Meet Our Team

If you are seeking an Osteopath in Fremantle, look no further, as we are open 5 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, Kinesiologist or Reflexology 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 & Reflexology Therapists, Kinesiology Therapist and an Acupuncturist (including Chinese Medicine)  all with varying special interests and approaches to treatment.

Our practitioners in Fremantle and Perth

Dr 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 everybody 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 her lovely family, whole food cooking, Pilates, running and experimenting in the garden.

Andrea is available on Wednesdays and Fridays.

  

Dr Philippa Bourhill (Osteopath)

Philippa graduated from RMIT Melbourne with a double degree in Health Science and Applied Sciences.  B.HSc&B.AppSc(Osteopathy). Her treatment style is mostly direct in nature although she uses elements of indirect and functional techniques, ranging from strong to soft in intensity.  Philippa very much believes in the Osteopathic principle of the body being a unit and she uses this in her holistic approach.

Although Philippa loves treating a wide variety of conditions, her background of working with local football clubs in Melbourne has given her an interest in rehabilitation.  From sporting injuries to workplace ergonomics, she tailors her management plans to encourage strength and flexibility.

Philippa also completed her Cert IV in Massage Therapy at South Metropolitan TAFE.

Pippa is available for appointments on most days. 

Michlin Mustac (Reflexology Therapist)

Diploma of Reflexology (UK)

Reflexology is a holistic therapy based on reflex points in the hands and feet. These points, linked by energy channels, correspond to the body’s organs, glands and nerves. When stress, pain or illness occur, the channels become blocked. Reflexology is applied to gently clear these blockages, allowing energy to flow freely again and aid in the body’s return to natural balance and good health.

People seek Reflexology to support their health in the management of anxiety, fatigue, pain, inflammation, premenstrual symptoms, infertility, poor circulation, muscular tension, insomnia, migraines, cystitis, asthma, postoperative recovery, digestive dysfunction etc.  It is also helpful in the maintenance of general health and relaxation.

Michlin personally benefitted from Reflexology in maintaining her own health and decided to study and practice the modality.  In 2006 she completed extensive training, including Foot, Hand and Maternity Reflexology, at the London School of Reflexology, UK.

She is also a certified Yoga Instructor and Remedial Massage Therapist.

Michlin enjoys teaching Mindfulness Art Classes in Nature and Meditation.

Michlin is available for Reflexology on Mondays and Saturday afternoons.

Christiane Purcell – Wells        Physiotherapist

Christiane graduated from the Curtin Graduate Master of Physiotherapy in 2012. Her interest in Physical therapies has been developed through almost two decades of studying Yoga and Yoga Therapy. She is also a qualified Ayurvedic therapist and has studied Levels 1 and 2 of Manual Lymph Drainage through the Vodder School.  Christiane is available for bookings on Saturdays.

Since graduating as a Physio, she has done work in private practice as well as working predominantly in the aged care sector.

Christiane’s approach is truly holistic. She enjoys offering a balance of hands-on therapy with breath based active management to find what works best for each individual. She is particularly interested in working with older adults, promoting healthy aging, pain management and chronic conditions.

When not working Christiane is mother to a lively four year old and is in the process of building a sustainable home.

Christiane is currently on leave. 

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. 

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, Thursdays and Fridays.

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 Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Geoff Brothers       Classical Chinese Medicine Practitioner

Geoff is trained in both Traditional and Classical Chinese medicine with a focus on the use of Chinese Classical Herbal remedies.

He has recently joined the clinic and will soon explain more of his personal approach in health care.

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