Meet the team of Anderson Family Chiropractic Health Centre
Dr Kade Anderson
Born and raised in Mackay, Kade has received Chiropractic care since she was a child. This inspired her to travel to Melbourne to study Chiropractic at RMIT where she graduated with Distinction in both the Bachelor of Health Science (Chiropractic) and Masters of Clinical Chiropractic. Since returning to Mackay she works to give back to the town and profession that has helped herself and her family so much.
Dr Kade (Chiropractor) strives to give the community of Mackay informed, individualised and tailored care to help everyone achieve their health potential and goals.
Dr Lucas Nielsen
Born and raised within Mackay and its surrounds, Lucas graduated from both the Bachelor of Science (Chiropractic) and the Masters of Clinical Chiropractic from Central Queensland University in early 2020. Having a very active lifestyle with competitive sport, Lucas found that initially chiropractic care helped to improve recovery from various injuries, but he also found that consistent care helped him to perform even better and reduce the risk of the more common injuries. Although stepping back from more representative roles in sport, he continues to nourish the passion for improvement of function and biomechanics in both sporting and non-sporting individuals. Lucas is looking forward to helping you to function better and feel better through Chiropractic care.
Dr Jason Finlow
Jason graduated from CQU in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science (Chiropractic)/Master of Clinical Chiropractic. He previously worked as a Water Quality Scientist for the QLD Government and within the mining industry in the Bowen Basin and at Mackay Harbour.
His family have enjoyed the benefits of chiropractic since they were very young and now as a chiropractic professional, Jason is passionate about providing the highest quality standard of care to our community using a gentle chiropractic approach. He primarily utilises Diversified, Sacral-occipital, Activator, Thompson and gentle mobilisation techniques whilst also incorporating soft tissue and trigger point therapy and Flexion/Distraction tables.
His chiropractic areas of interest include family care, sports rehabilitation, nutrition and mind/body wellness. He treats a wide variety of conditions from postural correction to common overuse workplace and sports related injuries. It is his goal to identify and treat your condition while advising how to prevent reoccurrence.
Jason is a keen swimmer and believes that chiropractic care, diet and exercise are major factors to a healthy lifestyle. Jason is excited to be the newest Chiropractor in the team at Anderson Family Chiropractic and to share his knowledge to provide better health outcomes and empower you to make better health decisions so that you can live the life you want.
Nadene has been a Massage Therapist for 12 years, servicing the Mackay and Sarina area. Nadene began Massage Therapy due to her inherent nature to help people. She began at the age of 5 massaging her family members and, as she got older, felt it was the right fit for her career. She has a Diploma in Remedial Massage, Certificate 4 in Emmett Therapy and is skilled in the Raindrops technique.
Tiani has been a Massage Therapist for over five years, having completed her Diploma of Remedial Massage at the Australasian College of Natural Therapies in Brisbane. During her career, Tiani has gained great exposure within the professional sporting industry, servicing teams such as the Queensland Reds, Queensland Ballet and the Pat Rafter Tennis Academy. This exposure has fostered a professional vested interest in sports rehabilitation and post-operative care.. Tiani has recently become certified in Dry Needling which can be provided as an adjunct to her treatments. Tiani’s goal is to provide versatile, effective and targeted treatment to all clients suffering pain, discomfort or decreased joint mobility.
Shantel moved to Mackay just after her 18th birthday and fell in love with the town.
From a young age she was completely fascinated by how the body works and could be found reading as many snippets of information as she could find. Growing up, Shantel would massage family members for pocket money or as birthday gifts. The feeling of satisfaction from helping relieve pain and get back to normal function is something that has stayed with her throughout her life and career. As an active Mum of 3 boys, Shantel's home life includes motocross, weightlifting, skateparks, waterskiing and camping. Watching the hits her boys take on any given day makes her relieved to have the knowledge to help them keep their bodies ready to ride another day! Shantel holds her Cert IV in Massage Therapy and is currently finishing up a Diploma in Remedial Massage. Her passion lies with sports and remedial modalities, keeping athletes in peak condition, rehab + injury treatments. Some of her favourite techniques to use include trigger point therapy and myofascial release.
You'll know Shantel's in the clinic by following her signature scent of deep heat! 🤣
Melanie grew up in and around Winton and on Cork Station in Qld. She would massage her grandmother's arthritic feet and the tired shoulders of her mother as a young girl, and that is where the desire to massage began. She started studying Remedial Massage in 1997 and has worked in some retreats, mining camps, and physiotherapy clinics around the country since then.
Melanie generally uses non-painful unwinding techniques incorporated with deep tissue, relaxation and stretching of the muscles to assist people to release tightness and pain that may have taken years to build up in the body. This can help return them to normal balance and range of movement. Melanie enjoys helping people to live a healthy and fulfilling life.
Nancy has been working in the Mackay Chiropractic industry for 15 years as a Chiropractic Assistant and Practice Manager. With a background in nursing, she was inspired to work in this field after achieving a great personal response from Chiropractic care. Nancy is passionate about being part of a team who gives the best care available to help people achieve their health and well-being goals. When not at the clinic she is spending time with her family or working hard on her farm in Marian.
Senior Chiropractic Assistant
Caroline comes to us with over ten years of experience as a Chiropractic Assistant in Mackay. She loves to see the unique ways in which Chiropractic care may benefit a person and their family, improving their quality of health and life. Caroline loves being part of a friendly and caring team who are all determined to give the best care possible to each patient.
She strives to provide excellent customer service and be a friendly and professional Chiropractic Assistant. When not in the clinic Caroline can be found gardening/baking/painting or relaxing with belovedfamily and friends.
Tyson has completed a Bachelor of Science (Chiropractic) and is currently in his second year of the Masters of Chiropractic, set to graduate mid 2022.
Joel is the newest member of our team. He comes from a strong customer service background in the hospitality industry. He is eager to learn more about the chiropractic industry and to pursue his passion for providing the best possible experience to the patients of Anderson Family Chiropractic.
Samantha has over 5 years of experience as a Chiropractic Assistant and has been a chiropractic wellness patient since she was a young child. Having grown up in Mackay, she is passionate about helping her community get the most from life through Chiropractic care. When Samantha is away from the clinic you can find her studying towards a Bachelor of Education (Primary) or spending time with her son, Henry.
Born and raised in Mackay. Jordan has been experiencing the benefits of chiropractic wellness care from a young age and has carried this care on for herself and her young son and daughter. Jordan has worked as a chiropractic assistant within the Mackay region for 10 years, with breaks in between to start and care for her family. Like her siblings, Jordan is fascinated by the world of science and is nearing completion of a Bachelor of Education (Secondary) minoring in Biology and Chemistry. Always a friendly face, Jordan is happy to have a chat and aims to have you leaving the clinic with a smile.
After graduating from Whitsunday Anglican School in Mackay, Thomas has developed an interest in the Healthcare system. Thomas has had the benefit of chiropractic wellness care since he was a baby and is eager to share its life-long benefits with the Mackay populous. Thomas also works in Disability Support and aspires to be a Primary Music Teacher.