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Meet the Team at Barham Chiropractic

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Dr Chris Barham

Toowoomba Location

Growing up with a father who was a chiropractor, Dr Chris Barham was raised with chiropractic care and a lifestyle centred on creating and optimising health naturally. He admired his father’s approach to care and involvement in the community and always knew he would follow in his father’s footsteps. In fact, he is one of five siblings, all of whom are chiropractors!

Chris attended RMIT Melbourne, graduating with a degree in chiropractic in 1983. He worked alongside his father and ultimately took over Barham Chiropractic when his dad retired. In addition to caring for patients, Chris has been involved in the chiropractic profession as an educator, author, association officer and member of the board of directors of New Zealand Chiropractic College. He’s passionate about his profession and the people he helps.

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With several practice locations throughout South East Queensland, Chris has mentored over 70 chiropractors over the course of his career.

As a new chiropractor, Chris focused on the biomechanical aspects of care. Over his decades in practice, his perspective has transformed into the belief that health is a journey rather than a destination. Helping patients get out of pain is simply the first step in awakening their understanding that long-term health is something they can help create through every choice they make.

Chris is dedicated to helping families feel and function their best through every age and stage of life. Offering care for patients from one day to one hundred years old, the goal for everyone is optimal functionality and wellness.

Chris and his wife Jane, a physiotherapist, have been active in the community for over forty years. They have two kids and three grandkids and enjoy spending time with their family as well as gardening, exercising and reading.

Somewhat more out of the ordinary, Chris breeds thoroughbred racehorses that have run in some of the biggest races in the world. He even received a trophy from the Queen once!

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Dr Richard Burgess

Albany Creek Location

Originally from the Sunshine Coast, Chiropractor Dr Richard Burgess has been in family and pet chiropractic practices around Queensland and internationally in New Zealand. Prior to becoming a chiropractor, he was an international flight attendant with Virgin where his lust for travel and other cultures began: Richard has had the absolute luck to visit well over sixty countries.

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Travel aside, Richard adores being in the ocean, wine, running, dogs and my many nieces and nephews. He has been involved with the chiropractic profession since 2014, where he trained at the world renowned New Zealand College of Chiropractic. During his University years, Richard was inspired to become a vitalistic family and animal based chiropractor with a nervous system focus. He has gone on to do post University specific training in pregnancy and paediatrics.

Helping people of any age on their unique health journeys, whatever that may be, is always such an honour. Richard’s youngest clients have been only hours old (aside from those still in the belly); his eldest has been well into their 90’s. As a member of the rainbow community, Richard has a strong sense of duty and interest in fellow LGBTQI+ people and their unique needs. He is really passionate about properly educating his clients on the benefits of chiropractic care, and normalising young children, pets and the elderly seeing a chiropractor. Richard is excited to meet you and your families!

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Dr Daniel Barham

Toowoomba & Goondiwindi Locations

With years of experience under his belt, Chiropractor Dr Daniel Barham is passionate about providing exceptional chiropractic care to his patients, and he can’t wait to welcome you the practice.

Daniel’s journey in chiropractic began at a young age, as he comes from a family of chiropractors. He has personally experienced the benefits of regular check-ups and adjustments since his birth, which inspired him to pursue a career in chiropractic. His genuine love for people and their well-being led him to choose chiropractic as the best way to help others.

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Daniel holds a Bachelor’s degree in Science and Chiropractic from the New Zealand College of Chiropractic. Graduating in 2014, he is equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide effective chiropractic care.

To stay updated with the latest advancements in his field, Daniel actively participates in professional development and continuing education courses. This year, he has attended seminars on practice management, chiropractic philosophy, and even a Tony Robbins seminar.

For Daniel, the most fulfilling aspect of being a chiropractor is witnessing the positive changes in people’s lives. Through chiropractic care, he strives to improve his patients’ overall well-being and help them achieve optimal health.

Outside of work, Daniel enjoys spending quality time with his two children. Whether it’s playing with them, tending to his garden, enjoying a game of golf, or taking his dog for a walk, he finds joy and relaxation in these activities.

