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About us

Our purpose at Sexton Chiropractic is to help you and your family achieve better health naturally.

We believe chiropractic care is more than just a treatment for back pain, neck pain and headaches.  Our goal is to lead people of all ages toward healthier, happier and more active lives.

Our practices are located in Surrey Hills, Bendigo and Torquay.

Our chiropractors

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Michael Sexton

Dr Michael Sexton has more than 25 years experience as a chiropractor and practises in both Surrey Hills and Torquay. Michael's key interest is in educating people about the important role of the spine and nervous system in determining our wellbeing. He is also passionate about promoting spinal health in children.  Additionally, Michael has considerable experience working with elite athletes at the highest level in various sports, particularly AFL.


Ben Sexton

Dr. Ben Sexton has been in practice for over 20 years after completing his chiropractic training at RMIT.  Ben's goal is to provide all of his patients with better spinal health through chiropractic care and complementary lifestyle adjustments.
Ben's sporting career showed him the value of chiropractic in enhancing human performance.  He is passionate about promoting the central role that spinal health plays in the life of a healthy, balanced person.


Matt Sexton

Dr Matt Sexton established Sexton Chiropractic in Bendigo in 1994. Matt has a particular interest in nutrition and exercise and how lifestyle factors influence wellbeing. From his strong sporting background Matt has also developed an interest in maximising performance and minimising injury through maintaining a healthy body and supporting it with a healthy lifestyle.

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Ben Tipper

Dr Benjamin Tipper has recently joined Sexton Chiropractic after many years practising in Blackburn and Torquay.  Ben is passionate about providing holistic health care options for the entire family and in addition has a particular interest in providing high quality care to sportspeople of all abilities and all ages. Ben is now consulting full time in our Surrey Hills practice.


Rick Ames

Dr Rick Ames is an experienced chiropractor with extensive additional qualifications in the area of sports chiropractic and injury management.  He cares for athletes of all abilities and addresses the spine as well as the extremities (shoulders, knees, ankles etc.).  Rick offers a thorough approach to healing by balancing the joint, muscle and nervous systems and incorporating nutrition and exercise in his patient management.

In addition to his clinical practice, Rick is also a highly regarded senior lecturer in the chiropractic program at RMIT University. He has published and lectured extensively on the management of extremity conditions.


Ben Byatt

Dr Benjamin Byatt graduated from RMIT University with a double degree in Health Sciences and Applied Sciences (Chiropractic).  Ben has a holistic approach to patient care which can be applied to all ages and stages of life.  He is passionate about helping people develop a healthy, balanced lifestyle and empowering them to take responsibility for their own wellbeing. Ben believes that better choices lead to a stronger and healthier life.


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Providing chiropractic care to people of all ages


We believe chiropractic care is a safe and effective health care option for people of all ages.  Your chiropractor will always consider your stage of life and level of spinal health before choosing the right care for you.


One of our highest priorities at Sexton Chiropractic is promoting spinal health in children.  Ensuring optimum spinal function during the growing years is an important step in fostering life long spinal health.


Children may experience spinal stress through poor posture and the many knocks and falls of childhood.  Babies may experience significant spinal stress even with a relatively normal birth process, or by other factors such as postures or positioning.


Chiropractors are trained to provide care using techniques appropriate for each stage of life, including extremely gentle procedures to improve the function of little spines.


Likewise, throughout adolescence and the various stages of adulthood, your chiropractor will adapt techniques to suit the patient.  Chiropractors have 5 years of university based education and a wide range of techniques and lifestyle interventions to implement in an appropriate care plan. 


Our spine provides important sensory feedback to the central nervous system which can  subsequently impact our general wellbeing at each stage of life.  A healthy spine from a young age is therefore an important element in the health and performance of human beings.

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Spinal health and general wellbeing

We believe there are significant health benefits in maintaining optimal spinal health throughout life.  We have a strong focus on helping people relieve symptoms as quickly as possible, however we are equally committed to promoting greater wellbeing by optimising the health and function of your spine and nervous system.

We believe care of your spine should start in the growing years when patterns of posture and movement are developing that may last a lifetime.

We recommend a lifestyle approach to health care.  We aim to work with your body, not against it.  We promote the philosophy of nature first and the basic guidelines of eating well, moving well and thinking well.


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Back Pain

Low back pain is one of the most common and most costly health problems of our society.  Most people will experience low back pain at least once in their lifetime and many will experience ongoing or intermittent back pain throughout their life.


Neck Pain

Neck pain and stiffness is one of the most common ailments people experience in today’s sedentary, screen focussed and often stressful environment.   Many people learn to live with the symptoms of neck pain for some time before seeking any care beyond simple pain relief medication.


One of the more common reasons people seek chiropractic care is for the treatment of headache and migraine.  The actual cause of headache in an individual can be due to various factors occurring separately or in combination.

Neck problems are often associated with headache. Stiff joints in the cervical spine, tight muscles, wear and tear in the bones and postural strain can irritate important nerves in the neck and refer pain to the head.

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Sexton Chiropractic

128 Queen Street, Bendigo

Vic 3550


Surf Coast Chiropractic

23A Pearl Street, Torquay

Vic 3228

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Surrey Hills

Sexton Chiropractic

621 Whitehorse Road, Surrey Hills  

Vic 3127