osteopathy in the eastern suburbs of melbourne

Ringwood & Warrandyte Osteopathy




About Ringwood Osteopathy


Ringwood Osteopathy was established in 2002 by Richard Pearce, Clinic director and Osteopath. Richard Pearce, together with Joelina Saldaneri and Thanuja Gunitilake(TJ) are commited to providing the highest quality of osteopathic care possible.


Through the thorough education process and ongoing education requirements all our osteopaths have a broad range of skills including deep tissue massage, joint mobilisation/manipulation, stretching, myofacial release, trigger point therapy and exercise prescription. At Ringwood Osteopathy our experienced practitioners have refined these skills to benefit our patients with back and neck injuries, sporting injuries, pregnancy related conditions and other injuries.


Osteopathic techniques can be selected and varied by the practitioner to suit individual patients so as to provide the best possible outcome to suit your needs as a patient, young or old.






osteopaths in our clinic - Richard

Dr Richard Pearce


Richard graduated from Victoria University with a Bachelor of Clinical Sciences and a Masters in health Science in 2001. Richard is proficient in treating common musculoskeletal conditions and has extended experience in treating chidren and pregnancy related conditions. Richard is also proficient in dry needling techniques and finds this particularly useful in treating both chronic and acute conditions.


As Richard's external interests are snowboarding, rockclimbing, mountainbiking and being in the outdoors, he recognises the importance of maintaining mobility and general health through lifestyle and activity.







Dr TJ (Thanuja Gunatilake)


Born: Colombo, Sri Lanka

B.Sc.(Clinical) Victoria University 2005

M.H.Sc.(Osteopathy) Victoria University 2007

Studied Biodynamics in the Cranial Field Phase (I and II) with Dr. Da Rin & Dr. Seamer




TJ has always been a keen sportsman, playing district cricket, tennis and basketball as well as being a sports trainer for a footy club. This drew him into a world of injuries, prevention and restoring health.


His work has enabled him to meet new people, build friendships and assist a diverse range of patients with a range of issues; from sports injuries, degenerative conditions, youngsters and the elderly with the objective of achieving ‘health’ and well-being.


As well as being a proficient structural osteopath, TJ specializes in Biodynamics and continues to refine this aspect of his Osteopathy. TJ has been as essential part of Ringwood Osteopathy since 2008.






Dr Nathan Katsanevakis

Dr Nathan Katsanevakis


Dr Nathan Katsanevakis graduated from RMIT University in 2011 and has since spent time as a volunteer in Kenya at The Coast General Hospital in Mombasa. Nathan’s primary interests revolve around sport, having playing football, tennis, competed in athletics, and skied from an early age. Though these interests, Nathan has developed an appeal for sport injury rehabilitative care and postural correction.


Prior to beginning his career as an Osteopath, Nathan completed a Bachelor of Science at The University of Melbourne with a study major in anatomy. This led Nathan to work as a surgical technician, working side-by-side with some of Melbourne’s most reputable orthopaedic surgeons. It was at this time Nathan generated an interest in post-surgical rehabilitation. Where suitable, Nathan also incorporates dry needling into your Osteopathic treatment.







DDr Joelina Saldaneri

Dr Joelina Saldaneri


Joelina has been an integral part of Ringwood & Warrandyte Osteopathy since graduating from the Osteopathic program at RMIT in 2006.


Joelina has a strong interest in treating pregnancy related complaints and has undertaken further studies in the fields of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. She also favours treating neck and back pain, jaw dysfunctions and headaches.


She is constantly improving her skills and knowledge through short courses and in her spare time enjoys keeping fit at the gym, water-skiing, snowboarding and traveling.














33 Warrandyte Road, Ringwood, 3134


03 9870 4924


(entry via carpark)

The clinic operates 6 days a week including evenings and Saturday mornings


email: ringwood@osteopathymelbourne.org









Warrandyte Osteopathy

Shop 2, 90-92

Melbourne Hill Rd

Warrandyte 3113

Ph: 9844 2465



Ringwood Osteopathy

35 Warrandyte Rd

Ringwood 3134

Ph: 9870 4924







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Ringwood Osteopathy

35 Warrandyte Rd

Ringwood 3134

Ph: 9870 4924





Warrandyte Osteopathy

Shop 2, 90-92 Melbourne Hill Rd

Warrandyte 3113

Ph: 9844 2465