meet the team

This is our dedicated team who work hard everyday to bring our patients the most relevant, personalised and informed care available.

Our Chiropractors pride themselves on providing our clients with the best care possible and have all undergone five year chiropractic degrees.

Many have furthered their education by continuing to study fields such as paediatrics, sports chiro, functional neuro-orthopedic rehabilitation and active release techniques.

Dr Jacob Black

Dr Jacob Black

Chiropractor, Founder & Director of Active Spine Centre

Dr. Jake’s first experience with chiropractic started in his early teen’s after dislocating his shoulder while playing football for Nagambie under 18’s Football Club. His friend Aaron suggested he see his parents Dr’s Wayne Chambers and Lisa Shortridge for some help, since the medication and rehab hadn’t been effective. After an assessment and adjustment form the two, he was relieved of pain almost instantly. He knew this is what he wanted to do upon leaving school the following year.

After completing his Chiropractic studies at RMIT University, Bundoora, Dr. Jake returned to his home town of Nagambie and opened Active Spine Centre. The centre has grown to be a well respected and leading health and wellness studio and now occupies three locations – Shepparton, Nagambie and Seymour. Dr. Jake focuses on holistic care and specialises in wellness Chiropractic care. He focuses on empowering clients with the knowledge and skills to help them get well and stay well.

Dr. Jake’s passion is to see his clients live a healthy, happy and active lifestyle by improving and maintaining proper spinal health through Chiropractic adjustments, exercises & proper nutrition. Dr. Jake sees patients of all ages and backgrounds from mums and bubs, athletes right through to the elderly. He has completed further studies, including in paediatrics and children’s health, myofascial release techniques, dry needling and gentle low force techniques for the elderly.

Available Locations: Shepparton and Nagambie

Dr Thomas Black

Chiropractor

Dr. Tom completed his studies at RMIT Bundoora, graduating with a Bachelor of Health Sciences (Chiropractic) and a Master of Clinical Chiropractic with Distinction.

Dr. Tom has spent time working with many athletes, tradesman, truck drivers, nurses, teachers and the elderly. Common conditions that Dr. Tom may be able to help with include: neck pain, headaches/migraines, scoliosis, lower back pain, disc herniation and sciatica.

Dr. Tom is an Accredited International Sports Chiropractor (ICCSP) and has developed a special interest in treating sporting injuries such as tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis, knee pain and arthritis, soft tissue sprains/strains, shoulder bursitis along with many other shoulder complaints.

Available Locations: Shepparton and Seymour

Dr Jen Barker

Chiropractor

Dr. Jen has completed a Masters of Clinical Chiropractic  and is a member of the Chiropractors’ Association of Australia. She graduated in 2009 from RMIT Bundoora and was presented with an “Excellence in Chiropractic Science” award.  She originally came from a farming community outside of Shepparton where she found her interest for chiropractic at a very young age. Her partner is a Personal Trainer & Fitness Instructor in Doreen & surrounding suburbs which is why she relocated back to Melbourne in early 2014.  She practises using a variety of techniques so as to be able to provide each of her patients an adjustment that is tailored to their age, preferences, and condition. Dr. Jen is excited to meet and care for patients of all ages and share the potential benefits of Chiropractic Care with them.

Available Locations: Shepparton and Seymour

Dr Yvette Le Cerf

Chiropractor

Dr. Yvette always aspired toward a healthy lifestyle, coming from a family that was heavily involved in the sporting community in Nagambie and surrounds. This involvement first sparked her passion in health and for understanding how the human body works. She completed  her double bachelor degree of Applied Science (Chiropractic) and Health Sciences with distinctions at RMIT University, Melbourne in 2017. She is passionate about helping people of all ages to achieve their optimal health, and has a particular interest in women’s health, paediatrics, nutrition and sporting injuries. In her spare time Dr. Yvette enjoys keeping fit by participating in netball, cooking healthy and nutritious meals, reading, and getting outside in the sunshine to the lake or beach.

Available Locations: Shepparton, Nagambie and Seymour

Nellie Whalan

Massage Therapist

Nellie completed her Diploma of Remedial Massage at Victoria University and is a certified Sports Trainer. She is passionate about helping others attain optimum mobility and enjoys working with her patients to achieve a common goal.

She is skilled in tailoring treatments to address individual needs and utilises a combination of the following techniques: Sports Massage; Deep Tissue Massage; Trigger Point therapy; Muscle Energy techniques; Myofascial Techniques & more.

Available Locations: Shepparton and Nagambie

Aaron Maidment

Massage Therapist

Aaron completed his studies of remedial massage at Evolve College in Melbourne after 2 and half years. He became passionate and fond of massage due to the many ways it can help improve the body. He enjoys working with athletes, focusing on rehabilitation and maintaining performance so that they are performing at their optimal training level. Aaron previously worked as a group fitness instructor and can provide information about training and technique. Along with sports massage, Aaron is also skilled in deep tissue therapy, trigger point therapy, muscle energy techniques and myofascial techniques.

If Aaron’s not in a massage room you will find him on the football field, squash courts or the golf course.

Available Locations: Shepparton and Seymour

Kim Mitropoulos

Mindfulness Meditation Teacher

Kim graduated from the teacher training program at Gawler Foundation in 2016 and continues to attend their retreats in Yarra Junction where she continues to develop her knowledge of meditation practice. Kim has a Bachelor Degree in Nutrition and is a member of the meditation Association of Australia. Kim will be running one-to-one sessions and group sessions. These include casual sessions or an 8 week mindfulness mediation program.

Available Locations: Shepparton by appointment

Macey

Macey

Chiropractic Assistant

Macey has a positive attitude and enthusiasm for her role, striving to help make your experience at Active Spine Centre a happy one. Macey recently returned to the workforce from maternity leave. Outside of work she is a busy mum to Eli. She also enjoys smashing WODS at NEMESIS Strength and Conditioning.

Lynne

Lynne

Chiropractic Assistant

Lynne started her placement for her Allied Health Assistance Course Certificate 4 with us and gelled quickly with the team. She has been a valued member of the team for a number of years now. Lynne is caring and she loves to have a chat. Patients quickly get to know her and visa versa. Her hobbies include sewing and beading.

Fiona

Chiropractic Assistant

Fiona started at Active Spine Centre in 2018 when she moved with her family from Ballarat to Nagambie. Fiona was referred to the clinic by her chiropractor at the time, Dr. Frank. Fiona excels in customer service and will greet you with a genuine smile. She is always happy to help with any enquiries and will do everything possible to make your experience at the clinic a happy and positive one. 

Fiona is enjoying country life in Nagambie and in her spare time you will find her enjoying the outdoors whether on the farm, in the garden or exploring somewhere new with her partner Sean and daughter Georgie.

Active Spine Centre was founded by Dr Jacob Black in 2013 driven by the vision to build high quality and innovative chiropractic practices, combined with other complementary natural health practices such as Massage Therapy, Yoga and Meditation.

SERVICES

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Chiropractic

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Mindfulness Meditation

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Naturopathy

open hours

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SHEPPARTON

Mon – Fri: 8am – 6.30pm
Sat: 9am -11am
Sundays & Public Holidays: Closed
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NAGAMBIE

Tue: 10am – 1pm
Wed: 1.30pm – 6.30pm
Thurs: 10am – 1pm
Sat: 9am – 12pm
Sundays & Public Holidays: Closed

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SEYMOUR

Tues:  3pm – 6pm
Thurs: 3pm – 6.30pm
Fri: 8am – 11am
Sundays & Public Holidays: Closed

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SHOP 5 440-452 WYNDHAM ST, SHEPPARTON, VIC 3630
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