Located in the heart of Prahran, Wellness Chiropractic is a friendly family-run clinic that offers an effective, safe and natural approach to better health. As experienced Chiropractors, we utilise gentle techniques to maximise the function of your spine and nervous system to improve the health of you and your family in the most efficient and effective way possible.


All our Chiropractors have studied at university for 8 years and achieved a double degree in Clinical Science and Chiropractic Science. They use S.O.T. and Activator Methods to enable the body into a state of healing naturally. By regularly attending seminars and teaching others in their field, our Chiropractors remain up to date with the latest scientific research and development in Chiropractic and Healthcare.

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Dr Christian Varney has been providing exceptional chiropractic care to families since 1998. Having gained experience working alongside some great Chiropractors in Melbourne, regional Victoria and the United Kingdom, Christian was inspired to start his own practice at Wellness Chiropractic Prahran in 2004. With his unwavering passion for health and healing, Christian has created a dynamic practice where all clients are empowered to reach their true potential in a friendly and caring environment.

Christian studied chiropractic at RMIT and completed the five year double degree in 1998. He has been studying SOT chiropractic since 1996. In 2003 Christian obtained both basic and advanced certification through SOTO International. Today he educates other chiropractors and chiropractic students at SOT conferences in Australia.

With further studies in paediatrics, pre/postnatal chiropractic care and clinical nutrition, Christian is highly skilled and a natural choice for the healthcare of your entire family. He regularly sees newborn babies, and has firsthand knowledge and experience on how to promote optimal comfort during pregnancy and support you in making the best choices for the health of your entire family.

In 2013, Christian completed over 400 hours of Functional Neurology study with the Carrick Institute, and the American Chiropractic Neurology Board. Christian incorporates this new area of chiropractic into his practice, especially with neuro-developmental clients. Christian is a member of the Chiropractors Association of Australia, The Australasian Academy of Functional Neurology, and SOTO Australasia.

Christian lives locally with his wife Lizzie, and their four incredible children. Christian is a competitive cyclist with the St Kilda Cycling Club, loves football and spends his weekends chasing his kids around the local parks or visiting family at the beach and in Bendigo. Christian is tremendously fortunate to work alongside his brother Luke, who shares his passion for chiropractic.


Dr Luke Varney is an experienced Family Chiropractor who joined Wellness Chiropractic Prahran in 2008. He has gained many years of experience working at one of the most successful family based practices in Gippsland. Dr Luke uses a wholistic approach to health care, and has a passion for educating his patients on improving their health to gain optimal results.

Dr Luke studied his Bachelor of Chiropractic at RMIT University and completed his degree in 2004. Whilst studying his degree, Dr Luke worked as a gym instructor/Personal Trainer and gained a wealth of knowledge working with injury rehabilitation and sports performance which he still uses in his patient management.

The technique Dr Luke utilizes to assess and treat spinal and nervous system issues is called Sacro Occipital Technique. This technique is a gentle and effective technique suitable for babies to the elderly. In 2006, Dr Luke gained Basic and Advanced SOT Certification and has since been teaching students and Chiropractors at seminars.

Dr Luke will not only identify and treat symptomatic regions of the musculoskeletal system, he will relate his findings to improve patients overall health. He will work with you to provide a treatment plan that is tailored to your needs and goals.

Luke has a happy family life with his wife Danni and their lovely daughter. When Luke is not at work, he spends time with his family at the park in the local area, and enjoys his coffee and morning bike rides.