Don't live with back or neck pain.


Do you lack the energy you need to make it through your day?

Do you feel like your problem is never going to go away?

We understand…

It’s not so much about the pain – it’s that it stops you from doing the things you need, want and love to do.

You know there’s probably a drug that could help reduce the discomfort and mask your problem but that’s not you…

You’re not interested in temporary fix.

You don’t want to just feel better for a little while…

You’re looking for a permanent solution.

In fact, you don’t only want to recover from your current condition, you’re determined to become healthier than you’ve ever been before.


After helping thousands of people get results it’s become clear that problems like pain, headaches, sciatica, low energy, indigestion and poor immune function are almost always secondary issues, NOT the primary problems.

And, unlike traditional chiropractors, we are not interested in masking symptoms.

At Vitality Health & Wellness Chiropractic our comprehensive examination is focused on identifying if your primary problem is located in your spine and nerve system.

If we discover that it is, we’ll develop a customized plan to help you not only recover as quickly as possible, but also grow your health to levels that previously seemed unattainable.


If you were to ask 10 random people what a chiropractor does (and therefore why you would choose to see one) you will most likely get 10 different answers… so if you’re confused, we get it.

Hopefully, if you’ve got this far through our website you have a much better idea of what chiropractic is and whether or not you need one. However, if you’re like most you’re still left wondering how to know if you need a chiropractor instead of a physiotherapist or a massage therapist…


If you’ve just rolled your ankle or have a specific ‘extremity’ problem (arm or leg) then seeing a good physiotherapist that focuses on hands-on care and exercise rehab is your best bet.  A quick note – if your physio relies on hooking you up to a bunch of machines, consider finding a new physio.  If you would like a quality recommendation send us an email – we regularly refer to great physiotherapists across Melbourne.


Properly applied massage therapy focuses on rebuilding and maintaining healthy muscles.  So if you have a specific muscle problem and are looking to restore normal muscle tissue, then a good registered massage therapist is your best bet.  A good massage therapist will always do a thorough assessment and provide you with specific recommendations for follow-up.

Our role as chiropractors is to address any structural distortions in your spine that are compromising the health of your nerve system and ultimately limiting the health and function of your entire body.

Often we find that a combination of 2 or even all three is the best route to quick results and we work closely with both physiotherapists and registered massage therapists.

This still leaves one question unanswered: How do you know if you have a muscle problem or spine and nerve problem?

It’s often very difficult for you to be able to answer this question on your own.  Even for us it can be difficult to determine what came first, which is why we use sophisticated technology to determine if it’s a spine/nerve problem or simply a muscle problem.

See our discussion of the Comprehensive Spine & Nerve System Examination™ below.

Usually by the end of a consultation the doctor will have a good idea of whether you have an isolated muscle problem or a primary spine and nerve system problem.

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Here’s a list of some of the health problems that have improved under regular chiropractic care in our office:

  • back pain
  • neck pain
  • headaches
  • hip and leg pain
  • shoulder and arm pain
  • other spinal problems
  • postural distortion
  • digestive issues
  • hormonal disorders
  • sleep problems
  • neurologic disorders
  • autoimmune conditions
  • balance and coordination problems
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • hyperactivity disorders
  • asthma and other respiratory issues
  • allergies
  • colic
  • torticollis
  • sciatica
  • disc injuries
  • heartburn
  • seizure disorders
  • whiplash
  • lack of mobility
  • high blood pressure
  • premenstrual discomfort
  • arthritis
  • immune suppression
  • multiple sclerosis
  • infertility
  • otitis media /middle ear infections
  • pregnancy related problems/pain
  • degenerative joint disease
  • stress
  • vertigo
  • acid reflux

Let us be absolutely clear, chiropractic is NOT a cure or treatment for any disease, condition or symptom; however when your spine and nerve system is working optimally, your ability to heal, to recover and to be healthy drastically improves! The symptoms and conditions listed above (+ many more) are most often what we call secondary conditions, caused by a handful of primary conditions one of which is structural distortions in your spine that effect how your brain and body function and communicate.

Our job is to figure out if the secondary conditions that you’re currently suffering from are caused by primary problems located in your spine and nervous system.

If they are, we can help; if they’re not we’ll let you know and refer you to the appropriate health care professional.

One thing we are known for is the thorough approach we take with everything we do in our office.

The first step is always to determine if you are in the right place. We don’t want to waste your time, nor ours.

That’s why we always start with a consultation so that your doctor can learn more about you and your health objectives. At the same time, its an opportunity for you to get a feel for our office, meet our team, and ask any questions you may have.

By the end of this conversation both you and your doctor will have a good idea if this is the right place for you.

If we feel like we can help, we will recommend a comprehensive examination to dig deeper into what is going on. These tests are completely non-invasive and very comfortable and can all be completed during your initial consultation.

The purpose of this examination is to analyse for structural distortions in your spine that result in nerve interference. This nerve interference can effect you in ways that you may notice or feel, but more importantly it can effect you in ways you may have no idea about.

In our experience, these structural distortions are the primary problem that contribute to many secondary problems such as back pain, neck pain, headaches, digestive issues, hormonal irregularities, poor sleeping, and low energy to name a few.

