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Chiropractors of Roughan Chiropractic

We are committed doctors of chiropractic who unite in our passion, as a team, to serve you – our patients and practice members. We are passionate about our healing focus and want you to experience the very best of health. We are here to provide immediate solutions to your health concerns and we are committed to providing you with the best of quality in health supplements and remedies. Our commitment extends to providing regular health talks to chat through those lifestyle questions that could best assist you to stay well.


Hokitika, West Coast and West Coast Chiropractor, Dr. Simon Roughan

South Island chiropractor Dr. Simon Roughan

Dr. Simon Roughan

I wanted to belong to a profession that really helped people!

Everyone thought I was crazy throwing in a career in Residential Psychiatric Care for Adolescents, when I sought the drug-free approach of Chiropractic. I wanted to belong to a profession that really helped people, a profession in fact which non-invasively liberates nerve interference. My training in psychology and psychiatric counseling was very rewarding. But the domineering influence of the pharmaceutical drug companies in sedating and tranquilising every patient caused me to question my ethical role in this health model.

I was fortunate enough to have parents who took me to a Chiropractor.

I had been fortunate enough to have parents who took me to a chiropractor when I was aged fourteen, due to a rugby tackle injury which left me in acute low back pain …read more »


Hokitika, West Coast Chiropractor, Dr. Ainslee E. Roughan

Dr. Ainslee E. Roughan

Dr. Ainslee E. Roughan

The painkillers the doctors had given me had stopped working and I was told to just “deal with it”.

Nothing could help remedy the crippling pain that was keeping me awake at nights and was slowly taking away the things I loved in my life such as sports. At the age of 14 my inability to function became a burden and my family was continually looking for new ideas to find help. I had explored all methods of common healthcare and nothing helped. The painkillers the doctors had given me had stopped working and I was told to just “deal with it”.

Looking back now I really wish chiropractic had been my first port of call.

I couldn’t understand why no one could help me. One morning my mum had a fantastic idea. “Lets see a chiropractor. I think we have a relative that’s a quack, let’s look him up.” We had no idea of what chiropractic could do but in desperation we were willing to travel up from Southland to Hokitika, West Coast to give it a go. It was an absolute “last resort” after nothing else had helped. …read more »


Hokitika chiropractor, Dr. Siobhan T. Roughan

Healthy habits and regular chiropractic adjustments allow me to strive for optimal health.

I was very fortunate to be brought up in a family where my father was like no other. The word ‘try’ was a dirty word and ‘giving it a go’ was highly encouraged. The philosophy of chiropractic and natural health was a way of life, especially growing up on the West Coast. My passion for Chiropractic, and natural health, began as a chiropractic kid and continues to grow everyday as I continuously learn more.

Growing up in the South Island, we were encouraged to live an active lifestyle, I loved running around outside with all my brothers and sisters and excelling in all sports I could get involved in! Health encompassed all areas of my life and enabled me to do all that I wanted to achieve, and more! It wasn’t until my late teens that I truly discovered the importance of health. People I knew suffered from health conditions that I never knew young people could experience. I was also amazed by the amount of painkillers, antibiotics and medications that were so often prescribed, especially when, to this day, I have not ever needed or used painkillers, antibiotics or medications. …read more »


Hokitika chiropractor, Dr. Terry R.A. Holmes

I found it easy to understand the philosophical approach of Chiropractic; “The body is intelligent and the Nervous System controls everything.”

Ever since I could walk, and for as long as I can remember, I have been experiencing different forms of healthcare, raised in a family that value optimal health as a core value. I was born in Belgium and received spinal care from the time I was a toddler.

My family immigrated to this amazing country called New Zealand when I was at the ripe age of 4. I jumped straight into the true Kiwi lifestyle, joining a Rugby team shortly after my arrival (yes, at the age of 4). My future years were spent playing representative Rugby and Basketball, Interclub Tennis, Boxing… I loved swimming at the beach all summer, seizing every opportunity I had to enjoy life to the fullest. This was much more fun in a vibrant and healthy body.

Throughout this journey I began to discover the power of Chiropractic more and more. I found it easy to understand the philosophical approach of Chiropractic; “The body is intelligent and the Nervous System controls everything.” I learnt there was a profound link between keeping the nervous system free of noise, or blockage, and flowing, to allow the body’s intelligence to express optimal health and vitality. …read more »

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Roughan Chiropractic | Christchurch Chiropractors

Delivering the best in chiropractic spinal health care, and integrated health and
wellness to the Christchurch and Hokitika, West Coast area since 1993.