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You will have access to the combined knowledge and expertise of all our clinicians. Our attitude is to work together for the benefit of the client, who is the central focus of the clinic. After all, 2 heads working together are better than 1.


Consultancy House Clinic






An early experience with a traditional Chinese medicine healer sparked an interest in health care and injury management. Physiotherapy was a natural choice as a stepping stone toward learning about the human body and its intricacies.

My experiences in both Eastern and Western health philosophies, has allowed me to look at problems from a variety of different angles. Also my previous training as an Engineer has provided me with an ability to systematically analyse problems and come up with a solution.

These beliefs and approaches are what I can offer to the patients under my care.

Qualifications: B. Eng (Chem) B. Physio PostGradDip SportsMed PostGradCert Acup Masters Osteopathy Other skills: Traditional chinese massage (TuiNa) Pilates instructor

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I have had an interest in the biomechanics of the human body from a young age. My numerous sporting injuries were treated by many manual therapists. I was always interested in their work, and realised early that Osteopathy was the path I wanted to follow. I grew up in Sydney and graduated with a Masters of Osteopathy from the University of Western Sydney in 2003 and moved to New Zealand in 2005. Since moving to Dunedin and starting my own family I have become interested in treating women during pregnancy and post­ partum as well as treating their babies. Those first weeks and months can be a challenge for both. My professional development has included Pilates training, and I teach Pilates at Consultancy House. I am also interested in treating women through their Breast Cancer journey. Osteopathy has a gentle hands-on approach that can assist in managing the symptoms and side effects that patients experience as part of the cancer treatment process.

Qualifications: Bachelor of Applied Science Masters of Osteopathy, Stott Trained Pilates instructor

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Thierry Rey


I am a former professional skier, I enjoy rock climbing, paragliding  and cycling.  I used osteopathy to increase my performance and prevent injuries.  That is why I have been interested in it since I was a teenager, and I decided to become an Osteopath.

I graduated in Italy in 2011 and obtained my Master of Science in Osteopathy (M.Sc) at the University of Surrey in the UK in 2013.   I practiced in Italy as an Osteopath and I worked as a lecturer and supervisor at the International College of Osteopathic Medicine until 2022 when my family and I decided to move to New Zealand. During these years I saw and treated several conditions learning good approaches and strategies to give relief and return to daily life.

My philosophy is to deeply  understand your body, how you are functioning and why you have pain, aiming to make you move and feel better, guiding you along this process.


Amy Hunter


I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Musculoskeletal Health and a Postgraduate Diploma in Osteopathy from the Ara Institute of Canterbury.

I grew up in the rural South Otago region and have always enjoyed playing various sports such as rugby, touch, netball and running. Through my own sporting-related injuries, I developed an interest in health, exercise and rehabilitation and have a passion for helping others, specifically
recovery from various musculoskeletal injuries and conditions.

lam also a qualified personal trainer and believe that alongside manual therapy, exercise prescription and rehabilitation plays a fundamental role in the recovery from an injury and in maintaining optimal health. Prior to pursuing a career in Osteopathy , I was also an Enrolled Nurse and have enjoyed walking alongside others at various stages of life.

When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time outside such as running, hiking/walking and spending time with my friends and family.

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Tim Li


I graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the University of Otago in 2015 and worked across various wards in Timaru Hospital where I consolidated my skills as a physiotherapist and developed an interest in vestibular rehabilitation.

In 2019, I moved back to Dunedin for a special lady (now my wife), and have been working in private practice since. I am passionate in what I do and have completed several post-graduate papers and am currently working towards my post-graduate diploma in Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy. I believe in treating every client holistically, using a combination of hands-on skills and exercise therapy to restore functional movement patterns.

Outside of work, I enjoy tramping with family and friends as well as fishing. Or you might find me in the kitchen trying to whip up something special. I am also involved in several church ministries and am one of the two tenors in my church choir!

Qualifications: BPhty, PGCertPhty (Neurorehabilitation), Certificate of Proficiency (Occupational Health)

Daniel Sela



Daniel Sela, Senior Physiotherapist
Master of Physiotherapy (Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy), University of
Otago 2021
• Postgraduate Diploma in Physiotherapy (Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy)
University of Otago 2020
• Bachelor of Physiotherapy, University of Otago 2016
• Clinical Exercise Physiologist, German Sport University Cologne, 2001
• Stanley Paris Postgraduate OMT Scholar
• Mark Steptoe Memorial Prize (Best overall standard in the practical component of Postgraduate Manipulative Physiotherapy 2020)
• Certificate of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy, NZMPA 2019
I am a passionate clinician striving to help my clients to achieve their goals. My passion for manual therapy paired with my extensive experience in exercise rehabilitation provides a proven pathway to recovery for clients of all walks of live. I also love to share my knowledge and experience with my colleagues to further the Physiotherapy profession. I am a Lead Tutor for the New Zealand Manipulative Physiotherapy association and teach on the Certificate of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy.
I am also a Master Trainer for Total Gym South Pacific and the creator and tutor of
Total Gym’s Physiotherapy Training Module.
When I am not working in the clinic, I love to spend my time outdoors mountain biking, bike packing, kayaking, tramping, stand up paddle boarding, snorkeling or skiing.

