Our team of specialists
Our team of specialists
Our diversity is our strength as our practitioners come together with backgrounds in high level sport as athletes and sports trainers, osteopathic education, analytical problem solving and life experience. We are committed to post graduate training in paediatrics and sports injuries.
Our team environment allows us to use our varied backgrounds and interests to find solutions to complex and complicated issues. We also have a very wide referral network of health professionals with whom we work closely.
Jeremy is one of the most experienced Osteopaths in New Zealand.
Strong ethics, continued education and two decades of hard earned osteopathic experience have resulted in a strong reputation for getting to the root of a problem. Jeremy works closely with General Practitioners and Medical Specialists and has had research published in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.
After studying at RMIT in Melbourne over 20 years ago, Jeremy began working with athletes. He then moved on to treating injury management with people of all age groups of all sporting abilities.
He loves the challenge of getting to the root of the problem and believes osteopathy provides effective solutions for his clients – especially if you suffer from a long-standing injury.
Jeremy also lectured at the Osteopathic Undergraduate and Masters programmes at Auckland’s Unitec for 14 years and today, in conjunction with his colleague Matt Stewart, provides Post- graduate training in osteopathic principles and practice.
Jeremy and Karen have a long serving practice (founded in 1997) and work in conjunction with their strong team of Osteopaths. As a holistic team, they combine their skills and work together to get results for their clients, however complex or long-standing the problem might be.
Karen is a huge ambassador for women’s health.
She is the driving force behind the Mother and Baby Clinic and as a mother and grandmother herself she understands how the woman’s body changes at all of life’s stages.
A Masters in Osteopathy, manual therapy for over 10 years, Post-graduate courses in cranial osteopathy and pediatric treatment as well as many GP, midwife and specialist referrals, means she is highly respected in her field as a true professional with a caring nature.
Treating and advising on conditions such as reflux, colic, general irritability, misshapen heads, fussy feeding and sleeping issues are just some of the ways Karen can help babies and young children. Her osteopathic expertise also helps older children with developmental delay, growing pains and behavioural problems.
Karen’s experience helps her to understand the female body as it gets older, such as the onset of menopause and understanding how important maintaining your fitness and lifestyle is to managing symptoms. Osteopathic treatment can help support you through these times.
Karen’s other passion is working with dancers.
In order for professional dancers to reach their full potential in this physically demanding career, Karen takes them through a rigorous examination and offers ongoing support. She regularly works with several Auckland Dance Studios, helping junior dancers overcome injury and move into professional careers. Karen enjoys seeing dancers she has worked with take positions in dance companies around the world.
Callum has a Masters of Osteopathy, for which he received a Todd Foundation award for excellence. He completed a research thesis investigating the influence specific muscular contractions can have on the important joints between the low back and the pelvis. The project sparked Callums interest in how correct function of the lower back and pelvic regions can affect daily living, and how dysfunction of these areas can make something as simple as sitting at a desk all day unbearable.
Coming from a competitive sporting background involving high intensity resistance training as well as water and snow sports, he has a keen interest in how the body adapts to both the expected and unexpected demands of everyday life and enjoys using osteopathy to help the body cope with those demands.
Elaine has returned to Canada to continue her career at home. We wish her the best and know she will be missed by her clients. We look forward to continuing her good work with our team.
Clive graduated from the British School of Osteopathy in London in 1978; from then until 2000 he ran practices in London and later Northamptonshire in the UK. He has combined clinical practice with teaching, having taught in more than 15 different countries.
Clive was Principal of the British School of Osteopathy from 1990 until 1998, and in 2001 moved to Auckland to run the educational programmes and Osteopathic Department at Unitec Institute of Technology. Clive has had a long-term interest in treating young babies and children, and people who have retired.
After a few years living and working in New York, Melbourne and Sydney, Matthew has returned to the team at Bodyworx. While overseas Matthew worked in osteopathic group practices, was entrusted by fellow osteopaths to run their practices while on holiday and ran his own osteopathic practice. “I certainly enjoyed the team approach and atmosphere at Bodyworx so I’m glad to be part of it again.”
Since he started running back in 2012, Matthew has gone on to race in distances from the mile to the 90km Comrades Marathon in South Africa. In 2015, Matthew finished with a coveted silver medal at Comrades, having completed the race in under seven and a half hours. “Along the way I’ve learnt a great deal about the benefits of regular exercise, recovery and injury treatment and management, which I’ve applied to myself and clinically”. He can assist with sports related injuries, postural effects of ‘desk patrol’ and helps those wanting to start a physical activity in a safe and sustainable way.
Matthew is a founding member of the Ancestral Health Society of New Zealand. It is a not-for-profit society aiming to foster interdisciplinary collaboration between scientists, healthcare professionals, organisations and laypersons who study human health and the human ecological niche, to help with the challenges of our modern lives. The vast amount of knowledge Matt brings to Bodyworx can help you achieve your physical goals through many channels and first-hand experience.
When Emily puts her mind to something she strives to be the very best she can be.
As a competitive swimmer and horse rider, Emily chose to specialise in equine therapy for many years to give her a greater understanding of the sport. After suffering from a swimming injury, Emily found Osteopathy to be a tremendous help in her recovery. Emily was hooked and wanted others to experience the benefits of Osteopathy as well.
Following a Masters in Osteopathy and a Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences (specialising in Sports Medicine) her mission is to see clients involved in sports or physical activities they loved and enjoyed, helping them avoid injury and reach their best performance.
Her research thesis studied the effectiveness of osteopathic management of horse riding related injuries, aiming her with the knowledge and tools to help and support people wanting to be pain-free and strong again.
Conner joins the Bodyworx team bringing with him wide-ranging skills and experience, drawn from a Masters in Osteopathy and practical clinical experience over nearly a decade.
His research into shoulder function revealed unexpected results, providing new insight and ideas to help those with physical limitations. While Conner is not afraid of getting ‘stuck in’ with structural techniques, he believes gentler techniques can be an effective alternative. Based on your individual needs and preferences, Conner will work with you to develop a tailored treatment plan for optimal results and comfort.
With a background in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, judo, and strength training, Conner has worked extensively with high-level combat and strength athletes. He has also provided treatment and injury risk assessment for professional rugby and rugby league teams. More recently, he has discovered a passion for yoga, which he finds very beneficial to clinical practice.
A firm believer in education, self-care and lifestyle modification, Conner empowers patients to better manage their aches, pains, and injuries so they are able to enjoy the long-term benefits of his work.
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