Meet the Team

Our team of chiropractors have been serving the community for over 15 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. Her passion for chiropractic began during family visits to the chiropractor as a teenager. Here she learnt how spinal function effects the communication between the brain and nerves that travel throughout the spine and the importance of regular chiropractic care. That it was about more than just back pain made sense to Sarah – it was about making sure that anyone of any age can function and heal to their best potential and this motivated her to train as a chiropractor. Sarah offers gentle 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, Sarah has developed a specific focus in paediatrics and pregnancy chiropractic and has undergone additional training so she can offer specialised care for pregnant Mums as well as their little ones.

          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 13 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. Rosie is currently available at this practice on Thursday evenings.

                 

                  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



                   

                    Franciska Neuhauser – Mind-Body Therapist

                    BBS, Dip.Counselling, MNZANLP

                    Franciska is passionate about helping people to take control of the issues they’re experiencing, make the changes they desire, and restore balance in their lives so that they can live the life they love.  She does this by combining the traditional counselling approaches of Person-Centered, Solution-Focused, Gestalt, Cognitive Behaviour, and Imago Relationship Therapies; with Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Mindfulness, and Ericksonian Hypnotherapy.

                    Franciska will walk alongside you, harnessing a variety of simple, yet powerful therapeutic techniques tailored to fit your individual needs, to empower you to manage and overcome any number of emotional and physical issues, such as: addiction, anxiety, chronic illness, chronic pain, confidence, depression, fear, grief, insomnia, loss, motivation, phobias, procrastination, relationships, self-esteem, stress, and trauma.

                    For more information about sessions, please visit www.balancetherapy.nz or contact Franciska on 021 555 068 or balancecounsellingandtherapy@gmail.com

                      Cindy Sharon – Health Psychologist

                      Cindy Sharon is registered with the New Zealand Psychologists Board and has a Masters degree and Post Graduate Diploma in Health Psychology.  Health Psychologists specialize in the interactions between psychological and physical health. Cindy has experience in primary care and in hospital inpatient and outpatient settings and can assist with issues including:

                      • Anxiety and depression, especially in the context of physical health problems
                      • Adjusting to and coping with chronic illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease
                      • Gastro-intestinal disorders such as Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Irritable Bowel Syndrome
                      • Chronic fatigue syndrome

                      Cindy also has several years’ experience in working with people undergoing bariatric surgery and is available for pre-operative consultation, psychological preparation for surgery, and assisting with post-operative issues such as psychological adjustment, coping with lifestyle changes and weight regain.

                      Cindy’s primary therapeutic approach is Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT) which is an evidence-based psychological intervention that uses acceptance and mindfulness strategies, together with commitment and  behaviour change strategies to increase psychological flexibility.

                      To enquire about sessions please contact Cindy on 021 458440 or at cindy.sharon@icloud.com.


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