ALPHA Sports Medicine Clinic

Our Osteopaths, Physios, and Exercise Rehab Therapists are on your team

We see you, we hear you, and together, we’ll help you get back to living your life and playing the sports you love.

supports you through your recovery and healing journey

We take an active role in your journey to better health

ALPHA Sports Medicine is a boutique health clinic that is patient-centred, solution-minded. Our clinic was established over five years ago to create a multidisciplinary team to support the local community with rehabilitation and treatment services through Osteopathy, Physiotherapy and Exercise Rehabilitation.

In life, like in sport, the best outcomes are often achieved by having an active and supportive team. That’s why we’re here. We treat our patients like family. When you come to us, you know you have the right team and support around you to achieve your health and physical goals. 

Ashton Wilson - Alpha Sports Medicine Osteopath

Our values

The way you do things in life, sport, and on your recovery journey are framed by your values, as are ours at ALPHA Sports Medicine. We believe in putting our best foot forward every day with a focus on:

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Excellent experiences

We believe you come first. It’s important to make all our interactions with you great.

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Active listening

We hear you, we see you, and support you based on your goals, needs, and circumstances.

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Being part of your community

We are compliant with export & trade practices, and boast a secure supply chain that simplifies our customs processes and offers tailored trade facilitation benefits.

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Being respectful

Without respect for you and each other, we cannot be the support team you need us to be.

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Being team players

We work together with each other and you as a team. We all have our parts to play in supporting you.

We’re creating a space where you can come as you are and be supported in your recovery from injury, aches and pains, so you can get back to the sports and life you love.

Surround yourself with the right people

Meet the ALPHA Team

All our Osteopaths, Physios and Exercise Rehabilitation therapists are qualified to help you with your journey to recovery.

Dr. Ashton Wilson Physiotherapist | Alpha Sports Medicine

Dr. Ashton Wilson

Osteopath Strength and Conditioning Coach
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Dr. Ashton Wilson

Osteopath Strength and Conditioning Coach

Dr. Ashton Wilson began her studies with a three year Bachelor of Biomedical Science, where she majored in Anatomy and Physiology. She then switched to a more hands on approach, where she completed a three-year Bachelor of Clinical Science and a two year Masters of Osteopathy. Ashton has since completed further education and is a qualified Strength and Conditioning Coach as well as a Kinetic Link Trainer.

She works with a variety of aches and pains, and has a strong passion for working with athletes and elite sports. She was a professional swimmer at age 13 competing at state and national level. She has also been involved in a number of other sports including netball, soccer, tennis, golf and CrossFit. Ashton has a keen interest in rehabilitation and strength training particularly for those from sporting backgrounds. Ashton is an active member of the community, as an Osteopath servicing the areas of Newport, Altona, Yarraville and Williamstown, and as a volunteer working with the Maribyrnong Swifts in West Footscray.

Ashton has a keen interest in working with connective tissue disorders including Hypermobility Spectrum Disorder (HSD) and Hypermobile Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS). She understands the hypermobile body and uses a unique combination of manual therapy and exercise rehab to stabilise the body. Athletes commonly affected by these conditions include dancers and gymnasts, but is not limited.

Dr. Ashton Wilson has worked with professional athletes for many years, including Southport Sharks Football Club, Burleigh Bears Rugby League Club, Williamstown Football Club, the Collingwood Football Club and most recently the Victorian Thunderbolts Rugby League Academy. Her roles involve injury management and prevention, rehabilitation, and game day involvement as she is also a qualified Sports Trainer.

In her spare time, Ashton enjoys hiking, watching sports, chilling out by the beach and socialising with friends. She has played a lot of different sports, including soccer and touch rugby, but now spends more time running and training in the gym. She has a passion for travelling the world and considers herself a cheese enthusiast.

Dr. Matt O’neill | Osteopath Strength And Conditioning Coach At Alpha Sports Medicine

Dr. Matt O’Neill

Osteopath Strength and Conditioning Coach
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Dr. Matt O’Neill

Osteopath Strength and Conditioning Coach

Dr. Matthew O’Neill graduated from Victoria University with a Bachelor of Science (Clinical Science) and a Master of Health Science (Osteopathy).  He also holds a Bachelor of Biomedical Science at La Trobe University as well as a Certificate III and IV in Fitness. He has previously worked as a personal trainer.

