About Me and My Practice
The immediate goal is pain relief and ease of movement.
The intermediate goal is an understanding of causation.
The long term goal lies in management and prevention.
Ultimately, the pain free, questioning, knowledgeable, and empowered patient is my goal. As an experienced practitioner engaged in active research, evidence-based best practice and critical thinking are the tools I use to achieve these patient-centered goals.
Practice HoursMonday - Outram Medical Centre - 0830 - 1230
Tuesday & Wednesday - East Taieri - 0830 - 1700
Thursday - Gore Hospital - 0900 - 1700
Friday - East Taieri - 0930 - 1400
By appointment only.
Will respond to urgent calls if possible.
New patients welcome and usually seen within 24 hours.
Duration and CostConsultation list time and follow-up - guide: 30 - 40 minutes.
The number of visits varies and depends upon the presenting problem, but might typically run to three or five consults.
Fees guide: $60 - $75
Fees are payable at the time of consultation. Cash, cheque, and credit card (VISA, Mastercard) and Internet Banking are accepted. The practice does NOT have EFTPOS facilities.
Accepted by InsurersACC
Work and Income New Zealand (WINZ)
Health insurance companies and various occupational health insurance companies (check your policy documents and insurer)
Formal QualificationsDiploma in Osteopathy (BCNO London, UK)
Postgraduate Diploma in Biomechanics (University of Strathclyde, Scotland)
Postgraduate Diploma in Occupational Health Practice (University of Otago)
Master of Science (credit) (University of Otago)
Doctor of Philosophy (University of Otago)
Other Training or Experience- ACC Expert Panel: NZ Guidelines for the Management of Acute Low Back Pain, 1997 - 2003.
- Research clinical anatomist and part-time clinical anatomy lecturer, Department of Anatomy, Otago School of Medical Sciences.
- Member: International Advisory Board of the International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine.
- Senior Editor, Australasian Medical Journal.
- Member: Australia and New Zealand Osteopathic Council Osteopathic Accreditation Team.
Statutory RegistrationsOsteopathic Council of New Zealand
Memberships of Professional OrganisationsMember: Australian and New Zealand Association of Clinical Anatomists
Visiting research appointment, Department of Anatomy and Structural Biology, University of Otago. Engaged in active research at the Department of Anatomy and Structural Biology, University of Otago related to the low back, sacroiliac joint and pregnancy related pelvic pain.
Numerous publications in journals encompassing osteopathy, clinical anatomy, pain - see 'Blog' publications at www.drchrismcgrath.co.nz
Played a key role in the development and accreditation of a five year double degree professional training programme for osteopaths in NZ at UNITEC in Auckland.
Played a key role in the development of the Osteopaths Bill that became incorporated into the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Bill.
Contribute to clinical anatomy teaching in the Master of Physiotherapy programme, University of Otago.