Meet Your Osteopaths
Kim Collard (M.Ost, B.AppSc)
Osteopathy first sparked Kim’s interest over 20 years ago, following the birth of her eldest child. Both she and her daughter benefited greatly from having osteopathic treatment. From that experience, she was inspired to pursue a career in osteopathy, and in particular to support new mothers and babies. For Kim, osteopathy has the perfect balance between a firm grounding in science and a respect for the less tangible aspects that contribute to the health, happiness and wellness of an individual. She loves the challenge of putting together all of these aspects to work out an individual approach for each patient.
Pia Wittwer Blaser (M.Ost, M.Sc, B.AppSc)
Originally from Switzerland, Pia was trained as a scientist and graduated from the University of Bern in 1998 with a Master of Science in Molecular Biology. Upon relocating to New Zealand with her husband and two small children, she was looking for a change in career. Wanting to pursue her interest in the medical field and find a profession that would continue to provide challenges and opportunities for development, Pia chose to study osteopathy. After 5 years of full-time study, she graduated with honours in 2009 from the Master of Osteopathy program at Unitec, NZ. Her Masters research looked at attitudes toward Evidence-based Practice in the osteopathic profession in New Zealand.