Registered Christchurch Osteopaths based at our two locations:
Christina came to New Zealand after graduating from the European School of Osteopathy in the United Kingdom in 1993. She has greatly enjoyed helping with the wide variety of problems that people of all ages have come to see her for – from the more obvious like pain in the back, neck, head, foot etc; or conditions such as asthma, constipation, to the really complicated, challenging cases such as severe whiplash, severe trauma etc.
Children have been a theme running through Christina’s life — from bringing up her own family, teaching primary and secondary school for 11 years, to completing a two-year postgraduate diploma in paediatric osteopathy from RMIT Melbourne in 2000. She has attended many cranial osteopathic courses and a variety of ongoing professional educational courses.
From one-day old infants and toddlers to teenagers, Christina brings a wealth of experience not only in her osteopathic skills but also in her ability to relate to and manage any age e.g. managing an active or very shy toddler during treatment. This comes from many years of working with children, which is where her passion lies.
However, Christina also enjoys the challenge of the more difficult adult cases which require a holistic approach to restore good alignment, balance and integrated functioning of all the body’s systems.
Stephen Harris who graduated from the British College of Naturopathy and Osteopathy in 1994. Since gaining his Diplomas in Osteopathy (D.O.) and Naturopathy (N.D.) Stephen has been practicing in the UK and has been at our clinic since 2005. He is registered with the Osteopathic Council of New Zealand and is ACC Registered. Through learning, practicing and teaching Tai Chi, Qi Gong, shiatsu and body work, Stephen became interested in posture and how mind and body worked and Osteopathy seemed like a good way of helping people to move more easily. “I see a wide variety of people and conditions and really enjoy my work helping people reduce their pain, aches, stresses and strains (whether acute or chronic) and regain normal mobility and better health.”
Stephen is a gifted osteopath who is also well able to treat infants and children. He will quietly take his time to provide you with the utmost possible benefit from your treatment.
Andre grew up in the UK. He came out to New Zealand, loved it so much that he just stayed – for 13 years! He has lived both in the South and North Islands – completing the Master of Osteopathy course with honors from Unitec, Auckland. Throughout his training and professional life he has developed a strong interest in treating a wide variety of conditions and complaints for patients of all ages. His gentle, caring, professional manner together with his intuitive approach has made him very popular with his patients.