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Meet Dr Matthew Watkinson (Chiropractor)

Dr. Matthew WatkinsonDr Matthew Watkinson leads a dedicated team of nine practitioners at Life Chiropractic Centre. With a passion for holistic wellbeing, he brings a wealth of knowledge and compassion to chiropractic care – ultimately ensuring a comprehensive individualised care plan for each patient.

Learn more about Dr Matthew and how he might be able to help you heal and live your life to the fullest.

A Personal Journey of Transformation

Inspired by his own transformative experience, Dr Matthew chose the path of chiropractic care.

As a young child, Dr Matthew was injured and left without the use of his legs. He was hospitalised for one month with little to no progress until a local chiropractor came to visit. After just one chiropractic adjustment, Dr Matthew was feeling better, and within a few weeks, he was up and walking.

Dr Matthew’s life-changing encounter with chiropractic care ignited his dedication to natural healing. He went on to pursue his Doctor of Chiropractic degree, graduating from RMIT University in 1993 and establishing our practice seven years later.

Doctor holding spine model

An Extensive Education

In addition to his chiropractic experience, Dr Matthew holds a certificate in functional medicine. He is also a registered sports nutritionist through Sports Nutrition Australia (SNA), intertwining functional medicine and nutritional wisdom with chiropractic principles to offer a comprehensive approach to plans of care.

Recently completing his diploma in clinical nutrition through the Holistic Performance Institute, Dr Matthew continually enhances his skills to serve his patient community better.

Enjoying an Active Family Life

When Dr Matthew is not busy adjusting, he can be found embracing an active lifestyle, including beach outings, trips to the basketball court, mountain biking, paddleboarding, and hiking.

Family is at the heart of Dr Matthew’s life. He has been married to his wife, Peta, since 1995. Together, they have three grown children, one of whom is following in Dr Matthew’s footsteps and studying chiropractic.

Take That First Step to Maximum Health

Dr Matthew is eager to get to know you, get you out of pain, and support you along your journey to wellness.

Contact our practice to learn more and get started!


Dr Matthew Watkinson | 07 3843 4300