The Strong Family: Jacqui, Ethan (7), Charly (9) and Chiropractor, Dr Dan are ready to help and heal!
A surfing trip changed Dr Daniel Strong’s scientist’s career from Forensic Archaeology and working for the police, to helping “actual living people” after a Masters degree in Chiropractic in Sydney.
Growing up in Toowoomba, his family have holidayed at Rainbow Beach for decades.
“I wanted to start up at Rainbow – it was before Peter Collard was in the area.
“Literally, on my first day as a chiropractor, I said ‘I’m moving to Rainbow Beach, living at Cedar Pocket’.” (He has never actually been to Cedar Pocket, only driven past it.)
But it was not to be, with his prudent father helping Dan to operate his first practice out of one of his rental properties in Toowoomba.
“A year in, a friend gave me his Dalby practice – we grew it from one day a week and stayed there 19 years.”
Now still half owner of the Dalby practice, Dan is living the dream here, with his growing practice at the IGA complex, and his 200 acres on Mount Coondoo – just over the valley from Cedar Pocket!
His boys Charly (9) and Ethan (7) say it is very different to life in Dalby, with making the most of the beach, their motorbikes and having no neighbours, before they start at Wolvi State School.
Partner Jacqui is a Bowen therapist and a Body Balance instructor and also works in the business. Jacqui says, “Our boys go duning, Dan loves the water, and I just love that view!
“Dan has always wanted to come here since uni, he has a sentimental attachment. We have lots of beaches in Queensland, this one is special to him.”
So much so, the business logo is “Grumpy”, their beach worthy combi van. Their mascot attracts plenty of attention on the beach!
Doctor Dan likes being a bit different, “How many Chiropractors sell stubby coolers?” he asks me. “That’s because beer is not inflammatory.”
Dan’s passion is prevention and paediatrics, working with children and pregnant mums, but says everyone can benefit from the service.
“I tell people I don’t fix backs, I fix immune systems that cause inflammation and protect you from whatever stresses you have.
“I’m not here to take away pain – but by fixing your immune system, you will experience pain relief and prevent chronic disease.”
The service is eligible for health fund rebates, the referral from your medical practitioner for the Medicare EPC plan is also claimable.
Visit Dr Dan in the Rainbow Beach IGA complex, next to the fish and chip shop on the corner of Rainbow Beach and Carlo Roads, on Monday 8am-3pm, Thursday and Friday 8am – late, or Saturday 8am-2pm, or by appointment.