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Driven by results. Fuelled by passion. Experience a new standard of healthcare at The Spinal Studio. Our space is where high performers come to be at their best. Thoughtfully curated and carefully crafted, each detail is created to maximise your potential and push your performance.

A studio of unrivalled service and amenities designed to inspire. Our team of experts are here to empower you to take charge of your own health. Surpass all limits as we guide you to unlock the results you want. Change only happens through action. It’s time to make a commitment to your body. Take back control.

Meet The Team

DR JOSEPH PERESE

BEXSSC BHSCI./BAPPSCI. (CHIRO)
DIRECTOR | PRINCIPAL CHIROPRACTOR

Take back control of your pain. Your body. Your life. Let me empower you to become the best possible version of yourself.

I’m here to redefine how you think about your body. Together we’ll create a custom plan for you, based on your goals, passions and personality, so you can unlock the results you want. Within Joe’s treatment sessions, expect to be challenged and inspired to find a place beyond your comfort zone. Results are not an afterthought, they are everything, and it starts with you.

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DR. CHRIS TSIAKILOS

BHSCI./BAPPSCI. (CHIRO)
DIRECTOR | PRINCIPAL CHIROPRACTOR

My aim is to get you back to the things you enjoy, while being pain-free and living a healthy lifestyle. I’m here to assist you to ensure your body has the freedom to move to its maximum potential.

Having dealt with the burden of chronic pain himself, Chris has developed a deep level of empathy and connection with those he works with. Chris’s treatment plans utilize a combination of manual therapy techniques and guided rehabilitation that drives real results, lasting beyond the treatment table.

Chris has a diverse range of experience with elite level athletes including the NRL West Tigers, NPL Moreland City FC and has consulted in private practices all around Australia.

DR. KHANG TRAN - The Spinal Studio

DR. KHANG TRAN

BHSCI./BAPPSCI. (CHIRO)
DIRECTOR | PRINCIPAL CHIROPRACTOR

Effort and expertise. You provide one and I’ll provide the other. Let’s work together to ensure you are able to handle whatever life may throw at you.

Simply put, I want you to be able to perform at your best. Khang understands the demand and physical toll the body can go through. His treatment plans are collaborative and tailored to suit your lifestyle. Treating athletes and families alike, Khang combines skillful adjustments with soft tissue therapies to get your body through any obstacle.

DR. MATTHEW HOLLAND - The Spinal Studio

DR. MATTHEW HOLLAND

BHSCI./BAPPSCI. (OSTEO)
PRINCIPAL OSTEOPATH

My patients do things they believed were no longer possible, as I challenge traditional ideas to get the best out of everyone. I will tell you how it is and not how you want it to be. I do not stand for mediocrity and will not accept excuses on your quest to optimal health.

Matt provides osteopathic services to reduce pain, followed by exercise rehabilitation to enhance the capacity of an individual to sustain loads which would have previously caused discomfort or injury. With a thirst for knowledge, Matt investigated the functional biomechanics associated with, and the mechanisms behind patellofemoral (knee) pain syndrome, for which he received first class honours.

Matt has consulted in private practices across Victoria and has had experience treating elite level athletes at NPL team St. Albans Dinamo. If you are ready to change and want to ‘take the bull by the horns’ then visit Matt now at The Spinal Studio.

DR. IMOGEN HOLMES - The Spinal Studio

DR. IMOGEN HOLMES

BEXSSC BHSCI./BAPPSCI. (CHIRO)
ASSOCIATE CHIROPRACTOR

Imogen is a passionate and progressive chiropractor, driven to support and encourage her clients on their journey on returning to their optimal selves.

Looking at the body as a whole, she treats ensuring every clinic experience is a unique and welcoming one – not taking a one size fits all approach. In conjunction with hands-on management tools and movement to enable optimal body function.

