About us

Here at Sims & Finn Chiropractic, our focus is significantly different from conventional chiropractic care. Our focus is called Neuro-Structural Chiropractic, the purpose of which is to correct the underlying shifts in the spine that may be responsible for many symptoms – properly known as secondary conditions.

our team

Our experienced team of chiropractors and friendly staff means you’re in good hands at Sims and Finn Chiropractic.

Dr Paul Finn
Chiropractor

Dr Paul Finn graduated from Phillip Institute of Technology and initially practiced in Darwin, flying between many locations in the Northern Territory. He joined the practice in 1989. Paul is married to Maral and has a son named Oscar. He has completed post graduate seminars – ranging in topics from pediatrics, neurology and philosophy. In 2014 Paul completed 100 hours in Chiropractic Philosophy and was inducted into The Academy of Chiropractic Philosophers. He lives on a small farm where he raises Black Suffolk sheep and is also a passionate gardener, with quite an extensive orchard.

Dr Tom Sims
Chiropractor

Dr Tom Sims graduated in 1962 from Palmer Chiropractic College, Davenport, Iowa, USA. He returned to practice in Dandenong initially in Mason Street before relocating the practice to Stud Road in 1978. Dr Sims works on a semi-retired basis. He has a special interest in helping his patients understand that health comes from within.

Dr Brett Lodding
Chiropractor

Dr Lodding graduated from RMIT and initially practiced in Essendon before joining the practice in 2001. Brett is certified in Chiropractic Pediatrics by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. He has a great affinity with kids and loves to see their spines aligned so that they perform at their best. He also loves to help mums-to-be stay in the best possible health with Chiropractic care. In his spare time Brett is a volunteer firefighter with the CFA and regularly plays music at various venues around Melbourne.

Dr Jessica Djalikian
Chiropractor

Dr Jessica is a graduate of RMIT University with a Bachelor of Health Science and a Master of Clinical Chiropractic. She was born into Chiropractic, having been checked and adjusted by a Chiropractor since birth. She believes that every individual should be given the chance to live in a body that is capable of adapting and repairing through a nerve system that is free of interference. In 2017 Jess completed 100 hours in Chiropractic Philosophy and was inducted into The Academy of Chiropractic Philosophers.

DR CONNOR CHARLES
CHIROPRACTOR

Dr Connor Charles graduated RMIT University with a Bachelor of Health Science and a Bachelor of Applied Science (Chiropractic). Connor moved from her hometown of Hobart, Tasmania to study for 5 years to be a chiropractor. The philosophy of chiropractic resonated with her – that the body has all the intelligence it needs, granted that there is no interference to the nervous system.

Connor has a particular interest in family and paediatric care and has undertaken further studies to ensure she is serving her patients to the best of her abilities.

Dr Georgia vines
Chiropractor

Georgia has a strong passion for optimum wellness and a holistic approach to health and well-being and believes that chiropractic care has the potential to benefit all people.

She is returning to work after some time off in 2023 on maternity leave and looks forward to servicing the Balnarring community again.

Dr Shaun Hidge
Chiropractor

Dr Shaun Hidge is a graduate of RMIT University. He believes having an optimal functioning nervous system accompanied with exercise, is the key to good health. He utilizes a variety of techniques including Diversified, Thompson, SOT and Activator Methods. Shaun has a special interest in family wellness and aspires to help as many individuals as possible achieve their maximum potential with Chiropractic care. Shaun is married to Amy and has welcomed a new daughter named Georgia in 2017.

Dr Esther Finn
Chiropractor

Dr. Esther Finn graduated from Macquarie University (Sydney) with a Bachelor of Chiropractic Science and Master of Chiropractic.

Dr Esther was inspired to become a chiropractor at a young age by her family chiropractor. Dr Esther utilises the Gonstead Chiropractic System and enjoys the specific, hands on approach to healthcare. With her paediatric patients and those that suffer from headaches or TMJ issues. Dr Esther also uses cranial release techniques which are very gentle and effective.

Dr Shannon Jennings
Chiropractor

Dr Shannon graduated from RMIT University in Melbourne with a Bachelor of Health Science and a Bachelor of Applied Science (Chiropractic). Shannon was inspired to become a Chiropractor after working as a Chiropractic Assistant and experiencing the power of a nervous system free from interference for herself.

Having a keen interest in sport and performance herself, Shannon aspires to help the community achieve their maximal potential with Chiropractic care.

DR BRADDON ATKINSON
CHIROPRACTOR

Dr Brad Atkinson, graduated as a chiropractor from RMIT in 2002 with a strong philosophy in wellness chiropractic.  Motivated to help everyone maximise their innate health potential is a driving force for Brad.   

Throughout his time in the profession he has been actively involved in the educational and political elements of chiropractic.  Brad has held positions at RMIT student clinics also serving on association boards and committees.

Dr David Korchoks
CHIROPRACTOR

Dave is a graduate of RMIT University and has been practicing for 22 years. He believes chiropractic can benefit people of all ages and is integral to having a healthy mind and body.

He uses numerous techniques including Diversified, Drop-Piece and Activator.
He enjoys spending time with his creative wife Angela and his young daughter Abbie that keeps him very busy looking for ‘lost toys’ under couches. When he gets time to himself, he gravitates toward cross-fit style workouts in his garage and has a passion for fitness and conditioning.

Dr Oscar Finn
CHIROPRACTOR

Dr Oscar Finn is a graduate of RMIT University. He believes that having an optimal functioning nervous system accompanied with exercise, is the key to good health.

Oscar has a strong interest in upper cervical chiropractic and aspires to help as many individuals as possible achieve their maximum potential with chiropractic care.

Our practice

Dr RT (Tom) Sims started the practice in 1962 when he returned to Dandenong after studying at Palmer College in Davenport, Iowa. Dr Paul Finn joined the practice in April 1989. We now have nine Chiropractors who between us have over 100 years of experience. Our practice helps people from Dandenong, Doveton, Cranbourne, Springvale, Springvale South, Keysborough, Noble Park, Dandenong North, Dandenong South, Bangholme, Lyndhurst, Eumemmerring, Hallam, Hampton Park, Braeside, Berwick, Beaconsfield, Rowville, Belgrave, Lysterfield, Harkaway, Narre Warren North, Narre Warren South, Narre Warren, in addition to all over Victoria.