Osteopath Gladesville


Osteopath near Gladesville

“Many people think they have to live with their pain, which is usually not the case. Rather than relying on temporary pain relief, visit one of the team at RNHC – we’ll identify the underlying cause of your pain and lead you through a process of fixing it.”
– Dr Kevin Finnan, Osteopath.

Osteopath near Gladesville – Looking for a great Osteopath near Gladesville? Ryde Natural Health Clinic is the right place! Our practitioners are the leading Osteopaths in the Gladesville area and have many years experience treating a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions and concerns.

Osteopath near Gladesville – How Osteopathy care can help you

When every joint in your body is moving in the way it was intended to move, and when these joints are stabilised well by the soft tissues (muscles, fascia and ligaments) that support them, there is generally no reason at all to develop musculoskeletal pain unless you experience an injury. Why then, do so many people experience aches and pains? The answer lies in the fact that none of us use our bodies as they were originally intended to be used. We don’t run, swim, climb, carry and throw all day as we’re designed to. Instead we sit, lay and stand in awkward static positions that result in some joints stiffening up, which then leaves our other joints to do all the work. Lets take a look at the spine as an example…

The human spine is made up of many joints, and 33 vertebrae. If all of the joints in the spine are moving well, then the workload that is taken on by the spine is distributed optimally – it is shared around each joint evenly and no one joint is overworked.

Years of prolonged sitting, standing, and bad postural habits results in many of these joints jamming up, and this is when problems begin to arise. You may not notice any problems while you’re only going about your regular daily activities, however when you try to lift something heavier than you usually do, or move, twist or bend in a way that you haven’t done for a while, because many of the joints have already stiffened up, all of the strain goes to the remaining joints that are still able to move. If this strain is large, or is carried out repeatedly, then you may end up with problems with a disc or one or more of the common ‘degenerative’ conditions of the spine.

Osteopaths are trained professionals in identifying joints that don’t move optimally, and correcting this joint motion. Improving joint ‘mobility’ allows for the workload of motion to once again be ‘shared around’ all of your joints and muscles as is intended.

The Osteopathic approach has demonstrated to be very effective in the treatment of:

  • Neck, back and shoulder pain
  • Muscle strains and spasms
  • Nerve entrapments including carpal tunnel, sciatica, and trigeminal neuralgia
  • Headaches, migraine and jaw pain
  • Arthritis and other joint conditions, and
  • Sporting injuries
  • Our Osteopathy Team:

    Dr Kristopher Sanford

    Kristopher is a young and passionate osteopath from Melbourne, completing his Osteopathic degree at RMIT University, Victoria. With a keen interest in sport and active lifestyles, Kristopher worked throughout his university degree as a head sports trainer for a Premier League soccer club, as well as multiple AFL clubs and university teams.

    At the beginning of 2015 Kristopher travelled to Mumbai to work at a very well-known and progressive orthopaedic hospital where he used Osteopathy to aid in the treatment and rehabilitation of patients requiring orthopaedic surgery.

    He is passionate about treating people that are actively involved in their health and fitness, and strongly believes that everyone should be able to enjoy their exercise, be it professional or social, pain free.

    Dr. Evan Marnezos

    After experiencing chronic back pain during high school, Evan was introduced to Osteopathy and was impressed by the results and the holistic nature of the treatment. From this experience he decided to pursue a career in osteopathy and enrolled into the Bachelor of Clinical Science (Osteopathy), and went on to complete a Masters of Osteopathic Medicine at Southern Cross University in Lismore.

    Evan is passionate about treating athletes and has actively competed in powerlifting during his studies. Evan is eager to share the benefits of osteopathic treatment to people who are interested in their health and fitness and has a broad knowledge of pain and injuries in athletes, although is open to treating people from all walks of life.

    Evan adapts his technique to cater for his patient’s needs and is well equipped to assist those experiencing neck, back or joint pain!

    Dr. Kuan Ng

    Osteopath Dr. Kuan NgOsteopath Dr Kuan Ng grew up in Malaysia in the town of Ipoh 200km north of Kuala Lumpur, however has lived with his wife and son in Australia since immigrating here in 1981.

    Since his early years Kuan has practised Ru Yi Bagua (‘Roo-Yee-Baa-Gwa’) – an ancient Chinese art that emphasises the role of body equilibrium, balance, fluid movements, and clarity of mind in a person’s health and wellness, and acknowledges the link between a healthy mind, body and spirit.

    Through Ru Yi Bagua, Kuan has successfully treated people for postural pain and musculoskeletal conditions for over 30 years.

