Our Osteopathy 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:
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.
Victoria LeeVictoria 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 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
• Dubbo base
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.
With over 14 years working as a physiotherapist and Pilates instructor in both Israel and Australia, Yonit is a very experienced physiotherapist.
Yonit has worked closely with national gymnasts, dancers, soccer players, surfers, rowers, tennis players and helped them recover from sports injuries to continue participating in their chosen sport.
She specialises in neuromuscular and neurological disorders, orthopaedic rehabilitation, sports injuries, pelvic floor dysfunction, post-natal care, thoracic and connect therapy and postural corrections.
Yonit has a philosophy which embraces the client’s knowledge of their own body and works holistically and collaboratively with you on your treatment plan so you can safely and confidently get back to doing what you love most.
Yonit’s deep understanding that a physical injury often impacts other areas of well-being drives her compassionate and person centred approached to recovery.
Additionally, Yonit specialises in NDIS and Elder clients promoting confidence and increasing levels of independency. For clients who have difficulty getting to the clinic, Yonit has been conducting home care treatments.
Fun Facts about Yonit:
- •Busy mother of 3 very active children
•Professionally trained dancer
•Studying Somatic and dance therapy as an additional means to create healthy movement for clients
•Previous military martial arts instructor
Scott’s passion for Physiotherapy began while he was working as a CrossFit trainer, teaching members safe and functional movements, and promoting an active lifestyle. In order to pursue his passion, Scott packed up his belongings, left North Queensland and made his way to Sydney, where he began his degree at Western Sydney University.
During his undergraduate studies, Scott’s focus shifted from teaching people how to move safely and correctly in the gym, to guiding others back from injury through a combination of hands on treatment techniques and functional exercise.
He continues to promote an active lifestyle, and in his personal life, Scott can be found in the CrossFit gym, hiking along trails rarely travelled and volunteering with the State Emergency Service.
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.
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 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:
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.
Ashley is a valued member here at Ryde Natural Health Clinic. Having completed her Diploma of practice management and business administration, Ashley makes sure everything in the clinic is running smoothly, from reception to all the behind the scenes admin!