685 Centre Road, East Bentleigh VIC 3165

Call: (03) 9557 0251

Meet the Team

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Dr Justin Youssef

Chiropractor - Utilizing the Gonstead Method of Chiropractic

Dr. Justin Youssef has always had a passion for the science of the human body and decided that a natural and conservative approach to a healthy body is one that made sense, and so decided to study Chiropractic.

Dr. Justin really understood the power of Chiropractic when he had a motorbike accident in his first year of studying and injured his hip. This is when Justin found the difference of Gonstead system of Chiropractic. Since then its been his passion to not only utilize this method for his patients but to grow Gonstead Chiropractic in Australia by mentoring chiropractic students. 

Dr Justin has an interest in the treatment of all conditions especially involving the adjustment of extremity joints such as the ankle, knee, shoulder, elbow, wrist  and TMJ.

  • Watch Dr. Justin’s introduction video here
  • Education:
    • RMIT - Bachelor of Health Science (Chiropractic) with Distinction
    • RMIT -Masters of Clinical Chiropractic with Distinction
    • Gonstead Extremity Certified 2017
  • Professional Membership: Gonstead Chiropractic Association of Australia (GCS) & Chiropractic Association of Australia
  • Country of birth: Australia
  • Favorite pastime: Going to the gym, playing tennis, watching horror films, travelling and eating at nice restaurants
  • Favorite music: Dance, techno, Hip-hop, RnB
  • Favourite books: Harry potter series
  • Favourite movies: Harry Potter series
  • Countries visited: Vietnam, Thailand, Bali, Japan
Neil Gomez

Dr Neil Gomez

Chiropractor - Utilizing the Gonstead Method of Chiropractic
  • Education:
    • Monash Univeristy – B.A. / B.Sc.
    • RMIT – B.App.Sc(Chiro) / B.App.Sc(Clin Sc), 2002
    • Gonstead Extremity Certification, 2005 
    • Pediatrics for the family Chiropractor, 2008
    • Diplomat in Chiropractic Neurology - Carrick Institute 2014
    • Selective Functional movement screen (SFMA) advanced practitioner
    • Functional Neuro-Oropaedic Rehabiliation (FNOR) 2017
  • Professional member of: Chiropractic Association of Australia, Gonstead Society of Australia
  • Country of birth: Sri Lanka
  • Places lived: Colombo, Alphington and Bentleigh
  • Favorite pastime: Playing squash and badminton, photography, cooking, dinner at great restaurants, hiking, gardening,weight training and international travels.
  • Favorite musical groups: RnB, Hip Hop, Rap, Samba, Reggaeton
  • Favorite books: The Alchemist, Conversations with God
  • Favorite movie: The Matrix, Fight Club, Lord of the Rings. Game of Thrones
  • Favorite sports teams: Carlton (AFL), Brazil (Soccer), Sri Lanka (Cricket),
  • Countries visited: Sri Lanka, Singapore, Hawaii, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Cambodia, Cuba, Barbados, Spain, England, Guatemala, India, Turkey, Jamaica, Jordan, Thailand and USA
Luke Nelson

Dr Luke Nelson

Chiropractor - Utilizing a Sports Science Approach
  • Watch Dr. Luke’s introduction video here
  • Qualifications:
    • RMIT – B.App.Sc(Chiro) / B.App.Sc(Clin Sc) with Distinction 2003
    • FICS – International Chiropractic Sports Science diploma 2007
    • Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Chiropractic – Murdoch University 2010
    • Masters in Sports Science – Murdoch University 2013
    • Enhance Running technician 2011- present
    • Australian Strength & Conditioning Association – ASCA Lev 1
    • Certified FAKTR Provider
    • Functional Movement Screen Certified practitioner
    • Selective Functional Movement Screen advanced practitioner
    • Titleist Performance Institute Level 1 certified
  • Professional member of: Sports Chiropractic Australia, Sports Medicine Australia, Chiropractic Association of Australia, International Federation of Sports Chiropractic (FICS), Chiropractic and Osteopath College of Australia
  • Board Appointments:
    • Sports Chiropractic Australia- President 2018-present
    • Sports Medicine Australia Victorian committee 2014-present
    • International Federation of Sports Chiropractic 2014-present
    • Sports Chiropractic Australia Education chair 2014-present
  • Involvement with Teams and associations:
    • Prahran Cricket club- Premier League Cricket 2016-present
    • Collingwood Football club (AFL)- massage therapist 2001-2012
    • Victorian Tigers Water Polo team (National league)- Team Chiropractor 2009-2012
    • Oakleigh Chargers (TAC cup)- Team Chiropractor 2009-2012
    • Treated a variety of elite and Olympic athletes from various sports including AFL, golf, Triathlon & Athletics
  • Sports Chiropractic Australia’s 2016 Sports Chiropractor of the Year
  • A keen fitness enthusiast himself, Dr Luke has competed in a variety of different sports throughout his life, but more recently enjoys:
    • Running: has completed multiple marathons and ultra marathons- Marathon PB of 3:09
    • Triathlon: has completed multiple Iron Man triathlons: Melbourne 2012 and 2014 IM – PB of 10:29hrs
    • Cross fit
    • Golf
Tom Perkins

