About Us

Nambour Chiropractic Centre was at 38 Price Street for 38 years. It was set up by Peter Vanderwerff. To meet the demand of an expanding business, Richard Arkins came onboard in 2011. Fabian Mendoza joined Nambour Chiropractic Centre in 2016.  We are so excited to announce we have moved. What does this mean? We have no stairs!! We can be found at 54 Perwillowen Rd, Burnside. A five minute drive from our old location. We offer the same great service as we always do. 

Our Staff

Richard Arkins
Richard Arkins
Chiropractor, Acupuncturist and Homeopath

Richard is a qualified chiropractor, acupuncturist and homeopath. He joined Nambour Chiropractic centre in 2011. Richard was raised with a wholistic approach to health, which usually meant that any ailments that arose meant a trip to the local chiropractor to determine if there was any spinal restrictions.

Richard understands that peope come from all different walks of life and therefore respond to different forms of therapy. This is why he has continued to update his skills and qualifications to branch out in other fields of therapy. Richard then combines his modalities to more effectively treat all aspects of the individual.

Richard is married to an Australian musical leading lady Patrice Tipoki (Arkins) they have two daughters together, Elisabeth and Adelaide.

 
Chiropractor, Dry needling, Sports
Fabian Mendoza
Chiropractor
Fabian is a registered chiropractor from NSW, and joined Nambour Chiropractic Centre in January 2016. His experience base is within sports chiropractic and biomechanics, with a focus on correcting movement patterns and the restoration of proper function.
Fabian's previous experience in George Street, Sydney, as well as in the family-oriented suburbs of Sydney's west, give him a unique perspective on different conditions and ailments, from all walks of life. He has also worked directly with sporting teams, both on and off the field.
Fabian keeps himself sharp through his martial arts training, which he has kept up for the past eighteen years.
 
 
 
 

 

 
Lyn Atkinson
Practice Manager/ Head Receptionist

Lyn has been the face of Nambour Chiropractic Centre for 28 years. She began in January 1990, working for Peter and over the years they have become more like family. She has made many long itme friends and loves the people that attend the clinic.

She has raised 4 children and now 4 grandchildren with Nambour Chiropractic Centre being their primary source of health care. They still come for treatment when they're in town. Having known Richard and his family all of his life has made her job even more special.

 
Clarissa Arkins
Receptionist

Clarissa started working at Nambour Chiropractic in 2012. Clarissa is Richard's youngest sister and like Richard has been treated by chiropractors all of her life.

Clarissa has a keen interest in health and nutrition and hopes to one day study to become a nutritionist.

 
Teresa Miller
Receptionist

Teresa has been working part time at the clinic since 2012, usually on a friday. She loves her job and enjoys seeing the improvement in clients health after their treatments.

Not having been into "Chiropractic" before working at Nambour Chiropractic Centre, Teresa is now a convert!

 
Diet, Dietitian, Nutrition, Nutritionist, Weight Loss, Diabetes, Healthy eating
Will Best
Dietitian/Nutritionist
"Will is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and joined Nambour Chiropractic & Rehabilitation Centre in June 2019. Will uses a patient centred approach for all his clients, meaning that he will work with you to create a diet plan that suits both your nutritional requirements and your lifestyle.

Will believes that being a good listener and giving good support are both necessary to understanding his clients needs and helping them succeed. His key specialities and interests include elderly nutrition, paediatric conditions and behavioural eating changes."