Dr Rory McKnight completed his Bachelor of Science with Honours in Human Sciences and Master of Science in Chiropractic at the UK based Anglo-European College of Chiropractic in 2001. After 2 years of private practice in the UK he moved to the warmer shores of Australia where he has developed his skills in a number of locations including the metropolitan areas of Sydney and Wollongong but also 7 years of a more rural setting in Hamilton, Western Victoria.
Following the birth of his first baby boy in May of 2017 Rory enjoyed an extended break introducing the new family member to his international relatives. After a period working in Newcastle Rory has moved south to join the growing team at Central Coast Spinal Care Centre. He looks forward to getting to know the region and its beautiful surroundings.
Dr McKnight enjoys treating many various musculoskeletal conditions, particularly low back and neck pain, headaches and sciatica. With nearly 20 years of experience Rory has successfully treated a myriad of challenging conditions and enjoys helping people back to an active recovery, empowering them to better control their condition.
Dr McKnight has a strong background in endurance sports having completed many ultra-marathons, most notably a 100 mile event across the Great North Walk trail in 2009. Although continuing at ‘shorter’ distances and additionally adopting 5 years of Crossfit training, he understands the many niggling injuries and challenges regarding endurance and intensive based athletic pursuits. This has led to a strong influence in his choice of continued development education to master the treatment of many common sporting injuries including the development of sport specific, individually based rehabilitative exercise programs.
It is Dr McKight’s belief that a full recovery requires the return of normal functional movement patterns to reduce the recurrence of old injuries. Certified in the use of the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) and the Selective Functional Movement Screen (SFMA) Rory can help develop a stronger and better balanced body, providing an optimal framework to achieve your chosen athletic goals.
Services provided go way beyond “spinal manipulation” which is often mistakenly thought as “Chiropractic”. In fact Chiropractic is the profession, and spinal manipulation is just one method of treatment open to the chiropractor. Rory’s brand of Chiropractic involves many types of techniques, spinal manipulation being only one of them. He adapts his approach to each person and condition using a combination of skills developed over nearly 20 years of practice. These include joint mobilisations, dry neeedling, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilisation (IASTM), gait assessment, manual muscle energy techniques and many more. Each person will be assessed individually, discussed fully and constantly reassessed as to which combination will best suit them and their area of complaint.