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Yaksich Health Centre

Traditional manual medicine

Yaksich Health Centre

Yaksich Health Centre is a family owned and operated business that has been helping the people of Perth deal with day to day problems affecting the muscles, joints and nerves for over 60 years. We provide evidence based, effective and reliable healthcare utilising gentle manipulation, various soft tissue techniques, therapeutic exercise and a mixture of traditional European medicine.

Our unique style of treatment focusses on finding the root cause of the problem, fixing it and giving you the right advice and tools to manage the problem. ​At Yaksich Health Centre our practitioners are experts in treating acute musculoskeletal problems, especially low back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, hip pain, headaches and sciatica. No lock in contracts. No scare tactics. Just honest, patient centred healthcare.

Our Story

Yaksich Health Centre

Yaksich Manual Medicine originated in Europe where our family had it’s roots in the Islands of Split, Croatia. The manipulative component formed part of the folk medicine that our family practised for generations and which was introduced to West Australia by Kris Martinovich and his sister in the 1930s.

It was in Boulder, a small town outside Kalgoorlie, where Kris Martinovich taught his sister’s eldest son, Chris Yaksich, this traditional manipulative technique. Through the 1940’s Chris Yaksich spent many hours honing his knowledge, understanding and experience by working with Kris Martinovich and in 1954 Chris Yaksich opened his first full time in practice in Geraldton. ​

Success brings a move

Geraldton to Perth

As the practice grew, word of Chris Yaksich’s success spread, so much so that he would occasionally work in Bayswater from the house of his friend (who would later become mayor) Mr Bob Cook. Mr Cook helped Chris set up practice in Bayswater where he first practised from his home 12 Grand Promenade. 

​Due to his popularity, Chris Yaksich built a clinic at 208 Railway parade which he named ‘Meltham Health Centre’. The clinic included a steam room, plunge pool, sauna and scrub tables – all a rarity in the early 60’s. The health centre proved to be very popular with the jockeys and footballers on Saturdays before their respective sports. ​


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