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Meet Our Team

Dr Christopher Vandeloo (Chiropractor)
BSc (Biomed), B. Comp Med (Chiro), M. Clinical Chiropractic (RMIT)

Dr Chris Vanderloo, ChiropractorDr Vandeloo is the Director of Inline Health Chiropractic. Before becoming a chiropractor, Dr Chris worked as a medical scientist for five years where he developed a very outcome based, research driven perspective on healthcare. Growing up, he experienced various orthopaedic conditions and suffered many injuries playing sports at a high level this combined with his compassionate and empathic nature resulted in him pursuing a career as a healthcare practitioner. After graduating from St Bernard’s College of Essendon in 2003, Dr Chris went on to complete both Bachelor degrees and his Masters at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) in 2007, 2009 and 2011. Dr Chris spent his first 12 months of practice working in Wangaratta, Benalla and Corowa before returning to Melbourne.

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A Unique Perspective on Patient Care

Through chiropractic care, Dr Chris’ passion for helping people achieve their optimum health is evident. Being a chiropractor allows him to look over the entire body of his patients through care of the spine.

Dr Vandeloo has completed further study in Dry Needling, Laser therapy, Scoliosis rehabilitation, Sports injury management, Sacro-occipital technique, Sports Chiropractic, orthotic prescription and chronic disease management.

Personal Highlights and Interests

In 2020 Dr Vandeloo Co- chaired the inaugural Law for Chiropractors Australia webinar series. He also writes articles for the Victorian Chiropractic Association Magazine on the topic of Best Practice.

Dr Vandeloo works privately with young Australian Olympic power lifters, Australian hockey players, Australian cricketers and Australian Rules Footballers.

Since 2014 Dr Chris has contracted to Crown towers and other major hotels to provide an opulent personalised in-house chiropractic service, booked through the private concierge.

Dr Vandeloo works with several local level sporting clubs, such as the Airport west football club, Essendon Doutta Stars football club and Glenroy Football Club assisting with injury management and injury prevention.

Dr Andrew Lawrence, Chiropractor

Dr Andrew Lawrence OAM
B.Pharmacy, Master Chiropractic (USA)

Dr Andrew Lawrence was a pharmacist before becoming a chiropractor. His brother was a chiropractor and he realising that he wanted a more fulfilling career, Dr. Andrew decided to look into chiropractic college. “I loved chiropractic from the first moment and have loved it ever since,” explains Dr Andrew. The idea of sharing a health system based on the body’s natural function with his community is what inspires him to practice chiropractic. Dr Andrew is a chiropractor with a special interest in family chiropractic and health promotion, and he makes it a personal goal to remind people that chiropractic has a role to play in their health care.

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An Education in Chiropractic

Dr Andrew attended Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa, in the U.S graduating in 1980. While there, he immersed himself in learning about the chiropractic philosophy. These all-encompassing principles view health care in a comprehensive way. Over his years in practice and through ongoing education programs, he has gained a deeper understanding of the mind body connection and the importance of an integrated approach to health. Although he believes that we need crisis and emergency care, he also feels that we need the health prevention and wellness care chiropractic brings. Dr Andrew has been a Director several times (and a previous President 5 times) on the Board of the Chiropractors Association of Australia.

Outside of the Practice

Married with four children, Dr Andrew loves the water and tinkering around with electronics in his spare time. He is also a passionate advocate for the environment.

Career highlights:

  • 2021 recipient of the Order of Australia medal for his contribution to the chiropractic profession.
  • President of the Australian Chiropractors Association 2001 to 2005, 2015 to 2018.
  • 2020 – Current World Federation of Chiropractic Board member.
  • Lecturer at RMIT university chiropractic program – technique, for 10 years.

Dr Emma Rutkis (Chiropractor for sports) BApp Sci. BChiro Sci.

Dr Emma Rutkis, Sports ChiropractorEmma graduated from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technologies with a Chiropractic double Bachelor after 5 years with a distinction average. Emma has a passion for sports and exercise and so has joined the Inline Health Chiropractic team as a sports chiropractor with a general focus on strengthening and rehabilitation. Emma is passionate about getting people well and keeping them well.

Emma grew up in Strathmore and attended the Lowther Hall Anglican ladies college in Essendon, Emma continues to coach and referee ladies netball in her spare time. Emma also continues to provide sports injury management and medical advice to local football teams and local personal training businesses. If she is not working at Inline Health Chiropractic in Essendon or Prahran, she is playing netball herself. You can book a one one rehabilitation session with Dr Rutkis, a spinal alignment or even a one on one Skype consultation on our online booking service.