Leigh Edwards



Originally a North Islander, I have been proud to call Dunedin home for the last 21 years.

I am a busy mum with 2 young children and a teenage step-son. Juggling the balance between work and family can be tricky at times, so doesn’t leave me a lot of time to pursue hobbies outside of the home.

I am currently participating in a ‘Marathon’ of nappies, toilet training, teething and child-wrangling. This has sparked an interest in helping pregnant mums and new mums with keeping pain free and active.

Qualifications: B.Sc (Anatomy)B.Phty (Physiotherapy)

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Carli Richter


I have been with CHC since 2020, with previous positions at Dunedin Hospital, other private practice, as a Clinical Tutor for physiotherapy students, and my own rural physiotherapy and Pilates practice in Little River, Canterbury. Hands-on treatment (manual therapy), education and functional rehabilitation/exercise has been the mainstay of my practice.  Further training in Pilates, acute low back pain, dry needling, myofascial release, scoliosis management, postpartum health and the Bradcliff Breathing Method has broadened my skill base. I also completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Sports Physiotherapy in 2021.

As a mum of three and committed to staying active through all stages of life, I understand the importance of regaining our health and function after injury, surgery or illness as quickly and fully as possible.  I see most people as “athletes of life” where moving and breathing efficiently and without pain is at least as important as in the competitive athlete.  However, with a return to competitive volleyball in my later years I am also passionate to keep older athletes in their game!

Originally from Canada, I was involved in competitive sport of all kinds from a young age…ball sports, ice hockey, swimming… and played varsity volleyball at UVIC for 5 years.  I had originally planned to study physiotherapy at UBC in Vancouver but after travelling NZ and visiting Dunedin, where I felt at home with the lifestyle – living and playing close to nature – I ended up here at Otago.  During my studies I met my now husband on a mountain bike trip to Naseby and completed my BPhty in 1999.

I currently teach a community Pilates class, coach high school volleyball, and love tramping, mountain biking, trail-running, gardening (growing food especially), making sourdough bread and hanging out with my family and pets at home.

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Sanjay Mahato


Originally from Nepal, I moved to India for physiotherapy training in 2011. I worked there for three years, fostering foundational skills in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and rehabilitation post-surgery.

I came to New Zealand for my postgraduate study in physiotherapy at the University of Otago in 2020. I developed a special interest in the manual therapy approach for managing musculoskeletal dysfunctions and rehabilitation for sports-related injuries, followed by training for injury prevention. I believe in teamwork and am passionate about helping people in chronic persistent pain through holistic and personalized neuromuscular training.

I love the beautiful natural surroundings of Dunedin and enjoy traveling, hiking, and mountain biking across New Zealand.

Qualifications: BPhty, PgDipPhty (Musculoskeletal and Sports)

David Daniels



I’m a North Island born Kiwi from the Coromandel, who migrated South in 2008, and am proud to call Dunedin home.

I started the dream career almost 25 years ago as an Outdoor Instructor (Sea Kayak Guide), but that came crashing down when I injured my back surfing and sailing round the South Pacific. The silver lining was my back injury set me on a course of discovery, and a passion for understanding and treating back pain more effectively to heal my own back.

Now, with over 20 years clinical experience in the treatment and prevention of musculoskeletal injuries, I still have a particular interest in chronic lower back pain.

Trained in Traditional Chinese Medicine, I’m an Acupuncturist who’s immersed himself in the intricacies of musculoskeletal anatomy, Orthopaedics, Dry Needling and Neuroscience. This fusion of Eastern wisdom and Western science serves as the cornerstone of my practice, guiding me in addressing both root causes and symptoms of pain.

I’m a huge fan of the effectiveness of the acupuncture needle. It’s effectiveness in pain relief, increasing range of motion, and it’s ability to stimulate the body’s natural healing response.

I find purpose and passion in helping clients find immediate relief, while also enhancing overall health and well-being for their future.

