Business Profile: Dr Nicole Atkinson – Chiropractor

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Getting people to understand their body and getting them on track is what drives me. As a chiropractor I am focused on making sure your body is functioning the best it can.

In our practice we pride ourselves on being professional yet approachable and offer a relaxed atmosphere where people feel comfortable. We see a wide range of people, including newborn babies, school aged children, families, desk workers and tradies. Not only do we provide chiropractic care to our clients but we look at the big picture, providing at-home stretches, nutritional supplements and diet advice if needed. You don’t need to be injured or in serious pain to get your spine checked and have it functioning well.

I grew up in the Bay and knew I wanted to be a chiropractor at around 15 years old, after a chiropractor helped me with some health issues. After studying at the New Zealand College of Chiropractic I moved down South and practiced in both Timaru and Mosgiel. After three years my husband and I decided to move back home to the Bay of Plenty and purchased a practice which is now called Be Balanced Chiropractic. My goal as a chiropractor is to help people get the most out of their bodies and provide education on how to live a healthier lifestyle.

What is Chiropractic?

  • Chiropractors adjust the spine to help your body feel and function better.
  • Chiropractic is a natural form of health care which can help people with a wide range of health concerns.
  • Chiropractors adjust the spine to correct misalignments found in the body and restore proper function to the nervous system and body.

Chiropractic adjustments also realign the spinal segment; this helps to correct the misalignment, allowing normal nervous system function and enabling the body to heal and function at its best. There are many different techniques chiropractors can use.