• Dr Andy

Why Salt?

For you, it's simple! My passion is to bring out the flavour of your life and equip you with the knowledge capacity to live your best life! Chiropractic is a philosophy, science and an art concerned with the relationship between the spinal column and nervous system, as it affects the restoration and maintenance of health.


Salt Chiropractic may be brand new in West End, but has been a labour of love in the making for a few years. In fact, if it weren't for the recent outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, Salt Chiropractic would actually have been started at about the same time, but in Italy instead. It was always a dream of mine to go and live and work in Italy where my Mother and her family were from, however things change. Finding the perfect space, in the perfect area, with a beautiful use of plants and antiques, within a shared space with shared ideas and ideologies, was absolutely serendipitous. It's also very close to Musgrave park, where alongside some of my amazing colleagues, I regularly check and adjust people experiencing homelessness.


One thing many people asked me while I was setting up Salt Chiropractic was "why salt?". If I'm honest, the original idea came from wanting to have my reception desk made out of Himalayan salt bricks. (see pic - credit unknown)

I still want that, and plan to have it eventually, provided I can guarantee that the Queensland humidity wouldn't destroy it. From that was born the cheesy slogan (that I love); "bring out the flavour of your life." This comes from the fact that often adding a little salt to your food can make it taste so much better! So adding a little Salt Chiropractic to your life, can improve your life*. Then I dove in deeper, into the physiology of how your nerves work (Chiropractic has a large focus on the nervous system) you need sodium ions (Na+) aka salt, as well as some other common electrolytes (also sometimes known as electrolyte salts) such as potassium and Chloride in the right quantities to create an action potential (firing of the nerve). I then started to think about how salt is very cleansing and preserving. It's used as protection in magick rituals, cleansing properties in baths, is used for preserving meats, salt lamps help clean the air, and I personally just feel great after swimming in the ocean. It's a very pure form of earth, and one of our philosophies at Salt Chiropractic is to reduce our environmental footprint. So the more I thought about it, the more I loved it and the more it fit within my personal philosophy and helped to shape the philosophy of the business.

I have such a passion for natural health and my belief that your ability to heal is greater than anyone has permitted you to believe. I have and interest and post-graduate studies in paediatric Chiropractic, Epigenetics, Neurology and in the stress response and its effects over a long period – also known as sympathetic dominance. I have 3 science degrees and love to be kept up to date with the Chiropractic research and incorporate many different objective measures into my practice to improve the specificity of my adjustments and the validity of the profession.

So, if you are looking for a great family Chiropractor in West End or the South Brisbane area, then I am confident I can help you with more than just back pain, neck pain, headaches & migraines, or posture. I can help you to function at your best, enjoy life more and thrive! That’s where my passion lies! That’s why Salt Chiropractic was born. So, if you or your loved ones could do with a little more flavour in their lives, make sure they book in to see me soon.

Book now – www.saltchiropractic.com.au/book-now

Call: 0409 172 582

13 Browning St, South Brisbane, QLD 4104

Phone:  0409 172 582