Your first visit at St. Kilda Road Chiropractic
Helping to restore and optimize your spinal health begins with taking a thorough case history. This helps your Chiropractor clarify your reasons for seeking care, what your goals and expectations are, details of past events such as surgeries, accidents, etc,. which may be influencing your current state of health, and form a general impression of your lifestyle and how it may be impacting your health and wellbeing.
Next, your Chiropractor will conduct a physical examination consisting of orthopaedic, neurological, and Chiropractic specific testing.These examinations help identify areas of spinal malfunction and resulting nervous system deficit. If required, you may be referred for further tests such as X-rays or MRI scans, to determine if there are any structural problems associated with your spine.
Next, your Chiropractor will explain his findings, including giving a diagnosis and outlining the management plan you need to restore and maintain a healthy spine. Progress is monitored with periodical examinations and follow-up reports.
Where are We?
St Kilda Road Chiropractic is located at 517 St Kilda rd, Melbourne, which is at the corner of Commercial rd. Although officially we are in the suburb of Melbourne, we are very close to Prahran, South Yarra and St Kilda, and the CBD is about 10 minutes away by tram.
We are in the grey and black building which has a Medical Centre and Pharmacy on the Ground floor. We are located inside the building next to the lifts on the ground floor. Other landmarks to look for are The Alfred Hospital which is just up Commercial rd.
There is limited short term parking on site, which you enter from Commercial rd. The cost is $9 per hour. Street meter parking is available on both Commercial rd and St Kilda rd for $4/hour, with parking machines accepting credit cards, or you can download and use the ‘paystay’ app.
Dr Grant Shevlin graduated from a five year academic and clinical program at RMIT, Melbourne, Australia in 1994 and has been been practising in St Kilda Road since 1997, initially as part of Advance Migraine and Headache Centre.
Dr Grant still has an special interest in the treatment of headaches and migraines, completing a Masters of Pain Medicine in 2009, and was involved in developing and authoring the website www.headache.com.au which is a popular source of headache and migraine information and provides content for the state governments health site www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au
Currently, Grant practices more general Chiropractic and Wellness care. Being located on St Kilda Road amongst the office towers, many of Grants clients see him to minimise the negative impacts of sitting at a a desk all day whilst at work.
Dr Shevlin will use a selection of appropriate techniques to help you achieve and maintain better spinal health and wellbeing, including Spinal Manipulation, Massage, Sacro-Occipital technique, Electro-acupuncture, as well as lifestyle fitness advice.
-Masters in Pain Medicine (Newcastle University, Australia).
-Bachelor of applied Science(chiropractic), RMIT
-Graduate Diploma Ryodoraku Acupuncture, NCNM
-S.O.T. (Sacro-Occipital Technique Utilizing Blocks, Activator, Reflex Points),
-Trigger Point Therapy -Headache Management Seminar (New York College of Chiropractic).
Our Chiropractic Assistant
Our Chiropractic assistant Kelly has been part of our team for 23 years. She will generally be the one taking your calls, booking your appointments, and generally helping you with all your needs.
Our Practice History
Our clinic came to life more than 25years ago, initially called ‘Advance Migraine and Headache Centre’, with a second clinic located in Essendon. Our name changed to St Kilda Road Chiropractic in July 2001, to reflect a change to providing General Chiropractic and Wellness care. Initially located upstairs, in October 2012 we moved downstairs to the ground floor.
Making an Appointment
The best way to book an appointment is by phone on 98200470, especially if you would like to come in ASAP, though contacting us by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or using the booking form below is also fine.
New patient form
This will allow you to fill in all your details at your leisure before you arrive for your first visit, speeding up your registration process.
Click here to download new patient form.
|Type of Visit||Pricing|
*Claimable under extras cover of most private health funds, using the ‘HICAPS’ system.
*Dr Shevlin is a HBA Members First provider therefore HBA members will generally be eligible for a reduced fee. Please check with HBA for more details. * TAC, Workcare, DVA patients and Medicare EPC patients are welcome in our clinic.
Hours of Practice
|Monday||9AM – 7PM|
|Tuesday||9AM – 3PM|
|Wednesday||9AM – 3PM|
|Thursday||11AM – 7PM|
|Friday||7.30AM – 3PM|
|Saturdays||By appointment only|
-Your calls will be generally be answered outside these times for making appointments and other matters.
-After hours appointments and home visits are available by special arrangement, though will incur an additional $30 charge.