Tom Perkins

Myotherapist
  • Education: Kangan Institute: Certificate 3 & 4 in Fitness, Diploma of Remedial Massage, Advanced Diploma of Remedial Massage (Myotherapy)
  • Country of birth: Australia
  • Places lived: Byron Bay, Gold Coast, Airlie Beach (Whitsundays), Mitcham
  • Favorite pastime: Catching up with friends, Reading, Exercising, Motor bike riding, Wakeboarding, Surfing, Waterskiing, Snowboarding, Anything to get the blood pumping!
  • Favorite musical groups: Too many to choose! Here’s a few: Pearl Jam, Incubus, Powderfinger, Pendulum, the Killers, System of a down, Millencolin, Jurassic 5, Metallica, NOFX, Birds of Tokyo, Josh Pyke, Hilltop Hoods, 360, Funkoars, Pez and any other talented artists
  • Favorite books: Way of the Peaceful Warrior, Tales of the Tao, A New Earth, Tomorrow Series, Scar Tissue, Tuesdays at Morrie’s, Dave Grohl biography, Celestine Prophecy series
  • Favorite movie: Fight Club, Inception, Usual Suspects, Half Baked, Lord of the Rings trilogy, any good Documentary
  • Favorite sports teams: Hawthorn Football Club
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Saren Pinto

Chiropractic Assistant/Office Manager
  • Education: Always learning!
  • Country of birth: India
  • Places lived: Mubai, Melbourne
  • Favorite pastime: reading, hiking, gardening, colouring-in
  • Favorite musical groups: Tango, Electro-Jazz, Bossa Nova
  • Favorite books: too many to count!
  • Favorite movies: there’s a few – one that comes to mind – Howl’s Moving Castle
  • Favorite sports teams: Brazil (Soccer), India (Cricket), Melbourne Ice
  • Countries visited: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Mexico, Peru, Chile, Guatemala, Cuba, Barbados, Spain, Turkey, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, England, U.S.A
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Kim Nguyen

Chiropractic Assistant
  • Education: Currently deferred Business at Swinburne University
  • Country of birth: Australia
  • Places lived: Melbourne
  • Favorite pastime: Shopping, cooking, going to the gym, playing tennis, reading, watching movies and seeing friends/family
  • Favorite musical groups: I like a bit of everything
  • Favorite books: Harry Potter
  • Favorite movie: The Life Aquatic of Steve Zissou, all Marvel movies, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Intouchables, Kill Bill, In Bruges, Harry Potter
  • Favorite sports teams: St.Kilda, Arsenal
  • Countries visited: Vietnam, China, Thailand, Indonesia, Japan
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Elise Martini

Chiropractic Assistant
  • Education: Currently studying Exercise and Sport Science at Australian Catholic University.
  • Country of birth: Australia
  • Places lived: Bentleigh East
  • Favorite pastime: Playing soccer, watching TV shows and catching up with friends and family.
  • Favorite musical group/artists: I like a bit of everything
  • Favorite movie: Finding Nemo, The Lion King, The Sixth Sense, Inception, Inferno.
  • Favorite sports teams: Melbourne Demons, Melbourne Victory and Juventus
  • Countries visited: Italy, Spain.
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Evie Warber

Chiropractic Assistant
  • Education: Currently studying a Diploma of Interior Design & Decoration at RMIT
  • Country of Birth: Australia 
  • Favourite Pastimes: Listening to music, dancing, watching tv, doing makeup, going for brunch and hanging out with friends and family
  • Favourite musical group/artists: Too many to name! Ariana Grande, Khalid, Dua Lipa, Flume, Sticky Fingers, Childish Gambino, a bit of everything really.
  • Favourite Movies: 17 Again, The Step Up movies, Spiderman, Marvel movies, 21 Jump Street 
  • Favourite Books: Perks of Being a Wallflower, If I Stay, The Hunger Games Trilogy
  • Favourite TV Shows: Parks & Recreation, The Office, Teen wolf, Friends, Brooklyn 99
  • Favourite Sports Teams: Hawthorn & Melbourne Victory
  • Countries visited: None yet but I would love to travel!
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Demeke Durant

Chiropractic Assistant
  • Education: Currently studying a Bachelor of Science: major in animal biology at Deakin University
  • Country of birth: South Africa
  • Places lived: South Africa, Bentleigh East, Carnegie
  • Favourite Pastimes: Playing tennis, having fun with friends and family, drawing, travelling
  • Favourite musical group/artists: Too many to name! I like a bit of everything
  • Favourite movies: The Lion King, The Hangover, 13 going on 30
  • Favourite TV Shows: How I Met Your Mother, Friends
  • Favourite sports teams: Collingwood FC, Springboks, Western Province
  • Countries visited: South Africa, Peru, Fiji, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Singapore