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. Kade has a special interest in caring for pregnant women and children, with her continuous learning focusing on effective management and care of these patients.
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 Kade is currently on Maternity Leave until October 2021
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. 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 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! 🤣
Chris is a qualified Signwriter and Personal Trainer who has decided to further pursue his passion for helping people by obtaining a Diploma of Remedial Therapy, after which he aims to pursue a Health Science degree to increase his scope of practice. He is born and raised in Mackay, and has always been interested in physical activity, participating in many school sports and having since moved more toward weight lifting and functional fitness, which has sparked his passion for pursuing a career in Health and Fitness.
With a strong love for the outdoors and anything sporting, Melissa has pursued a career in assisting others to be healthy. Born in Mackay and raised in the Central Queensland town of Banana she moved to Brisbane to study, receiving her Diploma of Remedial Massage over 5 years ago. Melissa has worked with a variety of professional sporting clubs including the NQ Cowboys, NSW state of origin, and the QLD Reds. Melissa is a qualified personal trainer with a passion for public health and education. She seeks to empower clients and improve their quality of life through exercises which improve posture,
manage pain and rehabilitate injuries. When Melissa isn’t hard at work educating or treating clients you can find herenjoying the outdoors, playing and watching sport (especially AFL, League and Cricket) and participating in pub trivia.
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.
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.