Rosedale Road Osteopaths is run by osteopath Claire Peat. Sarah Fisher and Kendyl Roodt also work at the clinic. Claire, Sarah and Kendyl have completed five years of study at Unitec New Zealand gaining a Bachelor of Applied Science in Human Biology (B.AppSc. [HB]) and a Master of Osteopathy (M.Ost). All are registered with the New Zealand Osteopathic Council (OCNZ) and ACC.
All of our Osteopaths are competent in techniques used to treat babies, children and adults. The consistency in treatment approach between all Osteopaths, at this clinic, ensures that you will be in safe hands regardless of who you see.
After completing her studies in 2004 Claire has practiced Osteopathy both here and overseas. Practicing overseas allowed Claire to attend significant post graduate courses given by lecturers who are at the top of their field. She has incorporated this knowledge into her everyday practice to provide her patients with safe and effective treatment. Claire's main focus of treatment is pregnancy and high performance athletes but enjoys treating people from all walks of life such as babies, office workers and the elderly.
Claire has used the experience she gained from working in significantly varied clinics to establish Rosedale Road Osteopaths in 2009. As Principal Practitioner Claire oversees every patient that is treated at this clinic. Claire believes having strong practitioners, an environment of mentoring and an awareness of how each patient is being treated and their practitioners plan to resolve their symptoms are key to the successful treatment of the clinics' patients.
Sarah completed her Masters of Osteopathy (Hons) and Bachelor of Applied Science in 2009 from Unitec New Zealand. She has worked in several clinics throughout New Zealand. This has allowed Sarah to gain a diverse understanding and knowledge of different osteopathic approaches and techniques.
She enjoys the variety of osteopathy. It enables her to help a large range of people including those with growing pains, sporting injuries, office-related aches and pains, the weekend warriors and age related issues. Sarah's primary interest is the treatment of mothers, infants and children.
Joining Rosedale Road Osteopaths in 2013, Sarah has continued to prioritise her education and clinical experience toward the treatment of children and mothers. She has completed numerous paediatric and obstetric courses and continues to study in this field.
Kendyl graduated from Unitec New Zealand with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Biology) and Master's of Osteopathy in 2018.
Kendyl enjoys the large variety of patients that comes with being an Osteopath. She finds that this variety helps her to constantly strive to do the best for all her patients regardless of if they are an older person with arthritic pain, a sedentary office worker or a weekend warrior. Kendyl enjoys working with pregnant woman and is currently furthering her study in paediatrics.
Having been a competitive rower and rhythmic gymnast, Kendyl understands the importance of completely recovering from injury as quickly as possible. Kendyl has translated this experience into the considerable time she has spent treating elite athletes and sports teams.
With over 10 years of medical receptionist experience Pauline is responsible for the day to day running of reception. Originally from North Wales Pauline moved to New Zealand with her husband in 1996 and enjoys spending time with her children, yoga, travelling and volunteering in her local community. Pauline looks forward to being able to assist you when you visit our clinic.
Osteopathic training in New Zealand focuses primarily on teaching the application of manual Osteopathic techniques to improve the musculo - skeletal health of patients, while providing students with a solid grounding in Pathology (the study of diseases), Biomechanics (the study of human movement) and diagnostic medical testing. Unitec New Zealand's Osteopathic training is similar to that provided in the United Kingdom and Australia.
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What helps to sets this clinic apart is its dedication to continue professional development. All practitioners regularly attend Osteopathic courses to further their knowledge and enhance their techniques. The clinic also has weekly training and mentoring sessions. It is important that you as the patient can received the same high standard of treatment regardless of who you are treated by at this clinic. Each practitioner learns from the experience of the others at the clinic and knows how each other practices.