Our Team

James Staciwa
Dr James Staciwa

Newcastle Chiropractor, James Staciwa partnered with his wife Merissa to start Transitions Chiropractic Newcastle in 2013. Graduating from Macquarie University in 2005 and practicing Chiropractic in Newcastle since 2006, Newcastle is definitely home. A student of life, he believes we should never stop learning or helping. His passion for serving others extends throughout his home and in the office whether with his immediate or extended Newcastle family. In his down time look for Dr James pushing the boundaries of endurance sports.


Merissa and the tribe
The Tribe

The lifeblood of Transitions Chiropractic Newcastle is family and this is absolutely the case here. Merissa is Dr James’ wife and when not helping out in the office she has her hands full taking care of their two beautiful children Cain & Peyton. Find out more about Merissa here.

Lana, chiropractic technician at Transitions Chiropractic newcastle
An integral part of the Transitions Chiropractic family since 2016 is our wonderful Chiropractic
Assistant, Lana. She definitely brings sunshine to our office with her bubbly personality and could be said to be our “magic ingredient.” A natural people pleaser and a wonderful listener, Lana is always willing to help. To read more check out Lana’s Story

Our Transitions Chiropractic massage therapist, Michelle brings over a decade of experience providing Newcastle quality massage therapy. Styles include deep tissue, pregnancy, remedial, swedish relaxation massage and Trigger Point Therapy.


Also bringing quality massage to Newcastle, Dan developed an interest in Remedial Massage due to his background in weightlifting. Not just for athletes, he can adapt his technique to people with a variety of people and enjoys helping people increase their wellbeing and live better.

Newcastle Personal Trainer Benn

With Transitions Chiropractic Newcastle’s purpose built gym room, Benn is our Personal Trainer here to help you move and feel better with one on one and small group classes.