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Your Team

Becoming a new practice member at Boost can sometimes be an exciting and scary time for many people. Our warm staff will invite you inside, get you a glass of water and introduce you to our practice.

Dr Tom Vaughan

The team is led by Dr Tom Vaughan; his Chiropractic interest lays in family practice with a special love for sports performance. Tom believes that your body’s natural state should be fantastic health and it his mission to share this vitalistic philosophy of health with the local community.


Through a high level of Chiropractic care Tom’s job is to make sure your central nervous system (master controlling system) is functioning as best as possible. His belief is that feeling good should be a side effect of a healthy well-functioning body.

Outside of running Boost Chiropractic Tom loves family time with his children, fishing, diving, gym, following the rugby, getting involved in the community and also teaches Chiropractic students at the New Zealand College of Chiropractic’s Chiropractic Center each week as an intern mentor.

Dr Tom Vaughan

Dr Chanelle Vaughan

Dr Chanelle Vaughan is the pregnancy and pediatric expert at Boost, however she has practice members under care from all walks of life. Her passion lies in supporting mothers from pre-conception through pregnancy and beyond and helping children grow and develop at their very best. Chanelle has checked babies from just hours old and is dedicated to ensuring the best care for these important little people and those that look after them, a passion that only strengthened with the birth of her own children.

Prior to working full time at Boost Chanelle taught multiple classes, including pediatrics, at the world renowned New Zealand College of Chiropractic in Auckland for 6 years. After having 3 children of her own she has now given up the daily commute and can be found in practice 3 days a week. In her downtime she enjoys spending time with her children, partner and animals in and around the water and local beaches, reading and sneaking in the odd nap when she can!

Dr Chanelle Vaughan

Dr Graham Dobson

Dr Graham Dobson, Chiropractor, is a New Zealander and has more than 50 years of experience in chiropractic. He practiced initially in Orewa from 1972-92 and has been on the teaching faculty in chiropractic colleges in USA and NZ. 

He retired from 20 years on the teaching faculty at the NZ College of Chiropractic in 2020.

He still runs a part-time practice in Westmere, Auckland, although he and his wife (Wendy) moved to Snells Beach in 2020. 

He was chiropractor and team manager to the NZ Olympic Canoeing team in Seoul 1989 and Barcelona 1992. 

He achieved certification as a practitioner of Neuro Emotional Technique in 2009 and has been teaching at NET seminars since 2011. He was awarded NET International Doctor of the Year in 2021. 

Dr Chanelle Vaughan

Caryn Rhodes

I left New Zealand in 1987 with my husband and two children, one who was disabled. Keith and I ran our own business on the Sunshine Coast in QLD for 30 years before we recently returned to New Zealand. Our family have been under Chiropractic care for the past 20 years and we love it, so much so that I now work as the front of house at Boost – so now I’m talking Chiropractic every day!

Caryn Rhodes

About Our Practice

The Boost team are knowledgeable and pride themselves on being friendly and approachable. We love talking things over with you, sharing our own experiences and health journeys and answering any questions you might have along the way!

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