DR. JOSHUA TEO - The Spinal Studio

DR. JOSHUA TEO

BHSCI./BAPPSCI. (CHIRO)
REGIONAL DIRECTOR | PRINCIPAL CHIROPRACTOR

Are you ready to take massive action in your life? Are you stuck in toxic patterns? Is pain holding you back from living the life you desire? Well here is my call to you.

Work with me on my mission to allow you to express the most authentic version of yourself. Regain confidence in this amazing machine we call our bodies, that carries and animates us through life. My mission is to empower each of you in the community to express the best version yourself. Together lets redefine your vision of health and push the boundaries of what you thought you were capable of.

Josh has worked in practices throughout Gippsland, Melbourne and the Northern Territory and has spent time with disadvantaged communities around the world. He is ready and waiting to partner in your health journey today.

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DR. JAKE MCPHERSON

BHSCI./BAPPSCI. (CHIRO)
REGIONAL DIRECTOR | PRINCIPAL CHIROPRACTOR

‘I have a deep passion for providing specified, tailored treatments that allow people to perform optimally and achieve their goals. Assessing the whole body in its entirety, I use multiple modalities that treat, rehabilitate and enhance performance, aiming for optimal function for each one of my patients.’

Specifically, Jake takes a strong interest in sporting injuries after a lifetime of being active, training in the gym and playing high level field hockey. Through his sport, Jake has found a love for recovery and body mechanics and how important they are for optimal health.

Knowing what it feels like to be off the field and out of action from having injuries of his own, Jake loves to help individuals towards their desired goals and out of pain by designing a tailored treatment plan that involves a combination of manual therapy, soft tissue therapy and rehabilitation.

Jake has worked with multiple high level athletes including; Semi professional football players, professional bodybuilders, high level tennis and cricket players, and marathon runners.

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DR. PATRICIA MACANDOG

BHSCI./BAPPSCI. (OSTEO)
ASSOCIATE OSTEOPATH

Patricia is empowered by being a catalyst of change, to help discover that you and your body are more than capable. In working together to provide a tailored and personal plan, your inner potential is released.

Her interest in Osteopathy was inspired by her genuine love and care for the individual’s wellbeing, and passion for health and sports. This imparts a holistic impact in the individual’s life through evidence-based approaches such as various hands-on techniques, rehabilitation, and management education.

Patricia has been involved with many different sports teams from local clubs to RMIT university’s sports academy in which she has been able to treat many sporting injuries and provide management advice.

DR. STEFAN DE PIETRO

BHSCI./BAPPSCI. (CHIRO)
CLINICAL DIRECTOR | PRINCIPAL CHIROPRACTOR

To leave no stone unturned’ is the perfect idiom to describe me, I will do everything possible to reach your health potential.

Come with me on a journey to reach the goals you have been missing out on.

After completing multiple marathons, Stefan understand the importance of load management in preventing injuries and understands what the body requires to work at peak efficiency.

Stefan understands the dysfunctional patterns that occur in the body and uses modern manual techniques combined with advanced rehabilitation interventions to achieve long term goals for each individual.

MATTHEW LICASTRO - The Spinal Studio

MR. MATTHEW LICASTRO

B. PHYSIO GCERT SPORT PHYSIO
PRINCIPAL PHYSIOTHERAPIST

After graduating from La Trobe University in 2005, Matthew has been exposed to a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions seen in patients of all ages.

Matthew loves seeing positive results with all his patients, and goes that extra mile to make sure you achieve your goals.

He spent 10 years working with the Western Jets Football Club with many AFL draft prospects. Here he gained a love for sports injury management and rehabilitation post-surgery.

To further Matthew’s knowledge, he completed a Graduate Certificate in Sports Physiotherapy at La Trobe University in 2015. Here he gained expert knowledge from leading Australian physiotherapists in pain management and the treatment of complex sports injuries, all with a strong focus on the latest research.

Matthew will utilise this knowledge in diagnosing and treating your condition. He will discuss with you all treatment options, and tailor your treatment plan to your individual needs.

