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Meet Dr Luke Hennessy

Deciding Early on to become a Chiropractor

Luke Hennessey chiropractorI decided to become a chiropractor over 20 years ago. I had just married my wife  (whose father and two brothers were chiropractors) when I finished my bachelor’s degree. We went on a honeymoon directly before I was going to embark on earning my master’s degree. During this wonderful trip, an unthinkable tragedy made me reconsider what chiropractic was all about.

The Body’s Healing Powers

I had been bitten by a white tail spider and was afflicted by an ulcer covering both legs, all the way from my thighs to my ankles. The drugs I was taking to fight the effects of the bite weren’t helping me improve. My chiropractor was concerned for me. “This bite is killing you, Luke. It’s time that you learned to trust the power of your body. The power that made the body can also heal the body.”

Although I knew chiropractic was highly effective for pain and many conditions, my understanding of chiropractic treatments took on a new meaning after this meeting with my chiropractor. I can’t know for certain if chiropractic cured me of the effects of the bite. What I do know was that I was facing a double leg amputation, and a collection of medications weren’t working. By placing my body in the right circumstances, I recovered from a venomous spider bite that’s known to cripple and even kill people.

Starting a Beautiful Family

My wife and I have been blessed with four beautiful children. We adopted our first child, Emma, in 2001 and two years later we adopted our son John. At 20 months of age, we realised something wasn’t quite right with John. He was missing developmental milestones, and we like any parents were extremely concerned. John was eventually diagnosed with autism and an intellectual impairment at 30 months of age.

I started to apply and continue to use my knowledge and experience in chiropractic with John. Whilst chiropractic is not a cure for autism, by addressing diet, exercise and with chiropractic care we have witnessed changes in John that far exceed what we could ever have believed.

The knowledge and experience I’ve gained from being a chiropractor has often been from my own personal life. Our personal struggle to have a successful pregnancy led me to think about chiropractic’s connection to fertility. Although chiropractic is not a fertility treatment, a combination of chiropractic adjustments and chiropractic ecology can help the nerve supply in the lower back and pelvis. Chiropractic ecology assists with the nutritional and hormonal balance of the body and this together with other lifestyle factors and chiropractic adjustments can see positive changes in a woman’s fertility. The underlying premise behind this approach is the same premise we use as chiropractors everyday which is that the body has an ability to heal and function normally when placed in the right environment.

Two years after John’s second birthday, my wife gave birth to our third child Olivia and two years later our fourth child, Isabelle.

Living and Loving Chiropractic

As you probably know by now, I’m a passionate man with my family being my greatest passion. I enjoy sports, staying healthy, doing some home brewing and living life! I love being a chiropractor and seeing the results this powerful gift has on people’s lives. I feel the greatest reward in doing what I love is found through educating others about the power of the body, helping them to get well and stay that way.

Please take the opportunity to explore our website and learn more about what we do. Contact our practice with any questions you might have!


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