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North Cairns Chiropractic

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At North Cairns Chiropractic, we are dedicated to providing our patients with the best possible care. If you have any questions or concerns about our services, or if you would like to schedule an appointment, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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At North Cairns Chiropractic, we understand that your time is valuable. That’s why we offer online booking to make it easy for you to schedule appointments at your convenience.

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Unlock The Power Of Chiropractic Care

At North Cairns Chiropractic, we are committed to helping you achieve your health and wellness goals. Whether you’re dealing with an injury, or simply looking to improve your overall health and well-being, we are here to help. Browse our website to learn more about our services, meet our team, and schedule an appointment today at our North Cairns location.

Canadian Trained

47+ Years Experience

Thompson Technique on Omni Drop Table

Tailored Treatment Plans

Health & Wellness

We encompass a holistic approach to healthcare that goes beyond treating illness and focuses on prevention.


We will assist in the process of regaining strength, function, and independence following an injury or illness.

Pain Management

We use a variety of techniques and treatments used to alleviate or reduce pain caused by injury or illness.

Restoring Health

Our goal is to help you achieve optimal health and wellness, and we work with you every step of the way to help you reach your health goals.

Our Chiropractic Services

Here at North Cairns Chiropractic, Dr. Collis primarily uses Thompson Technique on the Omni Drop Table.

The Thompson Technique, also known as the “drop table” technique, is a specific method of spinal manipulation used by chiropractors to adjust the spine. It involves the use of a special table that has sections that can drop slightly when the chiropractor applies a specific force to the spine.

During a Thompson Technique adjustment, the patient lies face down on the table while the chiropractor uses their hands to apply a specific force to the spine. When the force is applied, the sections of the table drop slightly, which creates a subtle thrust that helps to correct misalignments in the spine.

The drop table allows for a more specific and gentle adjustment, reducing the force needed to move the spine and making the adjustment more comfortable for the patient.

About Us

At North Cairns Chiropractic, we believe that everyone deserves to live a healthy and pain-free life. Dr. Collis and our team of experienced staff is dedicated to helping you achieve optimal health and wellness through personalized treatment plans and the latest techniques in chiropractic care. We have been serving the North Cairns community for years and have a reputation for providing high-quality care and exceptional customer service.

Our clinic is staffed by a team of highly trained professionals who are passionate about helping people feel their best and to  enhance their overall well-being.

We understand that every patient is unique and that is why we take a personalized approach to treatment. We take the time to listen to your concerns, understand your health history and work with you to create a treatment plan that fits your needs.


Who is Chiropractic For?

Chiropractic care is for anyone looking to improve their overall health and well-being. It is a form of medicine that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscular disorders, with an emphasis on the spine.

It is commonly used to treat back pain, neck pain, headaches, and other conditions. It can also benefit people with injuries, such as whiplash or sports injuries.

Chiropractic care is also sometimes used to help improve overall health and wellness, such as improving posture, reducing stress, and increasing mobility. It can be used safely by people of all ages, including children and pregnant women.

Is Chiropractic treatment safe?

Chiropractors use skill, not force or strength to conduct specific chiropractic adjustments. Various types of manual therapy and low force interventions are also used where appropriate.

Chiropractic care has a very low risk profile, especially when compared with more invasive methods of spinal healthcare however, all forms of chiropractic treatment have the potential for adverse reactions in some people.

(Australian Chiropractors Association)

Do Chiropractic adjustments hurt?

In the majority of cases, not at all. Most of our patients find being adjusted very relaxing.

While slight, brief discomfort after an adjustment may occur, it is rare.

With some adjustments you may occasionally feel or hear a popping sound from the spinal joints. This is caused by a change in pressure in the joint, as spinal movement is improved.

Whatever the technique utilised, chiropractors use skill, not force or strength, to care for people with the highest degree of safety and effectiveness.

(Australian Chiropractors Association)

What is a Chiropractic adjustment?

A chiropractic adjustment is a specific force in a precise direction, applied skilfully to a spinal joint that is fixated, “locked up”, or not moving as well as it should. This can help improve or restore motion to the joint, assisting the spine to gradually regain more normal motion and function.

There are different techniques used to adjust the spine. Usually the chiropractor’s hands or a specially designed instrument called an Activator delivers a brief and highly-accurate thrust. 

Restoring better spinal function can help improve mobility, vitality, and endurance.

(Australian Chiropractors Association)

Are x-rays necessary?

Only if clinically indicated. If required, x-rays are bulk billed if you hold a Medicare card.

How many appointments will it take?

That depends entirely on you – ie, how long your pain has been present, how well your body holds the corrective adjustments and whether or not you comply with any recommended care schedule and exercises. Our goal is to get people out of pain and restore function as quickly as possible. In a small number of cases, particularly where spinal problems have been present for a long time, occasionally dating back to childhood falls, may require longer term care.

Will Chiropractic help if I've had previous spinal surgery?

As Dr Collis has been trained in a wide variety of adjustment techniques, he can recommend gentle treatment for those who have had surgery, aiming to reduce post-surgical pain by increasing the function of the area around the surgical site and any other painful sites where the body has compensated for the traumatised area. 

Note – it is essential that you advise us of previous spinal surgery when making your appointment and bring in any x-rays, scans or other medical records you may have regarding the surgery.

Do I have to remove my clothes during the appointment?

No. Some Chiropractors require this, however at North Cairns Chiropractic we do not consider it necessary.

Experience the Power of Chiropractic Care – North Cairns Chiropractic

At North Cairns Chiropractic, we are committed to helping you achieve your health and wellness goals. Whether you’re dealing with an injury, or simply looking to improve your overall health and well-being, we are here to help. Browse our website to learn more about our services, meet our team, and schedule an appointment today at our North Cairns location.