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Chiropractor Alphington

Chiropractic services in Alphington by Dr Ari Diskin

Are you looking for a natural way to optimise your health? Do you want to break-free from the recurring cycles of pain, stress, fatigue, and burnout that so many people face every day? Or are you on a personal wellness journey and need some extra support to allow your energy to flow with more ease?

At Diskin Life, we support our Alphington clients to live an extraordinary life through effective, evidence-based, and natural Chiropractic care. Our whole-person approach doesn’t seek to mask a problem or provide a ‘quick-fix’. Instead, we focus on helping what you have work better and educating you with simple strategies so you can Feel Better, Be Better and Live Better.


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Network Chiropractic Care in Alphington

The function and alignment of your spine and nervous system affect how you perceive the world. Chiropractic is a specialised form of healthcare that focuses on these central elements of your body, enhancing your ability to adapt to physical, chemical, mental and emotional trauma and stresses.

Network Chiropractic care is a gentle method that promotes natural healing and improved connection throughout your brain and nervous system. During the care sessions, you can expect very light contact touches along your spine and no cracking, crunching, popping, or manipulation. Network Chiropractic is powerful and suitable for people of all ages.


The Benefits of Chiropractic

Chiropractic offers a variety of physical, emotional, psychological, and lifestyle benefits. Here are just some of the key benefits experienced by our clients:

  • More energy and improved enjoyment of life
  • Greater overall general health and wellbeing
  • Increased self-awareness, focus and positive feelings
  • Reduced pain and fatigue
  • Fewer pain symptoms experienced
  • Less anxiety, anger, and moodiness


Meet Your Alphington Chiropractor

Dr Ari Diskin is a world-class Healthy Life Doctor of Chiropractic. He completed his Chiropractic training in the US and now has over 37 years of professional experience. Dr Diskin is an innovative and dynamic practitioner with a passion for wellness. He has an established reputation and utilises his 3 Step Vitality Process to help his clients near Alphington live extraordinary lives.

The 3 Steps are multi-dimensional, natural, effective, measurable, evidence-based and sustainable.

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Diskin Life 3 Step Vitality Process

Step 1 is Life Assessment

First, we complete a comprehensive, whole-person examination to establish baselines and monitor progress, understanding how your body is performing and functioning beyond just how and what you feel.

Step 2 is Life Upgrade Integrative Chiropractic

Network Care Entrainments (Nerve System Adjustments) to synchronise, retrain and reprogram your nervous system, body, overall health, and life.

Step 3 is Life Momentum

Wellness education and Lifestyle Mastery Events offering practical lifestyle modification concepts and strategies to support your care and for progressive self-sustainability and resourcefulness.

Your Chiropractic Questions Answered

What is a Chiropractor?

A Chiropractor is a healthcare practitioner that specialises in the spine and nervous system. They deliver a whole person care (or holistic care) that seeks to align the body’s central nervous system to promote healing and reduce pain.

What is Network Chiropractic care?

Network care is a gentle and holistic method of Chiropractic that promotes natural healing and self-correction in the nervous system and throughout the body. The outcomes from Network Care include more energy, less stress, reduced pain, and increased quality of life.

Who can have Network Chiropractic care?

Network Chiropractic care is so gentle and powerful that it is suitable for people of all ages, from infants and children to the elderly. It is also effective for pregnant women or people who are sensitive or suffering from traumatic conditions.

Is there manipulation, cracking, popping, or crunching in Network Chiropractic?

No. You will not experience any manipulation like popping, crunching, cracking, or crunching during a Network Chiropractic care session. You should only expect light contact touches along the spine.

Do I need a GP referral to see a Chiropractor?

No. You do not require a GP referral to visit a Chiropractor. To book your appointment with Dr Ari Diskin, click here.

What conditions does a Chiropractor treat?

Many people seek Chiropractic care for the relief of neck pain, back pain, headaches, stress, anxiety, sleep issues, poor concentration, low energy, declining health, poor posture and so much more.

At Diskin Life, Chiropractors do not treat any conditions per say. Instead of focusing on particular conditions in a person as independent and isolated entities, Dr Diskin uses a broader viewing lens. Dr Ari’s whole-person (or holistic) approach looks at each person with their many interdependent therefore also interconnected systems, so all related to and potentially affecting each other. Our 3 Step Vitality Process supports the whole person, addressing their symptoms or concerns in context with their overall health condition. Above and beyond reducing pain and suffering, Network chiropractic Chiropractic can enhance overall wellbeing, allowing you to upgrade your life enjoyment and potential.

What to expect during an initial Chiropractic consultation at Diskin Life?

Your comprehensive assessment discovery process will reveal information about how your body is functioning, beyond just what and how you feel, making the invisible visible. From this assessment, we can offer quality Chiropractic care and pain relief.