Other passions I have in life are healthy movement, adventure, surfing, Jesus, my beautiful wife, and most of the time our 3 beautiful kids.



BHSc (Acupuncture)

Registered Acupuncturist CMCNZ; MANZ.

Laura Bradburn Acupuncturist ODT



Hi Everyone!  I bring to Consultancy House over 25 years of clinical experience, and am a very gentle Acupuncturist.  I did my training overseas in Seattle, where I also trained as a Herbalist and Massage Therapist.  I have been in New Zealand since 2003.

As well as treating pain, I enjoy and get good results treating stress, anxiety, poor sleeping, depression, fatigue, hormonal issues and poor digestion.    I have specialised in Women’s Health, Maternity and Fertility since 2000 and am very happy treating pregnant women and couples who are trying to conceive.  I also did specialty training in treating Chronic Fatigue (M.E.) and Fibromyalgia.

My interests when I’m not at work are taking care of my two teenage children, tramping, travelling, gardening and writing.  I also love to sail.

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John Swift


I was first introduced to acupuncture in the UK where I completed a 3 year part-time course in Chinese Medicine in 2009 while working as a cook.

Once back home in NZ I completed a degree in the Health Sciences for Chinese Medicine at the NZSATCM. Once qualified with a bachelors degree in 2014 I transitioned from the kitchen to acupuncture full-time.

Numerous studies have shown that acupuncture can help with a wide variety of conditions.

I feel privileged to be an acupuncturist, helping people to be pain free and promoting health and longevity.

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Wendy Reynolds



Born and raised in Yorkshire, I spent a number of years moving around England with my husband’s work before we emigrated in 2006, first spending a year in Adelaide before moving to New Zealand. We spent the first few years in Auckland, then 13-years in Wellington and the Kapiti Coast before landing on the NE Otago coast.

I am fascinated by how an awareness of the body influences health, particularly through movement and meditation, and moving in an embodied way. So much so that I pursued a PhD exploring how yoga can support our lifestyle choices.

Yet my journey started with little movement awareness on my part, resulting in a back injury in my late 20s. The experience of chronic pain took me on a journey that eventually led me to acupuncture, and Pilates. Ten years later, a wrist injury led to a surgery (and a second chronic pain encounter) that curtailed working as a physio but enabled me to incorporate the knowledge I gained to approach acupuncture from both Eastern and Western perspectives, with a particular interest – and a lived experience – of chronic pain.

The past decade has been a yoga deep-dive, whilst continuing to develop my Pilates skills. A particular passion of mine is supporting the nervous system to rest, reset, and restore.

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I have been in New Zealand for 12 years. I was an English teacher as well as a yoga instructor in South Korea until 2012. I was trained at New Zealand School of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Studying Chinese medicine had been my long time wish, as I was always interested in their philosophy. The philosophy has never failed to amaze me so far and I enjoy applying this to help people.

Acupuncture treatment is proved to be effective in relieving pain and recovery from any injury or chronic conditions. Having a series of martial arts injuries myself, I understand how frustrating the pain can be physically and mentally. Also, as a middle aged woman with 2 teenagers, I am interested in women’s conditions including menstrual issues, menopause and graceful aging. I have experienced myself that acupuncture is very helpful.

In my spare time, I enjoy watching sci-fi/fantasy movies. Recently I’m trying to get  back to the martial arts practice.

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Ariane Saint Martin


I’m a native of Southern California. I moved from Los Angeles to Dunedin in 2017 with my husband and two kids to have an adventure and raise our children in a kinder place.

I stumbled into massage therapy purely by accident over twenty years ago when I attended a fundraising event at Paramount Pictures. Somehow, I won a fully paid tuition to massage school that night. I had no plans to become a professional massage therapist (I was in my final year of a Ph.D. in Art History) but figured massage would be a fun skill to have, so I enrolled. The experience changed me and it changed my life. I have practised and continued to study hands-on therapies ever since. I am curious, a lifelong student and I love using what I learn to give clients pain-relief, stress-relief, greater ease of movement and comfort in their own skin.

In addition to Swedish and Deep Tissue Massage, I’m trained and experienced in massage for Cancer Patients as well as critically ill/ hospitalised adults and children. I have extensive experience working with Breast Cancer Patients in particular, having supported many patients throughout their treatment and reconstruction process.

A mother of two myself, I’m trained in Pregnancy Massage and I’m also a Certified Infant Massage Instructor. (Massage can be especially helpful for babies with sensory and digestive issues.)

Earlier in my career I worked with many musicians, computer coders, and anyone else who uses their hands to prevent and treat Repetitive Stress Injuries. I traveled the United States as a tour massage therapist with a rock show and I have worked on movie sets and festivals.

