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“Dr Deepak Yagnik has been a ”
– Dr Kevin Finnan, Director & Osteopath, Ryde Natural Health Clinic.

Osteopath in North Ryde – Looking for a great Osteopath in North Ryde? Ryde Natural Health Clinic is the right place! Our practitioners are the leading Osteopaths in North Ryde area and are highly experienced treating a variety of musculoskeletal conditions.

Osteopath in North Ryde – How Osteopathy care can help you

If each joint in our bodies were moving as were intended, and if the joints are well stabilised by the soft tissues – which include the muscles, fascia and ligaments supporting them, then you usually wouldn’t develop musculoskeletal pain at all unless it were caused by an injury. So why do so many people experience regular aches and pains? The problem lies in the fact that we rarely use our bodies as they were originally intended to be used – we don’t run, swim, climb, carry and throw all day as we’re designed to. Rather we sit, lay and stand in awkward static positions that cause some of our joints to stiffen up, and therefore leaving other joints to do all the work. Lets take a look at the spine as an example.…

The human spine is made up of 33 vertebrae and many more joints. If all of these joints are moving well, then the workload absorbed by these joints is distributed in an optimal way, that is, it is shared around evenly so that each joint plays its part and no one particular joint is overworked.

Years of prolonged sitting, standing, and bad postural habits can result in many of these joints jamming up, and this is when problems arise. You may not notice any problems at all when going about your regular day-to-day activities, however when you attempt to lift something heavier than you normally would, or bend, twist or move in a way that you haven’t done for a while, because many of these joints have stiffened up, all of the strain goes to the only remaining joints that do move. If this strain is large enough or carried out repeatedly, this could result in one or more of the common ‘degenerative’ conditions of the spine, or problems with a disc.

Osteopaths are specifically trained to identify joints that aren’t move optimally, and to correct this joint motion. By improving the ‘mobility’ of the joints the workload of motion is once again able to be ‘shared around’ to all of your joints and muscles as is intended.

The Osteopathic approach has demonstrated to be effective in the treatment of:

  • Shoulder pain, neck pain and back pain
  • Strains and spasms of muscles
  • Nerve entrapments including sciatica, carpal tunnel and trigeminal neuralgia
  • Headaches, migraines and jaw pain
  • Arthritis and other joint conditions, and
  • 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.

What to expect during your first Osteopathic consult

During your first session, your Osteopath will discuss your medical history in order to establish when your pain first started, what your symptoms and concerns are and how they may have changed over time, the treatments (if any) you have received to date, and the impact your symptoms and concerns may be having on your life.

After learning of the history of your condition, your Osteopath will carry out a hands-on examination, including 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 devise some treatment goals, with the main goal being to restore maximal, pain-free movement to your joints and muscles.

Some osteopathy treatment techniques that your Osteopath will use during your ongoing care may include:

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

Your treatment is not painful.

The Osteopathy Difference:

Unlike the conventional approach to medicine, which often utilises pharmaceuticals to mask symptoms, osteopaths take the time to find the underlying cause(s) of your problems and why they developed in the first place. Your osteopath will also put into place a series of steps that will attempt to resolve the underlying problem, therefore alleviating your symptoms.

Osteopath in North Ryde – Osteopathic education

All of our Osteopaths have undertaken 5 years of tertiary education- a 3 year Bachelor of Applied Science- Osteopathy, followed by a 2 year Masters of Osteopathy.

There are numerous styles of practice within the Osteopathy discipline. At Ryde Natural Health Clinic, our Osteopaths are structural Osteopaths and they can adapt their technique to suit you and your individual needs.

Osteopath in North Ryde – Osteopath Fees

An initial consultation with an Osteopath at North Ryde is $120.

Subsequent follow-up consultations are $90.

*Health Fund rebates are available on the spot for Osteopathy services.

Osteopath in North Ryde. Why Choose Us?

  • Kevin, Kris, Evan, David, and Kuan have all obtained the highest Osteopathic qualifications available in Australia- having completed undergraduate degrees in Osteopathy or a related field, and in addition a Masters of Osteopathy at either Western Sydney University, Southern Cross University, or Victoria University.
  • Health fund rebates are available on-the-spot for all of our services (For those with ‘extras’ cover).
  • All consultations are carried out in a private, clean, air-conditioned room.
  • Appointments are available early (from 7am) to late (8:30pm) so we fit around your schedule.
  • Parking is easy. (Free parking is available right at the door).

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