Meet Our Spine Care Team

Dr George Hannaford – Director/Chiropractor. Bsc Chiro. M clin Chiro

Northern Beaches Spine Care, Bucasia QLD

Dr George passionate about Chiropractic and natural health. He believes that a holistic approach to health achieves the best results for those he cares for. In practice George utilises a variety of treatment techniques that range from more passive adjustments using the activator instrument, to the ‘manual’ style adjusting using both Diversified manual technique
and Drop-table adjusting.

George has a keen interest in sports and rehabilitation with additional international
qualifications in sports Chiropractic and as such incorporates a number of rehabilitation modalities into his treatments including soft tissue techniques, fascial work, neuromusculoskeletal and rehabilitation exercises.

As a father of two George knows the importance of Pregnancy and Paediatric care. George has been trained to deliver gentle chiropractic care to pregnant women and children. You will often spot his wife and little ones coming in for an adjustment. He was drawn to becoming a Chiro through his own experiences as a teenager. Since graduating he has helped thousands
of people improve their health with Chiro in Tasmania, South Australia, Queensland and

Extra Skills & Courses Post Graduation

  • FICS Internationally Qualified Sports Chiropractor (2 Year Post Graduate Study)
  • Pregnancy Care Course by Dr Matthew Doyle
  • Blair Upper Cervical Trained
  • Sacro-Occipital Technique Basic Certificate
  • Extended Pediatric Care Training

Dr Maddi Brown - Chiropractor. Bsc Chiro. M clin Chiro

Northern Beaches Spine Care, Bucasia QLD

Dysart Spine Care, Dysart QLD

Dr Maddi is your local chiropractor! She was born in Mackay where she grew up and studied chiropractic at CQUniversity. After graduating she moved to the South East corner of Queensland where she helped many communities in the North Brisbane and Moreton Bay regions.

Dr Maddi has been working rurally in Dysart since 2020 and has worked with a myriad of
cases of varying ages. From newborn babies, to tough labourers and farmers and everything in between- Dr Maddi takes pride in seeing her patients flourish through Chiropractic care and education. She believes that everyone can benefit from chiropractic no matter where they might be starting in their health journey.

Dr Maddi’s journey started at the age of 14 after fracturing her lower back during gymnastics training which ultimately led her to her first adjustment. Many years later she now enjoys heavy lifting at the gym, training aerial silks, painting and flying planes.Dr Maddi understands as an athlete the many phases of chiropractic care whether it be pain relief, maintenance or performance- healing takes time and you get out what you put in. As a chiropractor, she aspires in assisting her community with optimal wellness and patient education, so that they too can understand the biomechanics of their own bodies.

Further studies Dr Maddi has completed include Inspiral Paediatrics, Childbirth Education and multiple extremity courses that aid in the treatment and diagnosis of the upper and lower limbs. In practice, Dr Maddi uses this extended knowledge alongside activator, drop table, soft tissue and traditional manual therapies.

Extra Skills and Courses Post Graduation:

  • Inspiral Paediatrics
  • Conscious Health Childbirth Education and Pregnancy
  • Extended extremity training
  • Headache and migraine training
  • Metagenics supplementation for headaches

Dr Jose Garcia- Chiropractor. Bsc Chiro. M clin Chiro

Coalfields Spine Care -Moranbah/Tieri/Middlemount QLD

Dysart Spine Care, Dysart QLD


Dr Kylie Arthur – Chiropractor. BChiro

Northern Beaches Spine Care, Bucasia QLD

Hi! I am Dr Kylie. I grew up in a small town in the South Island of New Zealand before moving to Auckland to study at the New Zealand College of Chiropractic. After working in Taupo for a year, my partner and I made the big move to Australia and I have been loving helping our community at Northern Beaches Spine Care since. 

During all appointments with my patients I take the time to listen to their concerns and health goals, to find the best way to support them moving forward. With chiropractic care and the right education I have seen many patients improve their health in ways they didn’t think were possible. I truly believe when given the right support the body has the natural ability to heal itself and thrive. In practice I enjoy taking a holistic approach to address the root cause of what may be limiting people from achieving their optimal potential.

