Dr Lauren Kinnane, Chiropractor

Hi, I’m Lauren, the owner and director of Vital Health Chiropractic and I’m one of those painful but lucky people that LOVES what they do.

I’ve always known I wanted to help people… in fact, along with completing my five-year RMIT Masters in Chiropractic. I also completed a three-year Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy (yep 8 years of university, I thought I’d never finish!)

I’m passionate about working with children (and the occasional grown-up) and helping them with their motor and cognitive development, so they can reach their potential physically and emotionally!

I’ve worked alongside allied health professionals in The Birth House in Geelong, Victoria, and spent two years in a predominately paediatric-based practice in Hawthorn, Melbourne. It is during this time that I completed a two-year post graduate Diplomate in Neuro-developmental Paediatrics to help babies and children with chiropractic care (that’s right…more study!).

Each week I’m lucky enough to work with well children for optimal spinal and nervous system function and also those with plagiocephaly, learning issues, developmental delay, attachment and breastfeeding challenges, sleep issues, colic &/or reflux, ADHD, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Congenital disorders and more.

When I’m not in the practice I love to bake (gluten free of course!), exercise and practice my Italian.


Dr ​Emma Horner, Chiropractor

Chiropractic has been a part of Emma’s life for as long as she can remember. Growing up in South Gippsland, Emma and her family had regular chiropractic care to complement their active lifestyle, which inspired her to go to university and complete her Chiropractic study and training.

Having chiropractic care from a young age has fuelled Emma’s passion for working with people from all walks of life, from newborn babies to great-grandparents. Emma has a particular interest in working with children & pregnant women which has led her to further her studies. She is currently in her second year of a 2-year Diplomat program in Neuro-Developmental Paediatrics and is a certified Webster practitioner.

In her spare time, Emma enjoys being outdoors and keeping active, whether it be at the beach surfing or camping & hiking in the bush. Emma is very excited that the AFL season has started back up, in hopes of North Melbourne making their long-awaited comeback.


Dr Tanya Higgs, Chiropractor

Tanya is very excited to make the move to the coast and join the Vital Health team and Lara community.

Tanya first discovered Chiropractic at a young age and has been adjusted for as long as she can remember. However, it wasn’t until she was involved in competitive sport that she realised the real importance of Chiropractic care, and how great our bodies can feel when they are functioning optimally. Tanya has always been passionate about learning everything she can when it comes to the human body and the brain-body connection.

Tanya grew up on a farm in a very small town, just outside of Bendigo and was fortunate to work part-time as a Chiropractic assistant, before and during her Chiropractic degree. She was also lucky enough to do her final placement at university with Dr Lauren (learning for the best). This is what influenced her keen interest in family and paediatric care.

Tanya’s favourite thing about being a Chiropractor is that she gets to interact with and help individuals from every walk of life.

Outside of being a Chiropractor, Tanya loves the beach, staying active, smashed avocado brunches and spending time with her two gorgeous nephews.


Dr Amy Jacobs, Chiropractor

I am the newest Chiropractor to join the Vital Health team in Feb this year.

I am originally from Bendigo but moved to Melbourne just over 5 years ago to begin my Chiropractic journey. During this time, I have gained experience in several practices around Melbourne, ranging from wellness care to sports chiropractic to gentle care for mums, bubs and kids. Safe to say I love caring for people of all ages and stages in life! Outside of Vital Health, you may see me at the beach, at the movies (with popcorn!), cooking up a feast, walking and exploring or spending time with my family and friends (most likely eating delicious food – my favourite hobby). I am very curious about the world, so travelling is also one of my favourite things.

I am incredibly grateful to be doing what I am doing as a Chiropractor, as my passion lies in nurturing and guiding people to fulfil their health and well-being goals. Every person deserves to feel their best, and I love that as Chiropractors we can help to make that happen!

Thank you for welcoming me into this wonderful space – I can’t wait to meet you all and care for you along the way.