Chiropractic is the science, philosophy and art that utilises the inherent recuperative power of the body to heal itself without the use of drugs or surgery
— BJ Palmer

Our aim/Focus

The Zuma Health team all share an understanding with our community; which is to strive for wellness and prevention as part of a vitalistic paradigm. We view health as the foundation upon which our wellbeing is the aim. Our goal to support our clients and each other to live and manifest our highest mind and body potential. To physically and mentally strive to be our best.

We like to focus on the care aspect of wellbeing, keeping safety and comfort (utilising techniques that range from low force to very specific manual adjustments when required and/or requested) a priority for our clients.

Our History

As a young chiropractic postgrad, Dr Matthew Scheier got experience over several years in a number of busy clinics all whilst being nurtured by amazing mentors. In 2007 he was presented with the opportunity to mix his experience with his passion for vitalistic wellness, and start his own clinic steeped in these principles.

This is when Zuma Health was born and started up near Treetops shopping centre before locating to our current practice on West Burleigh Rd. The community embraced this clinic and Dr Matts passion, seeing Zuma Health build steadily throughout the years.

We love that many of Dr Matts patients have been with Zuma Health since its inception and they have watched the team grow with other handpicked practitioners and support staff. In that time babies have become young men and women, and young men and women have become parents and parents have become grandparents as the cycles of life grow with us and our community.


Our Philosophy

We believe that when individuals function better they become healthier and happier. The natural flow on effect is that individuals have greater potential to positively influence their families and communities. As we assist people toward their optimal potential, the aim is to reach a tipping point where we find ourselves living in a healthier, happier community.

Chiropractic is based on a simple but powerful premise. With an optimally functioning spine and nervous system, your body has a more supported framework to heal itself. That's because your spine houses your central nervous system. Your brain and nervous system control sensation and feelings, movement, and function to all of the organs systems, tissues and cells of your body.* Chiropractic works by restoring healthier movement to the spine thereby creating a healthier environment for the nervous system.  (We do this by choosing to utilise techniques that gently assist the function of the spine known as specific chiropractic adjustment). When the nervous system functions better, your body is able to perform, function & heal in more supportive ways than when the spine is not moving well and effectively experiences restrictions, increased stress & a decrease in function. A healthy spine and a healthy lifestyle are your contributors to optimal health.

Chiropractic's early philosophy was rooted in vitalism, spiritual inspiration and rationalism. A philosophy based on deduction from an irrefutable doctrine helped distinguish chiropractic from medicine and allowed chiropractors to establish themselves as an autonomous profession.

Keeping it simple: “Healthy spine, healthier life”. By offering expert drug-free spinal health care and lifestyle advice, our chiropractors help Gold Coasters and visitors alike to lead and maintain healthier lives.“ (About ACA page).

The Power that made the body, heals the body
— DD Palmer