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, Remedial Massage or Reflexology Therapists in Fremantle or Perth, 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 practitioners in Fremantle and Perth, including Osteopaths, Remedial Massage & Reflexology Therapists, all with varying special interests and approaches to treatment.
Our practitioners in Fremantle and Perth
Dr Rhonda Chen D.O. (UK) Osteopath
Rhonda has been practising osteopathy since graduating from the European School of Osteopathy in the 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 Barral Institute in Visceral Osteopathy, although there is always more to learn.
She uses a broad variety of approaches according to what will suit the patient including direct and indirect approaches that treat the fascia, 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 consulting on Wednesdays and Fridays.
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 consulting on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and some Saturdays
Dr Albert Bryson-Haynes (Osteopath)
B. Clin. Sci, M. Ost. Med, Dip. HE Adult Nursing (UK)
Albert completed a Masters degree in osteopathy at Southern Cross University. He practices using a variety of techniques to match the needs of each patient but has a particular interest in cranial osteopathy and indirect techniques. He has attended several master classes in Canberra focused on cranial osteopathy to learn more about the latest theory and practice from international practitioners.
Albert also has experience and qualifications in several other areas of health care. He qualified as a nurse within a large central London hospital and participated in a wide range of clinical practice.
He is also certified in massage therapy, trained in techniques including Swedish, Deep Tissue and Sports massage. Albert enjoys playing soccer and has a keen interest in diet and nutrition.
Albert is available on most Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
Dr 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 the treatment of expectant women and mothers and babies
David is currently on leave from the clinic but will return in future.
Dr Robynne Bailey (Osteopath)
B Clin Sci, (Structure and Function & Osteopathy) M. Ost. Med
Bailey is patient-centred and embodies a whole person approach.
Acknowledging the integral role that structure plays in function, her intention is to unwind, tone and balance the body to enhance its innate self-regulating and self-healing capabilities.
Recognising the value of patient constitution, she applies techniques that range from the subtle (cranial) to the direct (manipulation) to individualise treatment.
Bailey’s orientation toward the practice of osteopathic medicine is informed by her personal experience of spinal fracture, disc rupture and ligament damage.
Bailey swims laps, practices yoga and loves to dance.
Bailey is at the clinic on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
Dr De-arne Bordin (Osteopath)
B.App.Sc, (Clinical)/B. Osteo.Sc. M. Bus. (Personal Injury) De-arne has always been fascinated in how the human body works with a genuine interest in helping people. Working in the healthcare industry has been a natural fit for De-arne. Initially her interest in Osteopathy stemmed from a family member who had great relief from Osteopathy for arthritis leaving De-arne wanting to learn more about this approach.
De-arne graduated from RMIT University in 2000 and practiced in several Melbourne clinics whilst working as a tutor and clinical supervisor at RMIT for several years. De-arne then established her own successful clinic in Fairfield before a career change into public health. During her six years in health policy and project roles at WorkSafe Victoria, De-arne undertook further post graduate study completing a Masters of Business in Personal Injury.
However, De-arne missed the personal involvement helping individuals restore their health and returned to Osteopathy when moving to Perth. De-arne has continued to develop her osteopathic skills with a range of Post graduate courses with a focus on Paediatrics and Cranial/Biodynamic Osteopathy.
For De-arne, the most rewarding aspect of being an Osteopath is being able to assist people to achieve their full health potential. She has a particular interest in helping women experience a pain-free pregnancy and assisting the recovery after birth. De-arne also has a special interest in treating infants and children, watching them grow and develop with ease. During all stages of life, De-arne enjoys treating people with there musculoskeletal tension and injuries. Helping them reach their full potential.
Outside of work, De-arne practices yoga regularly and has see the benefits of postural alignment and strength combined with relaxation and reflection to self-manage injuries and tension within the body. De-arne is a proud Fremantle local with her partner and young son whilst also enjoying the beautiful outdoor lifestyle in Perth. Get to know more about De-arne when you book your next visit with us.
De-arne is available for appointments on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Marie Blancho (Remedial Massage Therapist)
Diploma of Remedial Massage (South Metropolitan Tafe)
Marie discovered regular, intuitive massages while working in Indonesia. She realised the impact they can have on overall health and body awareness.
She tailors each treatment to suit individual needs using a variety of techniques such as Deep Tissue, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Positional Release, Myofascial Trigger Points and Sports Massage Techniques.
Marie is also trained in using Chapman’s Reflexes and Neurolymphatic points. She has a special interest in working with tension of the neck and head.
Outside of work, you’ll fid Marie in parks or at the beach running after her two small children.
Marie is currently on leave from the clinic.
Nicole Jortzig (Remedial Massage Therapist)
Diploma of Remedial Massage Therapy
Nicole Obtained her Diploma of Remedial Massage in Fremantle,WA in 2015. (South Metropolitan Tafe)
Originally from Germany, she lived, travelled and worked in many countries around the globe before settling in Australia in 2013.
She’s always been fascinated by the amazing capabilities of the human body and its innate healing powers. After having studied Shiatsu in Europe and many years of working with people with disabilities, Nicole discovered her gift for massage. Her goal is to help your body to relax, to recognize and release tension and stress patterns, in order to create more space for flow in your body, mind and life.
A regular massage is an amazing way to re-align us, encourage healing and prevent diseases from occurring.
When not at work, her time is filled with her daughter, walks at the beach, ecstatic dances and invaluable moments of stillness.
Nicole is currently on leave from the clinic.
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 currently on leave from the clinic.