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 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
Daniel 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
After 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
Looking 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.
Our Chiropractic Team:
Dr. Johanna McFadgen
Johanna graduated from Macquarie University in 2005, after completing 5 years of study for her Bachelor of Chiropractic Science and Masters of Chiropractic degrees. She is registered with the AHPRA and is a member of the Chiropractors & Osteopathic Association of Australia. She has also continued her chiropractic education with further studies in acupuncture, pediatrics and pregnancy care.
Johanna’s philosophy focuses on gentle chiropractic care for all ages. With a highly adaptable approach, she is able to treat a wide variety of patients and conditions.
With 3 children herself, Johanna has a real passion for helping children and families get their health back on track with chiropractic care.
Dr. Angelo Marketos
Angelo utilises a gentle and conservative chiropractic treatment approach for pain associated with a busy lifestyle, such as back pain and headaches.
He is registered with the NSW Chiropractors Registration Board and is a member of the Chiropractors Association of Australia. He has completed both a Bachelor of Chiropractic Science & Master of Chiropractic, within which Angelo undertook and successfully completed research into the effects of Chiropractic treatment on neck pain, back pain and balance.
Angelo focuses on pain relief and rehabilitation especially in desk workers, students and labourers.
Dr. Coco Ho
Having experienced chronic back pain from a young age, Coco was introduced to the benefits of chiropractic treatments early in life, and it was from this experience that lead her to applying for, enrolling in, and eventually completing the 5 year Bachelor of Chiropractic Science & Master of Chiropractic program at Sydney’s Macquaire University.
Coco provides chiropractic care to adults of all ages. She is able to easily adapt her technique to treat a wide range of conditions to meet her patient’s needs.
Coco is fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.
Our Physiotherapy and Clinical Pilates team:
As a chronic migraine sufferer, Isabel has a wealth of experience in the treatment and management of headaches and neck pain. Her background as an elite soft baller also means she has a special interest in shoulders, particularly injuries in throwing athletes.
Isabel’s interest in physiotherapy started from a young age after watching her mother practise and witnessing firsthand the impact Physiotherapists can have on people’s lives. This prompted her to undertake a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the Australian Catholic University.
Isabel’s treatment style uses a combination of soft tissue techniques, joint mobilisations, taping and exercise therapy, as well as a focus on returning you to your functional or fitness goals.
When she’s not at work, you can find Isabel on the softball field, travelling or cooking.
Ashley has 6yrs of experience in exercise prescription, her Pilates classes utilise the latest programs, to achieve specific outcomes, to get you from Ow to Wow!! Working with some of Australia’s top Physio’s has given Ashley a unique skill set and a particular talent to get optimal results for Ankles and Hips.
Ashley has a very bubbly personality and is outgoing. She loves making heaps of jokes and having a laugh with her patients and colleagues. Outside of work, Ash is super active and spends most of her time completing various walks, hikes and bootcamps. Quality time with family and friends is her main priority.
Her sporting background has made her particularly interested in exercise. She loves developing and running fun clinical Pilates classes. In her spare time, she enjoys filming exciting exercises videos and creating informative blogs for social media.
Ashley is passionate about the prevention of injuries as well as exercise-based rehabilitation to help you achieve your goals with physiotherapy.
Yonit has over 10 years experience working as a Physiotherapist in Israel and Australia and 7 years experience as a Pilates Instructor. She has worked with people from all age brackets and fitness levels. She has experience in treating respiratory, neurological, orthopaedic, and developmental conditions.
Yonit focuses on developing realistic, specific and measurable goals with her patients. These allow her to individualise and tailor each Pilates class to ensure you reach your goals!
Elizabeth Rigg (née Katalinic)
With an extensive sports history since a young age, Elizabeth developed an interest in sports injuries and rehabilitation. This lead her on to doing a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science and then a Masters of Physiotherapy at Sydney university.
Since then Elizabeth has developed years of experience working in private practice and treating many patients with various sporting and sedentary lifestyle injuries, particularly knee injuries and pain, and with a focus on exercise based rehabilitation to resolve these injuries as well as preventing future injury.
As one of Australia’s leading Physiotherapists, Alex has advanced the profession with special interests in the treatment of headaches, chronic foot pain and orthotics.
Having trained many elite athletes, weekend warriors, and beginners over a wide variety of sports, Alex has been uniquely placed to train Physiotherapists in how to best treat everyone at every level.
Working closely with Olympic Physiotherapists, he has gained valuable experience and has treated a number of elite athletes through both Physiotherapy and Clinical Pilates.
While completing a Bachelor of Health Science, Madeleine developed a love for anatomy and human function, prompting her to go on and complete a Masters of Physiotherapy at the University of Sydney.
