Our Mission and Purpose

We provide a safe, professional environment where people can heal and thrive so they can live the greatest life possible. We facilitate people to optimal health and wellness with natural, holistic chiropractic and wellness care through the detection and reduction of vertebral subluxation. We provide outstanding wellness care with love and compassion for all our people. We are committed to building trustworthy, long-term relationships with the people in our community. We use traditional and cutting-edge technology to assess and analyze the function of the spine and nervous system and look for the cause rather than the effects Our clinic is an environment of authenticity, hope, vitality and love.

Dr. Dean Carter, (B.Chiro) MNZCA, Chiropractor, Wellness Specialist, Director

“The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his or her patients in the care of the human frame, in proper diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.” Thomas A Edison
Dr. Dean Carters approach to health and life philosophy is holistic, vitalistic and natural. His unique view of health is the underpinning foundation of Living Chiropractic & Wellness.The impact of losing many family members to lifestyle diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer was the main influence for him to study health sciences, lifestyle and wellness care as a way of life and vocation.

He trained first in 1999 as a massage therapist specializing in Hawaiian and Polynesian healing, sports and deep tissue and practiced fulltime for seven years in his own massage therapy clinic in Auckland.The challenge to become a wellness chiropractor then pointed his path to the Auckland University of Technology to complete a Diploma of Science and to the New Zealand College of Chiropractic where he graduated after 5 years fulltime study as a Bachelor of Chiropractic.

Dr. Dean's personal journey into chiropractic was influenced by major impact on his health and wellbeing. As a 10 year old he was badly injured multiple times falling from motocross bikes and while participating in contact sports.By the age of 17 he was suffering poor health with symptoms of daily chronic low back pain with sciatica, and chronic neck pain with headaches. The next 15 years that followed was an unhealthy experience through the medical system using countless medications for pain and inflammation, hundreds of hours of treatment from physio, massage therapists and osteopaths with little result. His journey finally resolved with an intensive schedule of chiropractic care with wellness strategies that changed his life forever.

Dr. Dean Carter, Pukekohe Chiropractor & Wellness Specialist, provides the people of Franklin with state-of-the-art family wellness care, with special consideration given to sports athletes and family care including prenatal, pediatric, and elderly chiropractic. He has a reputation for excellence in taking the time to get to the core issue of most health problems. Children and adults alike feel nurtured in his warm and friendly office. Dr.Dean Carter has twenty years of experience in wellness care and 15 years in chiropractic. He is inspired to help families, new-born babies and children, mature citizens, amateur and high performance athletes. He recognises the best choice to move forward into optimal health is by ‘Living in Wellness’.

Tania Bruce, Chiropractic Assistant, Wellness Centre Administration

“Nothing gives me more joy than seeing our patients become stronger and symptom-free, enabling them to live a fuller life, reaching their potential, and doing the things they love!” Tania Bruce

Tania (Tarnz) is likely to be the first person you speak and meet with at our wellness centre. Tania will help you in everyway she can with booking appointments, setting schedules, ACC inquiries, financial options and fees, doctor consultations and so much more.

Tania has always wanted to be a part of an amazing team who are passionate about helping others. She has embraced a holistic wellness lifestyle for many years and trained and practiced as a massage therapist.She found chiropractic care to be the solution to many of her health issues in 2012 and since then she’s been pain free and medication free which has given her a new lease on her life.