Back in Balance has been providing effective chiropractic care for the Blackwood community for over 30 years, with Dr Paije at the helm for 6 years. At Back in Balance we gently adjust the spine to create movement in restricted joints and in turn restoring optimal nerve function so that your body can operate at its best. The adjustments may assist your body to heal and adapt to external stressors in a more natural and optimal way.
Our extended clinic hours allow us to cater to most people’s needs either before or after work and even on Saturdays.
Dr Paije Cox
Born and raised in the Adelaide hills, South Australia, Dr Paije moved to Melbourne to study Chiropractic at RMIT University for five years. During her summer holidays, Dr Paije returned home supplementing her income by working in restaurants and cellar doors in the Barossa Valley. Working in these wineries benefitted Dr Paije by increasing her passion for cooking good food and drinking good wine.
While in her fifth year Dr Paije was one of three students chosen from her year level to travel to Cambodia to treat children in orphanages, land mine victims, and people with polio as well as having the opportunity to perform humanitarian duties whilst there. This, along with paediatric clinic duty, ignited Dr Paije’s keen interest in treating children and pregnant women.
Dr Paije graduated in 2008 from RMIT University with a Bachelor and Masters degree after experiencing the benefits of chiropractic care throughout most of her childhood. She is now passionate about her work and sharing those benefits with her community from newborns through to seniors. Chiropractic is for ALL ages. We are never too young to need it or too old to benefit from it!
Dr Paije uses various techniques such as manual adjustments, drop piece, activator, leander flexion distraction, blocks, cranials, dry needling and soft tissue treatment depending on the needs of the patient.
Dr Paije’s Chiropractic interests include:
- Dr Paije most enjoys treating families, seeing families progress in their health and helping them where needed with advice on nutrition, lifestyle changes and of course chiropractic care
- Women’s health
- Sporting injuries – Dr Paije has been involved in football clubs over the past 10 years and will look for possible causes for recurrent issues in sports people, making sure the body is functioning at its optimum
- Seniors – helping the older population to stay agile. “There is nothing better than seeing the change over time of the way the person gets onto the table on their first visit, to when they come in or a routine check-up.”
Dr Paije “practices what she preaches” living an active, balanced lifestyle. She enjoys entertaining and is always excited to try a new recipe, often with a healthy twist. She also enjoys her down time with the arts, specifically music as well as painting, dancing and will give any craft activity a go. She loves animals and has a few “fur children” of her own including Branson the Golden Retriever, Winnie the French Bulldog, Floss the possum, Kofi the cat and two birds Baby and Wattle and 22 chooks.
Dr Paije’s love for animals has prompted Paije to study Animal Biomechanical Medicine so that she can help animals as well as humans. She has now finished this degree and is enjoying treating and giving rehabilitation exercises to injured pets as well.
Dr Alison Nicholls
Some of you may have seen Dr Alison when Dr Paije has been away. Now Dr Alison is joining the team at Back in Balance. Dr Alison will be working on Wednesday mornings, while Dr Paije sees animals in the afternoon, Thursday mornings, and will cover the one Saturday a month Dr Paije takes off.
Dr Alison was a very active child participating in both sport and dancing. Her older brother would frequently persuade her into a wide selection of backyard activities such as cricket, footy and basketball. She experienced several injuries and as a result understands the pain and associated frustration. Alison’s personal experience motivated her to study Chiropractic.
Dr Alison Nicholls graduated from RMIT with a Bachelor in Health Science and Bachelor in Applied Science (Chiropractic) both with distinctions. She was honoured to receive dux in her final year of study. After university Alison moved back to her home town, Adelaide.
Alison uses multiple adjusting techniques such as manual adjustments, drop piece, blocks and activator as well as incorporating soft tissue technique and rehabilitation. She is a believer in rehab/home exercises as it can enhance the chiropractic adjustment.
In her spare time Alison enjoys seeing friends and walking her golden retriever Erin, on the beach.
Merilyn has lived in the Blackwood area for nearly 20 years with her husband, four children and fur baby Herbie. She is passionate about natural therapies and foods that heal, she has particular interest in woman’s health. Merilyn has just completed a Diploma of Remedial Massage Therapy. Spending time with friends and family is her favourite past time.
Having recently built a new home in Blackwood, looking forward to meeting the locals and enjoying the hills lifestyle. Rosie has a passion for gardening, cooking for family and friends and spending time with the grandchildren.
Karen is new to the clinic and lives in Happy Valley with her husband, 2 kids and a dog. She enjoys walking and cycling with friends. Karen also enjoys spending time with family and friends and regular holidays in her caravan. She would one day like to visit Canada, France and England.
Carolyn has lived in Aberfoyle Park for the past 30 years with her husband and two adult children. She loves spending time in her garden and enjoying nature. Carolyn also enjoys short getaways in her caravan and spending weekends with family and friends.