I first got into chiropractic after suffering from daily headaches as a young teenager. I experienced first hand the benefits of  regular chiropractic care on not only my headaches but also my overall quality of life. From then I instantly knew this was a profession I wanted to pursue, so I could help others improve their health also.

I am proficient in a variety of different chiropractic techniques to ensure that there's a way to help everyone of all ages. Some of these techniques include; Diversified (manual adjustments), Activator, Drop-table, Webster's technique, Sacro-occipital technique (SOT), trigger point therapy and upper cervical specific. I love seeing families of all ages and have a strong passion for adjusting infants and children. I have seen the importance of supporting children’s developing spines and nervous systems as they grow. Chiropractic care is a great way to help you and your family to thrive in all aspects of life, by focusing on the health of your spine and nervous system.

When not in practice you can find me outdoors, water skiing, swimming, doing pilates or at the gym.

I look forward to helping you along your health journey to reach your goals!

Dr. Carrie McDowall - Chiropractor. Bsc Chiro. M clin Chiro

Mackay Spine Care, Mackay QLD

Hi, my name is Dr. Carrie McDowall,

I am the eldest daughter of 5 where we all happily grew up on a large, beautiful farm with many different types of livestock surrounded by green pastures and over 70 Appaloosa’s outside of Canberra.

When I was about 8 years old tragedy struck my family where my mother was debilitated by a falling hay bale while cleaning the loafing shed which fractured her pelvis where medical doctors acknowledged that “she would not be able to ride horses again”. She was heavily sedated from prescribed pain killers due to the intense agonizing pain she endured rendering her incapacitated to perform motherly, wife and farm duties putting a strain on my family at that time.

My father, who is a second-generation chiropractor who graduated in the 70’s from Palmer Chiropractic College in the USA, like my grandfather before him was able to help her through chiropractic care where after a time she was able to function without suffering from constant pain and was no longer taking pain killers and was even able to continue her passion of competing in horse riding shows winning a trailer load of trophies up until this day.

Witnessing this miracle and seeing other countless similar acts while visiting my fathers office seeing the profound life changing effect my father had on his patients deeply resonated with me with a burning passion that my life purpose was to one day become a third generation chiropractor with a mission to aspire to be more to my local community by providing holistic chiropractic care for my patients where no other intervention has worked similarly to how my mother was affected where she can continue her passion of horse riding and is living pain free today.

In 2007, I moved to QLD and raised a beautiful family of 5 where in 2016 I was offered the opportunity of enrolling in a 5-year Chiropractic course that was recently available from Central Queensland University (CQU) while working at my massage business I owned in Brisbane. After 5-years of learning, studying, exams and making new friends I graduated in 2021 with a Master of Chiropractic with Distinction and a Bachelor of Chiropractic Science in 2019.

Over the years I looked at different types of chiropractic techniques to further broaden my knowledge and interest that include; Applied Kinesiology, Thompson technique, ABC technique and diversified manual adjusting, I was fortunate enough to discover Blair technique which is an upper cervical specific chiropractic technique that focuses on specific adjustments delivered at C1 and C2, which  can bring lasting change to patients.

I am very fortunate and grateful to have the opportunity to provide chiropractic care to the wonderful residents in the farming area of Mackay and the Whitsundays and I look forward to providing not only care but compassion and changes to my community just as I witnessed my father do so as a little girl for my mother and countless many others

Rae - Lead Chiropractic Assistant

Coalfields Spine Care, Moranbah QLD

Rae has been a resident of Moranbah on and off since 1997. She joined our Coalfields Spine
Care team late 2021 and haven't looked back since. “I have to say its the most rewarding job I have had in my whole career, especially when you see each day patients getting the upmost satisfaction of our Chiropractic care”.

She enjoys going to gym, being with family & friends, the beach & country life and most of all spending every moment with her grandson.

Brooke - Practice Manager

Northern Beaches Spine Care, Bucasia QLD

Mackay Spine Care, Mackay QLD