The hinterland has a new chiropractor in town! Damian Treacey is based at 19 Coral Street, Maleny, on Monday and Wednesday 2-5pm, and Friday 9am – 12pm.
Damian grew up in Melbourne, before moving to Sydney’s northern beaches for 27 years.
“It was during my late teens whilst surfing at Manly that I became fascinated with the working of the human body, whilst watching other surfers paddle for waves,” shared Damian.
“I thought that it was more important to learn about the functioning of the human body than other careers.”
After finishing high school, Damian’s mother came across an advertisement about studying Chiropractic at Sydney College of Chiropractic.
“I went along for an interview, and over 40 years later I am still passionate about it and being able to help the community to restore the activities they may have lost.”
After leaving Sydney Damian and his wife, Sandy, moved to Bundaberg and spent 20 years there on a rural property, not far from the ocean. When their daughter moved to Brisbane they chose to move to the Sunshine Coast, where the couple have been for the last five years.
“We are now living in Witta and love the peace and sunsets,” said Damian, “and the opportunity arose to take over John Pirie’s Chiropractic and Applied Kinesiology practice in Maleny. This was a chance for me to carry on the great work that John and Pippa had been doing for the last 18 years.”
Damian enjoys using his skills to assist people from all walks of life to be able to do things in their day that they may not have been able to do before.
“The joy that they receive from this makes me feel grateful. With what’s happened over the last few years, the community connection has been affected and I feel that the work that I’m doing can help people reconnect, not only with themselves, but with others,” Damian said.
Damian had a shoulder and knee replacement two years ago and said, “This has given my physical and mental body a new lease on life. I am not back to surfing yet, but it will come soon.
“Living in the mountains will encourage us to explore more walking areas. I also enjoy reading about the body and mind and how they can be improved.”
I asked Damian if he had a quote or saying that resonated with him and his work.
“It’s never about the Doing, it’s about the Being. Where your attention goes, it grows,” he said with a smile.
Damian is looking forward to caring for the people not only in the community here, but for all that choose to visit.