We will determine the most effective path to support your health journey, enhanced by showing you how to proactively encourage sustainable change. You should allow at least two hours over two one-hour separate visits to give us the necessary time to thoroughly examine you and carefully analyse your results, so we can create a custom care plan to support your health objectives.

Where is Diskin Life located?

You can find our Melbourne Chiropractic and wellness centre conveniently located just 5 minutes from the Melbourne CBD, at 181 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy. We see patients from all across Melbourne, including many from Alphington

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Are you ready to experience a new phase of your life? One with more energy, less stress, and a better quality of life? Book your initial appointment with Dr Ari Diskin to learn more about  Network Chiropractic and our 3 Step Vitality Process.

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About Alphington

Alphington ( ALF-ing-tən) is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 7 km (4.3 mi) north-east of Melbourne’s Central Business District, located within the Cities of Darebin and Yarra local government areas. Alphington recorded a population of 5,702 at the 2021 census.

Alphington shares a postcode with neighbouring suburb Fairfield, and is bounded by the Yarra River in the south and the Darebin Creek in the east.

Darebin Creek area is the traditional country of the Wurundjeri-willam people who are part of the Woiworung clan of the Kulin Nation, who are traditional owners of the country from west of Melbourne along to the Darebin Creek and to outer eastern Melbourne. For the Wurundjeri-willam people, the fertile Alphington region provided fresh water from the Darebin Creek and seasonal fish, tubers and shoots from water plants; while birds and animals provided clothing and food, trees and plants provided food and tools.

The genesis of Alphington was the Bridge Hotel and Darebin Creek Bridge on Heidelberg Road, both commenced in the 1840s, with a new stone arch bridge erected in 1864.

Alphington was named by Sir William Manning after his birthplace, Alphington in Devon, England.

Alphington Post Office opened on 2 February 1858.

Alphington was originally part of the Jika Jika Parish, bounded by Rathmines Street to the west, Darebin Creek to the east, and the Yarra River to the south.

The character of Alphington East is dominated by detached housing, garden settings, Edwardian and inter-war houses. This area has little remaining industrial or commercial development and relied on easy access to railway lines and coach ways such as Heidelberg Road.

As with Richmond, most of the subdivision of this area arose in the boom era of the late 19th century but with only a few Victorian-era houses evident now.

The Yarra-side and hillside allotments could still, however, attract those gentlemen who owned a carriage. Hence when C.B. James and Percy Dobson released their Fulham Grange estate (the former Perry Brothers’ orchards), they proclaimed that the acre lots on the Yarra were ‘ideal for Gentlemen’s Residences’. The St James Park estate, formed around Alphington St and Park Crescent, was also launched in the late Victorian-era.

Meanwhile, gas companies distributed their domestic gas supply over an ever wider area: the Northern Gas Co. was floated in 1887 and the Heidelberg Gas Co. commenced laying mains, in 1889, as the Heidelberg, Ivanhoe, Alphington and Fairfield Gas Co. Reticulated water was extended to Alphington in 1887. The bulk of housing development arose once efficient and cheap public transport was provided by the upgrade of the Heidelberg railway line in the Edwardian-era.

The Clifton Hill to Alphington railway line, isolated as it was from the main system, was built in 1883 but this was the only gesture from a Government which had been extending lines in every other direction across the Colony. It was not until 1889, near the end of the land boom, that a branch railway line was extended from Royal Park to Preston and later to Whittlesea, as well as across to the marooned ‘Nowhere to Nowhere’ line from Clifton Hill to Alphington. A new line was built from Clifton Hill to Princes Bridge in 1901 to allow more direct rail access from Alphington and Fairfield (as well as Collingwood, Abbotsford and West Richmond) to the growing City of Melbourne and its industrial heartland in Richmond and Collingwood. Hence it was the Edwardian-era that allowed the potential for houses to be built in the Alphington area, often in the Queen Anne or Federation Bungalow Styles.

This was followed by the short-lived catch-up house boom, after World War I, in the Californian Bungalow style when emerging use of the motor car allowed less residential density further from main centres of industrial and commercial employment.

The small commercial group at the Yarralea Street and Heidelberg Road corner is part of a village that once had a church, hall and church school, bakery (in the City of Darebin) and the nearby Tower Hotel as its key structures. The two-storey stone shop & residence and the old butcher’s shop in Heidelberg Road are contemporary with the stone church and form the beginning of a commercial area that today reflects the key period of development in that area, as also reflected by the housing to the south, with its early 20th century shops.

Alphington has tracts of green open space, such as the Darebin Parklands and Alphington Park. The suburb also features the Latrobe Golf Club. The area around Alphington railway station contains a stand of River Red Gum trees, the oldest of which (closest to Platform 1) likely predates European settlement. These areas have been revegetated with indigenous plantings by local residents and the local Council beginning in the late 1990s and are now characterized by vigorous young Red Gum growth and the return of native fauna such as tawny frogmouths. Sightings of echidnas have been reported.