If you’re seeking personalised chiropractic care from a dedicated professional, Daniel is here to assist you. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and experience the transformative power of chiropractic.

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Dr Gavin Crouch

Wavell Heights Location

Dr Gavin Crouch has been a chiropractor for 40 years now so he brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table. Gavin moved his family to Wavell Heights 20 years ago and has been practicing on Shaw Rd during that time. Whilst Gavin sees patients with the common ailments, he still gets amazed at how well the body heals and functions better when your regularly adjusted. Many patients comment that they sleep better and have more energy and their stress levels are lower. Gavin believes everyone from newborns to centenarians would be healthier under chiropractic care.

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Gavin graduated from RMIT in Melbourne in 1983 and went back to central west NSW to practice with his family’s Chiropractor till 1988 when he took a gap year and travelled throughout America, Canada, Europe, and Asia. Upon returning he bought a practice in the Hunter Valley and practiced there. In 1996 after selling Muswellbrook & Scone and a three-month trip around NT and Qld, Gavin took on a locum with the Barham in Kingaroy before becoming an associate in Goondiwindi and St George at the start of 1997. Gavin and Carolin moved to the big smoke of Brisbane in 2003 for ease in the adoption process of their daughter, Lily. Gavin then bought into the practice in Wooloowin / Wavell Heights. He bought a house in Wavell Heights and Lily attended her schooling there. Gavin continues to keep up to date with seminars all over Australia and has even been lucky enough to have seminars in Japan, NZ, USA and Fiji over the years.

Outside of work Gavin spends time at home with his family and also likes fishing on the bay and hopes to get back to golf now that he has recovered from knee replacement surgery.

After 40 years in practise Gavin is looking forward to the next 40 years of changing the health of the world one person at a time.

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Dr Mary-Lou Barham

Gatton & Toowoomba Locations

Dr Mary-Lou Barham is a passionate chiropractor dedicated to providing exceptional care and improving the lives of her patients and has spent years helping people just like you unlock their true health potential, naturally.

Her inspiration to become a chiropractor stems from her upbringing. With her father also practicing chiropractic, she grew up witnessing the transformative power of this holistic approach to health. Hearing stories of how chiropractic care changed people’s lives, Mary-Lou was captivated by the potential to make a difference. Additionally, she experienced first-hand the benefits of wellness chiropractic care since childhood, deepening her belief in its effectiveness.

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Mary-Lou obtained a Bachelor of Applied Science in Chiropractic (Bach App Sc chiro) from RMIT University in Melbourne. Graduating in 1993, she has since dedicated herself to continuous professional development, regularly undertaking courses to stay at the forefront of chiropractic knowledge and techniques. This commitment ensures that Mary-Lou provides the highest standard of care to her patients, incorporating the latest advancements in chiropractic science into her practice.

For Mary-Lou, the most fulfilling aspect of being a chiropractor is the opportunity to positively impact lives across various age groups. With decades of experience, she has built lasting relationships with her patients, supporting them on their journey towards optimal wellness. Mary-Lou believes in the power of chiropractic care to promote healing, enhance overall health, and empower individuals to age gracefully.

Outside of work, Mary-Lou embraces a balanced and fulfilling lifestyle. She enjoys taking leisurely walks, often accompanied by her beloved dogs. Cooking is another passion of hers, particularly when it involves preparing Indian feasts or hosting Mexican dinner parties for friends and family.

In her free time, Mary-Lou also finds joy in artistic pursuits, such as drawing and painting, as well as expanding her knowledge through reading and language learning. She even dedicates some time to learning the cello.

The entire Barham Chiropractic team looks forward to welcoming you into the practice. Get to know Mary-Lou and find out how she can help you achieve your health goals by booking a visit.

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Dr Kristen French

Stanthorpe & Wavell Heights Locations

Chiropractor Dr Kristen French has always had a passion for health and fitness. Growing up, she knew she wanted to go into a profession that helps people feel their best self, in a happy and healthy environment. As the daughter of a chiropractor, she has experienced first-hand the benefits of an adjustment for headaches, back or menstrual pain. She also strongly believes that chiropractic care can be of benefit to overall health. She has a focus on helping patients improve their posture, muscles imbalances and gain confidence in their back. She also enjoys working with peripheral joints including shoulders and hips. She prides herself on doing a thorough examination on every new patient in order to gain a good understanding of your spine and health goals as well as ongoing re-examinations to track your progress. Her main goal is to help to support you through all the challenges that life throws at you!

