Love Your Bones



Meet Kate
BAppS (Human Biology) M. Osteopathy (Hons)
OCNZ and ACC Registered Osteopath

After completing five years of osteopathic training, Kate has been a registered osteopath since 2012. She’s recognized in the wider community for her ability to help all kinds of people achieve their health related goals.

When you put yourself in Kate’s hands you can expect individualized treatment that is focused on results, as well as advice about how to help yourself.

Meet Martin                                                                                                                                                   *

I discovered osteopathy in my 20s while on my OE in London and, after what had been a varied career involving washing dishes, delivery mail and working for the New Zealand government, I qualified in 2006 with a Masters in Osteopathy.  Since qualifying I have worked in busy Osteopathic practises in Blenheim, Whangarei and Auckland before joining Kate at Love Your Bones and settling in Rotorua in 2017.

I am passionate about working with patients of all ages and conditions to improve wellbeing and achieve positive outcomes. I especially enjoy working with newborns and children and have a particular interest in tongue ties in babies. I am a member of Osteopaths New Zealand,  registered with the Osteopathic Council of New Zealand and have taken an active role in the regulation of the Osteopathic profession in New Zealand.

Since graduating I have engaged in ongoing professional education, undertaking postgraduate training in Cranial Osteopathy with the Sutherland Cranial Teaching Foundation and ongoing programmes in Biodynamic Osteopathy, as well as postgraduate studies in Healthcare Ethics.

Outside of osteopathy I spend as much time as I can with my young son Benedict and wife Leanne, am a keen surfer, trail runner, swimmer, dormant triathlete and enjoy good coffee.

 

 

Love Your Bones



Meet Kate
BAppS (Human Biology) M. Osteopathy (Hons)
OCNZ and ACC Registered Osteopath

After completing five years of osteopathic training, Kate has been a registered osteopath since 2012. She’s recognized in the wider community for her ability to help all kinds of people achieve their health related goals.

When you put yourself in Kate’s hands you can expect individualized treatment that is focused on results, as well as advice about how to help yourself.

Meet Martin                                                                                                                                                   *

I discovered osteopathy in my 20s while on my OE in London and, after what had been a varied career involving washing dishes, delivery mail and working for the New Zealand government, I qualified in 2006 with a Masters in Osteopathy.  Since qualifying I have worked in busy Osteopathic practises in Blenheim, Whangarei and Auckland before joining Kate at Love Your Bones and settling in Rotorua in 2017.

I am passionate about working with patients of all ages and conditions to improve wellbeing and achieve positive outcomes. I especially enjoy working with newborns and children and have a particular interest in tongue ties in babies. I am a member of Osteopaths New Zealand,  registered with the Osteopathic Council of New Zealand and have taken an active role in the regulation of the Osteopathic profession in New Zealand.

Since graduating I have engaged in ongoing professional education, undertaking postgraduate training in Cranial Osteopathy with the Sutherland Cranial Teaching Foundation and ongoing programmes in Biodynamic Osteopathy, as well as postgraduate studies in Healthcare Ethics.

Outside of osteopathy I spend as much time as I can with my young son Benedict and wife Leanne, am a keen surfer, trail runner, swimmer, dormant triathlete and enjoy good coffee.

 

 

What is Osteopathy

Osteopaths are primary health care providers that recognise that the structure of the body affects how we function on a day-to-day basis.

Osteopathy is a totally natural form of manual medicine, which encourages healing, by focusing on how all the systems within the body communicate with each other.

Osteopaths use a wide range of evaluative techniques to diagnose areas of dysfunction specific to each patient. Osteopathic treatment uses techniques such as stretching and soft tissue massage alongside mobilisation and manipulation of specific joints and soft tissues using direct or indirect techniques.

Both Kate and Martin are registered ACC treatment providers, which means you do not require a referral from your GP to receive ACC covered treatment. Some private health insurers also cover osteopathic treatment.

What do Osteopaths treat?
Neck, back and joint pain
Arthritis
Headaches
Sciatica
Shoulder injuries including rotator cuff problems and frozen shoulder
Sports Injuries – ankles/knees/shoulders/hip
Postural Issues
Occupational injuries
Pregnancy related pain – pre and post
Muscular imbalances + strength issues

Kate and Martin both treat babies for problems such as colic, reflux, latching problems, sleeping issues and general fretfulness.

Consultations

Please allow up to 45 minutes for the first consultation/treatment. Appointments thereafter will be 30 minutes.

What to expect:
The initial consultation can be up to 45 minutes long and will include questions about your presenting problem, medical history and general health. This will be followed by an osteopathic examination of relevant regions, and an initial treatment.

Advice and recommendations are given where necessary.

Appointments are necessary, please email info@loveyourbones.co.nz or message Kate or Martin to book a time.