Welcome to Ridiculously Well!
We are an Elanora / Currumbin based practice providing chiropractic, physiotherapy, osteopathy, applied kinesiology and remedial massage to the greater Gold Coast community.
We are a mindful, ethical practice with a strong focus on personalised, holistic care. We aim to provide you with not only as soon as possible symptom relief but also long-term improvement to your health and wellbeing. Quite simply, we want to get you ‘Ridiculously Well’ ASAP and help keep you there! So whether its back pain, headaches, sciatica, a sports or work injury or you understand that your body deserves some regular TLC to maintain optimal health in today’s busy world.
Our practice was established in 1995 with a vision to bring together a team of professionals to provide affordable, effective, professional health care in a relaxed, comfortable setting. Celebrating our 21st year of serving the Gold Coast, we are proud to be realising that vision together every day.
From elite athletes and tradies to senior citizens and pregnant women, we treat a wide range of people with diverse needs. So if you are recovering from injury or illness, seeking relief from pain or discomfort or living with a long-term health condition then we are here to help you meetr your health care goals.
Every client is different, but what they all have in common is the desire to be treated by a true professional who genuinely cares about their wellbeing. That’s exactly what we offer at Ridiculously Well, treating all of our clients as individuals and creating a unique care plan tailored to your requirements.
We have most of the bases covered, offering chiropractic, physiotherapy, osteopathy, nutritional support, remedial massage, western acupuncture and dry needling. But if for some reason we can’t help, we’ll give you honest advice about what we think is the best course of action for you to achieve your health goals and point you in the right direction.
Twenty years ago, I thought that having a practice with such a unique and complementary team of expert therapists was a dream. Today, as we work together to help clients achieve health and wellbeing that many forgot was possible I know that that dream was worth pursuing.
On behalf of the team, we look forward to welcoming you to our clinic and helping you to be Ridiculously Well!
Dr Colin Clarey, Director & Sports Chiropractor
How we can help you
Relieving pain and dysfunction, optimising co-ordination and neuro-mechanical function and preventing premature wear and tear.
Our chiropractors are experts in the assessment, diagnosis and correction of spinal and musculoskeletal complaints. With over 70 years combined experience, Dr Colin Clarey, Dr Keith Maitland and Dr Nathaly Desjardins are highly skilled and experienced at restoring muscle function, joint alignment and mobility.
Find out more about our Chiropractic services.
Helping you to move well and feel Ridiculously Well.
Our three in-house physiotherapists can provide relief from a wide range of physical conditions and complaints.
We typically use a combination of manual therapies such as massage, manipulation, joint mobilisation, stretching and manual resistance training. We can develop tailored exercise programs for strength, flexibility and injury rehabilitation, and we are experienced in complimentary therapies and techniques such as taping, postural correction, western acupuncture, Pilates, core stability and laser therapy.
Our clinic benefits from on-site digital ultrasound diagnostic imaging to provide swift diagnosis of core stability-related complaints, as well as a pilates reformer to aid in core retraining.
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Getting to the root of your discomfort or pain.
Our in-house osteopath, Dr Erin Barnes, is passionate about providing quality osteopathic care. She believes strongly in the core principles of holistic care, treating the patient as a whole person with unique, complex needs and addressing the underlying causes of pain. She can provide relief for a variety of ailments including back pain, neck pain and headaches.
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Relaxation and rejuvenation for the body and the mind.
The demands of modern life can take a toll on both your physical and your emotional health. Massage not only helps to relieve tension in your muscles, it also reduces stress, creates a state of deep relaxation and leaves you refreshed and ready to take on the world!
Jan Foley, Darryl Calbert, Tarnia Dorrington and Reece Frankham make up our team of qualified remedial massage therapists. Float away and let your body and mind relax while they work out those tired, tight muscles.
Prices start at just $50 and we offer instant rebates for most private health funds. Book together with a same-day consultation for chiropractic or osteopathic services to receive a discount.
Find out more about Remedial Massage
Optimising your health and wellbeing through quality nutrition.
Dr Desha Welsh is an Accredited Dietitian, Nutritionist and Health Scientist dedicated to promoting great nutrition for health and wellbeing.
For the past 15 years, Dr Welsh has worked as a researcher and lecturer at Zurich, Bond and Griffith Universities in the fields of Human Physiology, Immunology, Nutrition and Health Science. During this time, she has focused on several research projects investigating the influence of dietary changes on kidney and bone function and immune responses. Her scientific work has helped her to develop a thorough insight into the human body and how it can benefit from proper nutrition.
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The majority of our practitioners are trained in western acupuncture and dry needling techniques and will include them free of charge as part of your treatment regimen where they feel you will benefit.
These techniques are powerful adjuncts to the standard manual therapies we offer. They can be used to treat a number of chronic soft tissue and joint ailments such as hip, shoulder and extremity complaints, acute back pain, hypertonic muscle spasms, muscles strain and overuse injuries.
We also offer two clinical pilates classes and one yoga class per week, led by our fully trained physiotherapist Suzanne Vacher, and a donation-based group meditation class hosted by Dr Colin Clarey each Thursday night at 6pm. Come along and learn the powerful healing, liberating and transformative art of insight meditation.
Find out more about our Holistic Therapies and Classes.
Helping your body to perform at its best.
Drs Colin Clarey and Keith Maitland both have post-graduate degrees in sports chiropractic. With over 50 years of private practice experience between them, Dr Clarey and Dr Maitland work closely with Olympic-level elite, professional and age-group sports people, triathletes, adventure racers, ironmen, swimmers, kayakers, cyclists and runners.
“At Ridiculously Well, we have a team of experienced chiropractors, physiotherapists, sports masseuses and an osteopath working alongside each other. This gives us the scope of practice to ensure elite and age-group level athletes receive the personalised and targeted care they need to excel at the highest levels of their sport.
Prevention is always better than injury, and optimal body mechanics lead to personal best performances. So we assess thoroughly, plan meticulously and aim high to ensure you and your body performs at its best.”
Find out more about our Sports Chiropractic services.