Fremantle Osteopathic Clinic

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, please contact us.

Fremantle Osteopathic Clinic started in 1985 and moved to its current location in 2004. Over the years, we have grown and now have a number of experienced Osteopaths, all with varying special interests and approaches to treatment using osteopathy in Fremantle.

Our Practitioners

Rhonda Chen

Osteopath D.O. (UK)

Rhonda has been practicing osteopathy since graduating from the European School of Osteopathy in UK in 1983. After working in Wales for 2 years, she returned to Australia to practice Osteopathy in Perth. She is still excited about the potential and power of our simple approach to help the body access its deep innate healing processes. Rhonda has had extensive post-graduate training including in Cranial Osteopathy with the Sutherland Cranial group, and Biodynamics of Osteopathy with Jim Jealous.

Recently she has completed some training with the Barrall Institute in Visceral Osteopathy, although there is always more to learn.

She enjoys using a broad variety of approaches including indirect techniques that treat the fascia, direct muscle and joint release techniques, and cranial and visceral techniques.

She enjoys treating people of all ages and seeing the improvement in their health, with a particular interest and extensive experience with mothers, babies and older people.

In her spare time she is gardening in her jungle, reading and snorkelling .

Rhonda is currently at the clinic Tuesdays,Thursdays and Fridays and 2nd Saturdays.


David Bennett

Osteopath B Ec, App Sci, B. Ost Sci

David has been working in Western Australia again since returning from New Zealand.

His extensive training and experience with Cranial Osteopathy and Biodynamics of Osteopathy. He has a particular interest and extensive experience in treatment of expectant women and mothers and babies

David is at the clinic Thursdays


Andrea Rowe

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

Andrea joined the clinic in 2005.  She graduated from Osteopathy at RMIT University in Melbourne.  Prior to these studies she practised for 5 years as a Naturopath using Herbal Medicine and Nutrition to help people find their optimum health.  She enjoys how Osteopathy provides the tools to work with the health inherent in every body in a gentle yet focussed way.  Andrea utilises a range of technique, both structural and indirect for people of all ages, to mobilise and allow a full breath through the body.

She also brings her experience of many years of yoga, meditation, gym exercise and breath awareness to her practice.  She is passionate about people returning to their own vitality and being able to express it through easy movement.

She has a particular interest and extensive experience in working with expectant mothers, mothers, babies and children.

Andrea has done training in Visceral Osteopathy and Dry Needling.

The rest of her time is filled with noisy, delightful young children, wholefood cooking, learning Qi Gong and experimenting in the garden.

Andrea is consulting on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the moment.


Ilona McGavock

Osteopath B.AppSc, M.H.Sci, Ost

Ilona trained at Victoria University in Melbourne between 1994 and 1999. She has been practising as a registered osteopath ever since in Sydney and Perth, both north and south of the river. She has practised in the Fremantle area since 2000 in multidisciplinary and solely osteopathic clinics. Ilona is a member of the Australian Osteopathic Association and Yoga Australia.

Ilona has wide-ranging experience in treating all ages from newborn babies to the elderly, for various conditions with a variety of osteopathic modalities including manipulation, cranio-sacral osteopathy and visceral osteopathy.

As an osteopath Ilona maintains post-graduate training in various fields such as Cranio-sacral osteopathy (or Osteopathy in the Cranial Field), visceral osteopathy, and the treatment of children and babies.

Ilona has always been compelled by the holistic nature of osteopathy, its core understanding that the body heals itself and the simple but profound idea of movement as an expression of health and life. She sees her role with clients as one of helping them reconnect with their self-healing and thereby reducing pain and improving quality of life.

Ilona has a strong interest in movement and meditation as support for healing and has been practising yoga and qigong for many years. She is a qualified teacher of Calligraphy Health (a form of qigong) and runs classes in North Fremantle. She is also a qualified yoga teacher in the ISHTA lineage ( a vinyasa style of yoga) and teaches with Tamara Yoga in Bibra Lake and Fremantle.

At present, Ilona is available Monday, 2nd Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. 


Julia Tyrrell

Ba. App Sci (Clinical Science)/Ba. Osteopathic Science

Julia's treatment style is based around restoring balance to the musculoskeletal system. Initially identifying areas of concern then concentrating treatment on those affected muscles and joints. 

To release muscle tension, Julia focuses on deep tissue techniques to unwind deep layers of muscle tension. This is done using a combination of techniques such as deep tissue massage, inhibition (holding the muscle) and stretching. To encourage movement in joints which are stiff and restricted Julia uses articulation techniques which take joints through their range of motion and improve movement at the affected joints. As an Osteopath, Julia's areas of interest are back, neck and hip pain, tension headache and sciatic pain. 

To maintain the beneficial effects of Osteopathic treatment, Julia prescribes patients home exercises and techniques to help manage symptoms between Osteopathic appointments. She also has a strong interest in meditation and nutrition including nutrient dense foods and food history. 

Originally from Melbourne, Julia studied Osteopathy at RMIT. She is an experienced Osteopath having 10 years experience in practices across Melbourne and Perth. In 2011, Julia completed postgraduate studies gaining a Graduate Diploma of Management (Personal Injury) from Deakin University. She is a current member of Osteopathy Australia and registered Osteopath. 

Julia consults fortnightly on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays in Fremantle and is also an Osteopath in Margaret River


Diego Franca

B. Clin.Sci (Human Structures & Movement and Osteopathy) M. Ost. Med.

Diego uses a gentle yet firm approach with strong interest in the management of neuromusculoskeletal pain using various osteopathic techniques and exercise prescription. Diego aims to treat the cause of the problem rather than just the symptoms. He has a particular interest and experience in shoulder pain, knee pain, acute and chronic back and neck pain, headaches, migraines, low back pain, sciatic pain and postural related pain.

Diego developed a deep regard for the value of scientific research and critical thinking in clinical health care practice and has co-authored a journal article in chest wall mobility in people with respiratory disorders.

Treatment involves a patient-centered approach with manual and movement therapy. Hemay help people suffering from chronic, persistent musculoskeletal and neuropathic pain. He also has a deep understanding for sports injury, with experience treating cyclists, runners, kayakers, swimmers and other sports related conditions. Diego’s personal experience with a disc related injury helps understanding and better treating the condition.

Diego has done training in Dry Needling.

Diego is also an active member of the community, previously volunteering with Fremantle Sea Rescue group on a regular basis. Diego enjoys outdoor activities such as golf, cycling tennis and surfing.

Diego is available on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday.


Theresa Baccala & Lucy Carbone

Our  lovely receptionists look after our patients and practitioners and make sure everything runs smoothly.

Osteopathy is a holistic approach to manual medicine. It focuses on treating all aspects of the body, from bones, joints, muscles, connective tissues and nerves to improve body movement.

CONTACT US today for osteopathic treatment in Perth & Fremantle


Telephone: (08) 9336 1212

or drop in to see us at:
Fremantle Osteopathic Clinic
1, 15 Parry Street, Fremantle, WA 6160
(Corner of Parry and Ellen Streets)

Perth & Fremantle Osteopathic Treatments; We are trained in using many different osteopathic techniques at the Fremantle Osteopathic Clinic including: Cranial Osteopathy, Visceral Osteopathy and Bioynamic Osteopathy and are always continuing to find better ways of helping people in Fremantle and Perth, Western Australia.

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