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Chiropractic services in Preston 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 Preston 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.
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 Preston 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 Preston live extraordinary lives.
The 3 Steps are multi-dimensional, natural, effective, measurable, evidence-based and sustainable.
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 Preston
Start Your Journey to Feel Better, Be Better and Live Better!
Visit Our Melbourne Chiropractic Wellness Centre
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.
Preston is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 9 km (5.6 mi) north-east of Melbourne’s central business district, located within the City of Darebin local government area. Preston recorded a population of 33,790 at the 2021 census.
The area was first surveyed by Robert Hoddle in 1837. Parcels of land between 300 acres (in the southern area) and over 1000 acres (in the north) were all sold during the Melbourne “land boom” sales of the late 1830s.
The first permanent white resident was Samuel Jeffrey in 1841, and from him the area’s early name was Irishtown.
In 1850, Edward Wood, a settler from Sussex, England, opened a store at the corner of High Street and Wood Street, which was also the district’s first post office. Meeting at Wood’s store, members of the Ebenezer Church, Particular Baptist from Brighton, England met to change the name. They wanted to name the town after their former home in Sussex, but Brighton was already taken. Instead they named it after Preston, a small village nearby, where the church members had happy annual outings.
Preston Post Office opened on 1 March 1856.
The first church was accompanied by a growing number of hotels and other stores, which had emerged some 2 kilometres south of Wood’s store, at the junction of Plenty Road and High Street, the latter of which served as a route to Sydney. Throughout the 1880s the area between Wood’s Store and the junction would be known as “Gowerville”.
In April 1939, Vara Tidd, aged 91 years, who had lived in Preston since arriving with his family as a seven-year-old, recalled the early settlement:
1854 saw the establishment of the area’s first primary schools, an Anglican and a Wesleyan school. The first state school opened in 1866 to the east of the junction settlement, but was later joined by another, the Tyler Street School, which had opened in 1875, north-east of Wood’s store. The two denominational schools closed shortly before the Tyler Street School had opened.
During its formative years, Preston was heavily reliant on an abundance of fertile land for farming, dairying and market gardens. Areas that were not productive however, yielded clay for pottery and bricks. The 1860s saw the development of Preston’s industrial capacity, with a bacon-curing factory opening in 1862, followed by a tannery in 1865. These original establishments would be followed by several larger factories, including Huttons Hams and Bacons and Zwar’s Parkside Tannery.
By the 1860s, the area had a population of around 200, and five hotels, three of which survive: The Preston Hotel (1856), The Junction (1861), and the Rose Shamrock (1854) in nearby Reservoir.
A railway line reached Preston in 1889, with the Collingwood to Whittlesea line passing through. The new line provided stations at Bell Street, Regent Street, Reservoir and centrally in Preston.
Throughout the 1880s, Preston with its abundance of land and newly built rail stations was marketed as a residential area, capable of supporting 20,000 inhabitants. Between 1887 and 1891, Preston’s population nearly doubled from 2,000 to 3,600. The majority of residential development took place within the corridor contained by Plenty Road and High Street, however there was also limited development in the west of the town, along Gilbert Road. These areas would remain areas of growth well into the 20th Century.
Urban growth accelerated in Preston during the 1920s, thanks largely to the establishment of a direct rail link between Collingwood and Flinders Street in 1904 (later electrified in 1926), and a building of a tram line to the Melbourne central business district in 1920. The Preston Workshops would later be built in 1925 by the Melbourne & Metropolitan Tramways Board. The reticulation of electricity took place in 1914, with the building of Preston’s sewers taking place between 1909 and 1915. 1915 also saw the establishment of the West Preston Primary School, which by 1927 had grown to accommodate more than 1,000 students. West Preston Primary School would later be joined by a primary school in Preston East in 1927, and later by a girl’s high school in 1929. By 1922, Preston had been formally recognised as a Borough, two months later it had become a Town, and finally by 1926, Preston had been proclaimed a City.
With the 1930s and the Great Depression came economic hardship for Preston. However, capital works projects, which included the designation of new parks and reserves and the paving of roads, helped attract new residents to the area. Preston bucked the economic status quo by recording rapid growth between the period 1933 and 1947, with the population growing by some 40%. This growth also resulted in the establishment of a technical school in 1937, which would later become a campus of the Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE. A notable highlight for Preston residents during the era of depression was VFL legend Roy (“Up There”) Cazaly’s coaching of the local football team.
Two World Wars provided Preston with two awardees of the Victoria Cross – the Empire’s highest military award for valour; Bruce Kingsbury and William Ruthven, both of whom lent their name to future localities.
