Meet our Team
All Osteopaths at West Perth Osteopathy are registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Agency (AHPRA) and are members of the Australian Osteopathic Association (AOA). The Australian standard of training for Osteopaths is five years full-time university study. We strive to provide a very high quality of service, enhancing and updating our skills with Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
All of our Osteopaths are proficient in a range of Osteopathic techniques. Proficiency in Cranial Osteopathy involves much post-graduate study and practice. At West Perth Osteopathy, we feel that these techniques are of huge benefit in terms of the depth and scope of our treatment, therefore all of our Osteopaths are very committed to their ongoing study in this field.
- Dr Ray Power – BSc(ClinSc), MHSc(Osteo)
- Dr Louise Cole – BSc(MedSc) Hons., BCompMed(Ost), MOst
- Dr Robert (Bob) De Maio – BSc(ClinSc), MHSc(Osteo)
- Dr Joanne Olsen – BSc(ClinSc), MHSc(Osteo)
- Dr Laura Baldock – BSc(ClinSc), MHSc(Osteo)
- Dr Cybele Todd – BAppSc(Clinical), BOsteoSc
- Dr Shane Ricketts – BSc(ClinSc), MHSc(Osteo)
- Dr Sarahjane O’Leary – MOst
- Dr Madeleine Goodman – B.App.Sc.(Comp Med)/ M.Ost
- Dr Allison Smith – B.App.Sc.(Comp Med)/ M.Ost
- Dr De-arne Bordin – BAppSc(Clinical), BOsteoSc, MBus(Personal Injury)
- Jeanette Gee – BHSc(Nat)
Dr Ray PowerBSc(ClinSc), MHSc(Osteo)
Ray completed Osteopathy at Victoria University, Melbourne in 2004. He has a background in farming and has two children currently studying at university.
Ray became interested in Osteopathy after experiencing success with Osteopathic treatment for his own injuries. He treats a wide range of complaints from low back and neck pain, to expectant mothers and newborn babies. Ray believes in the necessity of the balance of body, mind and spirit for complete health and utilises a mix of structural and cranial techniques. He practises a Biodynamic approach to osteopathic treatment.
Ray has been involved in a range of volunteer positions with Osteopathy Australia including WA President, National Board Member and Media Representative. Some of his interviews with 6PR and Curtin FM can be accessed on the OA website.
As the owner of West Perth Osteopathy Ray ensures his practitioners continue a high level of ongoing education to deliver a standard of excellence to their patients. He is a passionate advocate for the holistic approach of osteopathy.
Dr Louise ColeBSc(MedSc) Hons., BCompMed(Ost), MOst
Upon completion of an honours degree in Medical Science in 2004, Louise made the inspired decision that Osteopathy was a discipline in which she would channel her desire to help others. In 2009, Louise graduated as dux of Osteopathy at RMIT University, Melbourne.
She has since worked in several busy Osteopathic clinics around Melbourne, one of which she co-owned and ran until selling in 2013 to make the life-changing decision to move to WA. Since then she has worked alongside Dr Yvan Ducat at Busselton Osteopathic clinic where she has learnt the skills of cranial treatment.
Louise has also completed many post-graduate courses in cranial and paediatric osteopathy, both of which she is very passionate about.
Louise herself has a strong athletic history, having spent much of the last decade as a competitive swimmer. She is always up for a new challenge, and is currently learning German and how to kitesurf.
Dr Robert (Bob) De MaioBSc(ClinSc), MHSc(Osteo)
Bob studied Osteopathy at Victoria University, Melbourne. He returned home to Western Australia in 2012 after five years abroad practicing in New Zealand and Canada, gaining valuable experience from work and travel.
He enjoys treating a wide variety of problems, with a special interest in the treatment of babies, children and expectant mothers. He has extensive experience treating sporting injuries through his involvement as a sports trainer and his own personal experience in various sports, having a particular interest in running injuries.
He enjoys the wide variety of problems and challenges that he sees day-to-day as an osteopath such as back and neck pain, headaches, joint pains (ankle, knee, hip, wrist, elbow, shoulder), arthritic conditions, and TMJ pain just to name a few.
His treatment style varies from gentle treatment such as cranial osteopathy, counterstrain, balanced ligamentous tension (BLT) and functional technique, to firmer treatment such as muscle massage, muscle energy technique (MET), and gentle joint mobilisation and manipulation. Having a wide range of techniques at his disposal, means he can tailor treatment to suit your individual needs and preferences, suiting all body types and ages.
Dr Joanne OlsenBSc(ClinSc), MHSc(Osteo)
Jo graduated from Victoria University in 2006 and has been working at West Perth Osteo since 2007. She became interested in Osteopathy due to its holistic approach and large scope of practice enabling treatment of people of all ages.
Jo grew up in the country, and has experience in working with local football and netball clubs. She treats a wide range of complaints from ankle and knee pain, to shoulder pain and headaches, and enjoys treating people of all ages.
Jo’s special interests include adolescent injuries and treating expectant mothers, babies and younger children.
Her interests outside of work include netball, yoga, cooking, and running around after her 2 young children.
