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.

Ruth Atkinson (MA, BSc Hons (Ost))

Ruth studied Osteopathy as a second degree, keen to work with people in a field which had scope for self-development and enquiry. She graduated from the British School of Osteopathy in London, and moved to New Zealand in 2001. All her postgraduate studies have been in Australasia, with a particular interest in womens’ and children’s health.

Osteopathy is a diverse profession, with constant challenges and opportunities for learning. Osteopathic work – and education – has been much disrupted by the challenges of Covid, but this is also a rewarding experience, which has required us to come together as a profession to meet the demands of our times. Ruth is currently completing the Biodynamic modules of Osteopathy in the Cranial Field, with previous study through the Sutherland Cranial Teaching Foundation.

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