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Meet Our Essendon Chiropractors

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

Dr Vandeloo is the Director of Inline Health. 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. Read more about Dr Christopher Vandeloo.

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.

Doctor Chris 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

Doctor Vandeloo has been fortunate enough to consult out of some of Melbourne’s most prestigious hotels and has consulted privately for a range of clients including leaders in politics and finance.

Doctor Vandeloo has been fortunate enough to work with young Australian Olympic power lifters, hockey players, cricketers and Australian Rules Footballers.

In his spare time, he occasionally writes for the Victorian Chiropractic Association Magazine on the topic of Best Practice. He also works with several local level sporting clubs, such as the Essendon Doutta Stars and Glenroy Football Club. He also enjoys strength training and endurance training.

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

Acupuncturist, Naturopath and Chinese Herbal 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.Read more about Dr James Tran.

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)

Click here to read more about Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture.

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

Dr Andrew Lawrence was a pharmacist before becoming a chiropractor. His brother was a chiropractor and 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.Read more about Dr Andrew Lawrence.

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. Dr Andrew lectures to students in chiropractic at RMIT Bundoora.

Dr Andrew Lincoln, Chiropractor Bapp Sc (Comp Med) MClin Chiro CAA

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Dr Lincoln formerly owned the strathmore chiropractic clinic for 11 years prior to making a move to Inline Health Chiropractic in Essendon. Doctor Lincoln enjoys working with paediatric patients, and geriatric patients as well as athletes. Dr Lincoln has two young children and enjoys leading an active and healthy lifestyle, he has been a member of the Chiropractors Association of Australia and a passionate advocate for chiropractic for many years. You can also see Dr Lincoln at his practice in Seymour or Euroa. Call us today or book online to see Doctor Lincoln.

Dr Emma Rutkis Sports Chiropractor BApp Sci. BChiro Sci.

Dr. Emma RutkisEmma graduated from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technologies 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 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 injury management and medical advice to local football teams and local personal training businesses. If she is not working at Inline health 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.

Ms Stella Dichiera (Clinical Hypnotherapist) Stella Dichiera photo

Stella Dichiera is a qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist and is a member of the Australian Association of Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy (AACHP). She is also an Accredited Supervisor. Stella is passionate about empowering people to make changes and enhance their lives. She believes there needs to be more education and awareness of hypnotherapy as a valid method to achieve this. Hypnotherapy is like ‘flicking a switch in the brain’ and changes can be made instantly for a wide variety of conditions. It is as simple as communicating with your subconscious mind to negotiate rapid and permanent changes through the power of suggestion. Stella specialises in Weight Loss and uses the latest program from the UK developed by Shiela Granger called Virtual Gastric Banding. This is a process where the client imagines their stomach to be much smaller and will automatically reduce their portion sizes and will be encouraged to exercise. This is in conjunction with listening daily to a supporting hypnotherapy CD. Click here to read more about our Hypnotherapy service.


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. Click here to read more about our Remedial Massage service.

Karen Kleehammer

Mrs Karen Kleehammer Myotherapist (Adv. Dip Myotherapy)

Karen has over a decade of experience treating people of all ages, she has a particular interest in sports massage, reiki, lymphatic drainage and cupping techniques. As a cancer survivor Karen likes to make sure her patients take an active interest in their physical health.
Outside of the practice Karen enjoys staying fit and spending time with her 3 adult children and her husband. Karen is also a grandmother.

Veda Narsiah

Ms Veda Narsiah (Dip Remedial Massage, Dip Myotherapy)

Veda migrated from Mauritius to spend more time with her Australian family several years ago. It did not take her long to realise her passion for human biology and to commence her study as a remedial massage therapist. Veda excels at dry needling, cupping, sports massage and hot stone therapies.

She has a passion for her craft and is always looking for ways to provide people with a better experience. Veda is currently completing her qualification in myotherapy to accompany her current registration in remedial massage therapy.

Carolina, Massage Therapist

Carolina Garcia Pinochet (Remedial Massage Therapist)

Carolina has been practicing massage for many years both in Chile and Australia. She has studied remedial massage in chile before competed her diploma in remedial massage at Melbourne Holistic College. Carolina has a passion for pregnancy massage, massage for athletes and lymphatic drainage. Carolina is notoriously a people person and when she is not teaching her clients about stretching, maintaining their health and living a healthier lifestyle she is at home looking after her 2 children. Carolina has worked at several sports clinics around melbourne, she is very comfortable treating males and females. Book your appointment with Carolina today.

Our Chiropractic Assistants

Ms Kerry Stacey

Ms Kerry Stacey

Mrs Abbey Vandeloo

Mrs Abbey Vandeloo

Colette Raffoul

Ms Colette Raffoul

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