Dr James Portelli – Doctor of Chiropractic



Dr James Portelli – Doctor of Chiropractic at Spineline in Essendon graduated with a double degree from RMIT University:

  • Bachelor of Health Science
  • Bachelor of Applied Science

James discovered his passion for helping others early on and as a result, found his calling in chiropractic care. Considering it an incredible science that empowers him to make a positive impact on people’s lives. His journey began with a deep-rooted desire to contribute to the well-being of individuals, and chiropractic emerged as the perfect avenue for him to fulfil this aspiration.

James is passionate about all aspects of health, and has a special interest in neuromuscular rehabilitation, treating sporting injuries and musculoskeletal disorders.

Coming from a sporting background, Dr. Portelli recognised the diverse needs of individuals, each requiring tailored treatments to address their unique circumstances. As a result, this realisation fuelled his determination to expand his knowledge and skill set in chiropractic care.

To enhance his ability to provide comprehensive care to his patients, he pursued additional courses in various techniques and methodologies.

Techniques include the following:

  • Gonstead and Diversified Techniques
  • Neurological orthopaedic rehabilitation
  • Drop Piece Methods
  • Activator methods (Hand-held adjusting tool)
  • Flexion Distraction (disc decompression)
  • Extremity manipulation and mobilisation
  • Soft tissue and myofascial release techniques
  • Dry needling
  • Dynamic taping
  • Cupping techniques

Additionally, he continues to develop his skills to better serve his patients. Dr. James Portelli’s unwavering commitment to his patients, coupled with his relentless pursuit of knowledge and expertise, underscores his dedication to providing exceptional chiropractic care at Spineline in Essendon. With a focus on evidence-based techniques and personalized treatment plans, he continues to inspire and uplift those he serves, embodying the true essence of compassionate healthcare.

Dr James Portelli – Doctor of Chiropractic at Spineline in Essendon grew up locally attending Our Lady of the Nativity  Primary School and St. Bernards College Essendon. He has a heavily influenced sports background playing hockey at state championship levels. He also enjoys playing golf, reading and spending time with family and friends.



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