Qualifications: Certified Massage Therapist (CMT), Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Manual Lymph Drainage and Post Surgical Massage Certification

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Nick Garraway


After many years involved in a number of industries as a musician, tradesman, hospitality worker and divemaster, along with my own experience with physios, chiropractors and massage therapists to manage my own pain, I came back to my hometown of Dunedin to pursue my interest in massage therapy.

My family has a history of massage practitioners and my passion and inspiration for massage stems from my Grandfather. My focus within massage is addressing chronic pain, stress management and injury in the workplace, and managing the stresses of modern day living in a holistic manner.

I strongly believe that massage therapy can provide vital psychological and physiological benefits for all and have a positive effect on a person’s well-being. Using massage to address chronic conditions and injuries to reduce pain and improve quality of life is an important part of my work. I enjoy all areas of massage and offer a wide variety skill set specializing in Trigger point release & Remedial massage.

I offer Sports Maintenance, Pre & Post event massage, Myofascial release, Swedish, and Therapeutic Massage.

I look forward to working with you to help live pain free!

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Lorna Canham


The human body fascinates me. I have always worked in healthcare in some capacity.  My original training was as an Intensive care nurse, specialising in Neurosciences, as well as working in Cardiothoracic ICU and Liver ICU, all in the UK. I moved to NZ in 2001 and worked as a Senior Clinical Research Associate for a global pharmaceutical company. After having children, I worked for St John Ambulance as an Emergency Medical Technician.

I use my extensive background in professional healthcare to assess and treat clients with a range of conditions, where my goal is to help people live a more comfortable life.

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Daniela Zapata


My name is Daniela Zapata. I am originally from Mexico City but have been living in Dunedin for the past 4 years. This country hasn’t stopped to amaze me with such beautiful surroundings. Tramping around New Zealand’s bush is one of the things I enjoy the most as well as spending time with my small family.

I have got  over 15 years of experience in manual therapy techniques working with the soft tissue and the musculoskeletal system to approach pain, stiffness, injury and postural imbalances. My passion is to connect with people and use my hands to hear the body.

Neil Patel



I founded the clinic in 1999, moving onto the 5th floor at Consultancy house. At the time it was just me and one room, with my friend David at reception. The first patients included most of the Otago/All black team, often treated in my front room at home.

In the UK I had specialized since 1987 in sports injuries, pregnancy, children, and work related issues, musicians and even horses!

At the time Neki my brother, a chiropractor in Queenstown convinced me Dunedin was the place to be and arranged for Josh Kronfield to meet us at the airport. Krusher helped find us a home, furniture and even how to use our log burner!  I was surprised at how friendly and welcoming people were in Dunedin. Everyone loved to have a good “yarn”, unlike London!

Last 20 years life has been a balancing act between the clinic, raising 6 children and lots of travel.   In the Caribbean I was involved in commercial dive ventures (Bahamas/Dominican Republic) so still have a keen interest in anything to do with the ocean.

Qualifications: D.O.(UK) M.N.Z.R.O.

Kelly Burnett



I grew up in rural Central Otago on farms enjoying everything the outdoors has to offer.

I have been a competitive horse rider since a young age and enjoy both the English and western disciplines’.  Other sports and interests include netball, trail running, fishing, diving and travelling.

I have a passion for farming and the rural community.  My masters research looked at how farmers could be assisted in maintaining their physical health.

Qualifications: B.Apps.Sc (H.B.) Masters Osteopathy

Read more about Kelly’s work history here

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I originally grew up in Hamilton where both my father and grandfather were Chiropractors. It was this experience from a young age that drew to the lifestyle it brought. I studied at the New Zealand College of Chiropractic in Auckland and after qualifying I moved to Australia to work in Mackay. After a couple of years working in Australia I moved to Dunedin and haven’t looked back.
My sporting background is Hockey, Running, Cycling and Skiing but nowadays I spend more time running around the hills of Dunedin and socially competing in different multi sporting events. I have a strong passion for Sports and rehabilitation with PostGraduate qualifications from Otago Medical School in Sports and Exercise Medicine. I have volunteered my time for sporting teams as well as athletes who have benefited from Chiropractic care. I am also a member of the Sports Chiropractic New Zealand Association.

Along with my current practice, I am on the New Zealand Chiropractic Association Council. My role is as Inspiration Chair which is to help increase the membership within the regional groups, provide leadership opportunities to the regionals, facilitate the annual conference, assist in the development of CPD and facilitate links with New Zealand Chiropractic College students.