TAYLAH KOLEVSKI - The Spinal Studio

DR. TAYLAH KOLEVSKI

BHSCI./BAPPSCI. (CHIRO)
ASSOCIATE CHIROPRACTOR

Are you seeking peak performance and an optimal state of well-being?

Balancing the lifestyle of a dedicated athlete playing for Carlton VFLW, and her role as a Chiropractor, Taylah understands the intricate relationship between a healthy body and peak performance.

With specialised training in Sacro-Occipital Technique (SOT), women’s health, and pediatrics, Taylah is equipped to address a wide spectrum of health concerns. Her expertise benefits individuals of all ages, from young children to adults, with a particular emphasis on injury management and prevention.

Taylah focuses on holistic solutions, combining hands-on treatment with education and lifestyle advice making her an invaluable resource for the elite and everyday athlete.

Let Taylah instill new habits to get you back on track for success.

LACHLAN MCPHERSON - The Spinal Studio

MR. LACHLAN MCPHERSON

DIP.REM.MAS. ADV.DIP.MYO
MYOTHERAPIST

My goal is to not only get you and your body back on track but to also keep you on track. I see everyone as an athlete playing in the sport of life and everyday is game day. I strongly believe in treating your body just as an athlete would by investing in yourself to get the best out of you each and every day.

I treat through specific soft tissue massage techniques to muscles, dry needling, cupping, stretching, joint mobilisation and more, coupled with specific and tailored strength and mobility movement to optimise you and your body’s performance, so you can get the most out of life.

NICK NAIMO - The Spinal Studio

DR. NICK NAIMO

BHSCI./BAPPSCI. (CHIRO)
ASSOCIATE CHIROPRACTOR

Are you ready to rewrite your health narrative? I’m here to guide you through correct movement patterns and regain confidence in your body.

With a wealth of experience gathered from diverse private practices across Melbourne, I’ve had the privilege of supporting a broad spectrum of individuals. Each person’s health journey is unique, and I’m committed to assisting you at every step.

In my practice, I’ve come to understand the profound impact of openly communicating and creating a professional and comfortable – yet relaxed environment, to pursue success.

Your health goals are not just milestones; they’re a journey towards a more vibrant, pain-free life. The key is to break the cycle and instill lifelong habits that allow you to take back control.

JENNY LEE - The Spinal Studio

DR. JENNY LEE

BHSCI./BAPPSCI. (OSTEO)
ASSOCIATE OSTEOPATH

Working together with patients to achieve their goals through a diverse set of hands on and off treatment that involves individualised care. I see the body as a whole and assess the movements from head to toe

Taking into account different lifestyle factors and specific sports acquired, my main goal is helping people reduce their pain through ongoing education and tailored management. Together, we can find the root that is causing your pain and help you get to where you want to be.

NICK LEKAKIS - The Spinal Studio

DR NICK LEKAKIS

BHSCI./BAPPSCI. (CHIRO)
ASSOCIATE CHIROPRACTOR

Fascinated by the impact Chiropractic treatment can have on movement, Nick dedicated eight years to rigorous studies at Deakin University, earning double degrees in the Bachelors of Health Science / Bachelor of Applied Science (Chiropractic).

Nick’s commitment and experience speaks for itself. Exposed to wide variety of spinal conditions of all ages, Nick will uncover and release the most complex sporting injuries.

Passionate about all things health, Nick leads an active lifestyle, engaging in high-level soccer, conquering multiple half and full marathons, and fostering a newfound love for road cycling. Nick is here to support patients with a diverse range of concerns, ensuring they experience the freedom of movement to its fullest potential.

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DR. NICHOLAS LEE

BSCI. BHSCI./BAPPSCI.(CHIRO)
ASSOCIATE CHIROPRACTOR

Let us work together to explore your health goals and create a unique and individual approach to empower you towards reaching them.

Nick has worked in multiple private practices all over Melbourne and has taken care of a large diverse group of patients in all walks of life. This has allowed him to understand the importance of each person’s individual health journeys and to support them through each step of the way.

