About the Practitioners

Dr Joseph De Fazio B.App.Sci (Chiro), M.Clin.Chiro

Dr Joseph De Fazio is a chiropractor practicing in Doreen, Victoria. He graduated from RMIT University, Bundoora with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Chiro) and a Masters of Clinical Chiropractic with Dinstinction.

He is a registered member of the Chiropractic Board of Australia.

Dr De Fazio’s personal policy in practice is to treat every single one of his clients as if they were his mother/father/brother/sister.

His personal interests are reading, strength training, mid-distance running, travelling and spending quality time with his friends and family.

He attends seminars on a regular basis in order to maintain a high standard of patient management, communication and service.

He has demonstrated Chiropractic technique to RMIT University 5th year chiropractic students as well as graduated chiropractors at weekend seminars.

Dr De Fazio is experienced in improving athletic performance and treating a range of acute and chronic sport injuries. He has previously worked as the club chiropractor for the Green Gully Soccer Club (Victorian Premier League).

Dr De Fazio has lived in the northern suburbs his entire life. He saw the need for musculoskeletal therapists in the rapidly expanding north-east, and so he decided to start working in Doreen as a chiropractor in 2011.

Damien Gafforini MHASW Accredited Mental Health Social Worker

Damien has over 10 years of counselling experience, working within the Children, Youth and Family Sector. He has worked with a range of clients presenting with varying levels of complexity including those who have suffered significant trauma.

Damien holds degree’s in Psychology, Social Work and Child Psychotherapy.

Damien works from the perspective of supporting families and individuals (children, youth and adults) overcome some of the difficulties they may have experienced by providing therapeutic interventions which are aimed at promoting healing and recovery.

Damien is an Accredited Mental Health Care Social Worker who can utilise Medicare-subsidised services in order to make counselling support for families or individuals more accessible. Please feel free to contact Damien to discuss whether he is able to provide the type of support you are seeking. He is available any time during office hours on 0402 228 105.

Jessica Mariani (nee Jones)

Owner of MyoSport Therapy, Jessica has been practicing for 8 years as a Myotherapist. She studied at RMIT where she completed her Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy in 2011. She has since practiced in private clinics were she has gathered clinical experience and further knowledge working alongside a range of different health professionals.

Jessica has a strong interest in treating sport and work related tension and dysfunction and common neck conditions.

One of her major passions is supporting and treating pre- and post-natal women. Since becoming a mother in early 2019 Jessica further understands what it takes to look after yourself during pregnancy and the importance of how the body heals during after pregnancy.

Jessica has a strong interest in treating people of all ages.

Since 2016 Jessica decided to return to full time study at RMIT to gain more skills and knowledge in Osteopathy. She is currently taking the year off from studying to enjoy time with her family and put everything into the MyoSport Therapy business. She will be resuming studies in 2020 as a 4th year student.

The North Eastern Chiropractic & Health Centre is pleased to serve people from the following areas:
Doreen
Mernda
Arthurs Creek
Mill Park
South Morang
Whittlesea
Wallan
Hurstbridge
Wattle Glen
Diamond Creek
Hurstbridge