Dr Matt Short, Chiropractor

Matt Short

Dr Matt Short

Clinic Hours

Mon: 7:30-12:00, 15:00-18:30
Tue: 10:00-14:00
Wed: 8:30-12:00
Thu: 9:00-12:00, 15:00-18:30
Fri: 7:30-12:00


2018: Master of Health Science (current) "Fascia and Ultrasound"
2017: P.G.Dip Health Science - Otago University
1999: B.Sc (Chiropractic) NZ School of Chiropractic
1998: B.Sc (Physiology) Auckland University

Some time ago – when I was young – I learnt the hard way that back pain can effect you in many ways. I was playing professional cricket at the time and the pain in my back limited my performance and made me feel frustrated, down, and angry all at the same time. Sore to move, uncomfortable in bed, frequent headaches, and constant tiredness made being successful on the field difficult plus enjoying myself off the field a struggle.

That’s my main message to you. Spinal pain gets on your nerves, stops you from achieving your goals, and will negatively effect your mood. My goal for every client is to: firstly help them with what is causing the most pain/interference to their lives; introduce strategies that allow them to look after themselves; and then maintain them at a high level of health through regular spinal check-ups (should you choose to). Less pain, more energy, and a brighter mood results.

I have been in practice in the sunny Bay of Plenty for over 18 years. I have a wide range of techniques that allow me to get great results for my clients – I’m sure we can help you. Spinal pain is common and studies indicate that Chiropractic adjustments are effective for many types of spinal pain relief, however, I find that the best results come when adjustments are coupled with effective strategies to improve spinal function. For example, a common feature of my treatment program involves understanding and improving posture.

I am continuing to explore the human body through a Masters degree from Otago University and I am constantly looking to improve the quality of my healthcare with most of the suggestions and advice I give is supported by studies in peer reviewed journals.

I hope to see you soon. In the meantime scroll through my blog posts and be sure to discuss anything of interest with me when I see you next.

Yours in health

Dr Matt Short (Dr of Chiropractic)

Bird Dog

Thank You and Daily Spine Fit 2020 Release

Matt Short, Chiropractor
Posted: 11th November, 2019

  Thank you for being part of the Life Clinic this year. It's been a very busy and successful year.

  This year concludes with the completion of a five year journey, culminating in the submission of

Online health

The search for health

Matt Short, Chiropractor
Posted: 12th September, 2019
The internet has greatly enhanced individuals power of self-determination in their health journey. That’s great, it really is, the challenge is determining what is reliable and how it applies to you!
Gearing up for spring - The Life Clinic

Gearing up for Spring

Matt Short, Chiropractor
Posted: 10th September, 2019
Seasons change and so do activity levels. Winter tends to equate to greater amounts of sitting and inactivity - where spring brings bursts of activity.
Rain and hand

Preparing For Winter

Matt Short, Chiropractor
Posted: 10th April, 2019

Maintaining a strong immune system through the winter months requires some modifications, changes, and common sense. Many people get (expect) to get a cold or flu through the lurgy months, often

Sore Back Sitting

Low Back Pain, Its Impact on Your Life, and Chiropractic

Matt Short, Chiropractor
Posted: 12th December, 2018

Low back pain is common. It is estimated to affect up to 80% of the population at some point in their lives and, worse, it is considered the most expensive condition due to time off work. The pain is


Headache, Migraine, and Chiropractic

Matt Short, Chiropractor
Posted: 12th December, 2018

There are many types and causes of headaches and migraines. Most causes involve physical trauma, dehydration, nutritional reactions, or emotional stress. A common cause of headaches and migraines is

Woman with sore LB and Neck

What is the difference between: Chiropractors; Osteopaths; and Physiotherapists?

Matt Short, Chiropractor
Posted: 22nd May, 2018

In general terms, there is a difference between Chiropractors, Osteopaths, and Physiotherapists in their approach, techniques, and goals for their patients. This blog post will briefly describe all