a chiropractor in 2000.  Since that time, Russell has combined his experience in Physical Education with chiropractic for over 24+ years. He has owned and operated multiple practices on the Sunshine Coast and in central Queensland.  Russell moved to the Tweed Coast in 2020 ready to down size and enjoy the Tweed Coast life-style. He is happy to joint the team at Tweed Coast Chiropractic. He looks forward to meeting many new patients and making a positive difference in their lives.

Russell  incorporates many techniques into his treatments including:

  • Diversified-style adjusting
  • Drop piece
  • Dry needling
  • Various soft tissue techniques
  • Stretching
  • Rehabilitation
  • Taping
  • Shock wave therapy
  • Gonstead technique

Russell is available Monday mornings & Friday afternoons.

For more information or to book an appointment call our Chinderah clinic today or book online