About Me and My Practice
I have been a NZ trained and registered chiropractor since 2006. My practice, BodyMind & Spine, was established in Dunedin in 2007. I hold a Master's of Pain Medicine from the Newcastle School of Medicine and Public Health (NSW).
My objective is to help patients reach and sustain maximum spinal and nervous system wellbeing. The treatments that I use are conservative, drug free, and non-invasive. They are based on traditional chiropractic joint manipulation and low force stimulation of the joint nerve receptors feeding the brain and body. Treatment of discomfort syndromes stemming from the jaw, neck, and various occupational overuse disturbances are of particular interest to me.
My patient base is broad and includes infants, children, and older adults. My perspective is that healthy spinal mechanics support a balanced, healthy nervous system tone. This encourages normal development, appropriate physiological reflexes, and robust physical health.
Chiropractic care is not suitable or effective for everyone. For most people a trial of chiropractic care of between 2 and 8 weeks duration is usually sufficient to confirm whether or not the approach is of help in improving daily activities and reducing unwanted symptoms.
Chiropractic care should be considered for those not responding adequately to usual medical care or physical therapy, for whom normal medical options have become limited, who prefer a non drug or non surgical care option, or who wish to care for their body structure and nervous system health in a holistic manner.
Practice HoursMonday 9:30am – 6:00pm
Tuesday 9:30am – 1:30pm
Wednesday 1:00pm – 6:00pm
Thursday 1:00pm – 6:00pm
Friday 9:30am – 1:30pm
Patient visits are by appointment only.
We are currently accepting new patients.
Duration and CostInitial chiropractic assessment: approx 40-50 mins is required for a new patient assessment. Adult cost: $45, Students: $30, Hardship: $20. (cost excludes treatment)
Standard treatment (after assessment): approx 10 mins is required for a standard treatment appointment. Adult cost: $45, Students: $30, Hardship: $20.
N.B. A patient who receives a treatment on the same day as their initial assessment is charged for both services.
A typical limited course of chiropractic care designed to resolve an acute condition or to trial the usefulness of care in a specific case may consist of:
An initial assessment + 2 treatments per week over three weeks (total 6 treatments). Typical adult cost = $315. N.B. this is only an indicative treatment plan and will vary.
Special pricing plans are available to reduce treatment costs in chronic cases requiring ongoing regular supportive care, for whole families seeking chiropractic care, etc.
Accepted by InsurersI am an ACC registered provider.
Some private insurers might cover this treatment depending on the policy - please check with your insurer.
Formal QualificationsMaster of Pain Medicine (University of Newcastle, Australia)
Bachelor of Chiropractic (New Zealand College of Chiropractic)
Bachelor of Technology (Massey University)
Other Training or ExperienceProgressive Goal Attainment Programme (ACC, Christchurch, 2010)
Statutory RegistrationsNew Zealand Chiropractic Board
Memberships of Professional OrganisationsMember: New Zealand Pain Society
Member: International Association for the Study of Pain
Member: New Zealand Chiropractors' Association
I have a background in manufacturing and am familiar with many issues relating to occupational wellbeing/overuse and strain syndromes/return to work.
I have taught units on Pain and Activity, and on Philosophies of Health and Wellness to second year Diploma of Personal Training Students (Institute of Sports and Adventure, Otago Polytecyhnic, 2009 & 2010).
I am a member of the NZ Chiropractors Association's 'Professional Relations Subcommittee' (2010).
I always encourage patients to become more aware of experienced sensations of health and wellness, and of discomfort/pain. The goal is to empower people to be more self-managing of their own health and wellbeing.
I believe that a person's physical, psychological, and spiritual morale are important factors contributing to their ability to fully express and develop themselves in life.