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Practitioners

Osteopathy

Vincent Reyland M.Ost, B.AppSci (HB)

Vincent attained a master of Osteopathy and a Bachelor of Applied Science from Unitec Institute of Technology in New Zealand in 2015.  After graduating he went to work in Australia for a few years and then brought his skills back to his home turf of West Auckland.

Vincent’s treatment style investigates causality of injury and aims to prevent recurrence of injury, not only with a structural and mechanical osteopathic approach, but by also providing clients with the knowledge they require to further maintain their wellbeing.

With an extensive background of playing and spectating rugby and baseball/softball, he has a keen interest in sports performance, injury prevention and rehabilitation. This was reflected in his research, where he worked with a Super Rugby franchise, analysing dysfunctional movement patterns and their potential to lead to the development of injury.

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Sheehan Robb M.Ost, B.AppSci (HB)

Sheehan Robb is a fully registered Osteopath with OCNZ and has completed clinical development in paediatrics and cranial treatment. After graduating she moved to Invercargill where she treated many farmers, athletes, office workers, infants, and pregnant women.

Sheehan is passionate about helping people get back to what they love doing. She uses a combination of hands on osteopathic treatment with lifestyle advice. She has a keen interest in nutrition and aims to further develop her knowledge in this area.

Sheehan understands the requirements of elite training and has trained in gymnastics and cheerleading for which she attended the world champs.

Outside of work Sheehan is a keen snowboarder, and runner. She is currently training for a half marathon with hopes of running the 60km Kepler challenge in December 2017. She also enjoys hiking, playing guitar, meditating and travel. She and her partner are currently developing a gluten and dairy free food blog.

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Kimberly Swider M.Ost, B.AppSci (HB), BSc

Kimberley combines her passion for anatomy and physiology with her drive for helping people. She has completed three years of anatomy and physiology study with an additional five years of osteopathic training. Kimberley was drawn to osteopathy because of the individualized care that is taken with each patient. Rather than treating symptoms she will find the source of your problem and modify a treatment and management plan that will fit with you and your lifestyle.

Kimberley is original from Gisborne but is enjoying the lifestyle West Auckland has to offer. When she is not working, Kimberley enjoys rock climbing, swimming and sewing.

Chris Breed M.Ost, B.AppSci (HB), BSc

Chris attained a Master’s degree in Osteopathy undertaking research in the field of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. The selected topic represents Chris’ interests in the complexities that comprise the human condition whether they be biological, nutritional or psychological. The style of care provided by Chris seeks to investigate, understand and integrate a holistic treatment and management plan. For each client this means an individualized non-dogmatic approach to suit their needs and goals.

As a practitioner, Chris is a strong believer in nature and its principles which govern and complement health. For this reason, Chris developed a passion for Osteopathy which believes in the body’s natural ability to heal.

In his spare time Chris will often be spending time with his family and learning (about pretty much anything and everything).

Acupuncture

Rachel GotliebRachel Gotlieb BSc acupuncture, MNZRA

Rachel is an ACC registered acupuncturist with a Bachelor of Health Science majoring in acupuncture.

Rachel is always saying she loves what she does! She loves the simplicity of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM).

She enjoys the mechanical aspect of musculoskeletal treatments and uses TCM to encourage faster healing and recovery, or building up the bodies energy prevent repetitive injuries occurring. She also specialises in women’s health, ART and fertility as well as obstetrics.

Rachel has always had a strong base in her Chinese culture. Believing there are gems in the philosophies of TCM that can be passed into the fast paced Western world we live in. It is not about taking a path of meditation and abstinence, but incorporating small conscious every day acts that nurture you to wellbeing and teach you not to be too busy for yourself.

When not treating Rachel is chasing her 2 year old child around.

Acupuncture and Massage

Cathy Gaul

Cathy Gaul BSc Acupuncture, BHSc Nat med, Dip herb med, Dip Nat med, BHSc Massage, MNZRA

Cathy is an ACC registered acupuncturist who has been involved with natural medicine for over twenty years. Originally training as a naturopath and medical herbalist Cathy moved on to study Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese medicine.
Cathy aims to work in a holistic way and likes to help people to make small lasting changes that will make a difference; she may incorporate aspects of dietary advice, nutritional advice, herbs and supplements, stretching, breathing and lifestyle advice depending on each persons requirements.
Cathy is available for Acupuncture treatments with cupping and moxa included; massage therapy where she combines massage with fascial work and other techniques and lymphatic drainage massage.
At other times Cathy is usually to be found in her garden, chasing chickens, hanging out with grandchildren or with her head in a book.

Massage

Anna Shattky Dip.Remedial Massage, Dip. Wellness & Relaxation Massage

Anna uses a holistic approach when working with people to form a personalised treatment plan aimed at helping to alleviate pain and tension while improving quality of movement and wellbeing. Whatever your occupation and whether you’re an athlete or a weekend warrior, Anna can tailor a treatment to support your individual needs and goals with a range of techniques including relaxation, deep tissue, myofascial, neuromuscular and therapeutic techniques.

Anna also incorporates appropriate self-care options such as stretches, exercises, and breathing and relaxation protocols that can be incorporated into daily life.

Anna is a registered massage therapist with Massage New Zealand who has recently graduated from the New Zealand College of Massage with a Level 6 Diploma of Remedial Massage.

Anna lives in Piha with her family. In her spare time she can be found in her garden, running on the Waitakere bush tracks, driving her teenager daughters around and playing competitive hockey.

Midwives

Bunny Cummings, Rachael Hastings, Jess Webster, Keren King, Fi Browne, and Jana Kite love working with pregnant women through the process of childbirth and the postnatal period. Pregnancy and child birth is an amazing journey. At West Auckland Midwives, we support natural birth, and are highly trained to identify any problems to ensure mothers and babies are looked after with the utmost care. Let our practice of expert midwives guide you through your pregnancy and childbirth journey.

www.westaucklandmidwives.org.nz