The International Bone and Joint Decade initiated World Spine Day in 2000 to alert the public globally about the serious impact of spinal disability on individuals and health care systems and to promote better spinal health habits.

Each year World Spine Day is observed to encourage spinal health by providing information on good spinal health habits.

This year, the Chiropractors’ Association of Australia (CAA) is reminding Australians about the important role that keeping active can play in maintaining your spinal health by using the Just Start Walking and Straighten Up Australia programs.

Just Start Walking Australia is a wellness initiative from the CAA designed to prompt people around  Australia to, quite simply,  just start walking.

Getting motivated to walk is as easy as 1-2-3:

1.  Visit for tips on how to get the most out of your walking and to search for local walking events in your community.

2.  Download the free mobile app to track your walks.  It will even help you to set reminders to introduce regular walking into your lifestyle:

3.  Join Facebook for regular tips to keep you  motivated, hear great walking stories from members of our Just Start Walking community or share your own!

Straighten Up Australia is a community service initiative which incorporates an easy and enjoyable everyday program to promote the importance of good spinal health. It consists of a set of simple exercises taking just three minutes to complete. The program aims to improve posture, stabilise core muscles groups, enhance health and prevent spinal disability.

Go to or your chiropractor for more information.


SALA 2013

Once again we are excited to be a venue for this years SALA festival.

We will be showcasing many and varied pieces of artwork created by final year students from Adelaide Central School of Art.

Sales of their artwork will assist in raising funds for their graduating catalogue.

Farewell Dr Paije Cox

After many successful years here at VPCC, Dr Paije Cox is moving on and has purchased her own practise. We appreciate the care and compassion Paije has shown to everyone she has come in contact with and wish her well. Paije’s last day is Friday 19th July. Dr’s Danielle Guilmette and Tania Kent will be continuing the same high level of care demonstrated by Paije.


This year’s key message for Spinal Health Week is Let’s Get Back to Our Best by improving postural fitness. Chiropractors often get asked how to sit right at the computer desk. The Chiropractors Association of Australia has developed a widget you can download to remind you when to take a break from sitting. Go to

The following are some general tips for the work environment:

  • Try standing when you’re on the phone for extended periods
  • Take regular stretch breaks during meetings
  • while you’re working at your computer, take short breaks to stretch and stand
  • check and adjust your posture regularly

An active spine is a healthy spine and a healthy spine leads to a healthier life. Why not use Spinal Health Week to make an appointment with our clinic to assess your postural fitness and discuss how being more active will improve your wellbeing?


Road closures due to the CLIPSAL 500 start to take effect from 13th February 2013 .

The roads affected are:

  • Wakefield St and Dequetteville Tce – to be closed to through traffic.
  • Fullarton Rd – reduced to single lanes north and south.
  • NO RIGHT TURN from Fullarton Rd onto Watson Ave or Alexandra Ave. Right turn permitted at Grant Ave.

The clinic will remain unaffected and parking will still be available on Watson Ave and under the building (accessed from Fullarton Rd).



Wishing everybody a very happy & blessed Christmas and a healthy 2013.

Clinic hours:

Tuesday 25th December 2012 – closed

Wednesday 26th December 2012 – closed

Tuesday 1st January 2013 – closed



Would you like to feel Happy, Healthy & Energised?

Jump into summer with our latest Health Forum.

Discover what it takes to look and feel great, ready to make the most of those long summer days.

Happy, Healthy & Energised will be held on Wednesday 10th October 2012 at 6.45pm.

As an added incentive, anyone who brings a friend, or family member, to this forum will receive a complimentary next adjustment.

Any friend (or family member) who begins care at VPCC will receive $20 off their initial consultation if they attend the forum.

To book your place, please ring us on 8332 4567, as places are strictly limited.








Three emerging artists, three work colleagues from three artistic backgrounds ‘Aligning’ for their first SALA exhibition.

Victoria Park Chiropractic Clinic is thrilled to announce it’s involvement in hosting a South Australian Living Artists exhibition this year.

We are even more excited to announce that the artists who are exhibiting their works are none other than members of our team:

Maggie Moy, Paije Cox and Susie Eckermann.

These wonderful people are not only brilliant at what the do in the clinic but are also talented artists.

The exhibition runs from 5th August—31st August and there is an opportunity to view their artworks during clinic hours (8.00 am – 6.oopm).

We hope that this will become an annual event at the clinic.






Sit right and sit less for a healthy spine.

Do you spend most of your day sitting, whether it’s at work, in the car, on public transport, or watching TV? Well, you’re not alone. Australia is a nation of ‘sitters’ and its starting to take its toll on our health.

As part of Spinal Health Week 2012, your chiropractors will be encouraging patients and the community to prioritise their spinal health by sitting less and moving more.

The week heralds the launch of Sit Right, a national initiative that aims to encourage Australians to take note of the potentially dire health consequences from prolonged sitting.

Australians are spending more time than ever sitting which not only causes spinal damage and back pain, but increases the risk of disease and even death. Sit Right focuses on the dangers of long-term sitting, especially for office workers, and offers solutions for common ‘sitting sins.’

So why not improve your health simply by standing up and moving around more? It’s also important you take regular breaks from sitting to stretch, stand, change or correct your posture or walk around your office.

And while you are sitting, here are a few things to remember:

* Keep your hips, elbows and knees at open angles (slightly more than 90 degrees)

* Recline slightly to ease lower back pressure

* Ensure your feet are flat on the floor or on a footrest

* Position the centre of your computer screen at eye level and tilt the monitor upwards slightly

* Only use wrist rests while resting, not while typing

* Download the Sit Right widget on to your computer as a prompt for taking regular breaks

An active spine is a healthy spine and a healthy spine leads to a healthier life. Why not use Spinal Health Week to make an appointment with our clinic to assess your spinal health and discuss how being more active will improve your wellbeing? During the month of May VPCC will be conducting workplace health presentations to educate local businesses and their staff.

Welcome to Dr Danielle Guilmette

Whilst we are sad to farewell Dr Griffiths, we are thrilled to announce the latest addition to the team at VPCC. Please welcome Dr Danielle Guilmette. Dr Guilmette will be taking over from Dr Griffiths from Monday 26th March and will be consulting all day Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and every alternate Saturday morning.

Dr. Danielle Guilmette graduated from Sydney’s Macquarie University after completing a 3 year Bachelor of Chiropractic Science, and a 2 year Master of Chiropractic. In 2009, Danielle was invited by Sports Chiropractic Australia to be one of the volunteer treating chiropractors at the Sydney World Master Games, contributing to the delivery of over 5000 chiropractic consultations to the athletes,  volunteers, and the general public.

Danielle regularly attends seminars to broaden her knowledge base and skill set, training in many different chiropractic techniques so as to deliver the best possible care, treatment and education to all of her patients. It is Danielle’s goal to inspire, educate and motivate her patient’s towards their best possible health and wellness.

Out of hours, she enjoys going to the gym, running and doing bikram yoga. Danielle’s training and career has previously been Sydney based, where she enjoyed working by the beach in Maroubra, but has relocated to Adelaide to settle down with her partner Ryan, who is also a practicing chiropractor.

Danielle looks forward to caring for you and your family, and assisting you to achieve your health goals.