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Meet Our Team


Dr Simon Kelly

B.Sc, B.Sc (Chiro) DICCP

Dr. Simon Kelly has been a Chiropractor since 1998. He graduated from the NZ College of Chiropractic and was awarded the Clinical Excellence Award. After working in over 20 practices in New Zealand and around the world he established Mt Eden Chiropractic in 2003. As a father of two and as a Chiropractor, he strives to do what he can so people can reach their full potential. “We strengthen their bodies, nourish their minds so they can love their lives.” Simons first experience of Chiropractic care was as a three-year old when he was experiencing recurrent ear infections. His health improved dramatically and he has utilised chiropractic care regularly ever since and found tremendous benefits with his sport in his teens and even now in his forties!

Awards / Professional Recognition

2004   Chiropractor of the Year (NZCC Alumni Association)

2008   Diplomate In Pediatrics (International Chiropractors Association)

2015   Recruiter of the Year NZ Chiropractic College

2016   Practice of the Year Overall Supreme Winner NZ Chiropractors Association

2003-2005   President NZCC Alumni Association

2008-2010   Vice President NZ Chiropractors Association

2015-2018   Chairman Hamblin Chiropractic Research Fund Trust


Dr Brian Kelly

Dr Brian Kelly has been a chiropractor for over 25 years and has worked in academia and private practice. He graduated from RMIT in Melbourne, and after building a successful multi doctor practice in Melbourne for over a decade was appointed the President of the NZ College of Chiropractic, a position he held for 8 years. In 2011 he was appointed the President of Life Chiropractic College-West in California; the first non-American to lead a U.S. Chiropractic College. Dr Kelly studied business at the University of Waikato, and is a past President of the Australian Spinal Research Foundation and Board member for over ten years. The last few years have seen him traveling extensively worldwide to promote and grow chiropractic, and he has inspired many people to pursue a chiropractic career. Dr. Kelly has led several chiropractic outreach trips to India taking care of some of the poorest people in the world. In India he has spoken to audiences of over a million people. He is committed to seeing people and the profession achieve its highest potential. His outstanding contribution has been recognized by his peers and community through his numerous professional awards. In 2006, he was voted the best guest speaker by the senior students at the Auckland Medical School. He is the CAA (Vic) 2001 Chiropractor of the Year, the 2007 International Chiropractor of the Year, awarded by Parker Seminars, the 2009 NZ Chiropractor of the Year, and recipient of the 2009 ADAPE Leadership Award for outstanding leadership in private education. In 2014, he was nominated by his peers to be a Fellow of the International Chiropractors’ Association. Brian has been a regular locum at Mt Eden Chiropractic over the years, and is excited to be part of the team at Mt Eden Chiropractic and to work with his brother Simon.

Awards / Professional Recognition

1992   Meritorious Service Award CAA Phillip Institute of Technology

1993   Outstanding Service Award, World Chiropractic Alliance.

2001   Outstanding Service Award.  Chiropractors’ Association of Australia.

2001   “Chiropractor of the Year”, CAA Victoria

2006   Nominated as a founding member of the Australasian College of Chiropractors

2006   Best Guest Lecturer 2006, MBCHB V.  Auckland University Medical Students Association

2007   Service to the Profession Award.  Sherman College of Chiropractic, USA

2007   International Chiropractor of the Year, Parker Seminars

2009   New Zealand Chiropractor of the Year, New Zealand Chiropractors’ Association

2009   Leadership Award, NZ Association of Private Education Providers

2013   Outstanding Service Award, Australian Spinal Research Foundation

2014   Distinguished Service Award, International Chiropractors Association

2014   Stuart Rynsburger Award for Outstanding Service to the Profession, United Chiropractors Association

2014   Distinguished Fellow, International Chiropractors Association

2015   NRI Institute.  Pride of India Award


Dr Hayes Woodman

Dr Hayes Woodman has been with Mt Eden Chiropractic since 2017. Born and bred in Auckland, he played First XV rugby at St Kentigern College and decided to pursue a career in Chiropractic with a passion for helping athletes get the edge on the sports field.

I always thought healthcare should be an enjoyable experience for anyone from the age of one to 100. Watching my grandparents struggle for decades with a broken system that valued only treating the sick and not the well. I realised for most it was anything but enjoyable. There had to be more to it than just the traditional ‘outside-in approach’.

Not long into professional practice I noticed I had the opportunity to inspire families and future generations to look at their health from a more ‘inside-out’ approach. We have the innate ability to heal ourselves if we use to right tools and unlock the potential to do so. I have seen first-hand how effective chiropractic can be in unlocking one’s potential; whether you are wanting to get the edge on the sports field, improve your resiliency to the stress life throws at you, or just wanting to get back to the basics of daily living – I’m here to help.

Dr Hayes enjoys working with people that are willing to invest the time to create a better, stronger, more resilient version of themselves, striving towards a sustainable change for the future rather than just symptomatic change in the short term.


Dr. Damon Williams

Dr. Damon Williams is a graduate of the New Zealand College of Chiropractic. He was born in South Africa and moved to New Zealand in 2005, where he started his martial arts career in Taekwondo. At a young age he acquired his black belt and has represented New Zealand all over the world competing in the International Taekwondo-do World Championships in 2013, 2015 and 2019, and winning medals on this world stage.

Damon was inspired to pursue a career in Chiropractic shortly after the 2015 world championships where he participated in a study produced by the New Zealand College of Chiropractic’s Research team after sustaining injuries, marking his first experience of Chiropractic. After noticing the improvements in his athletic performance, he wanted to share this experience and help everyone from all walks of life experience the same benefit in their own quality of life.

“I enjoy interacting with people from all walks of life, from developing children, tradies, office workers and the elderly. Coming from an athletic background myself, I would love the chance to work with athletes who are looking to improve their performance in their discipline, musicians and artists and anyone looking to maximize their potential and thrive in their environment and their life.”