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Retrain Health was created with the goal of providing personalised health care to the Byron Bay, Ballina and Northern Rivers community.

Our qualified, registered practitioners offer personalised treatments, incorporating the latest in evidence based practice, in a friendly, welcoming, professional environment.

Osteopaths, Physiotherapists, Massage Therapists

Nicholas Re | Osteopath | Byron Bay | Retrain Health

Nick Re

Practice principal Dr Nicholas Re (B.Sc, B.Ap.Sc, M.Ost.Med) is a fully qualified and registered Osteopath, University Lecturer, Personal trainer (cert IV fitness) and First Aid/Mental Health First Aid trainer (cert IV Training & Assessment). Nick completed a Bachelor of Science, majoring in physiology and pharmacology, in Melbourne. Then spent two years working in the UK and Middle East as a psychological profiler.


Following this, Nick returned to his studies, completing a Bachelor of Applied Science and a Masters in Osteopathic Medicine.


Nick has worked as a fitness, performance and injury consultant to a number of sporting teams including AFL, Basketball & Cirque Du Soleil.

Nick created Retrain Health to fill a need in the Northern Rivers for accessible, personalised, health care that caters to the needs of the local community.

Nick is currently the Practice Principal at Retrain Health. Is the CEO of Corporate Healthcare, and is employed by the NSW Ministry of Health on the Health Professional Council Authority. 

In his spare time, Nick loves to play golf (badly), surf, eat good food and is a bit of a coffee nerd.  


Jess Elkington

Dr Jess Elkington is a qualified and registered Osteopath who completed her studies at Southern Cross University. 


She appreciates how osteopathy allows her to see each patient as an individual, and tailors her treatment accordingly. Jess enjoys treating a diverse and wide range of presentations and conditions.


With the use of a combination of direct techniques such as myofascial release, articulation and manipulation. As well as, very gentle indirect techniques that help balance the nervous system and tissue tension in the body. 


She is a big advocate of encouraging patients in self directed care through movement and lifestyle to achieve their goals. Jess is also an accredited Pilates instructor, and is currently completing her yoga teacher training.

You will find she incorporates these skills alongside exercise rehabilitation into her patient management. 


 When not at the clinic, she enjoys being out in nature, surfing, rock climbing, Pilates and snowboarding.

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Andrew Fyffe

Dr Andrew Fyffe is a registered and qualified Osteopath and has six years experience as a personal trainer in Byron Bay. Growing up in the Victorian countryside, Andrew played high level AFL and tennis.


Through his sports Andrew experienced musculoskeletal therapy that solidified his belief in its potential to enhance mental and physical well-being.

Four years ago Andrew underwent successful spinal surgery, furthering his interest in rehabilitation and has a particular skillset in spinal injuries.  


Andrew combines hands-on treatment techniques like massage, joint manipulation, dry needling, and cupping with exercise rehabilitation. This integrated approach ensures long-lasting changes in his patients well-being.

Outside of his practice, Andrew has a small family in Lennox head. You might spot him at the local coffee shop, Kopi. He also maintains an active lifestyle at the gym or on leisurely walks with his adorable puppy boxer, Peggy.


Matteo Caprini

Matteo is a skilled physiotherapist originally from Italy, having completed his physiotherapy degree in Spain. His journey in the field includes valuable time at a post-surgery rehabilitation centre, focusing on knee, shoulder, and hip recoveries. After arriving in Australia Matteo completed his diploma in remedial massage and joins the team as a highly qualified massage practitioner. 


With Matteo, you’re in the care of a physiotherapist who not only brings diverse international experience but also focuses on creating detailed treatment plans with a range of techniques. Each treatment may integrate techniques such as deep tissue massage, myofascial release, trigger point, and exercises and rehabilitation, aiming for a personalised approach to care.


An enthusiast of surfing, skating, and snowboarding, Matteo has a keen interest in treating sports injuries with massage therapy and exercise. His professional path has taken him from Spain to Portugal and Hawaii, culminating in the last two years in Australia.

Please note: Private Health Funds are available with Matteo

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Brooke Ferguson

Brooke is a qualified and insured Massage Therapist and 3rd year Osteopathy student.  She has completed a certificate in whole-body massage and endeavours to encourage mind and body health for her patients by using techniques such as Relaxation, Deeper Tissue, Myofascial, Lymphatic and Mobilisation.

In her spare time, she works on deepening her Osteopathic knowledge of the human mind and body with personal research and practical workshops to learn new skills. She finds incentive to maintain endeavours with early morning triathlon training sessions and finds reward in the hard work.

Please Note: Appointments with Brooke are not Private Health Fund Eligible 


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Mikaela Ruetschi

Mikaela joined Retrain Health in 2019 as a business management graduate with a focus on environmental management and sustainability. As one of the welcoming faces at our Byron clinic, she brings a professional and caring approach to our administration team. With a passion for everything health and wellness, Mikaela is currently pursuing an Osteopathy degree at Southern Cross University and has completed her yoga teacher training and a clinical Pilates course to enhance her patient care skills.


When not at the clinic, Mikaela enjoys studying, finding balance at the beach, practicing Pilates and yoga, and socializing with friends over a mid-week glass of wine!

Brooke Ferguson

Brooke joined the team in 2022 and rounds out our admin team. Brooke is also currently completing her undergraduate in Osteopathy at Southern Cross University, which she decided to pursue after beginning her studies in Environmental Science and discovering an interest in the human body. She's always seeking to deepen her knowledge, especially in regards to preventative medicine and holistic health. Her personal interest in sociology inclines her to bring warmth and compassion to the clinic environment and she wishes for everyone to walk out with a smile!


When Brooke's not studying or working, she'll be lapping up some sun, tri training, climbing, or cooking for friends and family!

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