OUR TEAM

​​​​ We have brought together practitioners and consultants who have a passion for working with families.

Your Chiropractors

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Dr Jacey Pryjma
Chiropractor & Practice Director

Jacey Pryjma is a passionate chiropractor who has dedicated her career to working with children and teens and supporting women through pregnancy and families through each stage of family life.

As an active member of the industry, Jacey served the NSW Chiropractor's Associate Board from 2010 to 2012. She was part of the media team for Spinal Health week, representing the profession on national television and radio and continues to work hard for the profession when called upon. She currently holds a position on the board of College of Chiropractic Paediatrics. The industry representing board for chiropractors who have a special interest in working with children.

Jacey teaches industry recognized seminars to chiropractors about examination skills & best practice recommendations for children. She also developed software for chiropractors that is part of the Well Kids Program, focused on increasing standards of care, documentation & reporting systems based on functional change and measuring quality of life in children.

As a mum herself, Jacey knows the importance of feeling supported and welcome and this is seen throughout the practise. Parents and children alike enjoy her friendly and approachable style of care.

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Dr Melissa Pope
Chiropractor

Melissa is a passionate chiropractor with a strong desire and dedication to educating, empowering and nurturing the growth and neurodevelopment of children and their families through Chiropractic care.

Melissa’s focus is on ensuring babies and children are given the best opportunity to a happy and healthy life, by supporting families and helping them to reach their health goals.

Dr Melissa started her career in child care. From there, trained as a musculoskeletal therapist with a focus on helping people get the most out of their bodies. It was during her time working at a Chiropractor's practice that she was drawn into the world of chiropractic. Matching her passion for working with children and health, Australian Children's Chiropractic Centre was the perfect fit!

Dr Melissa is currently completing her Diplomate of Chiropractic Paediatric Neurodevelopment.

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Dr Amanda Watson
Chiropractor

Amanda Watson is incredibly passionate about chiropractic. Her focus in practice has been to better understand how children’s bodies function and the steps the nervous system goes through as a child grows. Amanda has enjoyed working in strong family focused practices in Sydney, Newcastle and Gunnedah.

Amanda’s passion grew into a new education-based business called Empowering Mums in 2015. Through Empowering Mums Amanda provides tools parents can implement at home to help their child thrive.

Amanda has focused her post-graduate training on paediatric chiropractic. She is currently completing her Diplomate of Chiropractic Paediatric Neurodevelopment.

Amanda brings her knowledge as a chiropractor, the teachings from Empowering Mums and her post-graduate training to the families of the Hunter.

Dr Amanda is on Maternity leave until January 2020.

YOur Naturopaths

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KATE JOHNSTON
NATUROPATH & NUTRITIONIST

Kate is a Naturopath, Nutritionist, Health Educator and Speaker, with a passion for empowering people to heal their bodies and change their lives using food and nature as medicine. She is inspired by the tremendous need for education and understanding of the body – both on an individual and global level. 
 
In her busy practice in Sydney, Kate combines naturopathic philosophy, with scientific knowledge and functional testing to provide a fully integrated, personalised and holistic approach to health and wellness. We are very lucky to have her now practicing in Newcastle at ACCC.  She is a health detective, and is driven to support people in finding answers to their previously unsolvable health concerns.
 
Kate works with all areas of health and wellness, but her specific areas of passion include women's health and hormones, fertility and preconception care, pregnancy & kids health and wellness. She has also taken on her most important and exciting role as a mum to her baby boy Jude, born in September 2018, and is so excited to share her wisdom and experience from this special time.

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Your Chiropractic Assistants

Our team of Chiropractic Assistants are here to support you to relax and enjoy your time here at Australian Children's Chiropractic Centre.

Each CA has a keen interest in health, holistic health care, whole food cooking and environment preservation. They love teaching children all about how to look after their body through our weekly crafts and events. They have a wealth of knowledge and make the practice a warm and inviting place.

As a team we put enormous amounts of energy into ensuring your experience with us exceeds your expectations. Our team is your tribe. Here to help you every step of the way.

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Samantha Hickling

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Chantelle Smith

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