Matthew has been with Alpha for more than 5 years and has been a practicing Osteopath since 2017. In his time as an Osteopath, Matthew has developed a dedicated interest in treating and managing shoulder-related pain, chronic pain, neck pain, and gym related injuries. (This interest may or may not have to do with his own history of shoulder pain, neck pain and gym related injuries…).

Matthew strongly believes in the power of education and movement, so he always aims to provide a tangible diagnosis to his patients, give them the education they need to understand their diagnosis and provide the tools and treatment to manage their pain. Matthew uses a combination of massage therapy, mobilisation, and movement rehab during his consults.

Matthew has a diverse sporting history. He grew up playing tennis from a young age, however martial arts were his first true sporting love. Matthew trained and taught Karate, and Kickboxing through his teens and early twenties. He also trained in boxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and MMA. In the past 5+ years Matthew has mostly focused on weight training and power lifting. Over the past year, in a surprising shift,
Matthew decided to focus his attention to Triathlon and other distance events. Matthew believes a broad sporting experience is important as a physical therapist. He aims to understand each of his sports in depth so he can better guide his patients.

In his free time, Matthew enjoys coffee, playing guitar, playing video games, and spending time with his two cats, William and Peebee.

Dr. Caitlin O’farrell | Alpha Sports Medicine

Dr. Caitlin O’Farrell

Osteopath Strength and Conditioning Coach
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Dr. Caitlin O’Farrell

Osteopath Strength and Conditioning Coach

Dr. Caitlin O’Farrell was first introduced to Osteopathy as a sport’s crazed teenager with knee pain. When told by other health care professionals to cut back on activities, she instead found an Osteo who worked with her to reduce her pain while keeping her actively participating in sports. Since then, Cait has had a passion for not only helping people reduce their pain but keeping them moving and grooving in all aspects of their life.

Born and raised in Altona, Cait completed her Bachelor of Clinical Science and Master of Health Science at Victoria University, where she was drawn to the teachings of Osteopathy because of its respect for the human body and its capacity to heal and recover itself under the right guidance.

Cait has worked with the Western Jets U18 Football Club for the past two seasons, she was part of the Medical Team with the North Melbourne AFLW team and also works with the Victorian Metro’s AFLW U18 Girls Team who compete at the National Championships on the Gold Coast. She also had involvement with the Footscray Lacrosse Club where she assisted gameday as well as with player injury management. Dr. Caitlin has also completed post-grad certificates in dry needling and myofascial cupping and can integrate them when necessary into her treatment plan.

When not in the clinic,  Dr. Caitlin O’Farrell is a leadership facilitator for The Prep Academy, delivering workshops to High School students. She is also a diehard Collingwood supporter, she plays AFL 9’s in the Summer, she’s a dog lover and also a big fan of country music.

Dr. Will Krithararis | Alpha Sports Medicine Team

Dr. Will Krithararis

Osteopath Strength and Conditioning Coach
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Dr. Will Krithararis

Osteopath Strength and Conditioning Coach

Dr. William Krithararis graduated from Victoria University with a Bachelor of Science (Clinical Science) and a Master of Health Science (Osteopathy). He has since developed a strong background in exercise rehabilitation and is a qualified KLT strength trainer and level 1 ASCA Strength and Conditioning Coach.

Will was first introduced to Osteopathy as a teenager when he was injured playing AFL. He was drawn to Osteopathic methods and their holistic approach. He strongly believes there is always more to an isolated injury, and that you must always look at the whole picture.

Will Krithararis has played a high level of football, spending three years in the VFL at the Northern Blues. With his experience in high-level sport, Will has a passion for working with athletes, as he understands the demand sport has on the body and how challenging it can be. Will is passionate about the movement of the human body. Through his years of study, paired with his love for exercise and fitness, he believes that the longevity of the body comes down to its ability to move, and keep moving!

In his spare time, Dr. Will loves to run, practice bouldering, eat delicious food and support the mighty Magpies!

