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Meet the Osteopaths

Christina Creek

D.O. (UK), Grad. Dip. Paed. Ost. (Aus.) (at Osteopaths On Wairakei & On Ensors)

Christina is a very talented and knowledgeable osteopath with over 20 years of clinical experience who has a special interest in the treatment of infants and children. After graduating from the European School of Osteopathy in the UK, Christina completed a 2 year post-graduate diploma in paediatric osteopathy at RMIT in Melbourne.

A constant theme throughout her adult life has been care of children, having taught at both primary and secondary schools for 11 years and having a family of her own. Competent in all areas of osteopathy, Christina’s ‘knowhow’ particularly shines through when dealing with babies and young children.

However, for Christina, the bodily challenges presented by patients of all ages, are never beyond her commitment and passion as an osteopath, to restore alignment, balance and integrated functioning to all the body’s systems..

Emily Cartmell

MChem (UK), MOst (UK) (at Osteopaths On Wairakei only)

Emily has been working in New Zealand since May 2014. She has a varied background having studied chemistry, worked in the pharmaceutical industry, trained to be a yoga teacher and tutored science and maths to school children.

Passionate about the principles of osteopathy, Emily uses logic to analyse anatomy in three dimensions. She graduated from The European School of Osteopathy with a Masters degree and has a holistic approach to treatment and resolving health issues.

Emily has experience working with autistic children, communicating with them effectively to allow them to relax during the treament. Emily enjoys treating patients of all ages using a variety of treatment techniques including very gentle techniques for the little ones.

Jan Duncan

D.O. (UK) (at Osteopaths On Ensors & Wairakei clinics)

With a wealth of experience gained from 30years of osteopathy, Jan has just shifted to Christchurch to be near her grandchildren.Over the years she has worked as an osteopath in London, Wellington, Hamilton, Waiheke Island, Auckland and Invercargill and is now settling into Christchurch.

Born in New Zealand, she went to UK to train as a naturopath and ended up at The College Of Naturopathy & Osteopathy in London. She fell in love with osteopathy and has never looked back since!

She treats a wide variety of injuries and conditions and sees people of all ages and especially loves to treat infants and their mums.

Elizabeth French

B.Sci (Clinical Sci) & M.H.Sci (Osteo) (Aus) (at Osteopaths On Wairakei)

Elizabeth French (Lizz), originally from Tasmania, trained as an osteopath in Melbourne. The last 2 years she has spent practicing osteopathy in Sydney.

Her osteopathic work has been with acute and chronic cases in school-age children to the elderly. She uses a combination of direct and indirect osteopathic techniques, according to the patient’s case and needs

Lizz has a real passion for dealing with sports injuries. She has worked as a sports trainer in the VAFA league at a football club where she was responsible for the assessment, treatment and management of the players’ injuries, to ensure they were able to maximize their playing time.