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Dr Louise Hughes (Chiropractor)


The Accidental Chiropractor

I wish that I could share an inspirational story about how, when I was a child, I had an amazing experience with a chiropractor and that they inspired me to be just like them some day. But that just isn’t the case. I applied for the Bachelor of Chiropractic science at Macquarie University without ever having received an adjustment, or even really knowing what chiropractic was all about. At school I had a keen interest in maths, physics and engineering, but I really didn’t want to work in a lab. My uncle suggested chiropractic, and it simply felt right. As it turns out, chiropractic challenges my physics and engineering brain daily, yet also complements my other interests in health, sports and neurology. All while allowing me the opportunity to chat with interesting people every day.

I grew up on the northern beaches of Sydney and Studied at Macquarie University, and since completing my Master of Chiropractic I have been fortunate enough to live and work in many different places all over Australia and overseas. This has allowed me to see chiropractic from various professional perspectives and I have developed a very clear sense of what type of chiropractor I want to be.

Evidence based approach to health care

My brand of chiropractic is very biomechanical and evidence based with an emphasis on manual adjusting, soft tissue work and rehabilitation. I have a particular interest in the biomechanics of weight lifting and gym work in general, and like to apply dry needling in some situations to compliment my chiropractic adjusting (for all people, not just gym-goers). We all know that the musculoskeletal system does not work in isolation, and this approach helps me to deliver a balanced treatment to my clients.

Healthy Body Healthy Mind

My personal interests include kickboxing for fitness, Krav Maga for fun, yoga, reading, dancing, horse riding, playing with my dogs, 4WDing and camping, music in all capacities, hanging out with my husband and brunching with friends. And, of course, coffee.

I came to Chelsea Chiropractic first as a patient. Yes. Chiropractors still need to be adjusted! And I soon realised that this would be a fantastic place to call ‘work’. I look forward to meeting you and your family and get everyone feeling the best they possibly can be.

Dr Louise Hughes (Chiropractor) | Chelsea Chiropractic & Wellness
Delivering quality chiropractic care to the Nedlands community since 1990