There are 5 steps to our comprehensive examination:

1. Bio-Structural Postural Assessment – Posture is the window to your spine and nerve system.  Postural stresses indicate underlying structural distortions in your spine and potentially your nerve system.  This test allows us to determine how effectively your body is working under gravity.

2. Digitised Postural Report – Once we have accurately assessed your posture distortions we can provide you with a fully digitised report of findings of your posture.

3. Advanced Palpation Examination – This hands-on analysis allows the doctor to evaluate the movement and position of your individual spinal vertebrae.

4. Thermography Study – This computerised test measures how your autonomic nerves (the nerves that control your organs and body systems) are functioning.

5. Structural Radiographs – This test measures for structural distortions in the spine, how long they have been present, and provides us information about how your body is adapting to these distortions.

Once the examination is completed, we have some homework to do!

We will review all of your results and come up with specific recommendations for you that include:

  • Exactly what is going on
  • What options you have
  • How we can help you
  • How long it will take
  • How much it will cost

Once all your questions are answered and you and your doctor come to an agreement on your unique plan of action, your care can start right away.

If, based on your consultation and comprehensive examination, we determine you are a good candidate for care in our office, we will prepare a detailed, customised plan for you.

The factors that we consider when creating your recommendations include:

  • Your health goals and objectives
  • The severity of your problem and how long it has been present
  • The results of your examination

Of course, we are not psychics, and we can not predict your future.

However, in working with thousands of people just like you over the years, we have become very very accurate in determining who we can help and who we cannot.

While some clients experience almost instantaneous results, most start to notice significant changes within the first 3-6 weeks of their care.

This may surprise you but approximately 46% of our new practice members come in NOT because they have a specific problem but because they heard we can help them to be even healthier and perform better.

Here’s the thing:  structural distortions in the spine that cause nerve interference can effect you in ways you know about but more importantly, and more commonly, these distortions can affect you in ways that you have absolutely no idea about.

Some of the effects that most people don’t relate to structural distortions in their spine include:

  • low energy
  • poor sleep (quality and/or quantity)
  • difficulty concentrating
  • brain fog
  • mild shortness of breath
  • poor digestion
  • mild muscle weakness,
  • hormonal imbalances
  • poor coordination and performance
  • and even organ dysfunction

The only way to know if nerve system dysfunction is occurring is to test for it – and that’s exactly why we perform a comprehensive examination.

Ultimately, the number of visits you’ll require depends on three main factors:

1. Your goals and objectives – what are you trying to accomplish?

2. How severe your problem is – how much damage has occurred?

3. When did it start – is this a new or chronic problem?

Based on these three things we will determine the perfect visit frequency for you.

And because everyone is different we will check in regularly and perform comparative examinations to make sure that you are on the right track and your recommended frequency is appropriate to help you get the results you want.

Want a more accurate answer specific to your case? Click HERE to arrange a telephone consultation.

Based on that conversation and our experience with past clients similar to you, we can offer a better estimate before going any further.

Short answer?  No. You don’t HAVE to do anything!  You can stop care at any time and we won’t even hold it against you!

Remember how we said we do things differently?

Our goal is to deal with the primary interferences that affect your health, so ultimately our focus is on Spinal Corrective Care! Once we’ve completed our comprehensive examination, we will sit down with you and explain the results of each of your tests.

We will then provide you with a complete customised plan of action to help you correct the structural distortions related to your health problems.

Once you’ve completed your corrective care we will perform a Comparative Progress Exam.

Based on your test results and your goals, you can then make some new choices about your care going forward – which may include protecting your investment or discontinuing your care.

The choice is yours.

First we will sit down to discuss your case, If during your consultation, you and your doctor decide that it would be worthwhile going through our comprehensive examination then the cost for all testing, including digital spinal x-rays (if required) is $70.

The next step is to book a specific Report of Findings visit so we can review and explain to you all of the results from your examination; if we can accept your case you may choose to receive your first adjustment.  This allows us to see just how you respond and adapt, allowing us to provide more specific recommendations for your care.

The fee for your Report of Findings visit is $70 and if you receive an adjustment our normal adjustment fee of $55 applies. So the most you can expect to pay for your initial examination and follow-up report of findings visit including your first adjustment is $195.

Because every case is different it is difficult to predict the total cost of your care without the results of a thorough examination.


If you are fortunate enough to have extras cover on your health insurance that includes chiropractic then this can significantly reduce the cost of your care. Contact your Private Health Insurance provider to find out the specific details of your coverage as plans vary.

Meet Mark

Mark Pearson-Gills is the principal owner and chiropractor at Vitality Health & Wellness in South Yarra. As a South Yarra Chiropractor, father and family man, Mark runs the practice with his wife Elise and understands the importance of health for individuals and families. Mark has worked and gained experienced as a practitioner across the globe over two decades..

With a unique focus on health, Mark can look beyond just the pain and symptoms you may be feeling to truly identifying the root cause of your health problem. Mark then works to correct the underlying problem – meaning you get real treatment for the true cause (not just a band-aid for a recurring problem).

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Still not sure if this is right for you?

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If we believe that you could get better results under the care of another health care professional, we guarantee to provide a referral so that you can get the help you need.

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South Yarra Chiropractor Vitality Health & Wellness

42-44 River Street, South Yarra, Victoria, 3141