The post war period would also see Preston experience rapid growth. Between 1947 and 1954, the population grew by 37%, topping 64,000. A 15-year joint vision between the Preston and Northcote Councils would later culminate in 1958, with the construction of the Preston & Northcote Community Hospital (PANCH). This period also saw the construction of some 2,600 Housing Commission of Victoria dwellings which continued up to 1966, by which time said dwellings accommodated approximately 11% of Preston population.
The acquisition of former Housing Commission land by the Myer Emporium led to the opening of the Northland Shopping Centre in 1966.
Currently, the suburb of Preston exists to the south of the original Preston municipal area. Suburbs which were once part of this include: Reservoir, Ruthven, Keon Park and Kingsbury.
Preston is bordered to the east by the Darebin Creek, a small tributary to the Yarra River and consists largely of flat terrain, ideal initially for farming, but later for industrial and residential development.
The original abundance of land resulted in low density urban development of Preston’s former farmland, however population pressures and Preston’s locality with respect to the Melbourne CBD has led to a growing tendency to medium to high-density urban redevelopment.
Preston’s Census populations have been 623 (1861), 3,563 (1891) and 6,555 (1921). The Preston Municipality’s Census populations were 5,049 (1911), 33,442 (1933), 46,775 (1947), 84,146 (1961) and 76,996 (1991).
The three postwar decades saw an influx of Macedonian immigrants into the Preston area, later followed by Asian refugees in the 1980s. By 1986, some 30% of the population was foreign born.
In Preston, 57.9% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 3.7%, Italy 3.7%, Greece 3.2%, India 2.8% and Vietnam 2.5%.
The most common responses for religion in Preston were No Religion, so described 34.8%, Catholic 22.1%, Not stated 10.4%, Eastern Orthodox 10.1% and Islam 5.6%. In Preston, Christianity was the largest religious group reported overall (46.3%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).
In Preston, 54.0% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Greek 6.7%, Italian 6.0%, Mandarin 3.9%, Arabic 3.1% and Vietnamese 2.9%.
Preston is part of the City of Darebin local government area, whose offices are located at the former Preston Town Hall. Preston lay within the federal Division of Cooper which is the current seat of Ged Kearney, a member of the Australian Labor Party (ALP). The division was formerly called the Division of Batman. At the 2019 federal election, the division was renamed in honour of Aboriginal activist William Cooper. In the Legislative Assembly, the lower house of the Parliament of Victoria, the State Electoral district of Preston incorporates some of Preston (and most parts of Reservoir), and is currently represented by Nathan Lambert, of the ALP. The state Electoral district of Northcote incorporates the rest of Preston, specifically all of the suburb south of Bell Street and is currently represented by Kat Theophanous of the ALP.
As part of the City of Darebin, Preston has an active and eclectic artists and DIY community which is contemporary, experimental, and culturally diverse. Writers, musicians, and visual artists flock to the locality for performance, collaboration, and acceptance. Notable contributors to the Darebin arts community are locals Saint Jude, Downhills Home, The Contrast, The Melbourne Ukulele Kollective, Performing Older Women’s Circus (POW Circus), Darebin City Brass, and members of Little John, to name a few. Darebin celebrates the artistry and diversity of the community with regular festivals and events such as the Darebin Music Feast and the now-defunct High Vibes Festival. The major community Indigenous Radio Station 3KND is located in Mary Street in Preston and is completely Aboriginal managed.
A Preston house viewing inspired the song “Depreston” by musician Courtney Barnett on her album Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit, which was recorded at Head Gap Studio in Preston.
Preston has been home to the Preston Bullants Australian rules football (later known as the Northern Blues and currently as the Northern Bullants) club since its inception in 1882. West Preston Football Club is also located in Preston. The suburb also has many junior football teams, including the Northern Knights Football Club, who play in the TAC Cup and the Preston Bullants Junior Football Club, whose home ground is the Preston City Oval. The Darebin Falcons Women’s Australian rules football team play in the VWFL. The Falcons were first division premiers in 2006 and 2007.
The Preston City Oval is also home to the Preston Cricket Club, which has played their home games there since c1860. Preston has played in the Victorian Sub-District Cricket Association since joining the VSDCA in 1922. Preston’s First XI last won a Premiership in Season 2002/2003.
Preston has also been home to the Preston Lions Football Club since its inception in 1947, and currently competes in the highest soccer league in Victoria, the Victorian Premier League. The Preston Lions Football Club play their home games at B. T. Connor Reserve. The club has a large successful junior base with teams from under 8’s to under 18’s, and also have a women’s team who also compete in the highest league in the state, the Women’s Premier League. In 2007, the Lions finished the season as Minor Premiers and then went on to claim the Championship in front of more than 5,500 people, as the Lions won 3–1 against the Whittlesea Zebras.
