About Us


Cowin Chiropractic Clinic opened in 1969 and is the longest-established upper cervical clinic in Australia.  Doctors Robert Cowin and Kathleen Bras, after earning their degrees at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Iowa, USA, worked tirelessly to provide outstanding care to their patients utilizing and developing a technique known as Upper Cervical Orthogonal.  They retired in 2012 and 2000, respectively.


Chiro0008Dr Travis Powell, once a patient of Robert and Kathleen’s, continues their legacy at Cowin Chiropractic Clinic.  Utilizing Upper Cervical Orthogonal and the latest in upper cervical instrument adjusting, Advanced Orthogonal (another first in Australia), he continues to provide this much-needed brand of health care to the Illawarra region.  Travis received his BS (Bachelor of Science) at Oklahoma Christian University and his DC (Doctor of Chiropractic) at Palmer College of Chiropractic (Florida, USA).  He worked at the Pierce Clinic of Chiropractic under Dr G Stanford Pierce, Sr, the developer of Advanced Orthogonal, before moving back to Australia in 2012.  He is the lucky husband of Kiala and father of Huxton, enjoys surfing and running, and is active in his local church.


Cowin Chiropractic Clinic is very lucky to have the services of Julie Rodgers and Kiala Powell. These two ensure everything is always running smoothly and are quite nice to talk to, also!