Dr Jon Powderly

Canberra Spine Centre Dr Jon PowderlyDr Jon Powderly has always had a passion for sport, exercise and health. It was a gymnastics injury as a teenager that first prompted Jon to visit a chiropractor.

The impact of this experience led to him becoming a chiropractor himself. After a foray into physical education teaching, then working alongside physiotherapists for 12 months in a large Melbourne hospital, Dr Powderly began studying chiropractic at R.M.I.T. in Melbourne in 1990.

After completing the 5-year full time degree, Dr Powderly graduated in 1995 with the ‘clinical excellence’ award for his work in student clinic. The next 5 years were spent working in over 20 different clinics in 5 different countries.

While living in Barcelona, he set up a volunteer clinic in a drug-rehabilitation centre that is still running to this day thanks to the great work of local chiropractors.

In the year 2000, Dr Powderly returned to Australia, and after 2 years of working in a variety of clinics, moved to Canberra to be with his wife, Salena, opening the Canberra Spine Centre in 2002.

It was a gymnastics injury as a teenager that first prompted Jon to visit a chiropractor. The impact of this experience led to him becoming a chiropractor himself.

In over 22 years in practice, Dr Powderly has helped thousands of people regain their health, vitality and mobility. In more recent years, after the birth of his two children, Dr Powderly has developed a special interest in chiropractic care for kids (paediatrics) and chiropractic pregnancy care. Children and pregnant women now make up a large part of Dr Powderly’s practice.