Dr Ryan Seaman
I grew up on a farm in Saskatchewan Canada, with my parents and two sisters. The area has many similarities to Loxton; mainly family farms of medium size, mixed farming (wheat, barley, canola, peas, lentils, cattle and bison) and similar annual rainfall.
I met my wife, Lynley, when she was on the Agriventure farm exchange program on a nearby farm. The rest is history as they say and I moved to Perth in 2001 and have lived in Australia ever since. I worked my first few years in Australia as a Civil Engineer, then enrolled in Chiropractic at Murdoch University in WA in 2004.
We moved to Loxton in 2010, and have loved living here since. We found the community warm and welcoming. The community immediately invited us to get involved in many organisations and groups.
Lynley and I have 3 young daughters and love an active outdoor lifestyle. I enjoy cycling on a regular basis and have completed several rides in excess of 100 kms. I try to ride 2 times a week and would like to do more if time permitted. I also partake in CrossFit, which is a functional movement exercise program. I have found these sports keep me in shape for the demands of practice. I am a bit of a petrol head as well (no projects on the go at this time ).
I am Lynley, co-owner of Seaman Chiropractic, a Nutritionist, former research scientist, proud mum of three daughters and wife to Dr Ryan. My interests are many, but I always come back to a love of nature and health, which go hand in hand quite nicely. I grew up in the Victorian Mallee on a wheat and sheep farm, a place I still feel deeply connected to, and wanted to be a Vet when I grew up! Instead, I pursued a career in plant science and spent many years working in herbicide resistance, weed science and conservation. In recent times I gained my master’s in human nutrition which really helped sort fact from fiction when it comes to eating for health. I have a relaxed, very practical focus to nutrition and try to help my clients achieve their goals in a way that is effective, realistic, compassionate and non-restrictive.
Chiropractic is a really important part of my life, which I sought out as a young adult who suffered regular headaches. I have been a regular patient since, and lucky me is now married to a Chiropractor! I feel my best when I am adjusted regularly, am active, eating and sleeping well, and have a good balance between work, family and time for me (just like most people!) I am always up for an adventure or visiting someplace new and I seek out natural wonders.
I was born in Wagga Wagga NSW, then spent 7 years in Yarraman QLD before moving to Kadina SA. I’ve now spent over half my life here in Loxton where I fell in love with the community – playing netball, being part of the high school musicals and working as a checkout operator before moving away for 6 years of schooling/study in Adelaide.
I moved back to the area, working in community health until the birth of my daughter (who will soon be starting high school!), followed by two sons, one in heaven and the other sports mad.
I’m quiet natured and loving relaxing at home with a good book, but I also love being socially involved with community, watching sports, being on committees, book-club and church. I also like doing puzzles and playing games. I’d love to spend more time outdoors and am trying a touch of gardening and geocaching.
My work passion has always been mental wellbeing and in 2019 I completed a Masters in Counselling Practice. I do some volunteer work with the Riverland Community Suicide Prevention Network. The goal is to reduce stigma, promote open conversations about everyone’s mental health and encourage people to reach out for help when needed.
My family have been seeing Ryan for years with sport injuries, long periods of sitting (in the car, at desks and yes on the couch!) habits that impact our spinal health. Routine maintenance with the chiropractor helps keep us healthy and also accountable of habits we can change for optimal well-being. I love the wholistic approach here at Seaman chiropractic and all the people I get to meet!
Born and bred in Murray Bridge in South Australia, I am a country girl at heart. I met my husband in high school and we dated for a few years, before getting married and moving to Adelaide. There, we had 2 beautiful daughters, before moving to the Adelaide Hills and expanding our family to include 2 awesome boys.
My first job out of school was with a national telecommunications provider and I worked for them for 15 years, starting off in customer service and eventually travelling around Australia to provide systems training. After that, my husband and I decided that I would be a full-time stay-at-home mum, which was an awesome privilege for the 12 years that I did it.
My family moved to New Zealand in 2018, and enjoyed making some awesome memories in one of the most beautiful countries in the world, before moving back to Adelaide for work.
In my perfect world, life has beautiful beaches, interesting books, fabulous wine and cheese, great walking trails, heaps of music, lots of laughter and my amazing family and friends to share it all with. I also love hearing other people’s life stories, getting into their world and finding out what makes them tick.
Chiropractic care is central to my family’s health, as I want my family to be the best version of themselves that they can be. It keeps us functioning well in everything we do, from day-to-day activities, to work responsibilities, to sporting commitments and even sleeping.