WELCOME TO SPINELINE We trust that we can make a difference to the health and well being of you and your family. The Buckley Street Family Chiropractic Clinic was founded in the Moonee Valley district in 1988 by Dr. Michael Portelli. The clinic has enjoyed growth in size and popularity and we love being part of such a vibrant and beautiful community. We have a range of Chiropractors, as well as Remedial masseurs and myotherapists.

We are a wellness based chiropractic centre which means we want you to be well. Wellness also means also helping you reach your full physical potential. Chiropractic is a form of manual medicine that involves gentle hands-on treatment to bring about pain relief, alignment and freedom of movement. Using skilled evaluation, diagnosis and a wide range of hands-on techniques, Chiropractors can identify areas of dysfunction in your body.
The basic principle of chiropractic is that changes to the normal structure and function of the skeleton and its supporting structures such as the muscles can produce effects not just in those areas, but in other areas of the body and health in general. While the focus has been on the spine, chiropractors view all of the joints, surrounding muscles and nerves as potential sources of problems.
All of the Chiropractors at our clinic have completed at least 5 years of University training to become registered Chiropractors and are members of the Chiropractors Association of Australia (CAA) or Chiropractic and Osteopathic College of Australasia (COCA).
Chiropractors use a wide variety of techniques including soft tissue massage, joint mobilisation, adjustments, stretching and gentle joint manipulation where appropriate to treat the muscles, joints, ligaments and connective tissues of the body.
Using a holistic approach to health, the functioning of the whole body is improved which assists in effective function of the lymphatic, circulatory, nervous and organ systems of the body. Chiropractors also take into account lifestyle factors such as exercise, posture, diet and stress and will prescribe stretching or strengthening exercises where applicable.
We use a variety of techniques including: Applied Kinesiology, SOT, Drop piece, Gonstead, Diversified, Activator, Active muscle release, Stretching, Acupuncture and Dry Needling, Webster technique for pregnancy, Blocking, Kinesio taping for sports injuries and Flexion-Distraction for disc injuries. The best techniques are discussed to address the injury for optimal care
Remedial massage works deeply into the layers of muscle tissue to release chronic tension in the body. Treatment aims to improve the movement in your joints, reduce muscle tension in tight muscles and reduce pain. Our massage therapists can target any specific problem areas that you may have. Our therapists use a wholistic approach and may use stretching techniques and recommend exercises to get the most out of each session. The depth or “pressure” used is varied depending on the region, degree and type of pain that the client is experiencing as well as the clients preferred pressure.
Relaxation massage is the perfect way to experience a deep sense of relaxation. This style of massage can relax the entire nervous system and is beneficial in the treatment of emotional and physical stress, assisting to relieve tension from the muscles and improve lymphatic drainage. Gift vouchers are available.
Regular massage in the Pre- and post-natal periods can assist with the many physical and emotional changes that occur during and after pregnancy. A combination of long, flowing strokes and deeper strokes are used to treat common muscular tensions, such as neck pain, headaches and lower back pain, often experienced as a result of pregnancy and breast feeding. Massage can also reduce peripheral swelling caused by fluid retention. The relaxation experienced during the massage is extremely beneficial and soothing to the nervous system, which can help you to get some much needed rest.
Our remedial massage therapists can work in conjunction with our Chiropractors where appropriate to enhance your treatment process. Remedial, Relaxation and myotherapy can be claimed through most health funds at the clinic using HICAPS.

Contact Details

433 Buckley Street, Essendon Victoria, 3040