About Us

About our Practice

We founded our practice because we believe that chiropractic care combined with massage therapy is an essential component in maintaining strength, vitality, and wellness.

Chiropractic care is based on the concept that the nervous system controls all parts of the body. The spine provides a strong foundation, but accidents, stress, tension, overexertion, and other injuries can cause misalignments or malfunctions. When the delicate spinal nerves are irritated or inflamed, serious pain and immobility can result.

Instead of using drugs or surgery, chiropractors seek to improve body function in a gentle, non-invasive, yet effective way. By making minor adjustments to the joints of the spine, chiropractic adjustments can instantly reduce nerve irritation, accelerate the body’s natural healing process, and restore original levels of freedom, mobility, and wellness.

We all know that a great massage not only feels good but is also good for you. Massage can help improve your quality of life in many different ways. At Total Back Care on Unley Road, Malvern, we also provide the option of complimenting your chiropractic care with specific massage therapy to help relax, restore, and rejuvenate your body. Even a basic relaxation massage can have an amazing impact on your physical well-being and stress levels, as well as helping with any pain that you may be experiencing. You can choose massage therapy on its own as a “stand alone” treatment, or in conjunction with chiropractic care.

If you are suffering from neck pain, back pain, stress, or similiar symptoms, regular massage therapy can dramatically help to alleviate your symptoms, improve your overall wellness and quality of life. Massage-don’t go through life without it – call us now on (08) 8357 8211 to schedule your preferred appointment time.

The friendly faces of Total Back Care – get to know more about our team right here. We hope to see you soon!

About our Chiropractor

Dr Peter Kovac, Chiropractor.

After completing a Science Degree with an Anatomy major from the University of New South Wales in 1995, I graduated with a Masters Degree in Chiropractic from Macquarie University in Sydney in 1997.

My first few years of practice were in Bondi, before feeling the need to travel and have a professional adventure – in the UK.

Initially, I worked in many different practices in the UK as a locum, gaining a wide variety of skills, techniques & experience. Then finally purchasing a practice in Bromley, Kent, just outside of central London.

After 7 years in the UK and meeting an Adelaide girl I found myself here in Unley. The Unley area is fantastic – its where my two children go to school and where I live. And now the Unley community is where I’m providing chiropractic care.

I love being a chiropractor. I like how simply helping people improve and keep their spines healthy can have such a profound impact on their health, athletic performance and quality of life – without the need for drugs or surgery.

I practice this principle everyday and look forward to helping individuals and families as their chiropractor in Unley.

About our Team

Kristy Barson (Front Desk/Chiropractic Assistant)

Kristy is our smiling receptionist who will meet and greet you as you arrive for your appointments.

Coming from a Chiropractic family (her Dad’s a Chiropractor) Kristy is passionate about the positive effects that chiropractic care can offer – she’s experienced them herself.

Originally from Queensland, around the Redcliffe area, Kristy has gradually made her down the east coast of Australia- from Queensland, to Batemans Bay, New South Wales to East Gippsland, Victoria and finally South Australia, which has now been home for the last 14years, where she has settled and had two beautiful children.

Being a mother herself, family care is important. Which makes working at Total Back Care, a relaxed, family-friendly environment that’s focused on natural health and wellbeing of families, extremely fulfilling.

About our Location

Our office is conveniently located on Unley Road in Malvern between Wattle and Fisher Street. We offer a spacious parking lot at the rear of the building, with convenient access to the entrance on Unley Road.