Dr Mark Townsend
B. App Sci, B. Chiropractic
Dr Mark is committed to providing safe, gentle and effective chiropractic care to families and individuals in the Sunshine Coast community. Mark grew up in Little Mountain, near Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast and now lives locally with his wife Dr Nicole Calder, and their son.
Mark and his wife Nicole established Little Mountain Chiropractic in 2008, and are passionate about helping families and individuals ‘reach their peak’ in health. They also are the founders of Geebung Family Chiropractic in North Brisbane.
Mark received chiropractic care from a Chiropractor in Caloundra as a teenager, and the health benefits he experienced motivated him to study Chiropractic. Mark graduated from RMIT University Melbourne in 2005, completing a five year dual degree B. App Sci, B. Chiropractic, and has continued to expand his knowledge with post graduate study in areas such as paediatrics, pregnancy, sports and extremity Chiropractic and Cranial adjusting.
His extensive training and experience allows him to provide patients with the best chiropractic care available for their specific concerns and individual needs.
Mark’s passion for Chiropractic has taken him overseas to India in 2008 and 2010 to volunteer his time to adjust local communities without health support.
Mark is a Dad to his 4 year old son, husband to Nicole, loves motorcycles, surfing and working within his local Caloundra community. He welcomes you to the clinic and looks forward to helping you live a healthier happier life.
Mark is a member of the Chiropractors Association, SOTO Australia and is a registered Chiropractic provider for most health funds, including being a preferred provider for BUPA and Medibank Private. Mark is registered for DVA and Medicare EPC plans with GP referral.
Dr Nicole Calder
B.Ap.Sci (Comp Med Chiro) / M. Clin Chiro
Dr Nicole is passionate about providing safe, gentle and effective Chiropractic care to families and individuals in the Sunshine Coast community. Nicole grew up in Brisbane and now lives on the Sunshine Coast with her husband Dr Mark Townsend and their son.
Nicole and her husband Mark established Little Mountain Chiropractic in 2008, and are also the founders of Geebung Family Chiropractic on the Northern Suburbs of Brisbane.
Nicole has always had a passion for natural health, and discovered Chiropractic in her late teens. When she experienced the health benefits of being regularly adjusted, she knew she wanted to study the art, science and philosophy of chiropractic.
Nicole completed 5 years of study and graduated from RMIT University Melbourne in 2007 with a B.Ap.Sci(Comp Med Chiro) /M. Clin Chiro. Since then Nicole has done extensive post graduate study in pregnancy, paediatrics, and cranial specific adjusting.
Nicole has worked within the Brisbane and Sunshine Coast communities for over 15 years, and feels blessed to live in a part of the world that is not only beautiful, but fosters a natural, healthy lifestyle. With a wonderful climate to remain active outdoors, access to fresh local and organic food and a beautiful community of like minded people, practicing Chiropractic here has been extremely fulfilling.
Nicole is a Mum to her 4 year old son, wife to Mark, loves the beach, yoga, local farmers markets, and providing natural health care within the Sunshine Coast & North Brisbane community. She welcomes you to the clinic and looks forward to helping you and your family live happier, healthier more vibrant lives.
Nicole is a member of the Chiropractors Association of Australia, SOT Australia and is a registered Chiropractic provider for most health funds, including being a preferred provider for BUPA and Medibank Private. Nicole is also registered for DVA and Medicare EPC plans with GP referrals.
Dr Samantha Morley
B.Ap.Sci (Comp Med Chiro) / M. Clin Chiro
Sam first came across chiropractic in her early teens, after injuring her back at school camp, and continued to enjoy the benefits of regular care through her active school years. Sam always knew she wanted to work in the health and fitness industry, studying Exercise Physiology at UQ before completing her Masters in Chiropractic at Macquarie University. Since graduating, Sam has completed further studies in SOT, dry needling, pregnancy and paediatrics.
Sam has spent the last few years working in Brisbane and on the Sunshine Coast. Sam and her husband, Rob, settled in Little Mountain in 2019 and are enjoying a more laid back lifestyle after quite a few years of nomadic travel. They have a 2 year old son, Scott and newborn Levi, and love having all the parks, beaches, and beautiful hikes nearby to burn up his energy. Sam loves rock climbing, yoga and dance and believes that all bodies - young and experienced - can benefit from chiropractic care. She is so excited to join the team at Little Mountain Chiropractic and provide natural health care solutions through Chiropractic for members of her local Sunshine Coast community.
Sam is a member of the Australian Chiropractic Association and is a registered chiropractic provider for most health funds, including being a preferred provider with BUPA and Medibank. Sam is also registered for DVA and Medicare EPC plans with GP referrals
Sam is currently on maternity leave and will return to the practice mid 2021.
Dr Tess Hedley
B. Health Sci. / B. Ap. Sci. (Chiropractic)
Being a local on the Sunshine Coast, Tess initially experienced Chiropractic care when she was in her teens. After noticing the benefits of regular care, a career in Chiropractic came naturally. The Chiropractic lifestyle fit in well with her interest in health, especially having grown up outdoors, playing sports (trying to keep up with her brothers) and living an active coastal lifestyle. The holistic approach to health strongly resonated with her and she decided to pursue her career as a Chiropractor.
Tess has completed 5 years of study from RMIT University Melbourne with a Bachelor of Health Science and a Bachelor of Applied Science (Chiropractic). She has undergone further training in SOT (Sacro Occipital Technique) and is excited to continue to learn and evolve. She has a keen interest in wellness care and working together with patients to improve their health with the greater goal of enhancing their quality of life.
A few of her passions include hiking, camping, finding new music to play on repeat and attempting new hobbies like surfing and guitar. Having grown up on the Coast, Tess is really grateful and excited to serve and care for those in the community.
Tess is a member of the Chiropractors Association of Australia, and is a registered Chiropractic provider for most health funds, including being a preferred provider for BUPA and Medibank Private. Tess is also registered for DVA and Medicare EPC plans with GP referrals for Chiropractic care.
Dr Tess Hedley is available at Little Mountain Chiropractic Monday, Tuesday, Friday & Saturday.
To book an appointment contact our office on 0754916900 or email@example.com