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The Doctors

Dr. Douglas Dickmann,

Doctor of Chiropractic

Dr Douglas Dickmann completed his naturopathic studies in 1972 and his chiropractic studies in 1974. After graduating he commenced his practice at Rostrevor as a naturopath and chiropractor and opened another clinic at Clare in 1975.
In 1975 Dr Dickmann studied acupuncture

For the past 40 years Dr Dickmann has devoted himself to the study of chiropractic and many other forms of natural medicines bringing the latest developments and cutting edge technology back from overseas for the benefits of his patients.

Dr Doug has studied with many of the founders and innovators of some of the most advanced procedures in alternative medicine both in the US and Europe.

In 1989 Dr Dickmann was awarded Life Membership into Medicina Alternativa, a scientific body set up under the World Health Organisation to study and teach Alternative Medicine around the world and in 1994 he was awarded the International Physician of the Year. Dr Dickmann has presented his research findings at International Conferences in the US, Europe, Russia and South America


  • Medicina Alternativa
  • International Chiropractor’s Association
  • Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association
  • Society of Natural Therapists and Researchers
  • International College of Applied Kinesiology
  • Chinese Academy of Science
  • Visiting Professor Open International University of Complementary Medicine

Dr. Astrid Priest,

Doctor of Chiropractic

Dr Astrid Priest completed her Master of Chiropractic degree at Macquarie University in 2002 and was awarded the Clinician of the Year Award for outstanding clinical skills. Dr Priest also completed her Diploma of Acupuncture in Sri Lanka which gives her a wide scope of treating abilities.

Since graduating as a Chiropractor, Dr Priest has worked as an associate at Rostrevor Chiropractic Clinic and Clare Chiropractic Clinic. She has also worked in Germany as an associate doctor for 2 years with an emphasis on family care.

Dr Priest is certified as an Applied Kinesiology practitioner and particularly enjoys treating children and seeing them reach their full potential. Dr Priest is passionate about giving children the best start to life through chiropractic care, good nutrition and exercise. Dr Priest believes that any child can benefit from chiropractic care as every child has had countless falls and bumps to the head. As a mother of 4 she can attest first hand how adjustments can help an unsettled child.

Children with learning and behavioural problems and even those with autism have a lot to gain through a specific care program involving adjustments, nutrition and brain exercises to help correct imbalances in brain function.

Dr Priest is dedicated to helping her patients achieve optimal health through chiropractic and nutritional care.