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Dr Stephen Hehir (Chiropractor)

Hamilton Chiropractor, Dr. Stephen Hehir

Dr Stephen Hehir (Chiropractor)

I still remember the concerns and apprehension I had when I went to the chiropractor for the first time. So we make it a point to explain everything in advance, answer questions and attempt to over communicate. Patients appreciate that.

Dr Hehir was educated at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport Iowa USA – the original university where chiropractic began. He decided that if he was to be a chiropractor he wanted to have the best education possible so he would have the knowledge and ability to get sick people well. His qualifications are as follows:


  • Gonstead Full Spine Technique
  • Diversified
  • Spinal Decompression Technique
  • Chiropractic Remedial Massage
  • Industrial Injury Evaluator – State of California USA
  • Certificate of Proficiency in Chiropractic X Ray – Davenport Iowa USA
  • National Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • Physical Therapy – National College, Chicago
  • Qualified Medical Evaluator – State of California USA

Chiropractic Boards:

  • Graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic Davenport Iowa USA.
  • Physiotherapy Degree at National College Chicago USA.
  • Qualified Medical Evaluator in Chiropractic through the Department of Industrial relations in the State of California.
  • National Board USA.
  • California Board USA.
  • Chiropractic Board of Australia ( National )

Dr Hehir focuses on spinal decompression techniques of which are gentle and very valuable for obtaining the best overall results for bulging discs, pinched nerves and many other spinal complaints.

After Graduation from Chiropractic College

On graduation I returned to Australia with my American wife and practiced at 220 Collins Street, Melbourne where I built a very large, successful clinic. After five years I sold my clinic and moved back to the USA.

I established a practice in Los Angeles for 20 years and had our second child – Tiffany who now lives in Coffs Harbour in Queensland and Elizabeth is in Los Angeles and is in the fashion industry.

In 1982 I divorced – remained in practice for a number of years and was asked to do some teaching and consulting in London. I established a very busy practice in Richmond upon Thames, a lovely suburb in west London. I also had some very interesting patients such as the head of the U.N., a number of Lords and Ladies and the owners of an extremely well known whisky from of course Scotland. So after treating lots of movie and sporting celebrities in Los Angeles then English and Scottish celebrities, I must say I have had an amazing journey.

Settling in Hamilton

On returning to Australia I decided to settle in Hamilton and a couple of years later met and married my second wife Deb, who was originally a Melbourne girl but had lived in the Hamilton district for some years.

After 10 years of retirement, I missed working with patients so Deb and I decided to open a practice and quickly established Chiropractic Health Clinic at 55 Brown Street, Hamilton.

Deb and I have always participated in a number of sports and keep ourselves healthy through regular exercise and golf.

When I need chiropractic care, I receive regular adjustments from my cousin who is the chiropractor in my original practice in Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria.

Enough about me!

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