The team at Hobart and Kingston Chiropractic assist you to reduce pain, improve your mobility and create personalised strategies to change your life.
Dr Stephen Crean B.App.Sc(Chiro), DNBCE, MACA.
Dr Crean has been in private practice since graduating in 1987 from RMIT, Melbourne. He has practised in New Zealand, South Australia, Canberra, and, Tasmania since 1989. He has published in medical and chiropractic journals. Dr Crean has organised, coordinated and volunteered as a chiropractor at many sporting events, children’s expo’s, including taking Chiropractic care into dis-advantaged regions internationally.
Dr Crean has travelled with Tasmanian Netball teams as their Sports Chiropractor numerous times at National events, including World Duathlon, Karate Nationals, and assisted at Gymnastics events in Tasmania and Sydney.
He has actively participated in professional and regulatory positions throughout his career (he has retired from the Chiropractic Board of Australia).
Dr Crean considers himself a general Chiropractor who has an interest in shoulders, knees, functional neuropathies, and TMJ. He regularly attends postgraduate seminars in paediatrics, sports chiropractic, concussion, extremities, radiology, TMJ, and much more.
Since 2013 he has been involved in establishing sports injuries solutions, and performance enhancing strategies for the Kingborough Lions United Football Club.
Currently Dr Crean has been appointed to the Primary Health Tasmanian Allied Health Professional Network Advisory Group. He also has roles in Policy for the Chiropractic profession.
He believes that all members of our community should have the opportunity to receive regular spinal care, and he works for fair and engaged, integrated health care for all Australians.
Dr Ashley Dent B.Chiro.Sc, M.Chiro.Sc, M.ACA
Dr Dent graduated from Macquarie University in Sydney in 2010 where he was awarded the Ed Devereaux Award for Services to the Student Body. He is active within the Australian Chiropractors Association at a state and national level chairing the public engagement committee and being a member of two other committees. He volunteers his time with St Vincent de Paul to bring chiropractic care to the homeless and vulnerable in Hobart.
Dr Dent has a keen passion for helping people improve their long standing (chronic) back and neck pain and then progressing their spinal health through exercise and rehabilitation so that they are stronger and healthier than they’ve ever been.
He has also had further training in the diagnosis and management of vertigo.
He uses a mix of manual and instrument assisted techniques and has expertise in manual techniques such as Diversified and Gonstead. He has attended post-graduate seminars for gentle chiropractic methods including SOT, activator, drop table, and paediatric treatment. He also utilises a variety of muscle release and stretching techniques.
Dr Sam Crean B.Chiro.Sc, M.Chiro.Sc.
Dr Sam Crean has been in practice since graduating in 2017 from Macquarie University,
Sydney. He has been practicing on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. Dr Sam has been the sports chiropractor and medical officer for Northern Beaches Soccer clubs and Junior Rugby league teams. Sam is passionate about improving the quality of life for patients, and optimising performance and speeding injury recovery.He is driven to understand how to make the body move faster, stronger and more efficiently.
Dr Sam’s passion for health, nutrition and fitness comes from a love of sport and the outdoors through his scouting and gymnastics. As a former elite Gymnast, he understands Injury Prevention, Good Prep, Treatment and Rehab. This led him to the field of health and fitness ultimately finding Chiropractic as an ideal holistic approach to treating and managing athletes. Dr Sam will be continuing his work with soccer athletes working with the Kingborough Lions NPL teams.
Dr Sam completed his NET training in 2018, and implements several kinesiology techniques into his practice.
Dr Sam uses a variety of adjustment techniques including manual adjustment procedures, activator, drop-piece technique, SOT blocks, specific soft tissue releases (including ART), Neuro-Emotional Technique, nutritional supplementation and dietary analysis.
Dr Sam believes that everyone has the right to high quality health care to support them and their family to live their best.
Ben is an Orthopaedic Massage Therapist whose focus is on the restoration of joint mobility and reduction of pain throughout the body via soft tissue manipulation. His Passion and enthusiasm is clear as he works to help people resolve their various acute and chronic soft tissue problems.
Engaging with his clients in the recovery process is important and includes providing rehab/exercise homework for longer term results.
Ben works with a broad spectrum of clients from our seniors to working with elite sports teams including the Brisbane Lions football club and the Sydney Thunder cricket team.
His area of special interest is the lower back, hip complex and cervical spine. Ben is also our resident Dry Needling guru.
Ben utilises a combination of:
Rebates from all Health funds, MAIB
Aki has been practicing massage therapy since 2012 after training in Thailand, Australia and Japan.
She integrates a combination of different therapeutic techniques including:
Muscle Energy Technique (MET)
Thai Traditional Massage
Aki’s dynamic approach tailors treatment for each client throughout their program of treatment.
Tok Sen is a traditional Thai vibrational therapy by the use of tapping the wooden hammer and wedge. The tapping of the Tok Sen stimulates our muscles, tendons, ligaments, skin, and circulatory system. This helps to reduce pain and numbness, and assists in quickly relaxing structures
Rebates from MAIB, Health funds (except BUPA, Medibank Private)
Our Chiropractic Assistants (CA’s) are the friendly and efficient people that welcome you into the clinics, and help you with all of the details whenever you visit us or contact us.
Our Chiropractic Assistants are a good resource for answering questions, and where to find information. They can organise supplements, orthotics, pillows, mattress testing, new mattress vouchers, spinal screenings for your family and lots more. (with prescription from Chiropractors)