Meet Our Team

If you are seeking an Osteopath in Fremantle, look no further, as we are open 6 days a week during and outside of business hours, so no matter your schedule someone will be available to see you. To make an appointment with one of our Osteopaths, Physiotherapists, Remedial Massage Therapist, Acupuncturist/Chinese Medicine or Kinesiologist Therapists in Fremantle or Perth, please contact us.

Fremantle Osteopathic Clinic started in 1985 and moved to its current location in 2019. Over the years, we have grown and now have a number of experienced practitioners in Fremantle and Perth, including Osteopaths, Physiotherapists, Remedial Massage Therapist, Kinesiology Therapist and an Acupuncturist (including Chinese Medicine)  all with varying special interests and approaches to treatment.

Our practitioners in Fremantle and Perth

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Dr Andrea Rowe ( Osteopath )

B.A.App Sci (Clin Sci) B.A. Ost Sci

Andrea is owner and principal Osteopath at Fremantle Osteopathy and Integrative Health.  She is passionate about providing a space in Fremantle for people to return to easy health and vitality guided by the hands of skilled and compassionate practitioners.

Andrea is currently taking a sabbatical from treating clients at the clinic.  She will return later in 2024. 

  

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Dr Liz Cumming (Osteopath)

Liz trained at RMIT University in Melbourne, graduating in 2000. She has a keen interest in Cranial Osteopathy having done more than 300 hours of post graduate courses including Biodynamics phase courses 1-9 and Treatment of Children 1-3. Liz previously owned a large clinic and built it up to manage 12 staff. She now prefers to focus on her clinical work and loves working at Fremantle Osteopathy and Integrative Health. She has a keen interest in assisting patients with concussion, head trauma and is experienced in treatment of children and babies. Liz uses both cranial and structural Osteopathic technique in practise. She served on the Osteopaths Registration Board of WA for 6 years prior establishment of the national board under AHPRA.

Liz has also been studying Clinical Hypnosis at a post-graduate level and is a member of ASHWA (Australian Society of Hypnosis, WA) and has also been studying Ego State Therapy.
She feels that Osteopathy and Hypnosis are very complementary. Cranial Osteopathy gives the opportunity to engage the nervous system in treatment, calming and balancing the system, whilst also unravelling old postural patterns and injuries. She is fascinated by current trauma related poly-vagal theory and the ability of Cranial Osteopathy and Hypnosis to engage this system and make deeper change for chronic conditions and improving quality of life. Hypnosis can give the opportunity of creating greater self-awareness, healing of past hurts by re-nurturing child or other states that cause self-sabotage or have us in a state of freeze. Through clinical hypnosis Liz aims to address traits that develop at difficult times and can affect motivation, confidence and cause us to self-soothe in ways that don’t actually serve us.

Liz came from a background as a professional ballet dancer with The Australian Ballet as well as companies in Europe. She has coached at John Curtin College of the Arts, taught at Edith Cowan University for their dance programme at WAAPA, adult classes for WA Ballet and loves her teaching position at Pevnev Academy of Ballet where she teaches conditioning, ballet, pointe and performance classes. Clinically, she has managed many dancers through their injuries at a pre-professional and professional level.

She has studied pilates instruction with Dance Medicine Australia and did further intensive training with Insync Pilates and Physiotherapy in Melbourne.

Liz is available for appointments on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. 

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Dr De-arne Bordin (Osteopath)

B.App.Sc.(Clinical) & B.Osteo. Sc, M.Bus.(Personal Injury)

De-arne has always been fascinated with how the human body works and has a genuine interest helping people achieve their full healthy potential.

Having graduated from RMIT University in 2000, De-arne practised in several Melbourne clinics whilst working at RMIT as a tutor and clinical supervisor, before establishing her own successful clinic in Fairfield for over five years.  A wrist injury saw De-arne move into public health for the next 6 years at WorkSafe Victoria and the Transport Accident Commission whilst studying her Masters degree.

Reconnecting with patients on an individual level was something De-arne missed after years in public health.  A sea change enticed her to Fremantle with her family, in fact she loved it so much she recently convinced her Mum to move back after 50 years in Melbourne!

De-arne has continued to broaden her osteopathic skills with a range of post graduate courses focusing on paediatrics, women’s health, and cranial / biodynamic osteopathy. She has a particular interest in helping women experience a pain-free pregnancy and assisting their recovery after birth. De-arne also has a special interest in treating infants and children, watching them grow and develop with ease.