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Kristen is a lifelong Brissie local; she went to high school at St. Rita’s Collage and gained her chiropractic degrees at Central Queensland University.

Her favourite part of being a chiropractic is constantly meeting and getting to know her patients. Another highlight is watching patients walk out of the clinic, post adjustment, with the ability to stand taller and move more freely.

Outside of work, she and her partner Bryce, have a goal of going camping once a month. She loves recharging with a good book, a day at the beach or a walk along the river with friends.

Everyone deserves to live their best and most fulfilling life. Book an appointment to see if chiropractic can help you!

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Dr Chelsea Graving

Albion Location

Chiropractor Dr Chelsea Graving has always been passionate about holistic health and wellness and views the body as a whole system, the sum of all its parts. “Having received chiropractic care myself from a very young age, I was inspired by my own transformative experiences and desire to share this with others.”

Chelsea appreciates that chiropractic care seeks to find the root cause of dysfunction rather than masking symptoms. As a chiropractor, she is passionate about empowering and guiding her practice members to heal themselves by removing interference to the nervous system.

To prepare for her career, Chelsea earned a Bachelor of Science (Chiropractic) and a Master of Clinical Chiropractic from CQUniversity. She continually takes further courses and seminars to extend her knowledge and stay current with the latest research to serve her community best. Chelsea is passionate about empowering individuals to live healthier, happier lives, achieve their goals and experience life to the fullest.

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Outside the practice, Chelsea loves to travel, hike and explore waterfalls – anything in nature! She also enjoys all forms of movement, from Pilates and gym workouts to rock
climbing and dancing. Spending time with family and friends is one of her favourite activities.

Fun fact about Chelsea: she grew up travelling Australia in a bus, eventually landing in Toowoomba where she started seeing her first chiropractor. “After my first ever adjustment, I walked out and said, ‘I’m going to be a chiropractor!’ and never looked back. It was the best decision I’ve ever made.”


Dr Brent Von Blanckensee

Toowoomba Location

Chiropractor Dr Brent Von Blanckensee is driven by a deep understanding of the importance of a healthy spine and nervous system in achieving optimal health. His personal journey towards improved well-being inspired him to embark on a career dedicated to sharing the transformative benefits of chiropractic care with his community. With a passion for empowering individuals and families, Brent is committed to helping his patients achieve their highest potential through natural and holistic approaches.

Brent holds an impressive academic background, having earned his Bachelor of Chiropractic Science and Masters of Chiropractic from Macquarie University in Sydney. With extensive knowledge and training in chiropractic techniques and principles, he is equipped to provide personalized care tailored to each patient’s unique needs.

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Committed to staying at the forefront of his field, Brent actively pursues professional development and continuing education opportunities. By constantly expanding his knowledge and skills, he ensures that his patients receive the most up-to-date and effective treatments available.

For Brent, the most fulfilling aspect of his profession is witnessing the remarkable healing abilities of the human body. By utilizing drug-free and non-invasive chiropractic techniques, he helps his patients tap into their body’s innate ability to restore balance and optimise well-being. Seeing individuals regain their health naturally, without the need for drugs or surgery, is a source of immense satisfaction and motivation for the entire team.

Outside of the practice, Brent finds joy and rejuvenation in spending quality time with his family and children. Embracing an active lifestyle, he enjoys outdoor activities such as going to the beach, fishing, and boating. Brent also prioritises his personal fitness, engaging in sports like soccer and staying active through biking. On weekends, he keeps busy tending to his hobby farm near Highfields, where he tends to gardens, horses, and a variety of animals.

He looks forward to welcoming you into the practice and helping you work towards achieving your health goals. Learn more about him today by booking your first visit with the practice.

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Meet the Team at Barham Chiropractic |  (07) 4632 1611