Meet the Chiro

Meet the Chiropractor

Dr Paul Cater

Dr Paul Cater graduated in 2005 from Macquarie University, Sydney with a double degree- Bachelor of Chiropractic Science and Master of Chiropractic.  He then spent 7 years in Scotland and England, where he established successful Chiropractic clinics before returning to the East Coast of Australia to settle. Paul originally comes from Crescent Head, NSW, and like most people living on the Gold Coast, enjoys leading an active, healthy lifestyle in the outdoors. He is a keen surfer, snowboarder and scuba diver, and he plays soccer for Kingscliff Wolves in the Gold Coast Premier League.

Dr Cater firmly believes in a holistic approach to whole family care. Treating the alignment of whole body enables the nervous system to function effectively promoting healing and better health around the body.

Paul has many years training in the diagnosis and treatment of sports injuries and has worked alongside leading European Sports Chiropractors. Palm Beach Chiropractic sees a variety of sports people on the Gold Coast including many triathletes, ultra marathon runners, pan pacific masters equestrian gold medalists and local community sport people. No matter what your sport is, a balanced spine and healthy nervous system will help improve your performance, aid recovery and decrease injury rates.

Dr Cater is also experienced in providing pre- and postnatal care, supporting expectant mums before, during and after their pregnancy and has found his expectant mothers have a more enjoyable pregnancy. Furthermore, this care extends to paediatrics. Dr Cater has treated many kids from new born babies to teens- each case is different and the treatment of paedriatric patients is very gentle and relates more to cranial therapy then spinal manipulation.

If you have any questions about Sports Chiropractic, Pregnancy Chiropractic or Paediatric Chiropractic, please take advantage of our free telephone conversation, we are more than happy to help.

Dr Paul Cater | B.Sc.Chiro. & M.Chiro

Dr James Shipway

Dr James Shipway graduated from Sydney’s Macquarie University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Chiropractic Science and Masters of Chiropractic.  His passion for Chiropractic was instilled in him from a young age after suffering from “growing pains” and sporting injuries. It was back then he realised the benefits that Chiropractic could have on himself and the whole family.

James was heavily involved in sports growing up and still continues to enjoy a healthy active lifestyle. It was here he first experienced the benefits regular Chiropractic care can have on both peak performance and injury prevention. He has a special interest in AFL, tennis, and golf having previously played at representative level.

Chiropractic encourages the body’s self-healing ability and improves nerve function so the brain and body can work together effectively. Dr Shipway wants you to get the best out of your body and live life to the fullest.  Dr Shipway tailors his recommendations and Chiropractic care specifically to suit individual patient needs, in order to achieve the best possible outcome for each and every person.   

Dr James Shipway | B.Sc.Chiro. & M.Chiro


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Reviews By Our Satisfied Patients

  • "More than just a chiropractor. His knowledge and expertise is amazing. With james, when your back's in line, you'll feel fine!"
    Lou A.
  • "Highly recommend James as knowledgeable and educated chiro. Easy going but very professional."
    Troy P.