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 18s Football Club. His friend Aaron from school 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 from the two he was relieved of pain almost instantly. He knew this is what he wanted to do for the rest of his life. After completing his Chiropractic studies at RMIT University Bundoora he opened Active Spine Centre in Nagambie out of Tristar Medical Centre. As business grew he relocated the clinic to the Nagambie IGA complex. Since then he has opened several more clinics Shepparton, Seymour and Kyabram. With Dr Jake’s extensive background in health and treating the human body as a whole, it’s his passion 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, from bubs right through to the elderly. He has completed further studies in paediatrics and children’s health along with myofascial release techniques and dry needling for athlete’s and more gentle techniques for the elderly.

Dr Jake is available for consultation Monday to Saturday within our regular clinic hours.

Available Locations:

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.

Since graduating, Dr Tom has continued post graduate studies, recently becoming an Internationally Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner (ICCSP). He is an active member of Sports Chiropractic Australia and the International Federation of Sports Chiropractic (FICS).

Dr Tom joins us from Todd Clinics in Gippsland, one of the largest chiropractic groups in Australia, where he worked closely with Dr Wayne Todd (founder of the Sympathetic Dominance Protocol and expert in management of stress related issues). Dr Tom was also lucky to be part of a team of Chiropractors that provided services in rural and remote Cambodia where he was able to gain experience treating a wide range of people with varied and rare conditions. Outside of the clinic, Dr Tom keeps active playing football, golf and water-skiing in Nagambie. He is passionate about providing the most up to date and evidence based approach to promote optimal functioning of the body enriching his patients’ lives.

Dr Tom is available for consultations in Shepparton, Seymour and Kyabram.

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

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 and Nagambie

Rebecca Kennedy

Massage Therapist

After completing her certificate in therapeutic massage, Bek continued to expand her skill set having completed training in Gua sha and dry needling. Bek’s passion for massage comes from the enjoyment she receives from helping others to achieve their health and wellness goals, whether through gentle relaxation massage to ease tension, or a deep tissue or sports massage to improve movement and decrease pain.

This is what Bek can do for you:

  • Therapeutic massage
  • Relaxation massage
  • Deep tissue and sports massage
  • Gua sha or “spooning” used to release unhealthy elements from injured areas and stimulate blood flow and healing.
  • Dry needling or myofascial trigger point needling targeting muscle pain.

Bek spends her spare time keeping fit in the gym and cooking healthy delicious meals.

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.

Kayla

Kayla

Chiropractic Assistant

Kayla grew up in Melbourne and relocated to Shepparton in December, 2017. She enjoys playing with her dogs and taking her family on spontaneous adventures. This has helped her to get to know the local community of Shepparton and it’s surrounding areas. Kayla is enjoying learning about our community from patients she has met in our Shepparton clinic. Her interests include travelling, animals and fitness. She was first introduced to chiropractic when she injured herself as a child. Since then she has continued to receive regular chiropractic care.

Lynne

Lynne

Chiropractic Assistant

Lynne started her placement for an Allied Health Assistance Course Certificate 4 with us and gel’d quickly with the team. Her hobbies include sewing and beading.

Cassie

Chiropractic Assistant

Cassie grew up in Melbourne and currently lives in Kilmore East. In her spare time she enjoys swimming, socialising with her friends and travelling. She has been a welcome addition to our Nagambie and Seymour team and has quickly got to know more about the town from our friendly patients. Cassie was first introduced to chiropractic by her partner and soon became hooked.

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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Massage

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Mindfulness Meditation

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Yoga

open hours

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SHEPPARTON

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

Mon: 12pm – 6.30pm
Wed: 1.30pm – 6.30pm
Thurs: 8am – 12pm
Sat: 9am – 12pm
Sundays & Public Holidays: Closed

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SEYMOUR

Mon: 8am – 11am
Tues:  TBC
Wed: 8am – 11am
Thurs: 3pm – 6.30pm
Fri: TBC
Sat: 9am – 12pm
Sundays & Public Holidays: Closed

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KYABRAM

Mon & Wed: 3pm – 6.30pm

CONTACT US

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MAIN BRANCH

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