About Us

Pajie and the team

Our Clinic

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

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 specialises in various techniques such as manual adjustments, drop piece, activator, leander flexion distraction, blocks, cranials 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 and Prenatal care – ensuring the pelvis is moving evenly to create a safe passage for the infant to enter this world
  • 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 and two birds Baby and Wattle and 6 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.

Our Team

Merilyn King

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. 

Rosie Cardillo
Rosie Cardillo

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 Erlandsen
Karen Erlandsen

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.

Back in Balance Chiropractic

Shop 5 / 225 Main Rd
Blackwood SA 5051
Phone: 08 8278 6057
Fax: 08 8278 6466

Office Hours

Monday 9:00-12:00 2:00-6:30
Tuesday 8:00-12:00 2:00-6:30
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 9:00-12:00 2:00-7:30
Friday 9:00-12:00 2:00-6:30
Saturday 8:30-11:30

Other times may be available by
appointment only.


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