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As your local Chiropractor in Prahran our goal is to alleviate your pain as fast as possible by correcting the cause of your symptoms and develop a self-management plan that will not only help prevent re-occurrence but will improve your health and wellbeing.

Our trusted chiropractors and complementary health practitioners are experienced in a wide variety of conditions and offer personalised high-quality health solutions.



What happens when I visit a Chiropractor?


Initial Consultation


Your initial visit the chiropractor will be aimed at gaining an insight into your current situation by gathering information from you about your symptoms, general health history, home life, work life and any physical activities you participate in such as sports and exercise.

This will be followed by a comprehensive neuro-musculoskeletal examination that includes postural analysis, diagnostic tests, chiropractic assessment,  to enable the doctor to gain a clear understanding of the cause of your problem.

After the examination, your chiropractor will identify what the source of your problem and will clearly explain this to you, as well as outlining the treatment that is required to assist with your problem. Chiropractors are trained to determine if a problem is likely to respond to chiropractic treatment, and if not, will refer you to another more appropriate health care practitioner for treatment.


Second Visit – Report Of Findings


The second consultation involves a follow up from the first visit in regard to patient history, examination of the spine – nervouscope, motion palpation, static palpation and range of motion to evaluate changes after the first adjustment. Treatment is then provided and finally, the doctor will take the patient through a report of findings highlighting problems areas in the spine, scheduling, active patient management such as exercises and explaining chiropractic philosophy.


Third Consultation – Ongoing Treatment


Progress and Response to treatment are assessed an then treatment continues.


How Often Do I Have To Visit?


One of the most common reasons people seek chiropractic care is that it often provides fast relief and quick results. However, cases are varied and depend on the individual condition. The acute phase of care is important to bring about change and repeated visits over a short period may be required initially to reduce underlying dysfunction. The rehabilitative and preventative phase of care involves lengthened periodic check ups to help maintain your spinal function, mobility and somatic health.

Many patients prefer to avoid relapse and chose to detect small imbalances before they become serious, as subluxation can be present without symptoms. Just like you see your dentist for periodic check-ups, we encourage everyone to have their spine checked.

Today, there are people of all ages and walks of life seeking chiropractic care. Whether you are suffering from the natural “wear and tear” of ageing, or if you are an office worker or a professional sports player, chiropractic care can be beneficial to you.


Why choose Chiropractic care at Somatic?


  • We are experienced in chiropractic care

  • We use muscle therapy and rehabilitation as part of our treatments

  • We are preferred providers for private health insurances, and offer on the spot claims

  • We do not offer locked in treatment plans, our results speak for themselves.

What Conditions Can Chiropractor Help With?

  • Neck pain

  • Shoulder pain

  • Hip pain

  • Migraines

  • Sciatica

  • Back pain

  • Headaches

  • Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI)

  • Dizziness and Vertigo

  • Whiplash

  • Jaw Problems (TMJ)

  • Numbness & Pain

  • Sciatica

  • Scoliosis

  • Managing symptoms such as muscular tension often associated with asthma



Are You Pregnant? Chiropractor Can Help Pregnant Women With:

  • Ante-natal Care:

Back pain 

       - Thoracic Spine (Upper back)

       - Lumbar Spine ( Lower back)

Pelvic strain

       - Sacro​iliac joint

       -Symphysis pubis

       - Coccyx discomfort

  • Post-Natal Care

Cervical spine ( Neck) & Thoracic spine ( Back) pain an discomfort associated with Breast Feeding​

  • Other pregnancy related musculoskeletal pains


"Look well to the spine for the cause of disease."

- Hippocrates 



Meet The Team

Dr. Leigh Sheldrick


Dr. Sheldrick is a highly skilled practitioner with over 18 years chiropractic experience who has a B.App.Sci(Chiro) Grad 1995. 

A registered Chiropractor with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), member of the Australian Chiropractic Association, the Australian Spinal Research Foundation and the College of Chiropractic Neurodevelopmental Paediatrics.



Mon: 2:00pm - 7:30pm
Wed: 2:00pm - 7:30pm
Fri: 9:00am - 12:00pm

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Dr. Mark Stafford


Dr. Mark Stafford has a BAppSc(CompMed-Chiropr), MClinChiropr and is a “hands on” chiropractor heavily influenced by the words of Hippocrates – “Look well to the spine for the cause of disease.”



Tue: 9:00am - 6:30pm
Thu: 9:00am - 6:30pm
Sat: 8:00am - 1:00pm

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Dr. Marita Smith


Dr Marita Smith B.App.Sc. Chiro, is a Registered Chiropractor with 24 years experience and has also had a career as a Registered Nurse and Midwife.

She is interested in spinal health care, including aspects related to pregnancy; children; sporting injury and performance care; and the elderly. 
Dr. Marita practices, manual, activator and some Sacro Occipital Techniques (SOT) in her chiropractic care. She also does soft tissue techniques as required and is experienced in Dry Needling which she finds compliments the Chiropractic adjustments well.




Mon: 8:30am - 11:30pm
Tue: 2:00pm - 6:00pm


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