Ruthven Reserve in East Preston has recently been upgraded, with arguably the best social and training amenities of any local sporting venue in the area.
There are few large grounds around the Northland Shopping Centre, adjacent to Wood Street. Grounds are maintained very well, and people play cricket in summer and footy during other times. Joggers are visible in all grounds.
Preston is home to many schools. The government primary schools include Bell Primary, Newlands Primary – a Spanish Bilingual primary school, Preston Primary, Preston North East Primary, Preston South Primary and Preston West Primary. Catholic primary schools are Sacred Heart Primary and St. Raphael’s Primary. The government secondary school in Preston High School, and Parade College Preston Campus is an all-boys Catholic secondary school. St. John’s Greek Orthodox College and East Preston Islamic College offer both primary and secondary education. Preston is also home to a number of specialist schools: YarraMe, for primary aged students with significant social and emotional challenges, The Pavilion school for students aged 12 to 20 who have been disengaged or excluded from mainstream education, and The Northern College of the Arts and Technology which caters for Year 10, VCE, VCAL and post-secondary students seeking a specialised education in arts, trades, or technologies. The Melbourne Polytechnic Preston Campus is a tertiary provider offering TAFE (VET) and Higher Education (Degree) courses.
Newlands Primary School (No 4646), designed by Percy Everett, a former chief architect of the Public Works Department of Victoria (PWD), was built in 1951 on the border of the former Cities of Coburg and Preston to a new experimental design featuring hexagonal classrooms, and is listed on the Register of the National Estate.
Preston has a wide variety of restaurants, including fine dining and fast food. High Street has been transformed lately, with many new cafes and restaurants opening and becoming popular with the youth in the area.
Niche cafés and restaurants have opened in the suburb inviting patrons to dine.
Preston is serviced by tram, train and an extensive bus system.
Sixteen bus routes service Preston:
251: Melbourne CBD (Queen Street) – Northland Shopping Centre. Operated by Kinetic Melbourne.
382: Whittlesea – Northland Shopping Centre via South Morang station. Operated by Dysons.
513: Eltham station – Glenroy station via Lower Plenty. Operated by Dysons.
514: Eltham station – Glenroy station via Greensborough. Operated by Dysons.
517: Northland Shopping Centre – St Helena via Viewbank and Greensborough. Operated by Dysons.
526: Coburg – Reservoir via Elizabeth Street. Operated by Ventura Bus Lines.
527: Gowrie station – Northland Shopping Centre via Murray Road. Operated by Ventura Bus Lines.
549: Ivanhoe station – Northland Shopping Centre via Oriel Road. Operated by Ventura Bus Lines.
550: Northland Shopping Centre – La Trobe University via Waterdale Road. Operated by Ventura Bus Lines.
552: North East Reservoir – Northcote Plaza via High Street. Operated by Dysons.
553: Preston – West Preston via Reservoir. Operated by Dysons.
555: Pacific Epping – Northland Shopping Centre via Lalor, Thomastown and Reservoir. Operated by Dysons.
556: Pacific Epping – Northland Shopping Centre via Keon Park station. Operated by Dysons.
566: Lalor – Northland Shopping Centre via Childs Road, Plenty Road and Grimshaw Street. Operated by Dysons.
567: Northcote – Regent station via Northland Shopping Centre. Operated by Dysons.
SmartBus 903: Altona station – Mordialloc. Operated by Kinetic Melbourne.
The suburb is serviced by two railway stations: Bell and Preston, both located on the Mernda line.
Two tram routes operate though the suburb: (from West Preston to Victoria Harbour Docklands) and (From Bundoora RMIT to Waterfront City Docklands).
Thomas Gascoyne – An English professional cyclist and dual world record holder emigrated to South Preston in the 1900s. He died whilst serving in the Australian Army at the Battle of Passchendaele.
Christos Tsiolkas – author.
Ben Johnson – Australian Rules footballer for the Collingwood Football Club in the Australian Football League.
Brent Harvey – former captain of the North Melbourne Football Club in the Australian Football League.
Kylie Maybury – child murder victim and resident of Gregory Grove in East Preston.
Sav Rocca – former AFL player for Collingwood and North Melbourne Football Clubs and NFL punter.
Members of the band Blood Duster – Preston is also mentioned in their song Three Oh Seven Ohh.
Boris Cipusev – artist
Alexander William Sheppard – Australian soldier, bookseller, publisher and writer
City of Preston – Preston was previously within this former local government area.
Carroll, Brian and Rule, Ian, Preston: An Illustrated History, City of Preston, 1985.
Forster, H.W.,Preston Lands and People, F.W. Cheshire, 1968.