Meet the Team

Our team of chiropractors have been serving the community for over 13 years.

 

    Dr Melinda Bredin – Chiropractor / Managing Director

    B.A. (Psych), B.Chiro., Cert. TT, M.N.Z.C.A

    Melinda opened Chiropractic Touch in 2003 after graduating from the New Zealand College of Chiropractic.  Extremely passionate about the incredible changes Chiropractic care brings to people’s lives she exudes happiness and positivity doing a job that she loves.  Melinda sees people of all ages and has a particular interest in stress management and health psychology.  She specialises in very gentle techniques to adjust the spine including SOT (Sacro Occipital Technique), NSA (Network Spinal Analysis) as well as utilising an adjusting instrument called an Activator.  In addition to managing Chiropractic Touch and working with a fantastic team, she is also a Lecturer and Intern Supervisor at the New Zealand College of Chiropractic.

     

      Dr Josh McRae – Chiropractor

      Dip. App. Sci., B.Chiro., M.N.Z.C.A

      Joshua was born and raised on the North Shore of Auckland and began his studies at Auckland University of Technology completing a Diploma in Applied Science. He followed on to graduate from the prestigious New Zealand College of Chiropractic receiving his Bachelor of Chiropractic.

      Coming from a sporting background playing multiple sports at a representative level Joshua has seen personally the effect that chiropractic has on peak performance. This has given him keen focus on the benefits that an athlete can gain from chiropractic care.

       

        Dr Sarah Solley – Chiropractor

        Dip. App. Sci., B.Chiro., M.N.Z.C.A

        Sarah graduated from the New Zealand college of chiropractic in 2010. A passion for chiropractic began when she was a teenager during family visits to the chiropractor. Here she learnt how spinal function effects the communication between the brain and nerves that travel throughout the spine, the importance of chiropractic care was more than about back pain, it was about making sure the patient of any age can function and heal to their best potential by ensuring the brain to body connection is optimised. Sarah offers gentle chiropractic adjustments and a monitored care plan. She will make sure you understand the “why” behind chiropractic and what she is helping your body achieve during visits.

        Since the birth of her two children it has given her a focus in undergoing extra training to offer specialised care for paediatrics and to keep up with new research.

          Christine Maber – Chiropractic Assistant

          Christine excels at her job as a Chiropractic Assistant and loves interacting with patients.  Married to Scott, with two teenage children, life is very much on the go!

          In her down time she enjoys travel, movies, music, photography, walking her beautiful dog “Molly”, and keeping fit at boxing class.

           

            Annette Foster – Chiropractic Assistant

            B.A.

            As a past Registrar and Director of Admissions at the NZ College of Chiropractic, Annette loves the vitality that chiropractic can bring to people’s lives.

            She is the proud mother of Matthew and an intrepid traveller and self-confessed foodie whose interests include the arts, history, philosophy and politics.

             

              Sue Maddren – Chiropractic Assistant

              Sue is a mum to 3 teenagers and loves spending time with her family and friends. Sue play tennis each week and has a passion for travel.

                Rosie Gee – Neuromuscular Therapist

                B.HS, Dip. TM, Dip. CNTM

                Rosie has been massaging for over 12 years with her main field of expertise being Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT). This is a more advanced form of massage therapy that looks at the whole picture to help treat the source of the problem, not just the symptoms. NMT uses selected techniques to shut down trigger points, realign posture and increase overall well-being, as well as feeling like a great therapeutic massage!

                In addition to working at Chiropractic Touch, she also teaches at the New Zealand College of Massage and is working as Occupational Therapist.

                 

                  Dr. Ampara Bouwens – Clinical Psychologist

                  Dr Ampara is a Clinical psychologist specialising in mindfulness based therapy and EMDR therapy for anxiety, depression and trauma. Ampara also runs mindfulness courses and is ACC registered

                  Ampara uses a holistic and integrative approach tailored to each client’s needs. She works collaboratively with clients to develop understanding of their symptoms and explore the underlying factors that may contribute to their difficulties. She offers a non-judgemental approach and a gentle push where needed to make the changes one can make for a more rewarding and meaningful life.

                  To enquire about sessions please contact Ampara on  022 6480583 or ampara@renewyourmind.co.nz

                   

                    Hester Scott – PSYCH-K® Practitioner

                    PSYCH-K® Advanced / PSYCH-K® Health & Wellbeing

                    Hester found PSYCH-K® at a time in her own life when she was struggling to find harmony and balance in the areas of her life that were most important to her.  Since practicing PSYCH-K® she has a deeper sense of purpose and satisfaction, mentally, emotionally and spiritually while enjoying much greater physical health and energy.

                     She is excited to be using this simple, powerful and effective facilitation process to help others recover control over their own lives.  PSYCH-K® can be used in any area if your life where you want change – for example health and body, prosperity, spirituality, relationships, grief and loss, personal power, and self-esteem.

                    For further information about sessions please contact Hester on 021 765049 or hester.a.scott@gmail.com

                      Anju Pal – Counsellor

                      M.N.Z.A.C. (Member of New Zealand Association of Counsellors)

                      Anju has been a counsellor since 2007.  She has a Master’s degree in Counselling with Honors from the University of Auckland.  She works with a person-centered approach, with both short term as well as long term goal focused therapies.  She uses EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and reprocessing), a tested and evidence-based intervention and Mindfulness-based therapies as her main modalities.

                      She has diverse experience in working with clients of all ages, cultures and genders.  She specializes in trauma work and sensitive claims counselling. In addition to being a service provider for ACC, she also conducts supported assessment for ACC clients.  She has experience in working with issues related to depression, anxiety, stress, grief and loss as well as relationship and interpersonal issues.

                      In addition to counselling, Anju also provides clinical supervision.

                      For further information please contact Anju on 021 02687224 or anjupal1971@gmail.com


                      OUR CHIROPRACTORS are proud members of the New Zealand Chiropractors Association
                      & graduates of the New Zealand College of Chiropractic