BAppSc (HB), MOst (Hons)
Rebecca always wanted to help people in some way, and found osteopathy offered healthcare approach that suited her best. Osteopaths are in a unique position in rehabilitation and allied healthcare. They are able to spend more time with clients and really listen to what they say; they look at the body as a whole, making diagnoses that are informed and cohesive, and offer solutions that are functional and effective.
Rebecca loves being in a profession through which she can assist people make positive changes in their health and lives. The ‘light bulb’ health moments are what keep her interested, learning, and passionate. As well as general osteopathy, she specialises in the treatment of pregnant women, babies, and children. She has attended and continues to attend courses both in obstetrics and paediatrics and has gained experience by working in several osteopathic clinics with a focus on these fields. For Rebecca, supporting and helping a woman throughout her pregnancy is a privilege. Also, helping families who are struggling with feeding issues, colicky or unsettled babies and seeing the difference osteopathy can make continues to be wonderful. Rebecca is also a clinical supervisor for the Masters of Osteopathy programme at Unitec.
With clinics located within Mother-Well in Mt Eden and The Green Bay Midwives, we offer personalised, holistic, and effective care for the whole family.
As well as general osteopathy we specialise in supporting and the treatment of pregnant women, babies and children.
MOst, BAppSci HB
I was introduced to Osteopathy in the UK, when I injured my shoulder learning how to kitesurf. I was impressed with the speed of my recovery and the multi-faceted approach that the osteopath took to reduce my pain and aid in my recovery. When I moved to New Zealand, I was re-introduced to osteopathy after I had my oldest daughter. Getting both myself and my daughter treated for latching difficulties had a huge positive impact on the early years of motherhood; because she fed easily after treatment, feeding was far less stressful and became something I looked forward to sharing with her.
I have a special interest in helping ease the transition of becoming a new family by helping to allow the mother’s body to best adapt to pregnancy, birth and after, and helping the new little people adapt physically to life outside the womb. I love that the profession is inherently focused on finding the health of each person we see by finding and treating the root cause of the person’s symptoms while respecting each person’s individuality and humanity.
I finished my clinical studies in 2012 and regularly spend time in a specialty clinic in Palmerston North furthering my knowledge in to gentle and effective examination, diagnosis and treatment of babies, pre and post natal women, children, as well as the rest of the community. I have also taken several postgraduate courses in paediatric and general osteopathy, and keep up to date on recent research involving primary care and nutrition. I am so excited to be working at OsteOasis in Auckland with the wonderfully supportive community of health professionals at Mother-Well