Dr Shane RickettsBSc(ClinSc), MHSc(Osteo)
After completing his Osteopathic studies at Victoria University in 2005, Shane worked in one of the largest paediatric osteopathic clinics in Auckland, New Zealand. Here he gained experience in the treatment of babies, children, pre & post partum women, and many different musculoskeletal conditions.
Shane enjoys treating people of all ages and often sees great benefits with treatment of an individual or the whole family unit.
As osteopathy is a holistic treatment approach it is ideal for the treatment of all ages, from newborns to seniors and most types of conditions. From his broad experience, he uses a wide variety of techniques including cranial osteopathy. Shane treats each person in a unique manor, taking the time to find the cause of the problem, working with you to formulate a treatment protocol to ease your pain and dysfunction, to allow you to have better health and wellbeing.
In his spare time Shane practices and teaches Qigong, Meditation and how to incorporate mindfulness into everyday life.
Dr Sarahjane O’LearyMOst
Originally from Australia, Sarahjane studied osteopathy in London gaining a masters degree. After working and developing her practice there, she returned to Perth with an in depth knowledge of body pain and loss of function, and how postural problems can often be the cause.
Sarahjane assesses the body to firstly relieve pain and then puts programs into place to both help avoid a re-occurrence, and bring about optimum health and wellbeing. Sarahjane enjoys an active lifestyle including running, yoga and weightlifting (though nothing too heavy!).
Sarahjane also practices Dry Needling Therapy in conjunction with Osteopathic treatment. You can find out more about Dry Needling here.
Dr Madeleine GoodmanB.App.Sc.(Comp Med)/ M.Ost
Madeleine graduated from RMIT University, Melbourne, in 2014.
Madeleine grew up in country Victoria and was introduced to Osteopathy as a teenager. She became inspired by the range of people and conditions that showed improvement with osteopathic care.
Madeleine now enjoys treating a range of complaints including low back pain, posture-related neck and back pain, headaches, sporting or repetitive strain injuries and dysfunction, and pain relating to pregnancy.
She places particular importance in providing a thorough education to those she treats, in order to achieve an active and informed role in improving and maintaining their bodies' optimal function and health for the future. Her passion for osteopathy is driven by helping her patients achieve a better quality of life, with a holistic approach to healthcare.
Dr Allison SmithB.App.Sc.(Comp Med)/ M.Ost
Originally from Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Allison completed undergraduate training in Complimentary Medicine and graduated with her Masters of Osteopathy from RMIT University, Melbourne, in 2014. During her time at university, Allison both completed an internship with Sportsmed in Mumbai, India, where she worked under world-class orthopedic surgeons, and also coached gymnastics to children and adults of all ages and abilities in Melbourne.
Allison enjoys working with patients to solve complex complaints using techniques tailored to their individual needs. Whether treatment is for an injury or prevention, she believes in a thorough examination and diagnosis, followed by a treatment that utilises a whole body approach to restoring and maintaining the body’s optimal function.
Allison has also completed a dry needling and cupping course, using these skills alongside her osteopathic techniques during treatments.
Allison recently relocated to Perth and is enjoying living back by the ocean, practicing yoga, and exploring the vast expanse of WA.
Dr Cybele ToddBAppSc(Clinical), BOsteoSc
Cybele graduated from RMIT University in 2001, moving to Perth from Melbourne a few years ago.
Cybele treats all patients, from young to old, with a special interest in pregnant and post-partum women, babies and children, and the elderly. Cybele also enjoys the challenge of chronic injuries and conditions.
Cybele has two young children of her own.
Dr De-arne BordinBAppSc(Clinical), BOsteoSc, MBus(Personal Injury)
De-arne graduated from RMIT University in 2000, then practiced as an Osteopath at several Melbourne clinics before establishing her own successful Osteopathic clinic in Fairfield.
After a career change which allowed her to follow her passion for health on a broader scale, De-arne worked for both Worksafe Victoria and the Transport Accident Commission in a variety of health project and policy roles, including Program Manager for medical equipment, pharmacy and surgery within the Health and Disability Strategy Group. During her six years there, she also undertook further study, completing a Masters of Business in Personal Injury.
Moving to Perth three years ago, De-arne moved back into hands-on health, practicing osteopathy at West Perth Osteopathy.
Nowadays she is kept busy by her young family and renewed interest in Yoga and Pilates, which she uses to develop self-management strategies for postpartum back pain.
De-arne’s expertise focuses on the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries combined with with self-management strategies and exercise rehabilitation.
Following her passion, De-arne has completed numerous post-graduate courses in cranial and paediatric osteopathy, and she very much enjoys treating pregnant and postpartum women, babies and children.
Jeanette Gee is a caring and passionate Naturopath with a Bachelor of Health Science degree in Naturopathy from the Endeavour College of Natural Health, Perth.
Her focus is on treating the person as a whole by looking at, and addressing, the underlying cause to health conditions, while still alleviating the symptoms. She has a holistic and evidence-based approach to treatment, combining clinical nutrition, herbal medicine, dietary modifications, flower essences, and lifestyle advice to provide an individual treatment plan.
Jeanette treats anyone from children to the elderly with a special interest in digestive complaints, fatigue, mood and stress disorders, and clinical detoxification. She is registered with the Australian Natural Therapists Association as well as all the major health funds.
In her spare time Jeanette loves being a mum to two children, walking the dog, running, dancing, reading, and listening to music.