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:
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
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 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
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 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
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.
Dr. Christie Tsang
With an inherent passion for helping people and for all things health and fitness related, Christie decided to pursue her studies in chiropractic following an initial career path in the corporate sector. She is a member of the Australian Chiropractors Association and has completed both the Bachelor of Chiropractic Science & Master of Chiropractic programs at Macquarie University.
Christie enjoys treating a range of musculoskeletal issues and provides a tailored approach to care by utilising a range of treatment modalities including soft tissue work, joint mobilisations, adjustments, exercise rehabilitation & patient education.
Christie treats adults of all ages and can speak conversational Cantonese.
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.
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.
Christine holds a Masters of Physiotherapy after completing an undergraduate degree in Exercise & Sport Science at the University of Technology Sydney.She is passionate about Physiotherapy and has a keen interest in rehabilitating all types of musculoskeletal injuries, particularly neck, back and joint pain management. She has an extensive background of exercise rehabilitation and uses these skills to help transition her patients from the acute phase to safely returning to full function. Complementing this with her manual handling skills allows her to effectively help patients overcome pain, and work on preventing further exacerbations.Outside of work, Christine loves playing football, enjoys going to the gym and spending time with her family and friends. She is actively engaged in her church and is always up for a challenge!
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!