Meet the team...
Co-owner (wife is the boss)
M.Ost, B.AppSci, OCNZ & ACC Registered
Ray decided to study osteopathy after seeing an osteopath himself, due to
an injury and ongoing back pain. Ray was impressed with the osteopath
who helped him get back onto the rugby field. He was very interested and became a 'student for a day', where he was able to see what he would commit to for the five year degree.
After graduating with a Master of Osteopathy degree, Ray moved to Whangarei, where he saw and treated a wide range of complaints and age groups. From farmers to office workers, to athletes trying to compete at a higher level, to the older generation. Ray also became involved with the Whangarei Boys rugby sevens teams.
Ray quickly built a strong rapport with people in the community who benefited from his treatments. His personable approach, easy going nature and passion for finding the root cause of any complaint set him apart from others. He strongly believes that the body works as a unit and can be affected by other areas in the body. Ray found his time up north extremely valuable, being exposed to wide range of complaints (people of all ages and professions) and got a lot of 'one on one' teaching from a very experienced osteopath who has been practicing for 35 years!
Ray loves his sports. He has competed at Nationals for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Rotorua Nationals for Sevens and been part of the wider ITM Northland Squad. He also enjoys the outdoors and is a family man. Ray has worked closely with the personal trainers at the gym like Richie Patterson - an Olympic Weightlifting and Strength Coach. Ray has also treated a few high performace athletes like Shane Young, a current UFC fighter representing New Zealand, as well as Kanah Andrews-Nahu, an olympic weightlifter, who recently flew to Japan to compete at the Olympics.
Ray holds a current Annual Practicing Certificate with the Osteopathic Council of New Zealand and is an ACC registered provider.
Registered Osteopath Msc (Hons) Ost.
Madeleine is a registered Osteopath who qualified in London from the University College of Osteopathy, with Distinction. She loves her job and works hard to provide the best treatment she can for each patient, with honest advice and giving careful attention to detail.
Madeleine believes osteopathy is an excellent first port of call for any aches and pains in the body, what ever your age and occupation. One can expect a thorough examination and treatment which addresses both the symptoms and the cause of your discomfort. She is more than happy to explain the anatomy and reasoning behind her treatment and help her patients to understand their own bodies better.
Madeleine has worked with a variety of patients both young and old and particularly enjoys supporting expectant mothers through their journey, especially as she is a mum of 2 herself and knows how helpful osteopathy can be during and post pregnancy. Madeleine is very thorough and we receive a lot of great feedback from patients. Many patients have been recommended by word of mouth to come in and see Madeleine. She will definitely get your body moving and feeling better.
Madeleine holds a current Annual Practicing Certificate with the Osteopathic Council of New Zealand and is an ACC registered provider.
If you are not sure whether Osteopathy is the right option for you, do feel free to give us a call and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.