    Dr. Daniel Joiner

    Osteopath Dr. Daniel JoinerDaniel studied his Bachelor of Applied Science (Osteopathy) at the University of Western Sydney before completing his Masters of Osteopathic Medicine at Southern Cross University. Growing up, Daniel experienced growth pains and found relief after being treated by an Osteopath. Inspired by the results of his treatment, he started his journey to becoming an Osteopath, realising the benefits that Osteopathy can have on people from all walks of life. Daniel has a broad knowledge on pain and injury management and can treat a variety of musculoskeletal conditions.

    In 2008 Daniel took a break from his Osteopathic career to join the Royal Australian Army as an infantry soldier in the Royal Australian Regiment. He served for 6 years and served two tours overseas in East Timor and Afghanistan. In 2013 Daniel resumed his career as an Osteopath at Ryde Natural Health Clinic.

    Dr Kevin Finnan

    Osteopath Dr. Kevin FinnanAfter suffering from chronic back pain for years on end, Kevin discovered Osteopathy, which successfully assisted him in managing his pain. Impressed with the results of his treatment, Kevin enrolled into the Bachelor of Applied Science (Osteopathy) and continued to complete a Masters of Osteopathy at University of Western Sydney.

    Kevin utilises a variety of hands on osteopathic techniques and offers a personalised treatment that is structured to assist you in reaching your own health goals. In addition to his roles at RNHC, Kevin currently tutors human anatomy, physiology and neuroscience to a variety of health and medical programs at the University of Western Sydney.

    Kevin is the principal Osteopath and a director of RNHC. His vision is to bring the knowledge and skills of osteopathic treatment to the people of Ryde.

    Dr. David Aboud

    Osteopath & Physiotherapist Dr. David AboudLooking for David? David now works full-time at Quay Health– our sister clinic on Bridge St in the Sydney CBD.  To learn more visit: www.quayhealth.com.au or call their clinic reception on (02) 9252 2825.

    If the Sydney CBD isn’t convenient, do feel welcome to book in with another member of our team.

Your first visit with an Osteopath – What to expect

Your Osteopath will begin your first consultation by taking a case history of your condition or complaint. This case history will outline when your pain first started, what your symptoms and concerns currently are and how these may have changed with time, details of the treatments (if any) you have received to date, and the impact your pain may be having on your life.

After taking your comprehensive case history, your Osteopath will carry out a hands-on examination, consisting of various tests of the spine, nervous system, muscles and joints.

After identifying the underlying cause/s (which may or may not require referral for an x-ray, C-T scan or MRI), your Osteopath will set some treatment goals, with the ultimate goal being to restore maximal, pain-free movement to your muscles and joints.

The osteopathy treatment techniques your Osteopath will use in fulfilling this goal include:

  • Spinal manipulation (Also known as an ‘adjustment’)
  • Joint mobilisation
  • Muscle energy technique (MET)
  • Soft tissue work and massage
  • Counterstrain
  • Balanced ligamentous tension (BLT)
  • Myofacial release
  • Visceral manipulation
  • Therapeutic ultrasound
  • Exercises

Your treatment is not painful.

How Osteopathy is Different:

Unlike conventional medical approaches, which often emphasise the use of pharmaceuticals to mask symptoms, an Osteopaths will take the time required to establish a clear understanding of why your problem developed in the first place, and then put into place a series of steps that will attempt to resolve the underlying problem.

Osteopath near Gladesville – Osteopathic education

All of our Osteopaths at Ryde Natural Health Clinic have undertaken 5 years of tertiary education. This includes a 3 year Bachelor of Applied Science- Osteopathy, followed by a 2 year Masters of Osteopathy.

Although there are numerous styles of Osteopathy treatment, here at Ryde Natural Health Clinic, our Osteopaths are structural Osteopaths and can adapt their technique to suit you and your individual needs.


Osteopathy Fees

Initial Osteopathy consultations are $110.

Subsequent consultations are $90.

*Most health funds provide a rebate for Osteopathy services (for those with ‘extras’ cover), and we can swipe your card on the spot!

Osteopathy near Gladesville – Why Choose Us?

  • Our Osteopaths Kevin, Kris, Dan and Patricia are experts in their field who have obtained the highest Osteopathic qualifications.
  • Health fund rebates available for all of our services, including Osteopathy, and we can swipe your card on the spot!
  • All consultations are carried out in private, clean, air-conditioned rooms.
  • We are available when you need us – appointments are available as early as 7am through to as late as 8:30pm, so we will always fit around your schedule!
  • Parking is easy – it’s free, and available right at our door.


If you’re looking for a Osteopath near Gladesville, it’s worth the drive to North Ryde!