De-arne uses a wide variety of techniques suitable for all ages and stages of life including joint mobilisation and manipulation, myofascial releases, visceral techniques, cranial and biodynamic osteopathy.  All tailored to suit the patients needs and goals for pain free movement.

De-arne is available for appointments on Mondays, alternate Tuesdays and Thursdays. 

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Dr Quentin Schmitt (Osteopath)

Quentin qualified from the European School of Osteopathy. He takes a holistic approach to treatment, using structural techniques as a foundation but builds up with a variety of techniques such as Muscle Energy Techniques, Balance Ligamentous Tension, functional balancing, and more. He also incorporates cranial and visceral techniques, adapting his treatment to each patient’s needs. He likes to regularly review and reassess patient progress. He is happy to treat any condition but has developed expertise in spinal and lumbo-pelvic dysfunctions.

In his personal life, he enjoys socialising with friends, riding his motorcycle, and engaging in art and craft hobbies. He has a keen interest in health-related topics, constantly wanting to learn more about how the body works. He undergoes continuous post-graduate courses to keep his skills up to date. He approaches his work with compassion and a desire to help improve patients’ quality of life through osteopathic care.

Areas I Treat

Quentin provides osteopathic care for a range of musculoskeletal issues, including:

  • Back and neck pain
  • Joint and muscle pain
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Sports injuries
  • TMJ dysfunction
  • Sciatica and nerve pain
  • Pre and postnatal issues

His holistic approach considers all the factors that contribute to your health, from diet and lifestyle to stress levels and emotions. He works with you to identify the root cause of your issues and develop a tailored treatment plan.

The Treatment Process

During an initial consultation, Quentin will take a full case history and examine you to determine the nature of the problem. This allows him to formulate an appropriate treatment strategy.

The treatments themselves combine structural osteopathy with softer techniques. Quentin applies gentle pressure to realign your muscles, nerves and bones, while also working to improve mobility, flexibility and range of motion.

After each session, He will provide you with exercises and self-care advice to optimise the effects of treatment. He recommends follow-up appointments so I can monitor your progress and adjust the treatment as needed.

His goal is to resolve the underlying causes of your issues and restore your body’s natural self-healing abilities. This enables you to regain mobility, reduce pain and improve your quality of life in a lasting manner.

Quentin is available at the clinic on Mondays (Until 8pm), Wednesdays (Until 8pm), Fridays and Saturdays at the clinic is doing Home Visits on Thursdays.

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Dr Amanda Oosterweghel (Osteopath)

Amanda completed her Osteopathic training, including Honours with distinction at RMIT in Melbourne. Amanda loves treating all ages from school age children to the elderly.

Prior to Osteopathy Amanda worked as a Myotherapist. She incorporates her myotherapy and dry needling skills to provide a unique approach to her osteopathic treatment.  She enjoys treating a wide range of conditions including headaches, jaw pain and low back pain.

Amanda is a warm and friendly practitioner with a great sense of humour who strives to always provide the most up-to-date treatment for her patients. As a parent and being from a close-knit family she understands the importance for healthcare for all age groups. She loves to work with the whole family.

Amanda has recently completed further training to become a qualified Perrin Practitioner. The Perrin technique may be useful for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis /Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS), Fibromyalgia or Long Covid. For more information on how The Perrin technique may help please contact Amanda via email [email protected]

Amanda is available at the clinic on Tuesday afternoons. 

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Dr Grant Harris (Osteopath)

Coming from Melbourne after studying at RMIT University, Grant brings with him a strong passion for improving the body’s function. This is stemmed by his own personal experience with injury but also his fascination with the intricacies of the human body, paired with an innate desire to help other people.

Grant employs a primarily structural approach including massage, joint and fascia mobilisation and manipulation to improve outcomes in pain management and functional enhancement, thereby enriching overall quality of life.

He finds fulfilment in the diverse scope of the osteopathic profession and does not specialise in any particular area. Instead, he values the opportunity to provide comprehensive and personalised care to each individual.

What he loves most about osteopathy is that it recognises the bodies ability to self heal and looks at the interrelationship between the different parts of the body to assess and treat dysfunction holistically.

His goal with each patient is to empower them with the knowledge and tools necessary to improve overall heal and wellbeing. Aiming to meet patients goals whether it be get back to surfing, hitting that marathon distance or getting through a working day pain free.

In his spare time Grant loves trying out new recipes in the kitchen, exploring Perth on a run or attempting his new hobby, fishing.

Grant is available at the clinic on alternate Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. 

