Osteopath Sydney


Osteopath in Sydney


“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 in Sydney -. Looking for a great Osteopath in Sydney? You’ve come to the right place! Ryde Natural Health Clinic practitioners are the leading Osteopaths in Sydney, and have a wide range of experience treating numerous musculoskeletal conditions and disorders.

Osteopath in Sydney – How Osteopathy care can help you

If the joints in your body are stabilised well by the soft tissues – which include the muscles, fascia and ligaments supporting them, and If every joint in your body is moving as it was intended, then there is really no reason to develop musculoskeletal pain at all unless of course you experience an injury. So 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, climb, swim, carry and throw all day as we were originally designed to. Instead we tend to sit, lay and stand in awkward static positions that often result in some of our joints stiffening up, which in turn leaves other joints to do all the work. Lets take a look at the spine as an example.…

The spine is made up of 33 vertebrae and many more joints. If all of these joints are moving as they should be, then the workload that is taken on by these joints is distributed in the most optimum way – it is shared around each joint evenly and no one particular joint is overworked.

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

Osteopaths are trained to correct the motion of joints that aren’t moving correctly. By improving joint ‘mobility’ the workload of motion is able to be ‘shared around’ all of your joints and muscles as is intended.

The Osteopathic approach has been demonstrated to be effective in the treatment of many conditions and complaints, including:

  • Back, shoulder and neck pain
  • Muscle strains and spasms
  • Nerve entrapments including carpal tunnel, sciatica, and trigeminal neuralgia
  • Headaches, migraine and jaw pain
  • Joint conditions including arthritis, and
  • Various sporting injuries
  • Osteopaths

    Dr Wei ‘David’ Tai

    Osteopath Dr Wei 'David' Tai Having completed the 3 year undergraduate and 2 years Master of Osteopathy at Southern Cross University, David is a registered Osteopath in Australia, and in addition he’s also a registered neurological physiotherapist in Taiwan.

    Using a range of soft tissue techniques, dry needling, joint mobilisation, spinal adjustment techniques and physiotherapy skills from the past, David is passionate about helping people ease their symptoms from neck, back or joint pain faster, while addressing the underlying cause of their pain.

    He is also SIRA accredited and able to assist with Workers compensation, CTP and DVA claims.

    He’s also working in our sister clinic in Macquarie Park, Back to Active Sports and Spinal 

    David is also fluent in Taiwanese and Mandarin.

    Dr. Tayla Lane

    North Ryde Osteopath Dr Tayla Lane Tayla graduated with her Masters of Osteopathic Medicine in 2022 from Southern Cross University.

    For the past few years Tayla has been working in the Central West NSW where she is currently still working part time. Tayla has an interest in women and children’s health. Guiding and supporting women through their pregnancy and post partum journeys as well as paediatrics with birth strains, growth and development. She also enjoys working alongside individuals with sports injuries, job specific restrictions and chronic pain. Tayla travelled to the UK in 2023 to co-present her Masters research at The International Osteopathic Conference.

    In her spare time Tayla loves going to the beach, surfing, reading or being out on the farm with her horses.

    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 Kristopher Sanford

    Osteopath Dr Kris 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. Kuan Ng

    Osteopath 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 Kevin Finnan

    Osteopath 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.

Your first visit to an Osteopath – What to expect

During your first Osteopathy consultation, your Osteopath will take the time to record a case history of your condition. This case history will aim to establish when you first began experiencing symptoms, what exactly your symptoms and concerns are and how they may have changed over time, the treatments you have received to date (if any), and the impact your symptoms may be having on your life.

After taking note of your history, your Osteopath will perform 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 priority being to restore maximal, pain-free movement to your affected muscles and joints.

Some osteopathy treatment techniques your Osteopath may use during treatment include:

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

The treatment you receive from your Osteopath is not painful.

How Osteopathy is Different:

Conventional medicine often emphasises the use of pharmaceuticals to mask symptoms. Osteopaths work differently, in that they take the time required to establish an understanding of why your problem developed in the first place, and put into place a series of steps that will attempt to resolve the problem and the associated symptoms.

Osteopath in Sydney – Osteopathic education

All of our Osteopaths 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.

There are many varying styles of Osteopathy practice. Here at Ryde Natural Health Clinic, our Osteopaths are structural Osteopaths and they will be sure to adapt their technique to suit you and your needs.


Osteopath in Sydney – Osteopathy Prices

Initial Osteopathic consultations are $110.

Ongoing follow-up consultations are $90.

*Health Fund rebates are available for Osteopathy consults, and at Ryde Natural Health Clinic we can swipe your card on the spot.

Osteopath in Sydney – Why Choose Us?

  • Kevin, Kris, Dan and Patricia are specialists in their field who have obtained the highest Osteopathic qualifications.
  • Health fund rebates are available for all of our services, and we can swipe your card on the spot!
  • Your sessions are carried out in a private, clean, air-conditioned room.
  • We have appointments available early (from 7am) and late (until 8:30pm) so you won’t have to skip work or other commitments for your appointment.
  • Parking is free and easy, and it’s available right at the door.


If you’re looking for an Osteopath in Sydney, it’s worth the drive to North Ryde!