About Us

Life Chiropractic Centre is just what the name suggests – a practice dedicated to improving quality of life using safe, gentle and effective methods, tailored to suit the individual.


Who are we?

Life Chiropractic Centre was launched in May 2000 by Matthew and Peta Watkinson with a focus to provide the very best chiropractic care to families in the local community. 

Some 20 years later, Life Chiropractic has expanded to a team of 9 staff, a Chiropractic Doctor, 2 Massage Therapists and a Nutritionist, all with a passion for helping patients regain and maintain their health.

Chiropractor conducting postural analysis on a patient


What is Chiropractic care?

Chiropractic care is based on the understanding that the nervous system controls all parts of the body.

Knocks, bumps and falls, prolonged poor postures, lifting, repetitive activities and other stressors can cause the bones of the spine to lose their normal alignment and movement.

This abnormal function can irritate the delicate spinal nerves that exit the spine between each bone. Chiropractors call this problem a Vertebral Subluxation or Spinal Misalignment.

Instead of using drugs or surgery, chiropractors seek to improve body function through your nervous system by making gentle adjustments to the joints of the spine.

This reduces the nerve irritation that is caused by misalignments.

A visit to Life Chiropractic Centre will determine just how well your spine is working and allows us to see if we can help.

Get to know your Chiropractic Doctor

Dr Matthew Watkinson, Owner of Life Chiropractic

Matthew Watkinson

Dr. Matthew Watkinson graduated from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in 1993 and since has completed numerous post graduate courses, the most recent leading to certification as a functional medicine practitioner in April of 2020.

Matthew has always had a desire to help people be as healthy as they can possibly be and works with people from all walks of life, from professional athletes to the elderly and everyone in-between.

Matthew has been a regular guest speaker at corporate health events and professional health conferences around Australia.

Matthew practiced in country Victoria, Melbourne, Queensland’s Sunshine Coast and in 2000 settled in Brisbane with his wife, Peta and three amazing children.


Our Remedial Massage Therapist



Associate Degree in Department of Rehabilitation, Occupational Therapy in Taiwan.

Diploma of Remedial massage in Australia

About me:

I’m passionate about how to give the best outcome of mind-body balance and increase the self-healing through different manipulation techniques. I’m originally from Taiwan. I’ve worked in this industry over 6 years in Australia and in traditional therapy association in Taiwan for over 8 years. I’ve worked alongside Occupational therapists,  Physiotherapists, Chiropractors, the Practitioner of Qigong, Acupuncturists and different nationalities of Therapeutic Manipulation Practitioner which has helped me gain tremendous skills and experiences within the industry. Depending on the environment and my clients, I like to combine different modalities within my remedial approach, some of these includes Shiatsu, Cupping, Acupressure, Trigger Point, Deep Tissue Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Reflexology, Lymphatic Drainage Massage, Myofascial Release, Hot Stone Massage, Dry Needling, Tui-Na, Scale Relief Techniques, Ashiatsu, Mobilisation Techniques, Yuan Shi Dian, Relaxation massage, Thai massage etc.

People often describe my pain relief treatment as effective with uncomfortably comfortable pressure.

My goal is to improve the quality of my client’s sleep and to see them walk out the door feeling rejuvenated and calm with stress/pain relief.

Benefits of Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care can act as a catalyst and help the body to heal. There are many more benefits you’ll experience with a regular visit to your chiropractor; better athletic performance, increased nervous system performance, and overall a healthier you.

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