If you have been struggling with pain or lack of full function, here’s your call to change your circumstances and reclaim your confidence. As the saying goes “If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always got.” So let’s break the cycle and form lifelong habits that will keep you doing more of what you love.

CASEY TUNSTALL - The Spinal Studio

DR. CASEY TUNSTALL

BHSCI./BAPPSCI. (OSTEO)
ASSOCIATE OSTEOPATH

Casey understands that pain is multifaceted and can impact a person’s sleep, mood and mental health.

She guides her treatment using her patient’s goals to return to work or sport, to improve their general function, and to decrease their time spent living with pain.

Casey uses a mixture of techniques including massage, joint mobilisation, and joint manipulation.

She is passionate about combining her skills in manual therapy, rehabilitation and education to improve her patient’s lives.

ALEX KANG - The Spinal Studio

DR. ALEX KANG

BSCI. BHSCI./BAPPSCI.(CHIRO)
ASSOCIATE CHIROPRACTOR

Ready to eliminate pain, limit disability and reintroduce correct movement patterns? Don’t let pain hold you back. Regain confidence with me.

If you take the first step, I’ll assist you in every way I can.

With a risk-adverse mindset, Alex’s treatment goes beyond the surface, utilising a range of treatment techniques that are specfically tailored towards rehabilitation and the prevention of your injury. He’ll set you up with exercises to restore and renew movement patterns, risk-free.

Alex is globally recongised, working in practices within New Zealand, South Australia and Singapore. As a certified CPR + AED Provider with the Singapore Heart Foundation, Alex puts in the effort beyond the workplace to ensure health is of importance.

Let’s enable your body to operate in the most functional way, as it’s designed to do.

PAUL FENNELL - The Spinal Studio

PAUL FENNELL

DIP.REM.MAS.
REMEDIAL MASSAGE THERAPIST

Paul is a highly experienced massage therapist with a career spanning over 15 years in the wellness industry.

He seamlessly combines his extensive knowledge of the human body with his therapeutic touch.

His deep understanding of anatomy and biomechanics allows him to provide targeted and effective massages that alleviate tension, reduce pain, and enhance overall wellbeing.

HAYLEY TUNSTALL

DR. HAYLEY TUNSTALL

BHSCI./BAPPSCI. (OSTEO)
ASSOCIATE OSTEOPATH

The way the body has the ability to heal itself, given the right conditions is what fascinated Hayley’s interest within Osteopathy.

Assisting patients to improve their quality of life and everyday function is what Hayley finds truly rewarding. Each session is approached with individualised treatment. Whether that is lower back pain or recovering from a workplace injury, Hayley takes on each session with an open mind and is driven to ensure her patients get results.

When working with patients, Hayley will work to identify personal goals, encouraging them to take an active role in their recovery alongside regular treatment.

What are you waiting for? Enhance mobility and fast-track your recovery today.

PAUL ADAMS - The Spinal Studio

Paul Adams

DIP.REM.MAS.
REMEDIAL MASSAGE THERAPIST

Paul is a highly skilled massage therapist and personal trainer, bringing a unique blend of healing touch and fitness expertise to his clients.

With decades of experience in the fitness industry, he has honed his craft in various modalities, specialising in deep tissue and sports massage.

Paul’s intuitive approach allows him to tailor each session to address specific client needs, promoting relaxation, pain relief, and improved mobility.

DR. DEEPAK SOMUSE - The Spinal Studio

DR. DEEPAK SOMUSE

BHSCI./BAPPSCI.(OSTEO)
ASSOCIATE OSTEOPATH

Dr. Deepak is a dedicated and compassionate osteopath committed to helping his patients achieve optimal health and wellbeing.

With a deep understanding of the musculoskeletal system and its impact on overall wellness, he employs a holistic approach to assess, diagnose, and treat a variety of conditions.

With a strong emphasis on patient education, he empowers individuals to actively participate in their own healing journey.

