Originally an internationally renowned chef James worked in New Zealand, Australia and England before deciding to change paths in pursuit of greater personal fulfillment and a desire to help others. After studying Osteopathy and working for several other practices James founded Total Osteo. James has lived in Milford since 1997, and has been a resident on the North Shore for over 20 years.
James is passionate about Osteopathy, and enjoys treating structurally, cranially and viscerally.
He believes that optimal health and wellness arise when the body is in balance.
James uses a blend of osteopathic techniques to improve well-being and remove pain (chronic and acute). He has a special interest in cranial and indirect techniques with application to all age ranges, "the gentlest approaches often have the greatest changes throughout the body". James also has an interest in patient nutrition and lifestyle balance for wellness and good health.
A caring father of three, he enjoys being part of the local community. He continually strives to grow through personal self development and maintains a healthy lifestyle; with good nutrition and outdoor activities, such as mountain-biking and dog-walking.
Our friendly approach to clinical assessment allows us to take the time to get to know you individually, initially we will conduct a detailed overall assessment of your body. We help you develop a management plan than is specific to your needs and caters for the uniqueness inherent in all of us. Our comprehensive professional training enables us to safely apply specialized ‘hands on’ techniques to carry out treatment. We seek to achieve change though assisting the person to achieve harmony in the body systems underlying the expressed symptoms using a variety of methods specific to the problem and age of each individual.
Optimal health and wellness arises when the body is in balance. When this equilibrium is disturbed, pain and illness may occur. Using a distinct combination of science, philosophy, and skilled touch we gently enable your body to restore it's natural balance, thereby facilitating healing. Our individualised management plans are designed to provide easy to follow advice most applicable to your lifestyle.
Personal empowerment and improved function and mobility will allow you to continue living healthily long after your treatment.
All Osteopaths at Total Osteo are fully qualified and registered with the Osteopathic Council of New Zealand (OCNZ). Each practitioner holds a Master degree in Osteopathy (or recognized equivalent) and regularly improves their skills by attending Continuing Professional Development courses. All practitioners at Total Osteo can be trusted to operate ethically and with the utmost integrity at all times.