Dr Peter Ganakas

Dr. Peter Ganakas has over 15 years of experience working in the healthcare
industry. During his studies and after graduating in 2004, Peter worked with Victorian Soccer Teams, spending over a decade as the Chiropractor and Head Medical Staff for several sporting clubs.

In addition to treating athletes, Peter has also been the emergency chiropractor
for entertainers performing in Melbourne while on tour. 

Peter isn’t just your traditional Chiropractor. In addition to spinal manipulation, he uses soft tissue techniques and trigger point dry needling to alleviate surrounding muscle/fascial tension and prescribes exercises and nutritional support to strengthen and restore function. 

Peter has a special interest in low back, hip and pelvic conditions. He has helped many patients with conditions related to this area but strongly believes it is just as important to recognise conditions that need to be referred for alternative or surgical intervention.


  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Clinical Science)/Bachelor of Chiropractic Science (RMIT University)
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling- Pain management & Sports injuries (GEMT)
  • Certificate in Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (ACNEM)

Team involvement:

  • South Melbourne Soccer Club (2006)
  • Whittlesea Stallions SC (2001-2003)
  • North Coburg Football Club (2000)
  • Fawkner SC (2004)
  • Kingston SC (2005)
  • U14 VIC State Soccer Team (2002)
  • U15 VIC State Soccer Team (2003)

Entertainer involvement while on tour in Melbourne:

  • Nikelback (2009 & 2011)
  • Rihanna (2012)
  • Five seconds of summer (2013)
  • John Cleese (2014)