Dr James Tran B.H.Sc (Naturopathy), M App.Sc (Chin.Med), Grad Dip (Acupuncture)

Dr James Tran, Naturopath and AcupuncturistAcupuncturist, Naturopath and Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner

Dr Tran began his health practitioner career as a trained Naturopath before furthering his training in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine from RMIT. He also incorporates Tibetan medicine and dietary advice to help our patients promote a healthy body-mind balance. Some of the areas where Dr Tran focuses his training and skills are in the management of conditions like arthritis, chronic neck pain, migraines, menopause, fatigue, hay fever and fertility support.

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Professional Qualifications and Registrations

  • Master of Applied Science (Acupuncture) – RMIT
  • Master of Applied Science (Chinese Herbal Medicine) – RMIT
  • Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy) – ACNT & UNE
  • Graduate Diploma (Acupuncture) – RMIT
  • Advanced Diploma of Naturopathy – ACNT
  • Advanced Diploma of Western Herbal Medicine – ACNT
  • Registered Chinese medicine practitioner with the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia (CMBA)
  • Registered acupuncturist with the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia (CMBA)
  • Member of Australian Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA)
  • Member of Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS)
  • Registered practitioner with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

Dr Matthew Spargo Chiropractor

Dr Matthew Spargo (Chiropractor)

Dr Matthew has relocated to Melbourne after spending the last few years working in Kynton. Dr Matt has a keen interest in neurological rehabilitation and post concussion management. This interest has great benefit when dealing with patients with whiplash, migraines and post traumatic injuries. Dr Matthew was the dux of his graduating year and enjoys reading, learning new skills and contributing to research when possible.

Dr Matthew enjoys frequent exercise, is passionate about the environment and does often contribute to local community groups in his spare time. Dr Matthew offers firm manual techniques, exercise based rehabilitation and a vast array of adjunctive techniques including laser therapy, Postural advice, spinal correction and chronic injury management.

Melanie Lopez, Remedial Massage Therapist

Ms Melanie Buker Lopez (Remedial Massage Therapist)

Ms Lopez graduated from her bachelor of physiotherapy at Universidad Andres Bello, Santiago, Chile in 2014. After relocating to Australia Ms Lopez has been working on her skills as a sports therapist and remedial massage therapist in several clinics across Melbourne. Ms Lopez is experienced at managing clients with sporting injuries, spinal injuries and various musculoskeletal disorders. Ms Lopez utilises lymphatic drainage techniques, trigger point therapy, deep tissue massage, cupping, and relaxation techniques. You can book your massage online. We offer 1 hour full body or 30 minute intense massage sessions with Ms Lopez.

Iris Peng

Ms Iris Peng (Remedial Massage Therapist)

Since 2014, Iris has been involved in the field of massage therapy, continuously immersing herself in this domain and honing her skills. Working in the clinic, it brings her immense joy to see fatigued clients walk in and leave with relaxed and satisfied expressions on their faces.

After obtaining her qualification as a Remedial Massage Therapist in Australia, she returned to her home country, Taiwan, and participated in training courses related to prenatal and lactation massage. Subsequently, she combined her passion for travel with work, venturing to Canada and Denmark, before finally returning to Australia to study aged care nursing.

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Throughout her journey, Iris has learned and mastered various massage techniques, including Acupressure, Aromatherapy, Thai Massage, Hot Stone, and more. During each session, she strives to blend all these skills, customizing the massage to suit the individual needs of her clients. When necessary, she incorporates additional methods like scraping or cupping to achieve the best relaxation results.

Iris also has a keen interest in learning languages and immersing herself in different cultures worldwide. It’s not just about becoming proficient in a new language; the process of learning a new language allows me to expand her experiences.

Jacqueline Ramirez

Ms Jacqueline Ramirez (Remedial Massage Therapist)

Jacqueline has been working in remedial massage for many years, she believes in a holistic approach to health and has first hand experience as to the importance of blood flow, lymphatic function and recovery routine in professional athletes. She has worked both in the AFL and AFLW competition for several teams. Jacqueline enjoys helping the elderly with common age related ailments, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends and is currently studying a Bachelor of myotherapy. Jacqueline is proficient In lymphatic drainage massage, cupping, stretching techniques as well as pregnancy and geriatric massage. Jacqueline also speaks Spanish.

Ms Cindy Padayachee

Ms Cindy Padayachee (Myotherapist)

Cindy has a wealth of experience treating people for relaxation purposes injury management and general wellbeing. She is experienced in aged care, paediatric massage, lymphatic drainage techniques, reflexology, hot stones therapy, dry needling, cupping and Bowen therapy. Cindy has worked on cruise ships, in hotels, in aged care, in physiotherapy and remedial clinics around the world. Cindy enjoys travelling and spending time with her friends and family, in her spare time she stays active and fit.

Ms Elizabeth Tobin (Exercise Physiologist)

Elizabeth Tobin, Exercise PhysiologistElizabeth is a knowledgeable and empathic exercise physiologist. She comes from a background of myotherapy, and has the lived experience of having experienced chronic pain and taken action to recover from her injury. She is interested in the psychological impacts of illness or injury, pain management, and the risks associated with sedentary occupations. Elizabeth can work with you to formulate goals that are meaningful to you, and assist you in your recovery journey. Elizabeth is available for bookings via telehealth on our book online page. All TAC, Worksafe and Medicare provider services will be bulk billed. If you are paying for your services privately please use our stripe service to make payment before your visit.


Dr Rebecca Riseley (Psychologist)

Dr Rebecca Riseley, PsychologistDr Rebecca Riseley holds a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. She has been employed within the mental health sector since 2002 and has expertise in assessing and treating clients from a systemic and developmental framework.

She has worked within a variety of organisations including the The Alfred – Adult Psychiatric Service, Wyndamere Child and Family Services, Youth Justice, and the Austin Hospital Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS).

In addition, Rebecca has worked successfully in private practice since 2010. In her role as a senior clinician at the Austin Hospital, she was responsible for the Triage, assessment and treatment of complex mental health issues, providing consultation to external government and community agencies, delivering in-service diagnostic training, and running group programs.

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She has also worked closely with schools, delivering training to staff in the detection of and response to mental health issues as well as assisting with support and case planning around individual children.

In Private Practice Dr Riseley works with adults, children, adolescent and families. Rebecca has many years of experience in assessing and treating social, emotional and behavioural difficulties in children, adolescents and their families. She is experienced in diagnosing and treating a range of psychological issues and in creating strong working relationships with adults, children, parents, GP’s and schools. She enjoys assisting people to develop effective and healthy coping strategies and provides families with easy-to-follow solutions for complex problems.

Dr Riseley has partnered with ADAVic to deliver workshops exploring anxiety, fears, treatments and barriers. In addition, Rebecca has provided training to community agencies regarding navigating the mental health system.

Rebecca also works with adjustment to parenting, supporting parents with early attachment and bonding, and is able to provide parents with education regarding infant mental health and development.

Rebecca can assist individuals experiencing:

  • Anxiety and phobias School readiness
  • Behavioural problems Sleep difficulties
  • Relationship counselling Parenting
  • Depression and mood disturbances School refusal
  • Anger management and emotion regulation Family transitions
  • Stress management Attachment difficulties
  • Intellectual assessment Pain management


Ms Elly-Maree El-Bitar (Cosmetic Injector)

MS Elly-Maree El-Bitar (Cosmetic Injector)Elly E is a cosmetic injector who offers an array of non-surgical cosmetic procedures in clinic.

Elly attended La Trobe University where she obtained her Bachelor’s of Nursing degree. Elly is a Registered Nurse (Division 1) and has always had an interest in the beauty industry. She has been a skin specialist and makeup artist for over 8 years and aims to make her clients look and feel their best. Elly has also obtained a Bachelor of psychological studies degree previously.

Elly believes that her education and beauty/skin background allows her to offer a very comprehensive and holistic approach in the cosmetic injectables space.

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Elly prides herself on delivering tailor-made treatment plans for her clients that are based on an in-depth facial assessment and consultation process. She specialises in the administration of anti-wrinkle and dermal filler treatments and is passionate about natural results.

Elly believes in the importance of treatment & product knowledge, and regularly attends training sessions and conferences every 3-5 months to excel her skills.

Find her work on Instagram @ellye.injectables

Our Chiropractic Assistants

Kerry Stacey, Chiropractic Assistant

Ms Kerry Stacey

Abbey Vandeloo, Chiropractic Assistant

Mrs Abbey Vandeloo

Colette Raffoul, Chiropractic Assistant

Ms Colette Raffoul

Joanne Cronin

Ms Joanne Cronin

Ms Natalie Thomas

Ms Natalie Thomas

Our Administrative Assistant

Emily Portaro

Ms Emily Portaro

Experience a New Approach to Chiropractic and Health Care

Meet Dr Chris, Dr Tran, Dr Lawrence and the rest of our chiropractic team by contacting us today to book your first visit.



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