Our chiropractors Dr Louise Farrelly, Dr Elliott Hill, and massage therapists Sandy Chown and Fleur McLellan, have a wealth of clinical experience with patients of all ages, challenges and walks of life. They are experts in spinal health and are dedicated in providing you with the tools and effective solutions to get you active again to lead a healthier and more enjoyable life!

Our chiropractic assistants Jodette Mudge, and Carol Tauroa, will provide you with all the necessary information for your chiropractic visits. They are always available and readily able to answer any questions you may have. If you have a specific question for the chiropractor, the ladies behind the desk will make us available to you.

We want to make you feel as comfortable as possible and eliminate any apprehension you may have. Chiropractic care involves a series of visits, with each one building on the ones before. It is important we establish a successful patient relationship early therefore by explaining everything in advance we eliminate any uncertainty and establish the trust that is needed.


Louise was born and raised in Te Awamutu and graduated from the New Zealand College of Chiropractic in 2002. She has a Bachelor of Science majoring in Psychology and Physiology which she did concurrently with her Bachelor of Chiropractic degree.

Before setting up Te Awamutu Family Chiropractic Louise worked as an associate chiropractor in Mount Maunganui for 4 years at Bayfair Chirocare. After meeting her husband she decided to set up her own practice in her hometown of T.A.

Louise practises Applied Kinesiology and as a mum, is very interested in Pediatric Chiropractic which she is currently studying. She loves seeing kids and babies!

Louise’s passions include her children and family. She loves to read and cook delicious food which her children never eat. Louise is currently working part-time while her children are still young and they’re not embarrassed by her.

– Applied Kinesiology
– Webster technique
– Cranio-sacral therapy
– Pediatric Chiropractic


As a kid, like most, I dreamt of being an athlete. I loved cricket and tennis, but I was severely limited by a postural condition. I started seeing a chiropractor regularly and I was back to my sport, and it also showed me I was capable of so much more than I realised. This experience has given me a keen interest in unlocking people's performance and maximising your potential.  

I grew up in a few different towns and cities around Australia, and have finally escaped Auckland after the past 5 years. I'm excited to settle into the Waikato region and find my place in the Te Awamutu community. 

I have a keen interest and experience in managing:

- Repetitive stress in the workplace (especially tradespeople)
- Postural conditions such as scoliosis
- Headaches
- Injuries and fast-forwarding rehabilitation 


Sandy Chown was born in Te Awamutu and extended her education from Te Awamutu College, Wintec, and Massey University, to Murdoch University in Perth, Australia, where she developed her passion for Oncology Massage with fifteen years of medical experience behind her. Sandy joins us after two years as Hospice Waikato’s Massage Therapist, and loves being back in her ‘home town’ close to family.

“Given the caliber of people in this team, I am thrilled to be included. I use a variety of massage techniques to provide client focused therapy (by tailoring every treatment with your individual condition/symptoms in mind) to help reduce stress, increase relaxation, and improve your general wellness. I do this in a friendly, professional manner within a safe, clean and
inviting clinic setting.”

Sandy is qualified to offer the following:

- Aromatherapy
- Craniosacral
- Manual Lymphatic Drainage
- Myofascial Release
- Neuromuscular Therapy
- Oncology
- Prenatal
- Remedial/Therapeutic
- Sports Massage

Massage stimulates circulation by improving blood flow and helps to prevent and heal injuries by removing muscle tension, relieving pain, and promoting relaxation. Massage therapy relaxes muscle tissue, which reduces painful contractions and spasms and also reduces nerve compression.
Sandy looks forward to helping you.


Fleur joined Te Awamutu Family Chiropractic in January 2023.   She gained her massage therapy certificate from WINTEC in 2018, prior to that Fleur graduated with a Bachelor’s in Nursing from AUT.  While she ran her own business Fleur also gained a qualification in Dr Vodder Lymphatic therapy.  Fleur finds it extremely rewarding helping people with Lipoedema (different to lymphedema).  Massage relieves the heavy feeling in the legs which can not only affect the ability to walk, but also cause extreme emotional distress.

Her client base are people seeking a relaxing massage or deep tissue relief from pain to release muscle tension.  She is apt in working with sports people, having worked with the Chiefs  Sevens teams, Netballers and even the All Blacks on one very exciting occasion.  Although, her true passion is working with everyday people to remedy niggles that are causing discomfort. Fleur takes great satisfaction when her clients walk out the door saying their pain has gone, and they feel amazing.  Her treatments are client centric and catered for each individual’s needs.  Fleur especially likes to help people with lower back discomfort and sciatica through deep tissue work, those seeking relief for neck and back pain and experiencing muscle tension through the face, jaw and scalp.

 Massage therapy is extremely beneficial for general relaxation or relief of symptoms related to muscle tension.


Jodette joined the team in 2014 to replace Naida while she was on maternity leave, we have been lucky enough that Jodette agreed to stay on picking up some afternoon shifts and covering leave. Jodette is born and bred in Te Awamutu and therefore may be a familiar face to you.

When searching for Naida’s replacement Jodette stood out from the rest with her friendly and easy going nature. She came highly recommended by a patient and is subsequently now a patient herself.

Jodette brings a sense of calm to TAFC and has slotted easily into Naida’s role (and thats no easy feat). Jodette understands that the human body is something to be admired and cared for, and that chiropractic plays a vital role in maintaining health.


Carol became a patient in 2013 after being recommended by her son Laurie. Carol has lived in the Te Awamutu district since 1980, owning a dairy farm with her husband Ted and has previously worked in banking and education.
Carol says “health and well-being and the concept of Hauora and Rongoa practices are important to our whanau, and it is a privilege and an honour to be working with the very talented colleagues at TAFC, who will keep my kete of knowledge full”.
Carol’s interests include environmental projects, being a Maungatautari Ecological island Trust Volunteer, being actively involved with her whanau marae, enjoying Kapa Haka and following her beloved grandchildren in their various activities.

Hauora – is a Maori philosophy of health unique to New Zealand. Meaning “Well-being”, it encompasses the physical, mental and emotional, social and spiritual dimensions of health. All four dimensions are necessary for strength and symmetry.

Rongoa – is traditional Maori medicine – a system of healing that was passed on orally. It’s comprised diverse practices and an emphasis on the spiritual dimension of health. Rongoa includes herbal remedies, physical therapies such as massage and manipulation, and spiritual healing.