Meet the Team
Dr. Adam Carter
Adam Carter is the principal chiropractor at Carter Chiropractic and Dubbo Acupuncture Centre, having founded the Clinic in March 1987 as Carter Chiropractic in Brisbane Street Dubbo. Adam was born in Dubbo and grew up on a grazing property between Dubbo and Yeoval, attending school at South Dubbo Primary and High Schools.
A Chiropractic career became inevitable for Adam during his high school days, initially attending a chiropractor for cracking noises in his neck, Adam quickly noted the wider benefits of Chiropractic as a life time issue with bed wetting and headaches was rapidly resolved through Chiropractic care. The benefits of Chiropractic care was familiar to Adam's family with his father a loyal Chiropractic patient referred by a Medical Doctor for help and with a brother and cousin both practicing Chiropractors, Adam's career was predestined.
Graduating from what was the first five (5) year University Chiropractic degree in Australia, at what is now RMIT University in Melbourne, Adam returned to Dubbo to establish the clinic in 1987.
Adam is a foundation member of the Chiropractic Association of Australia and has a special interest in Neurology and further enhances his knowledge through post graduate courses and regular professional continual education.
The belief that all people from the new born to the elderly should receive lifetime supportive chiropractic care to maximise their spinal mobility and the function of their nervous system to achieve optimal health and enjoyment of life is integral part of Adam's daily chiropractic paradigm.
Master of Applied Science (Acupuncture)
Master of Applied Science (Chinese Herbal Medicine with Honors)
Raisa Kolesnikova is our Acupuncturist, she is the only university trained acupuncturist and Chinese Herbal Medicine practitioner in Dubbo. Raisa completed a nursing degree at Sydney university and practiced as a nurse until she realised she could personally aid more people’s quality of life as a practitioner and took up her postgraduate education at RMIT University in Melbourne, studying the 3-year acupuncture program and then completing the 3-year Chinese Herbal medicine degree and graduating with honours.
Having grown up in Western China, Raisa was culturally and practically well aware of the health benefits of Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine and this with her western medical health training was an obvious career choice.
In 2004 Raisa joined the team at Carter Chiropractic, Raisa has a keen interest in the management of pain with Acupuncture, but is most excited with the health changes achieved in an amazing variety of conditions with the utilisation of both Acupuncture and herbs.
People need to be aware that Acupuncture is a full 5-year undergraduate degree or a 3-year postgraduate degree, it unlike the 2 weekend dry needling courses studied by chiropractors and physiotherapists that many believe to be acupuncture.
All Acupuncturists and Chinese herbal medicine practitioners are registered by AHPRA to ensure their standards of knowledge and continual education, just like medical practitioners and chiropractors.
Dr Gabie Meredith
Dr Gabie was born and raised in Dubbo, after finishing school in 2009, Dr Gabie made the move to Sydney to begin studying Chiropractic. Graduating after 5 years of study at Macquarie University with a Bachelor of Chiropractic Science and a Masters of Chiropractic, Dr Gabie practiced in the Sydney Hills District for over two years at 2 separate practices. After living in Sydney for close to 8 years, she returned home to Dubbo and joined Carter Chiropractic in 2018.
From an early age, Dr Gabie had a keen interest in health, the body and movement, participating in a variety of sporting activities. For many years Dr Gabie was a keen Baton Twirler, being both a state and national champion as well as playing for Dubbo in representative Netball.
Due to the nature of sport, she suffered a variety of injuries which led her to learning more about the benefits of Chiropractic and its hands on approach, it is here she developed a keen interest leading her to becoming a Chiropractor.
As a Chiropractor, Dr Gabie enjoys treating a range of conditions, from headaches, neck and back pain and sports injuries. Her approach to care is individualised to the patient and includes chiropractic adjustments, soft tissue techniques, home care advice and patient education.
Dr Gabie loves to continually enhance her knowledge and techniques through a variety of seminars and courses so that her patients are able to get the best care.