Operating on a philosophy of getting you better faster, for longer, we provide only the highest quality services and products, and one of the best services we offer is our people.
Each onsite specialist is an experienced in their respective field, having received accreditation as an Osteopath, Physiotherapist, Chiropractor or Podiatrist. Not only do they work spectacularly as individuals, but they also shine as a team, having joined forces on numerous occasions to plan and manage treatment for specific conditions.
Northern Spinal & Sports Injury Clinic’s founder, Dr Jarrod Alivizatos, strongly believes that, through his work he can assist with the body’s inherent capacity to heal itself. His sheer dedication to wellbeing and unparalleled industry knowledge, make him one of our greatest assets. Jarrod has previously worked in rehabilitation programs for two major AFL clubs. With his multidisciplinary team, Jarrod achieves fantastic results in musculoskeletal medicine.
Greg has always had a keen interest in anatomy, physiology and medicine and was thrilled he found that he’d be able to explore these areas to help people through Ostewhen opathy.
Greg completed a Bachelor of Science (Clinicial Sciences) in 2009 and his Masters of Health Science (Osteopathy) in 2011 at Victoria University.
In his spare time Greg trains and competes in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Due to this experience, Greg has a keen interest in treating injuries relating to Jiu Jitsu and other martial arts (Judo, MMA, Muay Thai, Karate etc) because he knows how hard it can be to explain the context and injuries to a medical professional that doesn’t understand what it involves.
Greg finds it extremely rewarding helping people to overcome pain and dysfunction, he is also particularly experienced when it comes to treating headaches, migraines and jaw pain.
Brendan came about in the profession after seeing an osteopath for a shoulder injury obtained at the gym. He was impressed by the holistic approach the osteopath took in treating his shoulder and was interested in the profession.
Because of that holistic approach, Brendan approaches each individual case in the similar manner, taking a detailed history and examination to obtain an appropriate treatment plan. Because of his own prior experience with a shoulder injury, Brendan enjoys treating shoulder conditions.
Prior to becoming an osteopath Brendan studied a science degree majoring in physiology. This would further lead him into studying osteopath for five years.
Brendan has worked in the past with football teams as a sports trainer helping assist and manage sports injuries obtained by players. He has also worked in an orthopaedic hospital in Mumbai looking at common knee and shoulder injuries.
Brendans hobbies involve resistant weight training and Brazilian jiu jitsu. During his time off he enjoys exploring cafes in melbourne with his three dogs. he is also a supporter of the dees.
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From a young age Lyndall saw the positive effects of Chiropractic treatment on her father, who had suffered from polio as a child. She also received benefits herself from regular care through her sporting career while playing cricket for QLD.
Lyndall loves seeing her patients thrive through pain relief, quality rehabilitation, body optimisation and goal setting so they can enjoy life to the fullest. Lyndall loves to see her patients discover what they are capable of when not in pain.
Lyndall coaches and plays at the Premier Cricket Club Essendon Maribyrnong Park LCC; she also loves lifting weights, family time and the occasional G&T.
Lyndall treats lower back pain; headaches; sporting injuries and includes rehabilitation; shockwave therapy for delayed healing of injuries; shoulder pain; muscle strains; hip knee and ankle complaints.
Alongside his double degree, Andrew is about to finish his Masters degree in exercise science with a major in strength and conditioning, allowing him to provide optimal services for clinical exercise rehabilitation.
Andrew has a long history in sport and exercise. Growing up he played football (AFL) and relatively high level tennis during his teen years. In recent years, he’s had a substantial amount if experience in mixed martial arts (MMA), having competed in Muay Thai kickboxing. Additionally, he has a keen interest in strength training and powerlifting.
Andrew has been a personal trainer and strength coach for over 10 years, working with a large range of individuals which include both the general population and athletes. Based on his experience, Andrew has a clinical focus on strength and rehabilitation, as well as providing hands on osteopathic services, which include massage, stretching and adjustment techniques, with his goal to get his
patients back to their sport pain free and stronger.
Outside the clinic, Andrew enjoys playing the guitar and drums, music production and educational podcasts.
Andrew graduated from La Trobe Uni with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2012 and is qualified in Dry Needling. During his earlier career he was involved with a few sporting teams, namely, Melbourne City Football Club, La Trobe Soccer Club and Reservoir Football Club. He has extensive knowledge in treating sporting injuries that commonly involves the shoulders, knees and ankles.
Since joining the Northern Spinal Sports & Injury Clinic in 2015, Andrew has treated a vast amount of patients with spinal injuries and headache through Workcover, as well as, TAC claims. He has also helped a number of runners in getting better from their injuries and preparing them for running events.
Andrew has always been interested in sports, especially in Soccer, Taekwondo, badminton and gym. His favourite team in the English Premier League is Arsenal FC. His greatest achievement is completing the Oxfam 100km trailwork in 2015. The reason why he became a Physiotherapist is because of his love and passion for sports.
Sam is an expert Podiatrist who helps people by investigating the root causes of their complaints. After diagnosing a problem Sam works with patients to help them return to activity without pain and with increased movement. Sam believes he has a responsibility to help people live healthier and more fulfilling lives through his knowledge of biomechanics and sports medicine.
Matthew has always been interested in anatomy, medicine and healthcare and together with his own experiences playing football and dealing with sporting injuries, helped direct him towards assisting others with Osteopathy.
He is driven and motivated to achieve the best results for his patients, with his treatment and management tailored to each individual patient to offer a high level of personalised care. He enjoys building relationships with his patients and provides the advice and guidance needed to achieve positive outcomes.
Matthew enjoys treating a wide range of musculoskeletal complaints and welcomes patients of all ages, but has particular interest in injury rehabilitation, headache management and postural correction.
Jason developed his passion and respect for the human body from a young age while playing at some of the highest levels of competition in basketball. By receiving treatment and rehabilitation for numerous injuries he recognised the true potential of the body. Currently, he is in charge of athlete welfare and team Osteopath for Northcote City soccer club in the NPL2 Victoria.
Jason has additional training in dry needling and enjoys treating a wide range of musculoskeletal complaints from patients from all walks of life. He believes that the opportunity to help his patients is a blessing and enjoys the journey he takes with patients.
Jason has a very strong appreciation of our body’s ability to self-heal. He enjoys empowering patients and educating to allow them to have an active role in their recovery.
Leticia completed her Masters of Osteopathy at Victoria University in Melbourne. Leticia’s motto is “health for life”. She enjoys being able to assist a patient’s pain and movement throughout their life to achieve their health goals and get them back to doing what they love.
Leticia provides individualised treatment and management programs involving both hands-on treatment and exercise rehabilitation. She enjoys empowering patients to have an active role in their recovery by providing strategies that they can implement for injury management, recovery and general wellbeing outside of the consult.
Leticia treats a wide range of conditions including neck pain, back pain, headaches, postural correction, chronic pain, sporting and workplace injuries. Her treatment includes soft tissue massage, lymphatic drainage, joint mobility techniques, stretching, shockwave therapy and exercise rehabilitation.
Alongside his masters of Physiotherapy, Matt also has a degree in exercise science which enables him to combine his knowledge of exercise and manual therapy skills to provide ongoing long term outcomes for his patients.
Matt has a strong interest in sport having played basketball competitively at a high level when he was younger. He has a particular interest in rehabbing sporting injuries and developing ongoing injury prevention strategies. Matt has also previously worked with Northcote city fc attaining a strong understanding of the requirements of high level sports.
Matt is also passionate about treating everyone and helping others reach their goals no matter how big or small.
Outside of the clinic Matt enjoys going to the gym, playing basketball and watching the Essendon bombers.
Completed a Bachelor’s of Exercise and Health Science from the Australian Catholic University followed by a Masters of Clinical Exercise Science and Rehabilitation from Victoria University.
Ryan has an interest in Brazilian jiu jitsu and resistance training, achieving his black belt in 2022 as well as a black belt in Taekwondo in 2012.
Coming from a martial arts background, Ryan has a great understanding of how injuries occur during training allowing for a quicker and more specialised treatment.
Ryan believes in using exercise as a tool to treat pain and improve function, with exercise being the best way to improve quality of life in the long term.
Outside of the clinic, Ryan enjoys spending his time training, reading/watching manga and anime, and relaxing at cafes.
Alongside his Masters in Physiotherapy Liam has also attained a Bachelor in Exercise science, allowing him to combine hands on treatment with evidence based exercise rehabilitation to focus on long-term results.
Having worked for multiple years in the football community at both Coburg VFL and Laurimar FC, Liam has seen an extensive range of sporting injuries and conditions. Despite one’s background he is passionate about helping people move and get back to doing the things they love as soon as possible whether it be sport, gardening or simply walking the dog.
Liam has also previously worked on an orthopaedic ward as a physiotherapy assistant in the hospital system, which has given him great experience in managing and rehabilitating hip and knee replacements.
Outside of the clinic, Liam enjoys the frustrations of being an Essendon supporter and playing local cricket.
I’ve been a part of the Northern Spinal family for many years now. I first came to see Dr Jarrod when I was a teenager for a sporting injury. After my first treatment with Jarrod I instantly fell in love with Osteopathy and the holistic approach to health and wellbeing.
I employ a range of both direct and indirect techniques in all of my treatments and believe in a holistic approach to my patients care. It is important to me that all aspects of my patients life be addressed so that they receive the best possible treatment outcomes. I enjoy encouraging my patients to play an active role in their health and wellbeing and therefore try to promote exercise rehabilitation as a useful self-management tool in between consults.
I have also completed extra qualifications in level 1 dry needling and myofascial cupping. I enjoy treating all musculoskeletal conditions in particular neck pain, back pain, headaches and postural correction.
Tom discovered his love of osteopathy after seeing an osteopath for an injury he obtained working as a barista. The care and holistic approach the osteopath took in reducing his pain is what Tom fell in love with. This changed his career path as he knew he wanted to provide that same level of care to others.
Tom is passionate about treating all types of complaints with a special interest in promoting general health. He enjoys treating headaches, jaw and neck pain, low back pain, chronic pain, and sporting injuries. He utilises a combination of massage techniques, advice, and rehabilitation exercises to provide the best care and outcomes for his patients.
Since falling in love with the profession, Tom has completed a Bachelor of Clinical Science and a Master’s of Osteopathy, and his motto is “you never stop learning”.
Outside the clinic, he enjoys playing chess, resistance training in the gym, exploring the outdoors, and coffee.
Nam Phan graduated with a Bachelor of Science (majoring in Physiology) from the University of Melbourne before moving on to complete his Master of Physiotherapy from the University of Sydney.
Nam adopts a holistic approach when treating patients, where he utilizes manual therapy, targeted exercise programs and exploration of lifestyle factors to face the injury from all fronts. Having reached an elite level of competitive powerlifting, Nam has dealt with an extensive list of his own injuries that allows him to empathise with his patients and provide great insight into the recovery process and further preventative measures.
Outside the clinic, Nam enjoys training, spending time with his family and friends and his newfound hobby of baking sourdough bread.
A recent arrival to Australia from Hong Kong where I had practiced as a Physiotherapist for 27 years. I always had a strong interest in sports, and have had the opportunity to gain extensive hands-on experience covering a wide variety of sports.
In Hong Kong I worked with national teams representing Hong Kong in Tennis, Cricket, Hockey, and Rugby at competitions in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, Taiwan, UAE, Brunei, Thailand, and the Philippines. I have also covered APGA golf tournaments and ATP tennis tournaments in China, Thailand, and Hong Kong.When not on a sports field I worked closely with orthopedic surgeons in rehabilitation of clients with conditions and injuries from head to foot.
Experience has taught me to pay attention to more than only the obvious problem in front of me. I have learned to take a wholistic approach to all clients in treating the whole person and working with them to achieve their best.
Outside the Clinic I enjoy spending time with family and long walks exploring the countryside.