I am currently a Director on Hamblin trust. The Hamblin Trust was formed and has continued to source donations and funding from within and outside the profession to help fund research into chiropractic. The Hamblin Trust invites applications for grants to support New Zealand based initiatives that will lead to the advancement, improvement, integration and betterment of the practice of chiropractic in New Zealand.

I am currently on the New Zealand Chiropractic Association ACC committee. Our role is to ensure the facilitation of links with ACC and the Chiropractic profession of New Zealand are maintained and constructive.

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Growing up in household where osteopathic treatment was fairly common, manual therapy has always been familiar interest. After knee injury in my teens, personally began to see the benefit of massage and healthy living which spurred me to do the massage diploma at Otago Polytechnic.

Following polytech, was given the opportunity to work with some amazing therapists who taught me practical hands-on skills while also inspiring me to continually learn so can better help those in my community.

I’ve worked with the All Blacks and enjoy the quick pace of sports massage but also the detail that goes into trigger point work.

Being an animal and nature lover, grew up with lot of pets, from chickens to lizards. currently have dog named Lottie who has learned how to beg for massage when she’feeling bit tense!

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Whakatau Roy


I was born in Auckland and raised in the South Island. I am a third-generation painter and have been a painter for the past 9 years. The nature of the job often caused injuries to my lower back, neck and shoulders. I was constantly wrecking my body and I decided I needed to work on healing it. This journey led me to realize that I liked to help others in their journey of wellness. When I was met with the offer to become a massage therapist, I knew this was a perfect opportunity in achieving my goal to help others. So, I studied at the Otago Polytechnic and received a diploma in wellness and relaxation massage.

I enjoy spending time with friends, whanau and my German Shepherd Korra. I love heading out on road trips any chance I get and walking in nature makes me feel at home.

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Beth Shaw

Pregnancy and Post Natal Exercise Specialist

Beth is an experienced personal trainer with over 14 years of experience in the
fitness industry, she has worked in various countries, including the UK, USA,
Australia, Norway, and New Zealand.
Bethany’s approach to Personal Training is rooted in kindness and nurturing. She
believes in supporting and lifting her clients, encouraging independence and
education through progressive challenges so clients can return to their usual lifestyle
aspirations, whether that be running, ballet or simply lifting your child correctly.
Her core values towards training are pain free movement while training the core
through breathing systems, as well as strengthening functional movement patterns
combined with the unique movements of your chosen goals to put you on a better
path to an overall improved lifestyle.
In the past three years she has also specialised in Pregnancy & Post Natal exercise.
And as a mother of two, she understands first-hand the unique physical challenges
that come with having babies. Primarily navigating existing injuries, increasing core
strength, preventing pelvic floor issues, managing abdominal separation, and
improving posture during this time.
She looks forward to meeting you.

Sonya McEwan



I have a son, 2 fur babies, a cat and a dog. We love going paddle boarding, including the dog!! Each year we do something out of the norm, like white water rafting, skiing, water skiing, mountain biking, jet boating, bridge jumping and river surfing. (So much fun). I have also been sky diving (what a rush)!!

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Tracey Sheridan


I joined Consultancy House Clinic in 2022, I love how the team here are dedicated to helping people feel better, I am married to Wayne and we have 3 boys and a dog. We love spending time at our crib in Taieri Mouth it’s such a beautiful and tranquil place.

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Shirley Martin


I’m new to a receptionist role but thoroughly enjoy working with the friendly team at Consultancy House Clinic.

My husband and I have added a beautiful young black lab to our family and so I spend much of my time interacting with her. She fits in well with our relaxed lifestyle of occasional caravan holidays, walking, bike riding and reading. Fishing is still problematic as she thinks all water is for her to retrieve objects from. She does allow me to pursue my passion for knitting – I always like to have some knitting on my needles.

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Julia Addington


I’m Julia. A little bit about me… Born in Timaru, have lived in Christchurch, Hawarden, Cromwell and
now Dunedin. Have been married to Chris since 1987, and we have a daughter, Sam, who is 25.
In my spare time I like to catch up with friends and family. Occasionally play golf, and I like to travel
overseas. Little known fact about me is that in 1990, Chris and I tandem biked across the States
starting at Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco and finishing in Washington DC. I was a lot fitter,
younger and thinner back then!!!
I really love working as a Receptionist at Consultancy House. Very vibrant place and a great team.


Nicky Duncan


After 14 years at a smaller physio clinic, I am enjoying the challenge of Consultancy House Clinic. When not here you will find me at the pool teaching swimming or out adventuring on the wonderful tracks and beaches we have a round Otago.