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OUR BYRON BAY TEAM

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.  

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Jethro Hedstrom

Jethro Hedstrom completed his Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Perth's Curtin University, graduating on the Vice Chancellor's list in 2015. 

After working in his home town of Margaret River in WA, he gained overseas experience working in England's public health system and completing a variety of professional development courses in London. 

 

Jethro enjoys assessing and treating the wide variety of factors which can contribute to someone's pain and dysfunction, and embraces a person centred approach to Physiotherapy- focusing on the whole body and the whole person.

 

He uses manual therapy, mobilisation with movement techniques, soft tissue massage and dry needling in combination with precise and targeted exercise therapy. 

 

Jethro has a special interest in managing persistent lower back pain and loves helping people trust their body and get back into their life. He is a member of Australia's Pain Revolution Program, attending monthly meetings on how to best translate the latest research to help people with chronic pain. 

 

In his spare time, Jethro loves surfing and hydrofoiling, and exploring up and down the east coast. 

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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.

 

Andrew believes by listening and understanding everyone's story, it creates a trusting and empathetic environment where clients feel heard and valued, further allowing Andrew to tailor his treatments to the needs of each individual.  

 

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.

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Camilla Galli

Camilla is an Italian physiotherapist who graduated with honours in 2019. Since arriving to Australia, Camilla has been working as a massage specialist and PT. With a skill set that goes beyond mere massage, Camilla integrates techniques like deep tissue massage, myofascial release, stretching, triggers point therapy and lymphatic work for a truely customised treatment.

Highly Specialised: From orthopaedic concerns to neurological conditions, Camilla's extensive training ensures you're in expert hands. Expect a blend of therapeutic techniques tailored just for you.

Women's Health Advocate:

Passionate about empowering women, Camilla specialises in treatments for women at all life stages, such as through pelvic floor and diastasis rehab. 

In her free time, Camilla enjoys surfing, practicing yoga and Pilates, immersing herself in nature, and indulging in a good book.

Please note: Appointments with Camilla are not eligible for Private Health Fund claims.

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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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Katya Gaiesky

Kat is soon to graduate from Southern Cross University, having completed her Master's degree in Osteopathic Medicine.

 

A Canadian native, she has spent over 11 years in Byron Bay, which she now considers home. Her osteopathic treatment style encompasses various techniques such as joint mobilisation, myofascial release, and muscle energy techniques, all centered around harnessing the body's natural healing abilities. With a profound passion for health and fitness, Kat recently added a Pilates qualification to her repertoire.

 

Outside of her professional pursuits, Kat spends her time in nature and dedicates herself to regular training, both at the gym and in Pilates.

Please Note: Appointments with Kat are not Private Health Fund Eligible at present.

Administration

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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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