All of the practitioners and therapists at Ryde Natural Health Clinic are independent entities, but they share space, facilities, services, support and knowledge to offer their patients consistent, affordable and informed health care.
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.
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.
Victoria’s special interest areas include women’s health, prenatal, and post-natal conditions, post-surgical physiotherapy, headaches and neck pain, and shoulder complaints.
Victoria is our resident women’s-health physiotherapist, with extensive experience in pre-natal and post-natal conditions, including the management of pelvic floor dysfunction, incontinence, prolapse and also pregnancy related aches and pains.She is also SIRA accredited and able to assist with Workers compensation, CTP and DVA claims.
Her treatment involves focusing on your needs and goals as an individual using an evidence based approach. 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.
Sam completed his Masters of Physiotherapy at the University of Sydney. After suffering multiple sporting injuries at a young age, Sam understands the importance of proper rehabilitation. He understands what you are going through and brings passion and a positive mindset to his treatments. By combining effective manual therapy and specific exercise prescription Sam enjoys pushing his clients to become a better version of themselves.
Sam has a background in swim teaching and competing in high level sport, allowing him to devise a treatment plan that incorporates effective exercise rehabilitation. Outside of work you can find Sam at the gym doing Olympics Weightlifting, swimming or playing basketball
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.
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:
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!