Rosedale Road Osteopaths is run by osteopath Claire Peat. Sarah Fisher and Berit Totschnig also work at the clinic. Claire and Sarah 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). Berit has completed a Master of Osteopathy at the respected British College of Osteopathic Medicine. 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 graduated in 2009 with a Master of Osteopathy with honours. Since then, Sarah has worked in practices throughout New Zealand with particular interest in the treatment of infants, children and expectant mothers. Sarah has completed additional courses which focus on the embryological and paediatric fields. Sarah also comes from a competitive sporting background including playing representative badminton and tennis. She enjoys helping people through injuries with osteopathic treatment to enable them a faster return to sport or activity.
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.