Meet the team

  • Our Osteopathy Team:

    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. Nikela Coulter

    Growing up in a small country town, Nikela was always interested in healthcare and helping people. With a sporting background in netball and swimming, her own injuries eventually lead her towards osteopathy. Being able to assist people in returning to their optimal health is what she is passionate about.

    Upon finishing high school, Nikela decided to follow her healthcare passion and begin her osteopathic studies at Southern Cross University in Lismore. Since completing her Bachelor of Clinical Science and Masters of Osteopathic Medicine, Nikela is eager to begin treating patients of all ages and all healthcare needs.

    Using a range of soft tissue techniques, joint mobilisation and stretching techniques, Nikela can assist in getting you pain free and returning to your daily activities. ​Nikela is passionate about working with patients to create an individual, goal-oriented treatment plan in order to achieve success.

    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 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 Physiotherapist in Taiwan.

    Using a range of soft tissue techniques, dry needling, joint mobilisation, spinal adjustment techniques and physiotherapy skills form 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.

    David is fluent in Taiwanese and Mandarin.

    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.

  • 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. 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

    Chiropractor 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

    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 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:

    Elizabeth Rigg (née Katalinic)

    Physiotherapist Yonit Nahmias 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.

    Victoria Lee

    Physiotherapist Victoria Lee
    Victoria completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy with honours at James Cook University.
    She has a passion for getting you back to doing the things you love, and will always take a holistic approach to your recovery.
    She particularly has a special interest in Women’s Health, which involves the management of pelvic floor dysfunction, incontinence, prolapse and also pregnancy related aches and pains both pre and postnatally.
    Her other interest areas include sporting injuries, headaches and post surgical rehabilitation.
    Her treatment involves focusing on your needs and goals as an individual using up to date evidence based practice to provide relevant treatment and information. She will assess you as a whole person and aim to determine the cause of the issue, and not just treat the symptoms you experience.
    Outside of work you can find Victoria on the AFL field or out and about enjoying the sunshine with her friends and family.

    Ashley Omeissah

    Ashley is a qualified and experienced Physiotherapist. She completed a B.App.Sci (Physiotherapy) degree at the University of Sydney. Ashley has worked at the following hospitals:

    • Royal Prince Alfred
    • Balmain
    • Dubbo base
    • Warren
    • Lourdes

    She has also worked in private Physiotherapy practices. Ashley’s experience includes but is not limited to:

    • Acute orthopaedics (pre and post-operative rehab)
    • Fracture clinic
    • Physiotherapy outpatients clinic (musculoskeletal and neurological rehab)
    • General Intensive care unit
    • Cardio-thoracic intensive care unit
    • Respiratory rehabilitation
    • Private practice (Musculoskeletal)
    • Clinical Pilates (mat and reformer)

    Ashley is SIRA accredited and has managed:

    • DVA claims
    • CTP and workers compensation claims
    • EPC plans

    Some fun facts Ashley would like to share with you…

    • She was born in Sydney. Her background is Lebanese, and she can read, write, and speak Arabic fluently.

    Yonit Nahmias

    Physiotherapist Yonit Nahmias Yonit has over 13 years experience working as a Physiotherapist in Israel and Australia and 10 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 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.

    Dominic Fitzgerald

    Physio Dom Fitzgerald Dom holds a Doctor of Physiotherapy degree and is an experienced Physiotherapist. Dom has a passion for rehabilitation, whether it be acute sporting injuries or chronic illness. Over the years he has developed an interest in treating shoulders, back and knees, along with a special interest in rheumatology, an area he has practiced in for nearly three years.

    Prior to working as a physiotherapist Dom spent five years as an exercise physiologist. He enjoys combining hands on manual therapy with exercise prescription in his treatment approach. After sustaining numerous injuries over the years he understand the importance of effective and efficient rehabilitation.

  • Our Nutrition & Naturopathy team:

    Marina Moscato

    Natropath Marina Moscato Marina is a Nutritionist, Naturopath, Herbalist and Iridologist who’s focus is on helping other take control of their health. Whether you are experiencing digestive disorders such as IBS, anxiety, depression, PCOS, thyroid disorders, autoimmunity or menopause symptoms – Marina is here to simplify your journey to health by getting to the underlying cause. ​
  • 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 keen interest in working with patients with issues related to pain, stress, digestion, fatigue, women’s health and infertility* (both male and female).

    Dr 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.

    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.

    Dr Anthony Keating

    North Ryde Acupuncture and Chinese Herbalist Dr Anthony Keating Anthony Keating B.H.Sc, (UTS, Sydney) is a registered Acupuncturist with over 12 years of clinical experience.

    Anthony’s treats patients with a wide variety of medical conditions and has a special interest and a lot of experience in the following areas.

    • Pain management and Injury recovery
    • Mental Health
    • Oncology/ Chemo Support
    • Immune Function Support
    • Pregnancy, IVF and Labour

    Anthony is dedicated practitioner who is known to be supportive and attentive to clients needs. The acupuncture treatments seem to allow the patient to draw on the bodies own resources for healing and self repair. Often the patient will report feeling centred and deeply relaxed post treatment and this feeling can remain with them for several days after.

    In his practice, Anthony draws from his unique clinical and cultural experiences during 18 months living and working in China and South Korea. It was these countries where he did intern-ships in both public and private hospitals settings.

    Outside of his work Anthony is a proud father, plays sports like Brazilian Jujitsu, enjoys cooking and music, as well as meditating regularly.

  • Our Remedial Massage Team:

    Leah Dwyer

    Remedial Massage Therapist Leah Dwyer 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 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 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 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 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 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

    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.