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Victoria Marmion        Physiotherapist

B.Sc (Physio)

AdvDip(Kinesiology)

Victoria was drawn to studying physiotherapy after experiencing first-hand the relief it could provide as a teenager. She graduated from Curtin in 2009, and became increasingly interested in providing a more holistic treatment that would get to the root of a person’s issue, rather than treating the symptoms.  This led Victoria to complete her Advanced Diploma in Kinesiology in 2017 which further shaped her understanding of musculoskeletal pain and the massive impact of stress on the body. Alongside this, she is adept at dry needling and uses it extensively in her practice, working from head to toe to identify anything that could be contributing to your problem. Victoria has also trained in teaching DMA clinical pilates and utilises their fundamental principles to enhance recovery and sporting performance. She loves treating people suffering from chronic pain who’ve struggled to get help in the past, and supporting them on their way back to doing all the things they enjoy.

Aside from sticking lots of needles into people, she also loves running, yoga and playing classical piano.

Victoria is available at the clinic on Wednesdays and Fridays.  

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Caitlin O’Neill        Kinesiologist

Comprehensive Kinesiologist

Adv Dip Func. Kines. Dip Comprehensive Kines.

Ba Env Sci. (Hon)

Caitlin’s unique blend of kinesiology mixes her extensive knowledge of biology with quantum techniques. Like all other streams of kinesiology, Caitlin uses muscle testing to locate and release subconscious stressors. The addition of quantum techniques allows Caitlin to cut to the core of an issue meaning results are seen fast.

Caitlin holds an Advanced Diploma in Functional Kinesiology. She also holds a second Diploma in Comprehensive Kinesiology, which specialises in quantum techniques, and a Bachelor of Environmental Science with Honors from the University of Western Australia.

Kinesiology is beneficial to anyone suffering from stress. Caitlin is particularly passionate about working with people suffering from:

  • chronic anxiety (especially spiritual anxiety),
  • depression,
  • chronic fatigue or low energy levels, and
  • poor digestion.

As a former “sufferer”, she found kinesiology was the missing piece of the puzzle that allowed her to break out of the habits keeping her stuck and in pain. She now wants to assist others heal their pain, fast.

Prior to finding kinesiology, Caitlin spent 11 years as an ecologist in the mining industry. She provided advice and education on the value of subterranean ecosystems. She brings this solid foundation of scientific, critical thinking and holistic systems-based understanding into her kinesiology sessions.

When she is not doing kinesiology, you will find Caitlin meditating, training to do a muscle-up, watching Korean fantasy dramas, or exploring her new passion for ecstatic dance.

Caitlin is available at the clinic on Tuesdays and Fridays.

CAITLIN REQUIRES PAYMENT OF THE APPOINTMENT AT THE TIME OF BOOKING. PLEASE CALL OUR CLINIC ON 9336 1212 TO MAKE YOUR PAYMENT BY CREDIT CARD. 

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Scott Hardie        Remedial Massage Therapist

Diploma Remedial Massage

Scott studied at Murdoch, WA, receiving extensive experience in the clinic environment.    His aim is to treat clients through postural observation to pinpoint areas of tightness and then apply soft tissue manipulation while maintaining a safe and relaxing experience.

Scott has worked with clients with a wide range of postural and muscular complaints adjusting pressure and techniques to meet the needs and preferences of his clients.

He offers the following modalities that are integrated into each treatment.

  • Swedish
  • Deep tissue
  • Trigger Point
  • Sports
  • Myofascial Release
  • Manual Lymphatic drainage
  • Reflexology

His personal interest includes fitness, gym work and yoga practice.  In his spare time he completes oil paintings and is currently creating his own tarot deck.

Scott is available for Massages on Mondays.

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Geoff Brothers       Classical Chinese Medicine Practitioner

• Adv.Dip (T.C.M)

• Dip.App.Sci (Chinese Herbal Medicine)

• Dip.C.C.M. (Canonical Chinese Medicine)

Geoff is a highly skilled and qualified Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Practitioner, who practices acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. His qualifications include an Advanced Diploma of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Diploma of Applied Science (Chinese Herbal Medicine). Geoff is also a registered practitioner of Chinese medicine.

Geoff has also completed a 4-year training program in Classical Chinese Medicine from which he graduated in 2019.  Geoff continues regular advanced trainings in the Tian-Lineage of Canonical Chinese Medicine.

