168 Karrinyup Road, Karrinyup WA 6018
Monday - Friday: 7.30am to 6.30pm
Saturdays: 7.30am - 2.30pm

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168 Karrinyup Road, Karrinyup WA 6018 | Monday – Friday: 7.30am to 6.30pm & Saturdays: 7.30am – 2.30pm

Karrinyup Wellness Centre



chiropractic-family-on-beachIn today’s society it has become the norm for people to lead increasingly busy lives where sleep, good nutrition and health go inevitably by the way side.

Your health is your best asset and it is more important than ever to make sure you are taking time to look after yourself so that you can function and perform at your best.

It is well known that Chiropractic is safe and effective for back pain1, 2, neck pain 3, 1, and headaches 4. What some people do not realise is that Chiropractic care can benefit you in many other ways.

These include:

  • Increased coordination and reaction times 5, 6, 7
  • Increased muscle strength in the legs 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
  • Prevent muscle fatigue development 11
  • Improved spinal function 15
  • Improved core stability and activation 10

In short, getting your spine checked and adjusted will enhance the way your brain processes information 16, 7,17, 8 hence improving the way your body functions and performs as a whole.

Chiropractic is safe and effective for all members of the family as it is specifically tailored to suit each individual’s age, size and health status.

If you are interested in seeing what the team at Karrinyup Wellness Centre can offer you and your family, call up today and book a consultation or speak with one of our friendly front desk staff to see if Chiropractic can help you.

If you are interested in learning more about Chiropractic, its effects and benefits, please refer to the book ‘The Reality Check’ by Dr Heidi Haavik (Chiropractor and Scientist).



  1. Bronfort G, Haas M, et al. Efficacy of spinal manipulation and mobilization for low back pain and neck pain: a systematic review and best evidence synthesis. Spine Journal. May-Jun 2004; 4(3): 335-356.
  2. Kuczynski JJ, Schwieterman B, et al. Effectiveness of physical therapist administered spinal manipulation for the treatment of low back pain: a systematic review of the literature. Int J Sports Phys Ther. Dec 2012; 7(6): 647-662.
  3. Bronfort G, Evans R, et al. Spinal manipulation, medication, or home exercise with advice for acute and subacute neck pain: a randomized trial. Ann Intern Med. Jan 3 2012; 156(1 Pt 1):1-10.
  4. Bryans R, Descarreaux M, et al. Evidence based guidelines for the chiropractic treatment of adults with headache. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. Jun 2011; 34(5): 274-289.
  5. Haavik H, Murphy B. Subclinical neck pain and the effects of cervical manipulation on elbow joint position sense. Journal of Manipulative & Physiological Therapeutics. 2011;34:88-97.
  6. Holk K. Effectiveness of Chiropractic Care in Improving Sensorimotor Function Associated with Falls Risk in Older People. Auckland, New Zealand: Department of Population Health, University of Australia;2013.
  7. Kelly DD, Murphy Ba, et al. Use of a mental rotation reaction-time paradigm to measure the effects of upper cervical adjustments on cortical processing: a pilot study. Journal of Manipulative & Physiological Therapeutics. 2000;23(4): 246-251.
  8. Haavik Taylor H, Murphy B. Altered sensorimotor integration with cervical spine manipulation. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics2008; 31(2): 115-126.
  9. Enebo BA. The effect of cervical spine manipulation on motor control in healthy individuals: A pilot study. Chiropr J Aust. 2003; 33(3): 93-97.
  10. Marshall P, Murphy B. The Effect of Sacroiliac Joint Manipulation on Feed-Forward Activation Times of the Deep Abdominal Musculature. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. 2006; 29(3): 196-202.
  11. Niazi I, Turker K, et al. Increased cortical drive and altered net excitability of low-threshold motor unit levels to the lower limb following spinal manipulation. Paper presented at: World Federation of Chiropractic’s 12th Biennial Congress; April 6-9, 2013; Durban, South Africa.
  12. Hillermann B, Gomes AN, Korporaal C, et al. A pilot study comparing the effects of spinal manipulative therapy with those of extra-spinal manipulative therapy on quadriceps muscle strength. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. Feb 2006; 29(2): 145-149.
  13. Haavik Taylor H, Murphy B. Transient modulation of intracortical inhibition following spinal manipulation. Chiropractic Journal of Australia. 2007; 37: 106-116.
  14. Suter E, McMorland G, et al. Decrease in quadriceps inhibition after sacroiliac joint manipulation in patients with anterior knee pain. Journal of Manipulative amd Physiological Therapeutics. 1999; 22(3): 149-153.
  15. Fryer G, Pearce AJ. The effect of lumbosacral manipulation on corticospinal and spinal reflex excitability on asymptomatic participants. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2012; 35(2): 86-93.
  16. Haavik Taylor H, Murphy B. Cervical spine manipulation alters sensorimotor integration: A somatosensory evoked potential study. Clin Neurophysiol. 2007; 118(2): 391-402.
  17. Haavik Taylor H, Murphy B. Altered Central Integration of Dual Somatosensory Input Following Cervical Spine Manipulation. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. 2010; 33 (3): 178-188.
Dr Katie Hooper
By Dr Katie Hooper


Katie has a keen interest in children and pregnancy care as well as helping the whole family function to the best of their ability whether it be the newborn baby, the grandparents or anyone in between! Dr Katie’s main goal is to help people achieve their best possible health and she has a strong belief in wellness care.

Motivated by this Dr Katie completed her five-year double degree in Bachelor of Chiropractic Science (BScChiro) and Bachelor of Clinical Chiropractic (BClinChiro) at Murdoch University.

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At the Karrinyup Wellness Centre we have brought together a team of chiropractors, naturopaths, massage therapists, kinesiologists and a dietitian all dedicated to providing a holistic approach to your health care. Every member of our team shares a common passion and drive: to help every person in their care to improve and reach their health and wellness potential naturally.

Servicing the areas of Karrinyup, Carine, Doubleview, Scarborough, Trigg, North Beach, Gwelup, Marmion, Duncraig and surrounding northern suburb areas.

168 Karrinyup Road Karrinyup WA 6018(08) 9341 3020

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