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Meet Dr. Chris Dobson

Unlike many, I have grown up with chiropractic all my life. I have not known life without it. With two parents for chiropractors, and then eventually pursuing chiropractic myself, I have had my spine and nervous system checked and adjusted regularly from the day I was born.

Welcome to Evolve Chiropractic – Your Local Christchurch Chiropractors!!

Chiropractic is a natural approach to health care suitable for anyone and everyone. At Evolve Chiropractic in Christchurch, our main focus is the spine and the nervous system that passes through it, and ensuring that it is able to communicate freely, allowing the healthy function of all your cells, tissues, organs and systems.

Our lives are full of stress – from the commonly understood physical stressors, to the often forgotten chemical and emotional ones. When stored in your system, this can create tension in your spine and nervous system, disrupting the communication pathways that co-ordinate every movement, thought, feeling and bodily process. We call these disruptions subluxations.

As chiropractors, we are formally trained to locate, analyse and release subluxations through safe and gentle adjustments, restoring optimal function to your nervous system and YOU. At Evolve Chiropractic, we believe everyone should have the opportunity to experience the health benefits of a fully functioning nervous system, and hope to provide care that is accessible to all – we look forward to helping you achieve your health goals.

Discover the Difference. Discover Chiropractic.

Find out why others come to our office to get well and stay well!

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Call our office at

03 352 7500

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We are located at:

140 Grimseys Road
Drs. Valerie Tan

106 Highsted Road
Dr. Chris Dobson

Find Out More About Our Office

We started this practice with an objective to provide chiropractic care in a way that was congruent with how we utilise it for ourselves – to get healthy and stay healthy. We have long known the barriers many experience with accessing care, and we endeavoured to create a family practice that broke down the barriers for individuals and their families, so everyone could access greater health if they chose to. Starting out from our converted garage in 2014, we have grown to realise how great the demand for the chiropractic care we provide really is. Opening our second practice in Bishopdale has enabled us to bring chiropractic to more of you, so you can experience the benefits of regular chiropractic care too. Thanks to everyone who supports us and what we do, we look forward to welcoming you to Evolve so you can start being and continue to be in control of your and your family’s health.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Yes. Research supports both the safety and efficacy of chiropractic care. Chiropractic is natural and does not involve any drugs or surgery. As with anything, there is a small risk of adverse effects, though these are rare and we will ensure you are informed of these risks prior to beginning care. 

  • Anyone! Everybody and everything that has a spine can benefit from a clearly functioning nervous system and adjusting techniques are always adapted to the individual’s needs. From newborns through to the very elderly, we encourage you to bring in your whole family. 

  • Here at Evolve Chiropractic we believe chiropractic care should be affordable and accessible to all. We have an initial consultation fee of $60-100. Following your report of findings visit, we run a gift economy payment system. This is based on our core values of honesty and respect and we ask that you pay each visit according to 1. your means and 2. the value you place on the service and care we provide. We hope and trust that you will honour this system.