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 2019. 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 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 for appointments on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Dr Rhonda Chen DO 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 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 days of the week.
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 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.
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 Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
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.
Nicola Hogan (Remedial Massage Therapist)
Diploma of Health Science (Massage)
Massage has been a big part of Nicola’s adult life since graduating from Mount Lawley Tafe in 2000 as a Remedial Therapist. In fact, she started her massage career right here in Fremantle in 1999 at the old Massageworks Clinic on Norflok St. Over the years, she has continued further training and education in Aromatherapy, Pregnancy Massage, Foot Reflexology, Meditation and Yoga.
As a senior member of the Association of Massage Therapists, Nicola has extensive remedial and clinical massage experience in the areas of stress relief, pain and injury management and pregnancy care.
Massage therapy is a wonderful complimentary therapy that helps to facilitate the release of stress and tension in the body. Nicola’s approach is holistic. She takes in the whole picture of your lifestyle, listening and empathising to your needs so that you can collaborate on a treatment that will support you through life’s stressors and strains once you are off the treatment table. Her favourite massage techniques are deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy and myofascial release.
When Nicola is not at the clinic, you will find her immersed in nature, digging in her veggie patch and being Mum to her three school aged children.
Nicola is available for Remedial Massage on Fridays.