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The First Chiropractic Team

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Sharon Cannon

Hello I am Sharon Cannon. I have had various jobs within the health field and was a volunteer member of St John Ambulance for many years. I discovered chiropractic and its natural approach to health when I started working as a Chiropractic Assistant in August 1994 (when the centre opened) and I have been passionate about it ever since.

I enjoy seeing the benefits chiropractic brings to our many patients. I have one son (Chris) who has also enjoyed the chiropractic lifestyle and he is now studying in Auckland at N.Z. College of Chiropractic.

I do have another passion in my life and that is Petanque. I have been playing competitively since 1999 and am a New Zealand Representative at this sport.


Michele Strachan

Hi, my name is Michele. I have been working at First Chiropractic since 2002. I had a brief spell away from the centre in 2008 but missed everyone too much and was fortunately able to return. My family and I have experienced the benefits of chiropractic care over the years.

My husband Darryl is a competitive cyclist and our adult daughters Krystle, Brooke, and Jaimee swam competitively for many, many years. We have all found that regular chiropractic care keeps us injury free and our immune system functioning well and we are rarely unwell.

I enjoy going to the gym and walking several times a week and often with my daughters. I love my family time and also regular cafe outings with them and reading also.


Lynne Simmons

Hi, I’m Lynne. My husband Bruce and I, and our five adult sons moved to Napier in 2003 after selling our third generation family farm and purchasing “Jessica Design” store. My outside interests include world tours, tramping, going to the gym, helping others less fortunate than myself, and living each day to the full.


Catherine Jones

Hello, I’m Catherine and I’m loving my job as a chiropractic assistant. I was introduced to First Chiropractic as a patient and my health and my daughter’s health have improved markedly since being under chiropractic care.

I have had a variety of jobs including the national aquarium, wine industry and was a volunteer ambulance officer.

In my spare time (not often!) I love to garden and enjoy photography.


Brett Mead

Hi, I’m Brett. I joined the team at the Hastings practice in 2015 and love the friendly environment and seeing all of our patients improvements first-hand.

Having discovered chiropractic care in 2010 myself, I have seen great improvements in my own health and well-being. The most common remark I hear from our new patients is ‘I wish I knew about you guys years ago!’ which is such a rewarding part of the job.

Originally from Gisborne, I now enjoy the Hawke’s Bay and it’s lifestyle with my wife and young daughter Pippa!

If you have any questions, call First Chiropractic today!


First Chiropractic | Napier (06) 843 3384 | Hastings (06) 870 7100