After graduating in TCM in 2000, Geoff completed a medical internship at the Hangzhou Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital in Zhejiang, China, including rotations in the departments of acupuncture, internal medicine, infertility, gynaecology, paediatrics, orthopaedics, traumatology, dermatology, cardiology, nephrology and tuina (Chinese massage). During his internship, he had the opportunity to work with several nationally renowned doctors and masters of Chinese medicine, which helped to shape his career. Geoff is currently undertaking further training in Canonical Chinese Medicine with ICEAM.

Geoff was a lecturer at the Perth Academy of Natural Therapies and taught acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine and differential diagnosis. He continues to enrich his knowledge, and frequently attends seminars and conferences on Chinese medicine, acupuncture, herbal medicine and health.

Geoff has been in private practice since 2001, and during this time he established two successful Perth clinics.

He is a full member of the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA), is registered with the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia, and AHPRA, and is a registered provider with all major health funds, enabling his patients to claim private insurance rebates on consultations.

Areas of special interest & approach to treatment

Geoff is passionate about Chinese Medicine and takes a thorough approach to practice. He integrates and blends the philosophies of Classical Chinese Medicine with the research and modern advancements of Western Medicine. His acupuncture technique is effective, gentle and may incorporate cupping and moxibustion (heat therapy). Chinese herbal medicine and dietary therapy are often used in conjunction with acupuncture.

Many health issues that are unresponsive to conventional medical treatment can be naturally and effectively treated with Traditional Chinese Medicine. Assessing the patient holistically, based on the principles of Chinese Medicine, Geoff has had experience in treating a wide range of disorders, including:

• Hormonal and menstrual disorders including menopause, PCOS, endometriosis and PMS

• Infertility (female and male) and IVF support

• Problems in pregnancy, labour preparation and post-natal care

• Cancer support, including post-surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy support

• Musculoskeletal disorders

• Addictions including smoking, alcohol, drugs

• Digestive problems including ulcerative colitis, IBS, constipation and reflux

• Immune and respiratory problems

• Chronic pain and neurological problems

• Headaches and migraine

• Emotional and mood disorders

• Insomnia and fatigue problems, including chronic fatigue syndrome

Geoff has a special interest in women’s health, fertility and IVF support. He is passionate about helping couples achieve a successful pregnancy and takes a holistic approach by addressing the underlying causes for fertility problems, using acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. For couples undergoing IVF or other reproductive technologies, research shows that acupuncture can improve the success of IVF by 65%.

Geoff works closely with his patients’ other health care practitioners and medical specialists, as required. His caring, effective and professional approach will ensure you feel in the very best hands at all times.

He is available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

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Ritsuko Patching            Remedial Massage Therapist

Ritsuko trained at Endeavour College in Melbourne and Perth, completing a Diploma in Remedial Massage in 2013 and has been treating patients for more than 10 years.  She has also completed a Diploma in Reflexology in 2016.

She has always been fascinated by the intelligence of the human body; how the body has an amazing ability to adapt, change and heal all on its own.  Her aim is to strengthen peoples’ natural healing ability through not only working on the musculoskeletal system but also internal body systems.   She is an experienced remedial massage therapist who has treated patients with a wide variety of physical and mental conditions.  Her treatment is unique and tailored to individual patients. She is available for:

  • Swedish
  • Deep Tissue
  • Trigger Point
  • Pregnancy massage
  • Myofascial release
  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage
  • Reflexology
  • Assisted Stretch

Ritsuko is also a qualified Yoga teacher who places high value on connection to others. Her lifetime goal is to live without pain inside and outside along with sharing her skills and knowledge with others.

Ritsuko is available on Tuesdays, alternate Thursdays and Fridays.

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Mark Rodwell           Relaxation Massage Therapist

Mark is currently near completion of a Diploma of Remedial Massage at Evolve, Perth WA.

Mark is drawn to massage with a true, intuitive curiosity about the body and how to help people feel better under their skin.  His style can be described as combining Deep Tissue techniques with flowing Effleurage.  His strength and hands make him suited to people who prefer a strong, calming touch focussed on softening tight muscles and improving mobility with stretching and kneading.  You are sure to feel deeply relaxed and reset after a session with Mark.

He has made a change from many years in the construction industry to follow his passion to better understand massage and offer his natural skills to people in a fresh and present way.   Mark has turned an interest into a dedicated commitment to learn.  When he is not working he loves the outdoors, camping and watering his lawn.

As he is in the final weeks of completing his full Diploma, Mark is available for massage at a reduced rate compared to Remedial charges which will apply soon.  Private Health rebates will be available at this time but are currently not applicable for Relaxation massage.

Mark is available at the clinic on Saturdays.