Through her interest of hands and upper limb injuries, Madeleine has spent time in Darwin at Territory Hands completing a course on hand therapy and the treatment of common injuries and conditions of the hand and wrist.
Our Acupuncture and TCM team:
Dr. Kuo Jen (Hank) Chen
Having completed a Bachelor of Applied Science (Traditional Chinese Medicine) at the University of Western Sydney, followed by a Masters of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and a PhD in Nanjing, China, Dr Kuo Jen ‘Hank’ Chen is not only an experienced and accomplished practitioner, but he has a deep passion for the profession.
While patients have sought out Hank’s assistance to treat and manage the symptoms of a range of conditions, he has a keen interest in working with patients with issues related to pain, stress, digestion, fatigue, women’s health and infertility* (both male and female).
Julia is a bright and caring Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner who has a particular interest in working with patients with issues related to Women’s Health and Infertility* (both male and female), pain, stress, digestion and fatigue.
Currently completing her PhD at the University of Technology Sydney, Julia supports and contributes to the Chinese Medicine profession’s move towards evidence-based treatments through rigorous research and clinical trials.
*There is some research evidence that Chinese medicine treatment may assist in supporting specific fertility treatments such as IVF, and there is also broad agreement by Chinese medicine practitioners and other health practitioners about acupuncture as an adjunct treatment for IVF.
There is continuing research on how acupuncture can assist with the effectiveness of IVF treatment. Many health practitioners may recommend acupuncture as a supplementary treatment that may assist with IVF. Consult your treating practitioner/s about how acupuncture may be able to help you.
Our Remedial Massage Team:
Leah is originally from Canada but made Sydney her home in 1997. She offers relaxation, pregnancy, remedial and sports massage.
Leah has a keen interest in current pain science and has continued her pain management education by completing courses at the Pain Management Research Institute at North Shore Hospital and Macquarie University.
Recently, Leah has worked with Painaustralia by appearing on ABC news, The House of Wellness and Channel 9 and 10 news, to discuss her personal experience with chronic neck pain.
Fitness has always played an important part in Leah’s life. When not massaging, Leah can be found in her kayak on the harbour, trail running or weight training.
As the mother of an Autistic boy, Leah understands the power of massage to soothe and settle anyone of any age. Whatever your need, Leah is guaranteed to give you a well-deserved hour of attention.
Jacky has been practicing Remedial Massage for over 15 years. Her passion, intuition, confidence and experience are easy to see when you get a massage from her.
Jacky is a very warm, happy and approachable person who utilises her natural hands-on therapy to benefit you both physically and psychologically. Jacky listens to your needs to ensure her massage sessions are effective in assisting you reach your well-being goals.
She comes from a strong sporting family of athletes, and has developed her skill set in Remedial and Sports massage to help recovery. This reduces muscular and joint pain while improving your general wellness. You will be amazed at who Jacky has massaged in the world of elite Athletes and sports teams.
AJ is a fully qualified Remedial Massage Therapist with a Diploma of Remedial Massage. He offers a wide range of techniques to his clients including relaxation, deep tissue, sports massage, myofacial release technique and trigger point therapy.
Having played soccer for 20 years, and being a 3 year representative national oztag player, AJ understands and can treat the injuries that are slowing down your game (or even keeping you off the field!).
His passion as a massage therapist is to assist clients in reducing pain with massage as well as educate them on how to achieve necessary goals to improve their quality of life.
Tom has been active and involved in fitness since playing field hockey as a child. His philosophy is ‘take care of your overall health and the rest takes care of itself’. Massage became very important and effective in his rehabilitation after suffering a number of sports injuries from running and martial arts. Tom does weight training 5 days per week, Hapkido martial arts 3 days per week, and practises yoga and callisthenics daily, so by the end of the week, he loves to get a great massage.
Tom believes in helping others achieve their health and fitness goals, which is why he has chosen massage as his career. He strongly promotes the idea that we can improve our lives so much by simply looking after our bodies through a healthy diet, plenty of exercise, adequate sleep and regular massages. After a great massage, clients are better able to get back to their daily activities, whether that be sports or life in general, with greater range of movement, less muscular pain and feeling better overall.
Anna Kaminski is a fully qualified Remedial Massage Therapist with over 15 years of experience. Over the years, she has gained extensive experience in a variety of massage styles, including relaxation, remedial, sports, and deep tissue massage, as well as pregnancy and postnatal massage.
Anna firmly believes that massage plays a vital role in assisting with pain management and for injury recovery. She has worked with people of all ages and professions, and has gained knowledge in the treatment of a variety of musculoskeletal conditions.