Meet the Team
Born and raised in Whakatane, LeeAnn worked as a laboratory technician and travelled before returning to complete her Masters in Osteopathy degree. She was drawn to the holistic approach that osteopathy takes to a person's health - looking at the physical symptoms while acknowledging the body's ability to respond and heal can be influenced by the various facets that make up a person.
As a life long learner, LeeAnn is dedicated to professional development learning about the human body and other various health related topics in general. She enjoys working with people to learn more about their own body, how they might be able to live more comfortably in their own skin to minimize or resolve discomfort. LeeAnn has undertaken a wide variety of courses including visceral manipulation, cranial osteopathy, paediatrics, pregnancy/postpartum care and mind/body medicine.
When she is not practicing osteopathy, LeeAnn can be found enjoying time with her partner Taylor and son Lochie exploring our great outdoors, pottering in the garden or playing in the kitchen.
Wayne is a well-known face in Whakatane and has a reputation that proceeds him. Originally hailing from Foxton, he spent time in the New Zealand Navy before he left to train to be an osteopath and settled down to make Whakatane his home.
He is currently working as an osteotherapist, allowing him to blend his osteopathic skills with more traditional Māori knowledge in a holistic model of care. He has a vast array of experience with many musculoskeletal conditions, sporting injuries and general wellbeing.
When he is not in the clinic, Wayne has a wide variety of pursuits that keep him busy - paddling, riding his motor bike, performing and supporting local theatre to name but a few!
Please note: Wayne is not currently working under ACC and is not practicing as an osteopath (there are a few techniques that he doesn't do anymore).