AMY THOMPSON - The Spinal Studio

AMY THOMPSON

BHSCI. (CLIN MYO)
CLINICAL MYOTHERAPIST

A movement specialist in her own right, Amy draws on her years of experience as a Personal Trainer and combines it with her Clinical Myotherapy knowledge to provide the complete package for pain-free movement. Looking at each individual through a holistic lens, no stone will go unturned in her investigation to return you to optimal biomechanics and fluid mobility.

No case is too great or too small. Having worked with a broad spectrum of clients, from sub-athletes to the corporate weekend warrior, she firmly believes in client collaboration, education and the right manual therapy techniques that achieves each clients’ optimal results. Not only will you have a tailored treatment, you will walk away with new knowledge and empowering tools to help yourself in conjunction with your treatments.

Say goodbye to pain and hello to mobility, and the knowledge to continue your movement journey into the future and beyond.

DR. JAMES PERNICE

BHSCI./BAPPSCI. (OSTEO)
ASSOCIATE OSTEOPATH

James’ treatment philosophy entails a holistic, patient-centered approach that addresses determinants of health. James aims to educate, engage, and enhance patients every step of the way through a very distinct skillset of Osteopathic techniques.

James understands the importance of holistic care, load management and identifying biomechanical dysfunction with patients after sustaining many injuries throughout the years of physical activity and sport.

James has a wide range of exposure to many acute and chronic injuries through work with many amateur and semi-professional sporting clubs. With this knowledge James aims to ensure an accurate diagnosis, followed by unique, extensive care with a specific management plan to enable you to be on top of your health and get back to where you want and need to be.

SARA TROTMAN - The Spinal Studio

SARA TROTMAN

DIP.REM.MAS.
REMEDIAL MASSAGE THERAPIST

Improve the way you move, and live pain free, so you can continue to do the things you love.

Sara’s focus during her treatments is to understand one’s goals and create a patient specific program.

She loves working with people who are motivated to improve health and well-being. Sara believes that manual therapy, exercise, and goal setting create the motivation needed for recovery and maintenance of the body. Whether you are a desk worker, pre-natal, or passionate about fitness, she understands the unique goals of each patient.

Dr. Nicholas Stuhldreier (Osteopath)

Dr. Nicholas Stuhldreier

BHSCI./BAPPSCI. (OSTEO)
OSTEOPATH

I aim to collaborate closely with my patients, offering top-notch care while motivating them to attain their life and health objectives. With unwavering commitment and hard work, anyone can realise their goals and lead a healthy, fulfilling life.

Drawing from my extensive involvement with diverse sports teams and my current participation in VFL, I recognise the significance of ensuring the body performs optimally in competitive settings and everyday life.

My practice is grounded in evidence-based treatment and management techniques. I approach the body holistically, considering a range of injuries and their multifaceted considerations.

Together, we can embark on your journey to optimal health, embracing the challenges that come our way!

Dr James Camerotto

Dr James Camerotto

BHSCI./BAPPSCI. (OSTEO)
OSTEOPATH

Having had multiple injuries, James has empathy for the challenges associated with pain and recovery.

He understands the difficulties of being limited by the burden of pain and aims to assist you with returning to your goals. 

His holistic philosophy combines a direct and indirect approach to tailor his treatment to all populations. 

This involves manual therapy techniques and exercises to help you progress and work towards living pain-free. 

James is interested in assisting with sporting injuries, having worked with the Brimbank Stallions FC and Calder Cannons.

Dr Nicholas Usui-Crook

Dr Nicholas Usui-Crook

BHSCI./BAPPSCI. (OSTEO)
OSTEOPATH

Dr. Nic is an experienced osteopath with a Master’s in Osteopathy since 2009.

He blends traditional hands-on osteopathy with modern exercise rehabilitation to treat complex conditions. His approach starts with a thorough postural analysis, detailed explanations, and personalised treatment plans.

