Hoppers Crossing Family Chiropractic Center was started in 1985 - over 30 years ago. It is located at 122 Derrimut Rd, Hoppers Crossing (opposite Pacific Werribee Shoping Centre)
Dr Peter Portelli has been joined by his son - Dr Luke Portelli and associates Dr Lutfia Durani, Dr Johnie Markov, Dr Helen Acciarito and Dr Nicholas Nguyen.
We have served the areas from Point Cook, Altona, Werribee, Wyndham, Hoppers and Tarneit.
Many of our patients combine massage therapy or acupuncture with chiropractic care for better results. Massage therapy is beneficial when combined with chiropractic care.
Our practitioners use a wide range of modern as well as proven techniques to relieve pain, correct posture and restore strength and alignment to the spine, pelvis and other joints of the body. The gentle and recognised techniques can be combined with other techniques such as massage therapy, acupuncture and nutritional support, to speed up recovery and help the adjustments hold better.
We are always trying to improve our service to you and provide you with excellent care. HICAPS is available for immediate onsite rebates. We are Preferred providers for BUPA and Medibank Private. All our chiropractors are either CAA or COCA MEMBERS and continually updating knowledge and skills by attending continuing professional development courses as well as assisting final year chiropractic students at RMIT.
Techniques include Manual adjustment, Diversified, Gonstead, Drop Piece, Activator, AK, SOT, Dry Needling, Soft tissue and trigger point therapy, Prolapsed Disc techniques, Flexion-Distraction for disc prolapse (bulge), Webster Technique for pregnancy, TENS, Electro-Muscular Stimulation, Kinesio Taping for sports injuries, Qantum Neurolgy Techniques, Active release, MR4 laser Stim and muscle lengthening techniques. Postural and scoliosis rehabilitation and therapy. Pre- and post- surgical rehabilitation for knee and shoulder injuries.
Treatment should not be painful. The practitioner will normally ask you throughout the treatment if you are comfortable or sore. If you are experiencing pain or discomfort the treatment is usually modified or altered to suit each person.
A combined approach can make the recovery faster. For example, the chiropractors and remedial massage therapists often work together to speed up recovery. Other therapies available include - Remedial Massage Therapy,Acupuncture, Myotherapy, Naturopath, Custom made orthotics to improve foot and pelvic stability and posture. Treatment is commenced at the time of the first visit as long as it is safe to do so. MEDICARE ECP is accepted and Bulk Billed with a General Practitioner referral. VETERAN AFFAIRS treatment is also Bulk Billed. Worksafe and TAC are accepted. We have HICAPS available for immediate claiming from health funds.
These techniques allow us to choose a treatment that suits your condition as well as your body. If you prefer a particular type of treatment we can discuss this with you and find the best practitioner for you. You do not need to be undressed for treatment however it helps to have loose fitting clothing. Some of our patients combine their chiropractic treatment with other types of therapy which are available within the center.