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.

OUR THERAPISTS

ANGELA PROCTER

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

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!

EMMA COPPING

Emma became interested in Osteopathy after observing her sister's Osteopathic treatment. She felt the gentle approach to treatment and the idea that the body has the ability to heal itself given the right environment really resonated with her beliefs surrounding health. From here, her passion for Osteopathy grew.

 

Originally from Palmerston North, Emma moved to Bay of Plenty after graduating with a double bachelors degree in Osteopathy at RMIT University in Melbourne. She has worked in a number of clinics both in Australia and New Zealand and looks forward to bringing her skills to Papamoa.

Emma enjoys treating a range of patients, from newborns through to the elderly. She has a broad approach to treatment, using a range of joint mobility, soft tissue massage and indirect Osteopathic techniques, for which Family Osteopaths are well known . She loves to help people find the cause of their problem, and encorporates lifestyle factors such as nutrition and ergonomics into their treatment plan

ALICE EDME

Originally from France, I studied at the European School of Osteopathy in England finishing in 2013, which included 2 years of children and maternity clinic training.

I arrived in New Zealand in 2014, originally planning to stay for a couple of years as an adventurous break but before I knew it, it’s been 5 years! I really enjoy the relaxed way of living of kiwis, the closeness to stunning nature. This allows a great variety of outdoors activities (like tramping, surfing, sailing, etc…), which is my favorite way of exercising and replenishing my energy levels.

I enjoy the diversity of my profession, every patient is a new challenge, a new problem to solve. This often involves looking outside of the box, not only at the area of discomfort but the overall body function. And that challenge keeps the work of an osteopath very exciting! Osteopathy is an ongoing journey. Experience has allowed me to achieve quicker results in finding the root cause of the problem . My approach is always holistic and adapted to every individual; This means that it will range from gentle cranio-sacral therapy and visceral treatment to firmer techniques and adjustments, depending on the patient’s unique needs. I also enjoy inspiring patients to being self aware about their general health, from new ways to move and exercising to nutrition and food in general (I am French after all!).

Osteopathy is a great therapy that helps relieving pain, increase movement and harnessing vitality in general.

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.

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