About Vida Lifestyles
At Vida Lifestyles, we have a ‘Wellness’ approach to your health. The main difference between this approach and standard medical care is that Wellness care seeks to stimulate your natural healing ability. Wellness care does not add drugs to the system, instead it removes anything that might interfere with normal function. Wellness care trusts that the body knows what to do if nothing were interfering with it. Standard medical care, on the other hand, seeks to treat a symptom by adding something from the outside – a medication, a surgery or procedure.
Our dedicated team of health and wellness providers at Vida Lifestyles Sandringham are dedicated to providing the most effective overall care for you and your family.
Dr Damian Kristof
Chiropractor | Naturopath |Nutritionist
Damian has been in the health industry now for than 25 years in many different capacities. Having combined the philosophies of both Naturopathic and Chiropractic approaches to health and well-being. He believes that people learn and achieve the most when there is no interference and there is an appropriate supply of goodness to allow the body to thrive.
Dr Ian Northeast
Ian is passionate about helping his clients move and live well. Dr Ian has completed a 5 year university degree in human Chiropractic and a 2 year postgraduate qualification in Animal Biomechanical Medicine. He balances his time in private practice at Vida and on the road around Victoria and Tasmania visiting stables adjusting horses, horse riders and the occasional dog.
Practice Manager | Chiropractic Assistant
Trudi Pedder is the Practice Manager and Chiropractic Assistant at Vida, a local mum with 2 boys and come from a bookkeeping admin and customer service background.
She started receiving chiropractic care over 20 years ago and has been a practice member at Vida for the past 10 years. I have seen first hand the importance and benefits of regular chiropractic care for my whole family. My boys have been receiving chiropractic care since they were babies.
Donna is a long time Bayside resident and mother of 3 gorgeous teenage girls, who returned to Bayside in 2014 after living abroad with her family for 12 years. While living and travelling overseas Donna certified as a yoga teacher and taught yoga in the Middle East and USA before returning to teach here in Melbourne. With a passion for yoga and seeing the effect it can have on people from all walks of life, Donna now specialises in bringing yoga and mindfulness to children.
Donna has been a long-term fan of chiropractic care and has been seeing chiropractors with her children since they were newborn. As the newest member of the Vida team she is thrilled to be working with a team of passionate, like minded professionals in the health and wellness field.
Jacqui is a local Mum of two young boys (James and Harvey) and four chickens. She studied Early Childhood Education and worked in the industry managing childcare centres for nearly 20 years. She has always had an appetite for healthy and sustainable living since she was young, she’s a self-proclaimed Urban Hippy who grows her own fruit and veggies and is passionate about educating people on how to create greener homes and workplaces in order to reduce our carbon footprint and help minimise their environmental impact and live a more sustainable life.
Emma is a first year chiropractic student at RMIT university. With a passion for health and wellness, she believes that what we do with our bodies and how we feel are directly correlated. With this view she aspires to help people in their journey to a more balanced life. In her spare time she loves walking her babies (dogs) and traveling the world with her friends.
Dino has been passionate about health and fitness from a young age, he loves basketball and keeping fit in many ways. Dino enjoys yoga, weightlifting, and running. He is a first-year chiro student and is moving to New Zealand next year to complete his studies there.
He started receiving Chiropractic care only 2 years ago after many years of pain and discomfort, I could not believe how quickly he noticed major improvements to his pain levels and overall wellbeing.
Wellness & Lifestyle Information
Our very own Dr Damian Kristof is a co-host on hit podcast ‘100 Not Out’ – a weekly show that interviews people that are mastering the art of ageing well. You’ll learn the scientific AND anecdotal principles of longevity, so that, with confidence you can make the rest of your life the best of your life.
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