Dr Paul Portelli

A Melbourne Chiropractor Practicing Applied Kinesiology.

Our bodies try to speak to us from time to time, usually through persistent and nagging symptoms including, but not limited to lower back pain, fatigue, joint instabilities, scoliosis and headache. In the absence of any clear reasons for the symptoms, we eventually accept them as the new normal. They are anything but normal. Symptoms are our body’s way of telling us that something is not right. It is the equivalent of a smoke detector telling us there is the potential for a fire. We should no more ignore the nagging and persistent symptoms, than we would a smoke detector.

Chiropractic care helps prevent the fire by getting to the cause, whether this involves taking the oil off the stove or removing smouldering embers before you need to call the fire brigade. The central nervous system is the body’s master communication’s panel. As a Chiropractor, I use a raft of techniques to help decipher the messages transmitted via the nervous system, to assist with identifying underlying issues.

While many patients come in for a specific problem, others use the wellness benefits of chiropractic care to maintain their musculoskeletal health.

I use myriad techniques ranging from manual adjustments, Applied Kinesiology, Chiropractic Paediatric techniques, to Organ Biomechanics to help bring my patients to and maintain their optimum health. To see the full complement of techniques, please click here.

To find out more, please contact 0410 169 353 and one of my helpful staff can arrange the first suitable appointment time for you. Let us help you experience a new kind of normal.

Dr Paul Portelli

A Melbourne Chiropractor focusing in Applied Kinesiology.

Dr Paul Portelli  

As a member of a pioneering family of Chiropractors, Dr Paul Portelli grew up experiencing firsthand the health benefits of a well maintained nervous system.

In addition to his family practice, Dr Portelli treats elite athletes from the AFL, netball, basketball, cycling and power lifting. The Chiropractic care he provides aims to help players to achieve their optimum performance capacity.

Dr Paul Portelli’s passion is bringing health and wellbeing to families. To help achieve this, he uses techniques such as:

  • Applied Kinesiology (muscle testing)
  • Diversified (manual adjusting)
  • Activator (low force technique)
  • Visceral Biomechanics (Organ Biomechanics)
  • Chiropractic Paediatrics (babies & infants)
  • Extremity adjusting (foot, knee, hip, shoulder, elbow, wrist and TMJ)
  • Sacro Occipital Technique (SOT)


  • Chiropractic Bachelor degree (New Zealand College of Chiropractic) – graduated 2008
  • Certificate in Applied Kinesiology (International Council of Applied Kinesiology) – graduated 2011
  • Certificate in Visceral Biomechanics (Visceral Biomechanics) – graduated 2011
  • Diplomat in Chiropractic Paediatrics (International College of Chiropractic Paediatrics) – graduated 2012

Memberships and Associations:

  • Registration board of Australia (AHPRA)
  • Chiropractic and Osteopathic College of Australasia (COCA)
  • International Chiropractic Association (ICA)
  • The International Chiropractic Paediatric Association (ICPA)