Our Team - Family Chiropractor - OptiStart Chiropractic

Our Team


Dr Adam Stewart



Dr. Adam (Chiropractor) is a chiropractor with 17 years experience in practice. He is passionate about preventative healthcare, with chiropractic, nutrition, exercise and meditation forming the basis of his health philosophy.

In 2014, Adam opened OptiStart Chiropractic with the aim of providing families with a healthier start to life. 

In 2009 Adam completed the 3 year postgraduate Chiropractic paediatric fellowship program and has researched Chiropractic solutions for children, publishing articles on syncope, breastfeeding, and craniosynostosis.

In his spare time, Adam is involved in the education of chiropractors through Vital Child Chiropractic Education, which holds informational seminars across Australia.

Adam is a chiropractor with a passion for empowering you to be able to live a “life without fear” by facilitating you to feel confident and in control of your health, and the health of your children. 

Dr Adam’s (Chiropractor) interests:
  • learning, mood, behaviour, concentration
  • retained primitive reflexes and cerebellar function 
  • infant (baby) care
  • posture, balance, co-ordination
  • sports performance
  • difficult problems
  • men’s health

Dr Esther Finn


Dr Esther (Chiropractor) started her journey with Gonstead chiropractic as a young child and hasn’t looked back since.

Esther is originally from Adelaide and moved to Sydney to study at Macquarie University where she obtained a Bachelor of Chiropractic Science and Masters of Chiropractic.

Esther regularly attends chiropractic and paediatric seminars to further her learning and ensure she is able to help you reach your potential! Esther also has a special interest in the care of pregnant women. 

Esther has always been very active and has participated in a numerous sports. She has represented South Australia over ten times at National Beach and Indoor Volleyball Championships so she understands the stress sport can place on your body.

Esther always found Gonstead Chiropractic was able to help her perform at her best!

Esther is passionate about living a healthy life and enjoys seeing her patient’s health improve with regular chiropractic care.

Dr Esther’s (Chiropractor) special interests:
  • pregnancy care
  • women’s health
  • teenagers/adolescence
  • musculoskeletal problems (back pain, neck pain, headaches, migraines)
  • tradespeople – helping you function better in your trade. 

Dr Jeff Leow


Dr Jeff (Chiropractor) is originally from Malaysia and moved to Australia to study a double Bachelor in Chiropractic Science and Health Science. Jeff is fluent in 4 languages: English Mandarin, Bahasa (Malay) and Cantonese and is from a culturally diverse background.

Jeff Lives in BoxHill and enjoys playing basketball, volleyball, badminton and table tennis in his time out, he also plays piano and the ukulele.

Jeff likes to regularly attend Chiropractic seminars and workshops and is always increasing his knowledge. Jeff is passionate about health and chiropractic and would love the opportunity to share that passion with people from all walks of life.

Dr Jeff’s (Chiropractor) special interests:
  • Families
  • The care of older people
  • Sports performance and injury
  • Stress related problems incl anxiety and sleep problems
  • Musculoskeletal problems of any type
  • Nutritional and lifestyle advice

Alana Bell

Remedial Therapist

Alana lives locally in Berwick with her partner Lillian and their dogs and cats Ruby, Honey, Flick and Frankie.

She has obtained a diploma in Remedial Massage from the Victorian Fitness Academy, is a registered therapist with Massage and Myotherapy Australia and regularly updates her training and development.

Alana has been actively involved in health, fitness and wellbeing from a young age. She enjoys playing and watching a variety of sports including basketball, netball, cricket, and her passion AFL. She is the captain of her local team and has played senior football for almost twenty years.

Alana became a therapist foremost to better understand her own athletic conditioning, injury prevention and rehabilitation. Alana has developed a natural perception in assessment and treatment of the muscles, tendons, ligaments and connective tissues of her clients to help with pain and injury management.

Some of the benefits of massage include:

  • increased circulation
  • muscle tension relief
  • reduced stress and anxiety
  • improved sleep
  • promotes relaxation throughout the whole body.

    Alana is enthusiastic to get you back in action and is here to support your health and well being needs.
Alana’s Special Interests
  • Muscular aches and pains
  • Musculoskeletal problems (e.g. low back pain, neck pain, headaches)
  • Stress relief
  • Relaxation
  • Sports taping 

Kirstin Cross

Remedial Therapist

Kirstin is an experienced massage therapist, with a passion for helping resolve your pain and problems.

Her massage visits promote relaxation, promote mental health, assist sleep, injuries, tension, back, and neck pain. In addition, Kirstin can assist with ergonomics, and lifestyle advice when required.

Kirsten graduated from the Australian College of Fitness and Bodywork (ACFB), with experience in remedial massage, and interests in Lomi Lomi massage (Hawaiian approach). She is a member of Massage and Myotherapy Australia (MMA).

Kirstin is very community driven with a background in amateur theatre with Gemco Players in Emerald for over a decade and currently volunteering in the Belgrave Fire Brigade with an additional role as Community Education Facilitator. Kirstin has recently celebrated 21 years of service with many awards over the years. Kirstin also has a passion for art and sketching.

Kirstin enjoys solving your current problems and help maintain a high level of wellbeing. She derives great satisfaction is seeing you live a life free of pain. Her massages may be effective with clients who are displaying stress, trauma, overworked bodies and the side effects of injury. Incorporating relax techniques like modified Hawaiian Lomi Lomi – the muscles may relax allowing deeper healing work to commence.



Chiropractic Assistant (C.A.)

Caitlin lives in Selby with her partner and son Edward. She loves to take long relaxing walks in the leafy Dandenong rangers. Caitlin has completed a degree in Biology and is often found outside with her little family in the dirt discovering and learning about the plants and the little critters. She is passionate about helping children learn about nature and runs an animal education program for school aged kids. Her family’s health and well-being are a priority which includes Chiropractic care.



Chiropractic Assistant (C.A.)

Molly just graduated year 12 VCAL last year and has been working in the health department since 2019. Molly spends her free time playing Hockey for Knox Hockey Club in the Women’s League, as well as spending time seeing her friends and her family. She is very organised and enjoys helping others with their health in chiropractic care, which is why she has been receiving chiropractic care for the past few years herself.



Chiropractic Assistant (C.A.)

Sajah is a third year ‘Exercise Sports Science and Business (Sport Management)’ bachelor’s degree student at Deakin University. Sajah has a strong passion for health and wellbeing, specifically the realm of physical care and rehabilitation. She is a local to the Berwick area and enjoys making the most of the walking paths with her friends and family. Sajah cares about the health and wellbeing of those around her, specifically through the medium of Chiropractic care.

Contact our Berwick Chiropractic Practice on (03) 9704 7746

Visit us at 5/6 Langmore Lane for a consultation with a Chiropractor who cares.