Chiropractic is based on the scientific fact that your body is a self-regulating, self-healing organism. These important functions are controlled by the brain, spinal cord, and all the nerves of the body.

The skull protects the delicate tissues of the brain. The moving bones of the spine protect the vulnerable communication pathways of the spinal cord and nerve roots. If the nervous system is impaired, it can cause malfunction of the tissue and organs throughout the body.

Chiropractic is the science of locating offending spinal structures, the art of reducing their impact to the nervous system, and a philosophy of natural health care based on your inborn potential to be healthy.

What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic is a safe and natural, hands-on approach to healing and health.

It can be described as both a Science and a Philosophy. It is a Science as it is based on sound scientific principles and continuous research. It is a philosophy because we know that the human body can heal itself if the underlying problems are addressed. This is in contrast to masking symptoms with drugs or performing avoidable surgery.

Chiropractors specialise in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions which are due to mechanical dysfunction of all joints but mainly the spine and the effects on the nervous system. All of us, through our daily lives put stress on our spines.

This stress can be PHYSICAL; like a back or neck injury, poor posture etc. CHEMICAL; poor diet, medicines, drugs etc, or EMOTIONAL; job stress, family stress etc. The body will react differently, from mild ache to being in severe pain. But almost always, the spine will “stiffen” in response.

The Chiropractor will adjust the spine to restore it to its natural state of structure function and movement. Once the spine begins to function better, tissues will heal better, the nervous system will return to normal and pain and discomfort should ease.

About our Chiropractors:


Dr. Nicholas Cetrola (Chiropractor)

Dr Nicholas Cetrola graduated from RMIT University in 2002 with a Bachelor of Applied Clinical Science and a Bachelor of Chiropractic Science. Once graduating, Dr Cetrola worked for three years at North Road Chiropractic Clinic in Oakleigh. In 2004 Dr Cetrola started working at High Street Chiropractic where he has been principal chiropractor ever since.

With a small family of his own, Dr Cetrola has a keen interest in the impact chiropractic can have on babies and children and completed post graduate training in paediatrics. While practicing, Dr Cetrola has also undertaken further study/techniques including Activator methods, SOT, Thompson Technique and Applied Kinesiology.

Dr Cetrola enjoys all sports and keeps fit by running and cycling.

Dr Sylvia Kondekas (Chiropractor)
B.App.Sc.Chiropractic, RMIT.

Dr Sylvia Kondekas completed her studies at RMIT University in Melbourne at the end of 1994 and has had several years of clinical experience. She began her own practice in the local area soon after graduation.

Dr Kondekas provides gentle, effective treatment in a safe, supportive and friendly environment. She does this treating you as an individual using a sensitive, caring and wholistic approach. With diverse knowledge in a variety of techniques she is able to offer care to patients of all ages.

In her free time, Dr Kondekas enjoys leisurely days with her family. She keeps fit by simply walking and utilising basic strengthening exercises and stretching. She has a keen interest in wellness lifestyle and offers a diverse range of simple physical and nutritional wellness tips that you can implement in your life instantly and effortlessly.