Dr. Sam Bennett | Alpha Sports Medicine Team

Dr. Sam Bennett

Osteopath Strength and Conditioning Coach
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Dr. Sam Bennett

Osteopath Strength and Conditioning Coach

Dr Sam Bennett graduated from Victoria University with a Bachelor of Science (Clinical Science) and a Master of Health Science (Osteopathy) he works out of Alpha Sports Medicine in Newport, Melbourne.
Sam grew up in Mansfield, in High Country Victoria spending his time playing a variety of sports. Through many sporting injuries as a teenager and a desire to understand his own body, Sam was drawn to Osteopathy.
Sam has a keen interest in post-operative management for lower back surgery. In 2015, Sam underwent a lower back operation and completed a self-guided rehabilitation program. He has since returned to playing football, cricket and even Skiing. This experience gave Sam a unique perspective as both a patient and practitioner and a deep understanding to assist his patients with their post-operative goals.
When Sam is not in the clinic you’ll find him playing football and cricket, playing guitar in a band, riding his motorcycle and barracking for the mighty Bombers!
Sam services the Newport, Altona North, Yarraville and Williamstown communities from Alpha Sports Medicine on Blackshaws Road.
Dr. Christina Kripintiris | Osteopath At Alpha Sports Medicine

Dr. Christina Kripintiris

Osteopath
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Dr. Christina Kripintiris

Osteopath

Christina graduated from Victoria University in Melbourne with an undergraduate degree and Masters in Osteopathy. Christina is local to the western suburbs but has just moved back home from Townsville after living there for the last year.

Christina’s love for osteopathy started back when she was a soccer player. After sustaining a few injuries over her career, she sought out help from her local osteopath and fell in love with the holistic nature of treatment and the unwavering support from her practitioner (which she aspires to do). 

Christina has mainly worked with AFL teams such as the Williamstown CYMS Football Club, Western Jets Football Club and the Victorian Metro Girls teams as well as local soccer teams. These roles have developed her interest in working with sporting injuries including treating, educating, taping, and rehabilitating players back to their best. However, she enjoys treating a range of complaints including neck, back and knee pain.

When not at the clinic, Dr. Christina Kripintiris loves watching her beloved Collingwood Football team attempt to win premierships. She is also a Netflix addict and loves hearing what shows are a must watch and can chat for days about them. She also loves going to the beach so if there are any good hidden beaches around make sure to let her know!

Dr. Lara Trevorrow | Osteopath At Alpha Sports Medicine

Dr. Lara Trevorrow

Osteopath
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Dr. Lara Trevorrow

Osteopath

Lara graduated from Victoria University with a Bachelor of Science (Osteopathy) and a Master of Health Science (Osteopathy). Lara is also a qualified Pilates Instructor and has additional training in myofascial cupping and dry needling.

Lara’s passion for osteopathy developed initially from her sporting background, having competed at the state level for athletics and cycling and at the national level for hockey. She understands the importance of biomechanics, injury prevention and rehabilitation starting at the junior level. After taking her newborn son to an osteopath, she knew that this is what she wanted to do. Her love for osteopathy has only grown as she has been able to work with patients to increase their function and reach their goals. 

Lara tailors her approach to the unique needs of each patient, prioritising their individual needs and goals. She uses a combination of hands-on treatment and movement-based management to achieve optimal function and sustainable results.

Jordan Tripodi | Exercise Physiologist At Alpha Sports Medicine

Jordan Tripodi

Exercise physiologist (AEP)
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Jordan Tripodi

Exercise physiologist (AEP)

Jordan Tripodi graduated from La Trobe University with a Masters of Exercise Physiology in 2020. Since then he has been working in the musculoskeletal rehab setting, helping people achieve their movement goals. Jordan was first introduced to Exercise Physiology while studying a Bachelor of Exercise Science.

He had always loved being active and seeing that you could use exercise to help people improve their lives just made sense to him. Away from work, Jordan likes to play guitar, go to concerts and of course, support the mighty Collingwood Football Club.

Our Services

Physiotherapy Treatment Services In Newport

Osteopathy

Working with your whole body, including the soft tissue and musculoskeletal system to identify and treat the root cause of your pain or injury.

Physiotherapy Exercises

Physiotherapy

Using manual therapy to help rehabilitate, restore, and revitalise your body after pain or injury.

Exercise Rehabilitation

Exercise Rehabilitation

Using a tailored exercise program to help you recover from injuries and work towards improving your fitness.

Sports Physiotherapy

Recovery Studio

Our Recovery Studio has everything you need for your rehabilitation relaxation, and recovery so you can perform at your best.

ALPHA SPORTS MEDICINE
Your local Osteopathy, Physiotherapy, and Exercise Rehab Clinic

Promoting a healthy and balanced lifestyle for Newport, Altona, Yarraville, Spotswood, Sunshine, Williamstown and Bacchus Marsh.

We love sport!

ALPHA Sports Medicine prides itself on a wealth of knowledge and experience. We have a drive to get involved with the best teams around. We currently support: