About Us

The team at Ansell Chiropractic has been proudly serving the Townsville community for over 40 years. We are the oldest established practice in Townsville.

At Ansell Chiropractic, the team of dedicated Chiropractors and support staff aim to provide each patient with the best possible care and help remove or reduce their symptoms to be as healthy as possible into the future.

Each of our Chiropractors have studied for a minimum of 5 years at university and they commit to undertake continuing education every year, ensuring the team stays up to date with all the latest developments in health care. This enables them to provide the best evidence based chiropractic care to you and your family.

If you are suffering from neck pain, headaches, low back pain or bulging discs, the team at Ansell Chiropractic are here to help you.


Our Chiropractors

Daryl Ansell

Daryl Ansell

Principal Chiropractor

Daryl is founder, owner and principle chiropractor at ansell chiropractic. He completed his Bachelor of Science at Monash University in 1978 and graduated from RMIT in 1982 with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Chiropractic). Daryl is experienced in many manual and low force chiropractic techniques including diversified, gonstead, SOT, activator and Thompson (drop piece) techniques.

Daryl was a member of the Chiropractors and Osteopaths Board of Queensland, and then the Chiropractors Board of Queensland for over 10 years. He was the first North Queensland chiropractor to ever be appointed to the registration board. He has also been the North Queensland Regional Coordinator and the local Media Liaison Officer for the Chiropractors’ Association of Australia (CAA).

Daryl was born and raised in Victoria before moving to Townsville in 1982 to establish Ansell chiropractic. He has been married to Eileen for 24 years and they have raised their family here with both daughters now grown. Caitlin is an Occupational Therapist at Townsville Hospitial and Lauren is currently studying a double degree in Business and Law at JCU. He has been very involved in the Townsville community through multiple sporting teams and was a member of the Townsville Apex Club where he went on to become president and was eventually granted life membership of Apex.  He is now currently heavily involved in Rotary and is at the same time currently the president of the Townsville Pony Club.

Robert Foster

Robert Foster


Robert graduated from Central Queensland University in Mackay with a Bachelor of Science (Chiropractic) and a Master of Clinical Chiropractic.

Being a local North Queenslander, Robert was born and raised in Mackay.  Prior to moving to Townsville in 2019, he provided chiropractic care for patients at a clinic in the Mackay City.

Robert has a passion for providing safe, natural and effective chiropractic care for the people of Townsville and is experienced in a variety of manual and low-force techniques such as Manual diversified, Thompson drop piece, Activator methods and Sacro-Occipital Technique (SOT).  With a thorough examination and assessment his aim is to find the underlying cause of pain and not just treat the symptoms. 

His interest in Chiropractic was sparked at a young age when as a teenager, he underwent chiropractic care to keep him at his best to compete in competitive junior tennis. Not only did Roberts tennis improve, chiropractic care played an important part in the maintainance of a healthy lifestyle.

When not in the office, Robert likes to spend time with friends and family, play tennis, travel and participate in outdoor activities such as hiking, kayaking and camping. He can’t wait to help people of all ages reach their health goals within the Townsville region. 

Our Staff

Mardi Waters

Mardi Waters

Chiropractic Assistant

Mardi grew up in North West Tasmania before relocating to Townsville in 2008.

Mardi previously worked in retail pharmacy for 20 years before changing career paths to work in a Townsville medical practice reception before coming to join this awesome team.

Mardi enjoys the warmer climate living with her husband and teenage son and daughter.

She loves spending time as a family riding bikes and camping with her dog.

Places to see

Being the oldest chiropractic practice in Townsville we constantly get asked about the local area. One of the most common questions we get asked is what do we think are the best things to do in Townsville? Whether you have just moved to Townsville or you have come to Townsville specifically for chiropractic care, in our opinion these are the top things to see and do while you are here.

Billabong Sanctuary Reef HQ Aquarium The Strand Jezzine Barracks
Army Museum North Queensland Townsville Museum and Historical Society Townsville Heritage Centre Stockland Townsville Shopping Centre
Castle Hill Lookout Museum of Tropical Queensland The Palmetum Magnetic Island


Local businesses

We are also often asked for local business contacts that we recommend within the Townsville community. This is our list of businesses we have found to be excellent to work with.

Lamberts Fresh Produce Townsville Tenpin & Fun Centre Warrina Cineplex Chemist Warehouse
Pizza Riviera Bounce Coffee Mercure Townsville Centenary Hotel Pimlico
Let’s Meat Townsville Bob Jane T-Marts Townsville Ottos Market Precinct Townsville Flower Market

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