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What is Chiropractic treatment?

Chiropractic is a primary health care profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system. It also examines and helps rectify the effects of these disorders on nervous system function and general health.

Chiropractic treatment can help with acute pain. It is also a proactive and non-invasive approach to enhance health and well-being. In other words, it fine-tunes the body so it works at its absolute peak. Chiropractic is a safe, gentle, and effective approach not just for the relief of pain and discomfort. In short, millions of people every year maximise their health and well-being with chiropractic treatments.

Gymea Chiropractic Centre operates within Gymea Allied Health Centre and has serviced the Sutherland Shire for over 40 years. The experienced chiropractors at Gymea Allied Health Centre have completed a Masters Degree in Chiropractic. They are expertly skilled and ready to address a range of musculoskeletal and neurological disorders, and injuries. For example, they can include, but not limited to:

  • Lower Back Pain
  • Disc Injuries and Sciatica
  • Neck Pain
  • Headaches and Migraine
  • Scoliosis
  • Nerve Pain
  • Hip, Knee, Ankle, and Shoulder Pain
  • Sports Injuries and Sports Performance
  • Pregnancy Related Pain
  • Dizziness and Vertigo

The chiropractors at Gymea Allied Health Centre provide individual treatment for people of all ages and walks of life. Most importantly, they use the best scientific evidence and use a diverse range of chiropractic and soft tissue techniques.

Our chiropractors are registered with AHPRA, Medicare Australia, the Department of Veterans’ Affairs and Work Cover. Hicaps is available for easy private health fund claiming.

Certainly, if you are unsure if chiropractic treatment is for you, call Gymea Allied Health Centre. Ask to speak with one of our chiropractors. They will answer any of your questions.

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Meet the Team

Paul the chiropractor

Paul Hadfield


Since 2003, I’ve loved seeing the positive impact of chiropractic treatment on my patients. From helping someone reach their athletic potential, getting someone back on track after a work injury, or helping a 90year old patient stand up and go for a walk, the opportunities are endless and the results can be profound.

To get the best out of my patients I use a wide variety of techniques such as joint manipulation, massage, dry needling, taping, and exercise rehabilitation. Educating patients about posture, exercise, healthy eating, and quality sleep is a big part of my treatment. I have a keen interest in running injuries and helping people to run efficiently and injury-free.

It’s a pleasure coming into Gymea Allied Health every day. We have a first-class team that achieves brilliant results with their patients on a daily basis.

I try to practice what I preach and keep as active as possible. I love running, particularly ultramarathon distance, and am always looking for a new mountain to climb!

Other than that, you’ll find me playing guitar with my 2 beautiful daughters or sharing a glass of wine with my amazing wife Beck.


Matthew Olthof


As an accomplished chiropractor, Matthew has a desire to help people be their best – whether it is through managing an acute injury crisis or by providing guidance to support healthy living. Having always lived in the Sutherland Shire, Matthew enjoys serving his local community in a profession that can make such a significant difference in people’s lives. Using an evidence-based, patient-centred approach to health care, Matthew will work with patients and other practitioners to achieve the best outcomes.

Matthew completed his degree in exercise science from the University of Wollongong in 2004 and furthered his studies at Macquarie University with a Master of Chiropractic in 2008. Matthew has since continued to expand his knowledge in areas of orthopaedics, neurology, sports performance, paediatrics, and pregnancy care.

Matthew utilises a range of manual treatment techniques, dry needling, as well as exercise prescription to provide patients with the means to overcome injury and pain and stay well.

Outside of work, Matthew and his wife Lisa are enjoying time with their three energetic young children in the great outdoors. Whenever he gets the opportunity Matthew loves being in the ocean surfing or fishing and running in the national park.
Matthew is a member of Chiropractic Australia.


Matthew Breeds


Matthew first received chiropractic treatment as a teenager for debilitating lower back pain. Matt had amazing results and he wanted to be able to give to others what Chiropractic care had given to him. He then went on to start his 5 years of full time study to become a qualified Chiropractor. Additionally, Matt has a Cert IV in OHS and Teaching assessment and Education. 

Matt has experience in treating all types and ages of people, from babies as young as a few weeks old, teenagers, adults, the elderly, elite athletes and those interested in pursuing wellness and an optimally functioning spine, nervous system and body.

Matt is an excellent communicator, and has years of experience in presenting and teaching manual handling courses to a variety of companies around Sydney, giving them an understanding of the anatomy of their spine, how it works, and how they can best do their job whilst looking after their health. Additionally has lectured in Anatomy at TAFE for Massage students. 


Matt has also completed in 2015 a Graduate diploma of Animal Biomechanical Medicine and founded the revolutionary Animal Rehab Klinik (The ARK) where Animals can get the same treatment options as their owners. Matt is available at Gymea Allied Health Centre on Tuesdays only.