Meet the team

  • Our Osteopathy Team:

    Dr. Daniel Joiner

    Osteopath 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, starting his journey to becoming an Osteopath after realising the benefit Osteopathy can have to people from all walks of life.

    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 Jordan Rosewarne

    Osteopath Dr. Jordan Rosewarne Jordan began his career through a fascination of human movement and function and how we could influence this as practitioners. Prompting him to complete his Osteopathic degree at RMIT University in Melbourne.

    Working as a sports trainer with rugby and AFL clubs and gaining access to premier Sports Doctors and Physiotherapists allowed him to further his injury prevention and injury management knowledge. Additionally he completed a Strength and Conditioning internship at a renowned Melbourne S&C company to facilitate peoples return to function.

    He is experienced in treating neck, back and joint pain and sporting injuries of patients of most ages, from teenagers to the elderly. To complement these experiences he travelled to India treating in several hospitals alongside Orthopaedic Surgeons and Physiotherapists aiding with rehabilitation post-surgery.

    He strives to take a holistic approach to your health exploring all aspects to achieve an active healthy lifestyle. Outside of servicing you he enjoys the outdoors and traveling, watching AFL (funnily enough a Sydney Swans supporter) and reading any books you recommend.

    Dr Kevin Finnan

    Osteopath Dr. Kevin Finnan After suffering from chronic back pain for years on end, Kevin discovered Osteopathy and was so impressed with the results that he enrolled into the 5 year course the following year. 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 Kristopher Sanford

    Osteopath Dr Kristopher Sanford Kristopher is a young and passionate osteopath from Melbourne, where he completed 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. David Aboud

    Osteopath & Physiotherapist 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

    Chiropractor 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. She is able to adapt her techniques to treat a wide range of conditions to help meet her patient’s needs.

    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

    Chiropractor Dr. Angelo Marketos Angelo specialises in the gentle and conservative treatment of back pain and headaches associated with busy lifestyles. Angelo has completed research into the effects of neck pain on balance, and his treatment has seen great results with neck and upper back pain.

    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.

    Angelo focuses on pain relief and rehabilitation especially in desk workers, students and labourers.

    Dr. Coco Ho

    Chiropractor 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 gentle and effective care to adults of all ages. She is able to adapt her techniques to treat a wide range of conditions and meet her patient’s needs.

    Coco is fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

  • Our Physiotherapy and Clinical Pilates team:

    Yonit Nahmias

    Physiotherapist Yonit Nahmias Yonit has over 6 years experience working as a Physiotherapist in Israel and 5 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!

    Alex Donald

    Physiotherapist Alex Donald One of Australia’s leading Physiotherapists, Alex has advanced the profession in many areas including foot biomechanics & orthotics, headaches, specific knee rehabilitation, and sports injuries​. 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. Sports related injuries are a keen interest of Alex’s and he has a lot of experience in the assessment and treatment of neck, back, and joint pain.

    Adele Hvistendahl

    Physiotherapist Adele Hvistendahl After injuring her back in a fall 16 years ago, Adele started attending Pilates classes to strengthen her core and correct her posture. Through these classes she found she had a passion for what she likes to call “active treatment” – using exercise as medicine.

    Adele has 14 years experience in Pilates and was driven to complete a degree in Physiotherapy at the University of Sydney. Adele is passionate about Pilates and the results it can deliver to people from all walks of life.

    Madeleine Steiner

    Physiotherapist Madeleine Steiner While completing a Bachelors 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 clinical experience in hospitals, Madeleine has developed a keen interest in musculoskeletal pain, post surgery rehab, hand therapy as well as sports injuries such as knee pain in runners.

    She has experience in treating neck, back and joint pain and sporting injuries of patients of all ages, from young children to the elderly.

    Isabel Armsworth

    Physiotherapist Yonit Nahmias Isabel’s interest in physiotherapy started from a young age after watching her mother practise and witnessing firsthand the impact Physiotherapists can have on peoples lives. This prompted her to undertake a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the Australian Catholic University.

    Throughout her studies and clinical experience, Isabel developed knowledge in the management of many musculoskeletal conditions.

    As an elite softball player, Isabel has intricate knowledge treating:
    – shoulder injuries
    – patients of all ages
    – neck pain, and
    – pelvic pain

    Nicola Simpson

    Physiotherapist Nicola Simpson Having worked with Olympic Physio’s throughout her teenage sporting years, Nicola developed an appreciation and keen interest in helping patients with their muscle aches and pains, prompting her to go on to complete a Bachelor of Human Movement and then on to a Doctorate of Physiotherapy at Macquarie University.

    Nicola has particular passion for the following injuries
    – Knee Pain
    – Rotator cuff injuries
    – Sprained ankles
    – Lower back pain

    Throughout her various roles within the hospital sector and private practice, Nicola has developed an interest and love for the treatment of sporting injuries, especially netball related. She firmly believes in the practice of exercise based treatment addressing both recovery and prevention for people of all ages.

  • Our Acupuncture and TCM team:

    Dr. Kuo Jen (Hank) Chen

    Acupuncturist and TCM Practitioner 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 particular interest in working with patients with issues related to pain, stress, digestion, fatigue, women’s health and infertility* (both male and female).

    Julia Oh

    Acupuncturist and TCM Practitioner Julia Oh 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.

    Many health practitioners may recommend acupuncture as an adjunct treatment that may assist with IVF treatment. There is continuing research about how acupuncture can assist with the effectiveness of IVF treatment and you should consult your treating practitioner/s about how acupuncture may be able to help you.

  • Our Remedial Massage Team:

    Leah Dwyer

    Remedial Massage Therapist Leah Dwyer Leah is originally from Canada but made Sydney her home in 1997. Relaxation, remedial and sports massage are her main areas of interest. Leah believes in the physiological and psychological power of regular massage. Physiologically, a regular massage can help reduce joint pain, relieve muscle tension, improve circulation, muscle tone, and reduce the production of stress hormones. Psychologically, massage can elevate mood, reduce stress, and fascilitate a sense of well-being and calm.

    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.

    Mike Brana

    Remedial Massage Therapist Mike Brana Mike joins the team at Ryde Natural Health Clinic with 7 years of massage experience behind him. He has been working as a Remedial Massage Therapist in Sydney since obtaining his Diploma of Remedial Massage in 2006.

    Mike has an extensive working history in sports and fitness and has developed an in depth understanding and appreciation for the human body. He has experience with professional athletes working with NRL Paramatta Eels & Penrith Panthers.

    Having worked closely with physiotherapists and chiropractors, Mike has gained extensive experience with a variety of conditions.

    Jacky Bramley

    Remedial Massage Therapist Jacky Bramley 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 Jacky.

    She is very warm, happy and approachable, combine this with her natural hands on therapy and you can benefit both physically and psychologically. Jacky listens to her patients to ensure her massage sessions are effective in assisting her patients to reach their 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 Konak

    Remedial Massage Therapist AJ Konak 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 niggling 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 Clarke

    North Ryde Remedial Massage Therapist Tom Clarke
    Tom has been active and involved in fitness since playing field hockey as a kid, his philosophy is ‘take care of your overall health and the rest takes care of itself.’
    Massage became very important to Tom after suffering a number of sports injuries from running and martial arts, he has found massage to be very effective in his rehabilitation. Tom runs 10-12km per week, does weight training 4-5 days per week and practises yoga every day 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 loves to help others. 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.
    Tom believes that we can improve our lives so much simply by looking after our bodies through a healthy diet, plenty of exercise, adequate sleep and regular massages. His goal is to be the best massage therapist he possibly can be.