Our chiropractors Dr Louise Farrelly, Dr Phillip Bailey, and massage therapist Sandy Chown, 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, Sheryl Matthews 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


“I was born in South Africa and immigrated to New Zealand with my family when i was fourteen years old. After completing High School in Te Puke and doing a year of professional chef training, I decided to pursue a career in Chiropractic.

Five years of university in Auckland and over a decade of experience in New Zealand and overseas has eventually led me back home to Taurange. My specialty up to this point has been pain management having gone through advance post-0graduate training in Australia, the United Sates of America and Singapore.

I genuinely  love seeing clients get better and being part of that process, having helped tens of thousands of patients around the world. I look forward to meeting the wonderful people of Te Awamutu and helping them too.”


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 toprovide 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.


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.


Sheryl became a patient in 2005 after being recommended by her sister to Dr Louise. In 2006 we asked Sheryl to apply for a part-time position at TAFC, and she now has a permanent position here. Sheryl has been in the Waikato region her entire life and is a well-known face anywhere you can get a good coffee.

She has always been interested in a natural approach to health and well being, and is a great spokesperson for chiropractic. Sheryl knows that health come from within, thus having a nervous system free from interference or irritation is absolutely necessary to express good health. She is a firm believer in the power of positive thinking… maybe this is why there is a permanent smile on her face.


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.