ABOUT

As specialists in the holistic art of osteopathy, we call on our professional qualifications and two decades of experience in cranial, structural and biodynamic techniques to help our incredible Bay of Plenty clients heal and feel better. Working holistically means we treat your entire body, not just your symptoms, to stimulate your own self-healing processes and get you back on track.

 

Our practitioners have completed a five-year, full-time masters degree, are registered with the Osteopathic Council of New Zealand, and are committed to professional development with 25 hours of continued learning every year. 

 

We love what we do and approach osteopathy with an open heart and mind. We truly care, we listen with respect, and we communicate clearly with our clients to nurture and support them on their wellbeing journey. 


From babies, children and teens, to pregnant women, new Mums, and older men and women, we see people of all ages in our relaxing Papamoa space. We are ACC accredited and paperwork can be completed in the clinic. We work together, and alongside other health professionals (including making referrals), to get you feeling happy, healthy and more balanced.

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OUR THERAPISTS

ANGELA PROCTER

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Originally from the North of England, Angela is a singing, cross-fit-ing Mum of three who loves nothing more than to sing with her choir and spend time with her family

 

Angela landed in New Zealand for her O.E in 2005 and soon realised the Bay was her destiny. She met her husband Andy, who runs the Mount Maunganui Surf Academy, and together they’re raising three daughters. After running her osteopathy clinic from home, she moved it to Domain Road, Papamoa in 2008, where she combined her passion and skills with Anne to become the dynamic team they are.

 

I enjoy working with people across their whole life span, from birth to the winter years. I treat using gentle cranial osteopathy, manual spinal manipulation, and massage to balance and align the body, mind and bioenergetic fields.


Most physical pain has a direct connection to mental load and stress. Coming to our clinic is your chance to pause life and the busy mind, return to stillness and ease your symptoms.

ANNE BENGTSSON

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Anne wakes up at 430am every day to climb Mauao, she’s a beekeeper, and loves skiing, playing in nature, adventure racing, and her teenage son.

 

Anne hails from Sweden, which is where she first fell in love with osteopathy more than 25 years ago. With a solid grounding in spinal manipulation, massage, and the whole spectrum of crania-sacral therapy and biodynamic osteopathy, Anne’s patients are often spotted skipping out the door of her Papamoa clinic.

 

Osteopathy chose me. My purpose in life is to help others, and I love every minute of what I do. Seeing the magic happen when things shift in people, and seeing their light shine again, is incredible.


I have 100,000 friends in the backyard! When my parents both passed away, I felt lost. I needed something to ground me back to the land. So, I took up beekeeping and now I make 50kg of honey a year. I give it all away. I love my bees!

FRANCES McCOLLUM

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Frances remembers seeing an Osteopath growing up and thinking the whole thing was a little bit magic. This, combined with her fascination with the human body, means she truly loves her job. 

 

Frances grew up on a farm near Raglan and loves being outside in nature, especially mountain biking, hiking and surfing. She and her husband moved to the Bay of Plenty seven years ago; they've now had two young children and a dog join the family.

 

Frances has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Human Biology, and a Masters in Osteopathy, during which she explored the experience of osteopathic treatment in pregnancy. She enjoys treating people from all stages of life - from babies to elderly.

 

Her approach to treatment combines soft-tissue massage, joint mobilisation, visceral and gentler techniques aimed at calming the nervous system and enabling the body to heal itself. She also uses stretches, strengthening, lifestyle changes, nutrition and taping to support the work she does in the clinic.  

AMANDA COOK

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Amanda is a Waikato girl and second generation osteopath. Her interests include music and gardening. Prior to Osteopathy she spent time travelling throughout the world working as a winemaker and distiller.

 

Amanda has a bachelor degree in Applied Science (human biology) and a Masters in Osteopathy. She takes a structural approach to treating the body and has experience working with a wide range of different complaints.

 

Treatments are complimented by further training in myofascial release, a technique that helps reduce adhesions in the body, improving blood flow and mobility. Amanda also utilizes neurokinetic therapy, an effective way of reprogramming faulty brain to muscle connection patterns. She really enjoys answering questions surrounding the treatment or other health queries you may have.

PAUL JOHNSON
ACUPUNCTURIST

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Paul has always had a strong desire to work in the community for others. This motivated him to begin studying homeopathy, here in Tauranga. He completed his studies in the UK where he began a practice. After practicing for a number of years he was keen for a new direction. Paul subsequently completed a degree in Chinese medicine acupuncture at the University of Westminster, London. He has been practicing ever since.

 

With almost 20 years’ experience in health he returned to Tauranga in 2010. "I love what I do, particularly helping people and I feel privileged to be part of someone’s life in that way."

Having recently started a family Paul has become a 'stay at home Dad' and a part-time acupuncturist.  In his spare time he continues to try and learn to surf and enjoys watching Rugby.  Paul is also a member of a local Buddhist group and he practices and studies Buddhism. He  tries to integrate both into his personal and work life.

Paul enjoys treating a wide range of conditions and people. He has a particular interest in, and his post-graduate study has focused on pregnancy and childbirth.  Within this area Pail is really interested in helping women enjoy their pregnancy by optimising and preparing them for labour and also teaching their partners acupressure so that they too can be fully involved in the birth process.

Paul also have a strong focus on sports injuries and pain having completed a number of courses with a specific sports medicine focus. 

www.bayacupuncture.co.nz

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CATHI NIXON
NATUROPATH

 

Having worked as a teacher, Cathi decided to pursue Naturopathy, Medical Herbalism, and Homeopathy so she could offer holistic treatment for children with learning disabilities , ADHA, ASD and behavioural challenges. Cathrine is  very passionate about and invests a lot in further education for the treatment of children.

Identifying and treating the underlying causes of a disorder is a fundamental goal of her approach. Working alongside GPs gave her extensive experience with intestinal sanitation and chronic illnesses.

Cathi ran her own practice in Switzerland before moving to New Zealand in 2020 with her Kiwi husband and two children. She prefers to spend most of her time outdoors. She loves living the slow family lifestyle combined with adventures such as sleeping outside, rock climbing, surfing, windsurfing or snowboarding.

 

Cathi offers complementary treatments such as dry cupping and baunscheidt method alongside working with modern labtesting, nutritional support, supplements, herbal medicine, homeopathy. These treatments cover a large area of applications like migraines, spinal pain, degeneration, urogenital complaints, immune deficiency, fatigue, climacteric complaints, PMS, joint complaints, digestive complaints etc.

 

www.family-naturopath.nz 

 

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What are the benefits of Osteopathy?

The most obvious benefit of osteopathy is the ability of osteopaths to

treat pain that you experience in a way that considers you as a person

and your body as a whole.

Osteopathic treatment can be used to effectively reduce and cure pain

that you experience in a number of different areas of your body.