About Us

Pinewood Chiropractic

Established as a stand alone Chiropractic practice in Glen Waverley for over 35 years, Pinewood Chiropractic Clinic has served the community with quality care.  Utilizing the successful Gonstead System, Chiropractic is delivered in a pure, hands on form, as it was originally intended. Our purpose is to serve as many members of the community to better health through hands on quality Chiropractic. We take on patients of all ages and are often referred to as a last resort for many people suffering with severe pain, disc herniation, sciatica and a host of other ailments.

Our Team


Dr. Matthew Panetta

Gonstead Chiropractor

Dr. Matthew Panetta is the principal Chiropractor of Pinewood Chiropractic. Prior to studying to be a Chiropractor, Dr. Matt had obtained an Advanced Diploma in Myotherapy from RMIT. After graduating from the Chiropractic program at RMIT in 2004, Dr. Matt worked as a partner in two practices before taking over Pinewood Chiropractic in 2008. 

Committed to the Gonstead methodology, Dr. Matt became an Ambassador with the GCS (Gonstead Chiropractic Society) in 2011. In 2017, he became a Gonstead Diplomate, enabling him to teach other Chiropractors and students the art of Gonstead Adjusting Technique at seminars and accredited teaching institutions.

Outside of practice, Dr. Matt enjoys spending time with his family and watching his two girls play sport. He also has an interest in downhill mountain biking and other outdoor activities. 

Dr. Matt’s purpose is to help as many people of all ages and walks of life, to better health through the delivery of optimal hands on quality Chiropractic care.


Dr. Jefferies Vecranges

Gonstead Chiropractor

Dr. Jeff grew up in the Glen Waverley region and graduated from RMIT Chiropractic with a double degree. He also obtained qualifications prior to Chiropractic, being a Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Movement and Exercise Science) and an Advanced Diploma in Myotherapy.

Dr Jeff is also an active volunteer in providing health services to the Victoria Police and the Emergency Service Staff. His interests are in exercise weight training, soccer and Judo. Dr Jeff is passionate about Chiropractic and feels optimal results are achieved when utilizing a precision technique such as the Gonstead system.


Dr. Yanika Chiangthong

Gonstead Chiropractor

Dr. Yanika is the newest member to join the team at Pinewood Chiropractic. As a recent graduate from RMIT University, Dr Yanika is enthusiastic and ready to share her knowledge and experience. Over the past three years she has been mentored by both Drs Matt and Jeff, discovering and developing a passion for the Gonstead method of Chiropractic practice.

Outside of practice, Dr Yanika enjoys tennis and basketball.  She has a special interest in nutrition and weight training; incorporating these into her Chiropractic practice and how they relate to the care of her patients.


Cristine Castricum

Practice Manager

Cristine joined Pinewood Chiropractic in 2015 as our office manager. Having lived in the Glen Waverley region for most of her life, she has experienced life changing results through a Gonstead Chiropractor. With a keen interest in health, Cristine is passionate about the Chiropractic message and people receiving a Chiropractic solution for Chiropractic problems.