Meet The Team
Dr Nathan Katsanevakis
B.App.Sci (Comp Med), M.Osteo
Dr Nathan Katsanevakis is a fully qualified experienced osteopath who prior to his profession completed a Bachelor of Science at The University of Melbourne with a study major in anatomy.
Nathan’s interests primarily revolve around sport, having participated in a variety of different sports from an early age. Through these interests and his work in surgical theatre, Nathan has developed a keen interest in sports injury rehabilitation, post-surgical care and postural correction.
Nathan will often give patients specific rehabilitation exercises, stretches or advice to help facilitate healing and prevent re-injury. Where suitable, Nathan will incorporate the therapeutic use of Dry Needling and Shockwave Therapy as part of your Osteopathic treatment.
Dr Jarrod Alivizatos
B.Sci (Clinical Sci), M.Hs (Osteo), M.A.O.A
Dr Jarrod Alivizatos, founder of Northern Spinal & Sports Injury Clinic and Muscle Joint Bone, 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.
Dr Natalie Burris
B.App.Sci (Comp Med), M.Osteo
Certified Pilates Teacher
Dr Natalie Burris is a fully qualified, registered osteopath and certified Pilates teacher. Natalie practices what she preaches; with a love for exercise and healthy living she shares the love and pain of fellow marathon runners and skiers. Through her dedication to sports training she knows ‘where it hurts’, will identify muscular imbalances and weaknesses, and corrects joint alignment and dysfunctions.
Natalie utilizes a combination of osteopathic techniques, Dry Needling, and Pilates based rehabilitation and self-management strategies depending on the needs of the individual patient.
She has an interest in all patient types; including those with sports injuries, general postural/work strains, chronic conditions of the elderly and osteopathic treatment for pre and post-pregnancy care.
Dr Jessica Djimoti
B.App.Sci (Comp Med), M.Osteo
Dr Jessica Djimoti has always been a keen participant in team sports; Jessica has a long held affinity for fitness and health that has fuelled her desire to assist others through sports related injuries, while also developing her own new methods of self management.
Jessica’s interests aren’t just limited to sports/exercise related presentations. She has a strong interest in women’s health and well-being, as well as postural correction and post surgical rehabilitation. When treating, Jessica utilizes a wide range of techniques, tailoring each treatment to the patient’s individual requirements.
Dr Charlie Shipley
B. H Sci B. App. Sci (Osteo)
Charlie has a passion for Gymnastics and has been involved in the sport for most of his life; as a gymnast, coach and program coordinator. He is an Advanced Accredited WAG (Women’s Artistic Gymnastics) and MAG (Men’s Artistic Gymnastics) Gymnastics coach. His in depth knowledge of the biomechanics of gymnastics, training principles and discipline, means he approaches treatment with a positive, practical attitude.
He uses a wide range of techniques to treat with a strong focus on structural treatment and comprehensive rehabilitation programs. Charlie believes in being a lifelong learner and is passionate about reading and being up to date with current research.
Dr Matthew Darmody
B.App.Sci (Comp Med), M.Osteo
Dr Matthew Darmody possesses a strong enthusiasm and passion for Osteopathic care. He has a solid background in remedial/sports massage with a Diploma of Remedial Massage to compliment his Osteopathic skills.
Matthew has worked extensively in the treatment of new born babies and children of all ages, alleviating symptoms of colic, reflux and muscle and joint strain.
An avid sportsman, Matthew continues to be an active member of the Healesville Football Club and an enthusiastic Essendon supporter. In his spare time, Matt enjoys spending time with his partner, Whitney, and son, Louie.
Dr Monique Goss
B. App. Sci/B. H. Sci (Osteo)
Dr Monique Goss career path stems from her love of competitive dancing at a young age, Monique has developed a natural affinity for human movement, injury prevention, rehabilitation and functional diagnosis.
After undergoing her own knee reconstruction, Dr Goss continues to apply these principles through involvement as a trainer at various sporting clubs, as well as prescribing tailored management programs for many of her patients.
In her spare time she loves listening to Australian music, going on outdoor adventures and visiting her family in South Gippsland.
Dr Chris Milios
Since graduating high school, Chris knew his gift was to help people. He became a Myotherapist and worked in several clinics and with elite sports teams however found that he wanted to further progress his study of the human body. Chris graduated from RMIT University in 2013 as a Chiropractor and has since had vast experience treating many different conditions. His work experience in Chiropractic spans from young children to elderly patients and is keen to continue his work in assisting people to enhance their every day life.
Dr Samuel Abdelmalek
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.
Dr Sharon Christian
Exercise Physiologist, Physiotherapist & Clinical Pilates
Sharon is a driven member of the Northern Spinal & Sports Injury Clinic team. She has a passion for helping individuals to overcome pain or injuries and helping them to accomplish their goals. Sharon has seen positive outcomes from her work, as many of her patients regularly attend the exercise program due to its impact on their life.
Mr Kanwal Singh
Kanwal was drawn to a profession in physiotherapy from a young age through his love of sports and a desire to help people. He has a strong understanding of musculoskeletal physiotherapy and improving body functions through his practice. Kanwal enjoys using his knowledge to help patients return to their ordinary lives after suffering from an injury.
Mr Matthew Fieschi
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.
Ms Jaimie Pollock
Physiotherapist & Clinical Pilates
Stemming from a love of dance, Jaimie has always had a fascination with the human body, it’s movement and capabilities as well as injuries, their prevention and rehabilitation. This, coupled with a strong desire to help people, led her to study and complete a Bachelor of Health Science majoring in Anatomy and Physiology and a Masters of Physiotherapy Practice at La Trobe University.
Throughout her studies, Jaimie developed a keen interest in musculoskeletal diagnosis and treatment as well as a passion for helping people lead happier and healthier lives by treating and optimising the body’s ability to heal and recover after pain or injuries.
Jaimie combines a variety of treatment strategies, including hands-on physiotherapy techniques, rehabilitation exercises, stretches and advice to create individualised treatment programs with a strong emphasis on self-management and injury prevention.
Jaimie enjoys treating a wide variety of different patients and conditions with a particular interest in working with children experiencing musculoskeletal pain.
Dr Simon Chambers
Dr Simon Chambers graduated from Southern Cross University in 2011 and has worked in private practice since, successfully managing a wide range of conditions and cases. Using Osteopathic philosophy and a variety of gentler techniques, Simon brings improved health to his patients by focusing on the musculoskeletal system, while treating the body as a whole.
Working predominantly in a business district for the past 5 years Simon has successfully treated and alleviated work-related strains and pain on clients who work long hours at a desk, or work in a high stress environment. Simon will treat the overworked and tense muscles and will have dialog with the patient about better work practices, posture and lifestyle changes to improve overall health. With a history of managing athletes and sports teams, Simon directly works on injuries such as a strained muscle or ligament. He also treats the surrounding area, which helps get optimal function in the system, reduces further strain on the injury site and allows the area to heal faster. Due to fabulous results treating babies and their mothers early in his career, Simon has developed quite a following from parents with infants, pregnant women and new mothers. He has since received ongoing recommendations both word of mouth and via online forums.
Dr Jake Way
Dr Jake Way has a strong belief that whether you are an athlete, work at a desk or just want to work on your health, than maintaining or building a healthy body starts with creating a strong postural foundation and movement variability. Jake has competed in many sports at a young age and represented Victoria on the Volleyball court. As a result, he has developed a passion for helping people achieve their best, whether it be in the gym, on the sporting field or in everyday life.
Jake primarily utilises a structural approach to treatment, and where possible will incorporate rehabilitation or movement programs into management. Jake has also been involved with local sporting clubs which has allowed him to gain valuable experience in the management and handling of acute injuries.
Jake has completed further studies in nutrition, gut health, and bodybuilding/strength training programming and where possible likes to incorporate these concepts into management.