About Our Practice

Chiropractors Melissa & Jay Russian both graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Adelaide University in 1994. Both Chiropractors graduated with a Master of Chiropractic degree from Macquarie University in 1996. The duo maintain and refine their expertise through regular study, training and research on modern techniques. Melissa went on to gain full certification in Applied Kinesiology and also obtained a Graduate Diploma in Chiropractic Paediatrics at RMIT University Melbourne in 2001.

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116 Commercial Rd, Salisbury SA 5108

Meet The Team

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Dr Melissa Russian

B.S.C Master Chiro

Melissa began her career under mentorship as a Chiropractic Associate. She moved on to travel overseas for two years through Asia, United Kingdom, Eastern Europe and Africa with partner Jay. After returning from their travels, the two set up a private practice in Port Lincoln, South Australia, where they worked for eight years. In 2007, they made their return to Adelaide where they established a private practice in Salisbury.

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Melissa and Jay both developed an interest in Chiropractic care as teenagers, after experiencing the benefits first-hand. When not practicing at the clinic, Melissa’s hobbies include yoga, walking, meditation and travelling. She is a Mum to three children and enjoys spending time with her friends and family.

Melissa’s family values are reflected throughout the practice and she loves taking care of the children and parents that come through their clinic. She has an empathetic nature, which contributes to the welcoming experience. Chiropractic at Salisbury are truly passionate about health and wellbeing which is a holistic and ongoing journey.

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Riman Shehadeh

BHSc. (Chiropractic), M.Clin.

Riman’s passion for helping others began at a young age watching her father start up his own medical practice in Israel. Her love and interest in health care, primarily allied health, was established during her high school years and Riman returned to Australia at 18 years old to complete her Bachelor of Health Sciences (Chiropractic) and Masters of Clinical Chiropractic at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT).

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Riman loves to travel both internationally and domestically. She volunteered on a medical mission to the Philippines and treated a range of patients. These patients were aged from 5 to 70 years old and Riman implemented various forms of treatment tailored to the individual and condition. Also, Riman enjoyed working in tropical Far North Queensland for two years as a Chiropractic Associate and demonstrated a holistic and tailored approach to treatment and in some cases collaborating with other medical professionals to achieve a greater health outcome for her patients.

The decision to permanently move back to Riman’s hometown, Adelaide, was made to live closer to her family as she feels love and care for family is an important life principle. When she is not at the clinic, Riman is spending time with her baby niece, going out with friends, trail walking, shopping or traveling.

Riman’s caring and family orientated nature is expressed through her care whereby patients can expect full attention and an individual treatment plan to optimise results and prevent future pain and injury.

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Dr Jay Russian

B.S.C Master Chiro

Like Melissa, Jay’s interest in Chiropractic care developed from personal experience. He worked under professional guidance as a Chiropractic associate before heading off to travel around the world. Jay appreciates the finer things in life and his hobbies include travel, fishing, tennis, swimming, trekking and gardening. He enjoys working closely with friends, family and clients to facilitate their journey towards greater health and wellness.

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Jay believes that one of Chiropractic at Salisbury’s notable strength is they are “people persons”. He is incredibly fun and caring and has a good sense of humour which keeps the practice up-beat. When it comes to how he practices Chiropractic, Jay is meticulous which is a trait that is also reflected in the DIY building projects he takes on at home.

Both Jay and Melissa are highly responsive to their clients’ needs. They have adopted a glass half full approach and always see opportunity for growth and development.

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Adrian O’Dea (Dip RM)

Remedial Massage Therapist

Adrian began his career under the mentorship of his uncle, a Remedial Therapist with 25 years’ experience. In 2004 he started his Diploma of Remedial Massage and began working in the field. He specialises in pain relief and uses a wide range of remedial techniques including, trigger point, bowen therapy, cupping and myofascial release. Positive client outcomes attest to his passion and talent for pain reduction, releasing muscular tension…

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…stress and improving range of movement.

Adrian has three children and enjoys spending time at the beach having grown up beachside. His other hobbies include listening to and playing music, watching movies and sport along with spending time with family and friends.

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