Dr. Nic uses techniques such as trigger point therapy, dry needling, muscle energy stretching, and spinal manipulation to relieve pain and enhance function.

With extensive experience in disc-related lower back pain, scoliosis, and chronic neck conditions, he is dedicated to a comprehensive and caring approach. 

Outside of work, he enjoys practicing Kendo with his family.

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10 Locations

The Spinal Studio offers chiropractic, osteopathy, physiotherapy, remedial massage and myotherapy treatments across nine locations in Victoria and one in Queensland.

The Spinal Studio™ - Footscray

CONTACT

78 Moore Street, Footscray VIC 3011
info@thespinalstudio.com.au
+61 3 9939 6555

OPENING HOURS

Monday - Friday: 8am - 1pm, 2pm - 7pm
Saturday: 8am - 1pm
Sunday: Closed

victoria and queensland

CONTACT

4/29-31 King St, Caboolture QLD 4510
caboolture@thespinalstudio.com.au
+61 7 5499 0289

OPENING HOURS

Monday: 8am - 12pm, 2-6pm
Tuesday: 8am - 12pm, 2-6pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 8am - 12pm, 2-6pm
Friday: 8am - 12pm, 2-6pm
Saturday: 8am - 1pm
Sunday: Closed

The Spinal Studio™ - Footscray

CONTACT

3/1D Moore St, Moe VIC 3825
moe@thespinalstudio.com.au
+61 3 5164 2499

OPENING HOURS

Monday - Friday: 9 am–1 pm, 2–6 pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

The Spinal Studio™ - Footscray

CONTACT

24 Station St, Pakenham VIC 3810
pakenham@thespinalstudio.com.au
+61 3 5941 8804

OPENING HOURS

Monday: 9am - 7pm
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 9am - 7pm
Thursday: 9am - 7pm
Friday: Closed
Saturday: 9am - 1pm
Sunday: Closed

The Spinal Studio™ - Footscray

CONTACT

3/85 Belleview Dr, Sunbury VIC 3429
sunbury@thespinalstudio.com.au
+61 3 9740 9935

OPENING HOURS

Monday: 9am - 7pm
Tuesday: 2pm - 7pm
Wednesday: 9am - 7pm
Thursday: 9am - 7pm
Friday: 2pm - 7pm
Saturday: 9am - 1pm
Sunday Closed

The Spinal Studio™ - Footscray

CONTACT

2/33 Commercial Pl, Drouin VIC 3818
drouin@thespinalstudio.com.au
+61 3 5625 3555

OPENING HOURS

Monday: 8 am–12 pm, 2–6 pm
Tuesday: 9 am–1 pm, 2–6 pm
Wednesday: 9 am–1 pm, 2–6 pm
Thursday: 8 am–12 pm, 2–6 pm
Friday: 9 am–1 pm, 2–6 pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

The Spinal Studio™ - Footscray

CONTACT

77 Seymour St, Traralgon VIC 3844
traralgon@thespinalstudio.com.au
+61 3 5164 2668

OPENING HOURS

Monday: 9 am–1 pm, 2–6 pm
Tuesday: 8 am–12 pm, 2–6 pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 9 am–1 pm, 2–6 pm
Friday: 8 am–12 pm, 2–6 pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

The Spinal Studio™ - Footscray

CONTACT

6/70 Watton St, Werribee VIC 3030
werribee@thespinalstudio.com.au
+61 3 8087 0991

OPENING HOURS

Monday - Friday: 8am - 7pm
Saturday: 8am - 1pm
Sunday: Closed

The Spinal Studio™ - Footscray

CONTACT

15 Regent St, Prahran VIC 3181
prahan@thespinalstudio.com.au
+61 3 9923 7916

OPENING HOURS

Monday - Tuesday: 8am - 7pm
Wednesday: 8am - 12pm
Thursday - Friday: 8am - 7pm
Saturday: 8am - 12pm
Sunday: Closed

Victoria

Queensland

The Spinal Studio™ - Footscray