Strathalbyn Chiropractic Centre

Our practice is truly committed to giving you the quality health service you deserve. Rae & Chris our friendly Chiropractic assistants (CAs) will greet you at the reception with a smile & answer any questions or concerns you may have.

At Strathalbyn Chiropractic Centre we have three consultation rooms. One room is a dedicated family room where you can make yourself at home with the kids, there’s plenty of space to let you and the children be comfortable. We welcome little ones into the practice as their spines are just as important as the adults! We are also lucky enough to have a Cox-Flexion Distraction Table which is a specialised piece of Chiropractic equipment to perform gentle flexion distraction, a form of traction to the lower back.

We have had great success helping painful disc bulges, spondylolesthesis & spinal degeneration with this wonderful decompression therapy which is very safe & effective.

Our chiropractors all work together with a patient centred approach, often collaborating care to get the best outcome for you or your children. We leave our egos at the door and you are free to choose the care that gets you the best results – it’s all about your comfort & success!

Dr. Natasha Barnes B.App.Sc (Chiro)

Dr. Barnes is a passionate Chiropractor who loves to care for the entire family, from newborns to grandparents. She is kept on her toes at home with two teenage children & small farm in the Adelaide Hills.

Natasha completed her Chiropractic degree at RMIT University in 1993, and so has over 25 years of experience in practice.

Her first experience with Chiropractic care was after she sustained a whiplash injury at 15 years old and required significant treatment to recover. Chiropractic helped her get back to full potential and she is now very grateful for that moment in time. 

Natasha believes every family needs a professional, caring & supportive Chiropractor as part of their health care team, she particularly loves helping women throughout their pregnancy to support them with a pain free pregnancy, as well as caring for both mother and child once delivered.

Away from the practice you will find Natasha, her husband Scotty and two very active teenagers involved in sports and enjoying time at the beach. Most weekends you will find her at one of SA’s fabulous beaches surfing, paddle boarding or fishing. 

Natasha has also taken on the role as trainer for the Willunga Women’s Football team supporting all three teams of amazing athletes to perform at their best every Sunday. She is constantly blown away by their courage & strength.

Dr. Ann Strawhorn
B.App.Sc (Clinical Sc) B.App.Sc.(Chiro)

Dr. Ann Strawhorn has gained a wide variety of experience since entering practice after graduating with first class honours in 2001.

Ann has a strong interest in excelling in the management of neck and back pain, headaches and nerve symptoms including sciatica and carpal tunnel syndrome, as well as upper and lower limb conditions.

Dr. Strawhorn incorporates Chiropractic manual therapy, variety of soft tissue techniques, instrument assisted soft tissue therapy, low force techniques, cox table lumbar traction [a specialised technique for lower back disc issues], specialised prescriptive rehabilitation exercises, targeted vibrational therapy and an extensive knowledge of nutritional supplements.

Ann is completing a Masters degree in Functional Medicine and Human Nutrition. This reflects her passion to find and deal with the true underlying mechanism of ill-health with objective science and research.

In her spare time, Ann is a keen runner and weight-lifter and enjoys the outdoors life of the Adelaide Hills with her husband and 2 children. 


Dr. Robert Burgess B.App.Sc (Chiro)

Dr. Burgess is a highly experienced Chiropractor who after more than 30 years at Strathalbyn Chiropractic Centre, has a wealth of knowledge to assist you to your health goals.

Strathalbyn Chiropractic Centre begun as a tiny half a day practice nearly 30 years ago founded by Rob. Due to growing demand, Rob continued to grow the practice and provide care for the local community. Existing patients we’re extremely grateful they no longer had to drive to Victor Harbour Chiropractic Centre, where Rob was currently practicing. Instead they had Rob on their doorstep! 

Rob loves to have supported many of his clients health needs for several decades & consequently they are often now viewed as extended family to him.

Rob values his family time and along with his wife and three boys enjoys travelling and exploring destinations together especially snow skiing resorts. Rob works alongside his wife Karen in their Victor Harbour practice and his youngest son is aiming to pursue a career as a chiropractor also! Rob continues to be passionate with various sports including road & mountain bike riding, windsurfing, snow skiing & supporting his son’s soccer interests.

Rae Tonkin

(Chiropractic Assistant) 

Rae began her affiliation with Strathalbyn Chiropractic Centre many years ago when she was seeking more natural health care options for her son, who suffered from asthma.

In 2008 Rae started at Strath Chiropractic as a chiropractic assistant, taking to the role with much enthusiasm.

She has developed a keen interest in the lifestyle choice of natural healing, for both physical and mental well-being, finding it very rewarding to witness patient’s successful health journeys at the Chiropractic Centre.

Rae will be your first point of contact to greet you; in person or on the phone, to answer any questions and assist you in any way she can.  

Christine Watson

(Chiropractic Assistant) 

Chris has been one of our friendly Chiropractic Assistants at Strathalbyn Chiropractic for 10 years and gets great pleasure in greeting patients and helping them feel comfortable during their visit.
Her happiest moments in the workplace are to see patients of all ages improving their health and well-being. Chris and her entire family enjoy the benefits of chiropractic care, her grandchildren coming in for their first adjustments soon after birth.

Chris and her husband Paul live locally and have 2 sons, as well as being grandparents to 2 beautiful grandchildren, their pride and joy.


Chiropractic is a safe, natural and preventative
approach to healthcare. Schedule your first
appointment to see how Chiropractic can help you and
your family. We are ready to help you.