A notable location in the part of Alphington to the south of Heidelberg Road is the revegetated wetlands. This area abuts the Yarra River, and includes the disused modification to the river bank once referred to as the Alphington Swimming Pool.

The Melbourne Innovation Centre is located just to the north east of the railway station and adjacent to the shallow valley of the Darebin Creek. There is no pedestrian access along the train bridge over the creek.

Amcor, a major paper production plant, operated a Paper Mill in Alphington between 1919 and 2012, after which the land was sold to become a 16.5-hectare (41-acre) residential development. The mill was demolished in 2017.

Amcor had been found guilty of polluting Alphington’s environment on at least three occasions; in 2001 for odour, in 2007 for discharging paper pulp into the Yarra and in 2008, Amcor was convicted for releasing oil into the Yarra from its Alphington plant and fined $80,000. In 2013, the company ceased operations at the Alphington plant.

An EPA air monitoring station can be found next to the railway station just to the north.

Dan Murphy’s is headquartered and started here.

La Sirene – brewery is located in Wingrove Street.

Melbourne Innovation Centre (located at 2 Wingrove Street in Alphington) is one of Australia’s longest-running and most successful business incubators. The incubator supports local start-ups and SMEs by providing access to office, coworking and workshop space while participating in the business incubation program. The program has graduated over 400 local enterprises and is a key economic development initiative in Melbourne’s North.

Melbourne Innovation Centre has expanded across Melbourne’s North and North East, opening new incubator spaces in Northcote, Heidelberg West and Greensborough from 2010 to 2017.

Local schools include Alphington Grammar School, Alphington Primary School, and St Anthony’s Primary School. However, Alphington residents north of Wingrove Street are within the zone for Fairfield Primary School.

Six bus routes service Alphington:

  •  250 : Melbourne CBD (Queen Street) – La Trobe University (Bundoora Campus). Operated by Kinetic Melbourne.
  •  350 : Melbourne CBD (Queen Street) – La Trobe University (Bundoora Campus) via the Eastern Freeway. Operated by Kinetic Melbourne.
  •  508 : Alphington station – Moonee Ponds Junction via Northcote and Brunswick. Operated by Dysons.
  •  510 : Essendon station – Ivanhoe station via Brunswick West, Moreland station, Thornbury and Fairfield. Operated by Moreland Buslines.
  •  546 : Heidelberg station – Queen Victoria Market via Clifton Hill, Carlton and the University of Melbourne. Operated by Dysons.
  •  609 : Hawthorn station – Fairfield via Kew. Operated by Dysons.

The Chandler Highway runs from Heidelberg Road in Alphington, across a new six-lane bridge over the Yarra River. Its total length is less than 2 kilometers, leading to its claim as “the shortest highway in the world”.

One railway station services Alphington: Alphington, on the Hurstbridge line.

  • Parkside Football Club, an Australian Rules football team, competes in the Victorian Amateur Football Association and are based at Pitcher Park.
  • Alphington Bowls Club, located in the north west corner of Alphington Park, was founded on 11 September 1921.
  • Alphington Netball Club competes in the Banyule and Darebin competitions and has 19 teams across aged groups, from under 9s to Open.
  • The Alphington Football Club (soccer) Blue Tongues play out of Alphington Park. Founded in 2003.
  • The Northcote United Cricket Club is based at Alphington Park.
  • The North Alphington Cricket Club (nicknamed NACCers) is a part of the Parkside Sports Club, based at Pitcher Park.
  • Golfers play at the course of the Latrobe Golf Club on Farm Road, Alphington.
  • The Parkside Netball Club was founded in May 2014, and since its creation it has quickly grown to 13 teams, including one open age team competing during the week.
  • Rick Amor – artist
  • Julian Burnside – Queen’s Counsel, barrister, human rights and refugee advocate, and author
  • Sam Groth – former professional tennis player, current world record holder of world’s fastest serve
  • Paul Licuria – AFL player (Collingwood)
  • Angie McMahon – singer-songwriter and musician. She won a Telstra competition in 2013 to open for Bon Jovi on the Australian leg of their Because We Can tour.
  • Richard Minifie – First World War Fighter Ace
  • Anthony Rocca – AFL Player (Collingwood)
  • Lindsay Tanner – former federal MP for the Division of Melbourne

The main shopping strip was used to film the 2003 Australian movie, Take Away, featuring Vince Colosimo and Stephen Curry. In 2011, the Australian television drama The Slap, based on the novel of the same name, was filmed on location in an Alphington house.

Bonds filmed their Show Your Glow ad in Parkview Road’s last original house during September 2015.

  • City of Northcote – Alphington was previously within this former local government area.
  • Australian Places – Alphington