Coconut Grove Chiropractic
Darwin’s First Gonstead Clinic

At Coconut Grove Chiropractic we only utilise the Gonstead technique. Dr Melinda Blackney is the only member of the Gonstead Society in the Northern Territory.

The Gonstead Chiropractic principle is: “Find it, fix it, and leave it alone.” We use gentle manual Chiropractic adjustments to improve communication between your brain and body. When our nervous system functions well it allows free communication in the body and this is where your healing begins.

The Benefits of Choosing Coconut
Grove Chiropractic

Caring Treatment

Receive compassionate and personalised chiropractic care tailored to your specific needs. Benefit from a comprehensive spinal assessment during every visit.

The Gonstead system

Effective solutions to your pain. The Gonstead System of Chiropractic is known for its high success rate, and we use this time-tested method to get you better as fast as possible.

For the Whole Family

Experience chiropractic care that’s suitable for all ages, from newborns to great grandparents. Adjustments are modified for every spine.

Relaxed & Kid Friendly

Enjoy the comfort and convenience of a home-based clinic that provides a warm and welcoming atmosphere. We welcome patients and their children to the tranquility of our tropical oasis.

Qualified Treatment Options

Melinda graduated from RMIT University after finishing her 5 year Chiropractic degree in 2005. You can expect to receive care that is dedicated to providing the best possible outcomes.

Experienced Chiropractor

With years of hands-on experience helping patients achieve optimal health and wellness, Melinda has the expertise and skill needed to provide effective and long-lasting solutions to your pain and discomfort.

We Help People Get Back to Living the Life They Love


Our vision at Coconut Grove Chiropractic is to empower individuals to live their best life through exceptional Chiropractic care. We strive to provide a warm and welcoming environment where patients can receive personalised, high-quality treatment using the Gonstead method. 

Our goal is to help individuals overcome pain and improve their overall health, allowing them to live freely and pursue their passions with greater ease. We are dedicated to continuous education and training, ensuring that our patients receive the best possible care. Our vision is a world where people can live free from unnecessary pain limitations and reach their full potential through the power of Gonstead Chiropractic.

Exceptional Chiropractic Care

At Coconut Grove Chiropractic we are dedicated to finding the root cause of each patient’s problem and providing personalised, effective treatments to improve their health and well-being. 

A key part of our overall mission is to educate our patients about the benefits of chiropractic care and empower them to take an active role in their own healing journey. 

We are committed to helping our community achieve optimal health and we work hard to make chiropractic care accessible and affordable for everyone.  Our mission is to bring lasting relief and improved quality of life to all those we serve.

Best Chiropractic Care
  1. Compassion: We are dedicated to providing exceptional care to our patients with kindness and understanding.
  2. Excellence: We strive to constantly improve our skills and knowledge to provide the best possible chiropractic care.
  3. Empowerment: We believe in educating and empowering our patients to take an active role in their own health and wellness.
  4. Integrity: We are committed to honesty, transparency, and ethical practice in everything we do.
  5. Community: We are dedicated to creating a warm and welcoming environment where patients feel comfortable and supported.
  6. Sustainability: We are committed to promoting a healthy lifestyle and preventing future health problems through chiropractic care.
  7. Innovation: We are constantly exploring new techniques and technologies to provide the most effective and cutting-edge care to our patients.
Exceptional Chiropractic Care

Hi, I’m Melinda Blackney


A bit about me…

I’m a Mum of 3 gorgeous children Oliver, Matilda and Archie who are fit, active and keep me on my toes. To be able to keep up with them I need to be fit and healthy and have a fully functioning nervous system, so I know what busy people need in their life! I aim to run on time so you can fit an adjustment into your busy day.

A little about my journey…

I started my Chiropractic journey in high school. I was in Year 10 when my neighbour introduced me to Chiropractic and allowed me to do my work experience with him. I was blown away with the benefits to people I witnessed in those couple of weeks, the energy and environment was something I couldn’t wait to be part of. The best part was learning about how clever our bodies are at healing themselves. As soon as the nerve interference is removed the body’s healing ability begins, WOW!!

My Qualifications…

I graduated from RMIT University after finishing my 5 year Chiropractic degree in 2005. Since then my husband Dean and I have been on many adventures together and lived in a few different places, including spending 8 years in Nhulunbuy working as Outback Chiropractic. 

We also lived in Howard Springs, working as Howard Springs Chiropractic for 3 years. The past 3 years we have tested the Victorian climate in Benalla, working at Benalla Chiropractic Centre, and come to the conclusion it is not for us. Darwin is to be our home to raise our children. We love the Northern lifestyle. Fishing, camping, mudcrabs, walks along the beach, what more could we want!

Why I do what I do…

My favourite thing about Chiropractic is finding solutions to people’s problems. When I can find the cause of their nerve pressure we can allow their body to heal. I love nutting out difficult cases and analysing x-rays for clues to help get people better as quickly as possible.  My passion is to help people live freely, uninhibited by pain, so they can live their best life and do what they love to do!

Transform Your Health Today with Gonstead Chiropractic Care

Say goodbye to pain and discomfort and hello to a life filled with energy and vitality. Book your appointment today and experience the difference of Gonstead Chiropractic care.