Expert Care

ARC, Active Rehabilitation & Chiropractic, while being a new name, was started over 40 years ago, as Nambour Chiropractic Centre by Peter Vanderwerff.

Our vision for Rehabilitation came about after Richard sustained a fall which saw him in a halo due to fractured neck and 18 other bones.

Frustrated by the slower pace of other modalities he turned to Pilates/Yoga and his training in the nervous system to help get him back on his feet and working again.

We believe that every person is unique. That is why we endeavour to bring about a wholistic approach to your musculoskeletal concerns. By integrating, Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Massage, Physical Rehabilitation, Pilates, Yoga and supplementation to help you at where you are at.

We believe we have to be actively engaged in our health matters and we are here to help you with these matters. To show you what we know can work and has worked for ourselves and for others.

We also believe that when we invest in our health today we are investing in our future. Movement is the key. Perfect practice makes perfect.

Our Clinicians and therapists are highly motivated by movement with each of them including our reception all actively engaged in movement, from Pilates, Karate, Swimming, Walking, Yoga, Gym and Chiropractic care. We are more than happy to help you along your way to better living.


Richard Arkins
Richard ArkinsChiropractor/Acupuncturist/Functional Movement
Richard has been working in the health industry for over 15 years. He combines his knowledge of traditional chinese medicine (TCM) with the art of Chiropractic to help bring a holistic approach to his treatment. You will find Richard at both our Nambour & Bli Bli clinics.
Fabian Mendoza
Fabian MendozaChiropractor
Fabian’s experience base is within sports chiropractic and biomechanics, with a focus on correcting movement patterns and the restoration of proper function.
He has also worked directly with sporting teams, both on and off the field in NSW.
Fabian incorporates Dry needling, soft tissue work, tapping/strapping and exercises into his treatments.
Fabian keeps himself sharp through his martial arts training, which he has kept up for over 20 years. You will find Fabian at our Nambour Clinic.
Alicia Caldararo
Alicia CaldararoChiropractor/Pilates/Arial Yoga/Kinesiology
Alicia is a trained Chiropractor, Pilates and Yoga instructor and is a qualified Applied Kinesiologist. As such Alicia recognises the dynamic relationship between structure and function. Along with instructing in our classes (Group and 1/1) Alicia’s treatments consist of Manual and gentler chiropractic techniques. She also uses dry needling, cupping, kinesiology and nutrition to help restore the body. You will Find Alicia at our Nambour clinic.
Vinnie (Vincent) Cardona
Vinnie (Vincent) CardonaChiropractor/IASTM
Vinnie is a qualified Chiropractor, is certified in dry needling, cupping and instrument assisted soft tissue mobilisation (IASTM). With such an athletic back ground which had him playing ITF in europe for two years, vinnie can relate to injuries that are sustained due to over training, improper training, strains, sprains on tendons, muscles and joints. This is where he shines with IASTM and helping restore blood flow. You will find Vinnie at our Bli Bli clinic.
Tara Bayukhin
Tara BayukhinRemedial Massage
Tara is a remedial massage therapist with over 11 years experience. She has a keen interest in Sports massage, remedial, deep tissue, kahuna and lymphatic drainage. Tara is also trained in Swedish, hot stone, cupping and aromatherapy. She makes you feel relaxed before you even get into the massage room. The comments that we hear all the time, “Oh my gosh that is the best massage I have ever had.” All our therapists will attest to that too. You will find Tara at our Nambour Clinic.
Natalie Bowie
Natalie BowiePilates/body movement/Functional training/Personal Trainer
Nat joined ARC last year and has been teaching our functional movement classes. With 22 years of classical ballet, 15 years Jazz ballet training and dancing for Royal New Zealand ballet she knows all so well, the importance of perfect practice makes perfect. Nat works along side our chiropractors helping them to retrain and restore function to the joints. She pulls it right back and helps build foundational strength. She is a mother of five! but is always busy. Her latest study is seeing her get her certification in kinesiological stretching. You will find Nat at our Pilates/Rehab studio in Nambour.
Clarissa (Lou Lou) Arkins
Clarissa (Lou Lou) ArkinsPractice manager
Clarissa has been working at ARC for over 9 years now. She was brought up with chiropractic care from a young age. She knows the ins and outs of chiropractic care and the benefits of movement. She is a keen Pilates/Yoga goer and has recently found a new love in Barre. Clarissa manages both the Bli Bli and Nambour Clinics working between both.
Teresa Miller
Teresa MillerReceptionist
Teresa has been working at ARC for 9 years, and helped the practice grow into what it is today. Teresa is active in her health as well where she enjoys swimming and walking. Teresa works at the Nambour Clinic on every other Friday and relief. Thanks to her and her husband Stewart for our signage. Their business is called Signads.
Rhada Hutchison
Rhada HutchisonReceptionist
Rhada grew up under chiropractic care and often brings her two little girls in for their treatment. Rhada takes over the reins from her Mother Lyn. Rhada lived in the UK where she was a receptionist to a Chiropractor as well. Rhada works Mondays, Thursdays and relief.



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