WHAT WE BELIEVE IN
We know that our patients are looking for ways to support their health, often seeking less invasive, drug free approaches to strengthen their wellbeing. It’s why we’re passionate about supporting our patients in making powerful lifestyle changes, understanding alternatives to care, and becoming active participants in their own treatment.
We take the time to see you as an individual. To really get to know you and understand your health concerns. We customise and evolve treatments over time to be effective for YOU, the person behind the symptoms rather than focusing on the symptoms alone.
B.Sc., B,App,Sc. (Chiropractic), Ph.D., ICCSP, FRCC.
John has been investigating better ways to look at health and wellbeing for over thirty years and realises that most problems are a consequence of the patient’s genetics, history and environment. John graduated from the University of Canterbury in 1981 with a B.Sc. in neuro and comparative physiology. He then went to Australia and studied chiropractic at RMITU. He worked in Australia while commencing his Ph.D. in philosophy of health which he completed in 1998.
He is an Internationally Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner (ICCSP) and a Fellow of the Royal College of Chiropractic. He is published in chiropractic’s top research journal (JMPT) and has presented at academic seminars both at nationally and internationally.
John is married with two small children. Even after thirty years he happily admits that his patients and family are always teaching him new ideas and providing new insights.
In addition to his clinical work John is keen to spread the word about chiropractic and how it can address functional issues and improve performance. He is available to talk to sports clubs, other health practitioners and community groups.
John has a regular show “Health Matters” on Fresh FM which he hosts with his wife Sam.
Sam is a member of the New Zealand Naturopaths and Medical Herbalists (NZAMH), the body that sets and manages the standards of practice for Naturopathy and Herbal medicine in New Zealand. Sam has completed advanced training in the treatment and management of: autism and ADHD, crohns disease and ulcerative colitis, and fertility. She also works in the area of multivational interviewing for behavioural change. Her qualifications include Master’s Degree in Health Science, PGHlthSci, BHSc (Complementary Medicine) and DipClinicalHerbMed.
Sam is an experienced and respected clinician managing women, men and children’s health issues, where she also weaves her life coaching skills into each consult to maxmise results. Sam offers a range of services including specialist diagnostic testing, nutritional advice and herbal therapeutics plus DNA wellness checks.
Sam regularly presents to the corporate sector, has lectured at the University of Canterbury and is regularly contracted to present the latest research to her profession both in New Zealand and overseas.
BEFORE YOUR APPOINTMENT
There are several forms that we will need you to complete before we can treat you. Please either allow an additional 15 minutes in the clinic prior to your appointment time, or complete the below forms and bring them with you.
If you are taking any medication or supplements, it is a good idea to write these down or bring them to your appointment so we can determine how they may be impacting on your presenting problems.
|Initial ACC Consult||$134.50|
|ACC Follow Up Consult||$54.50|
|DNA Wellness Checks||$800.00|
|DNA Microbime Checks||$600.00|
If you have an approved ACC claim please bring your confirmation letter with you so your visit can be lodged as an ACC subsidised visit.We charge consults by online invoicing and all fees are payable within three days of the invoice date.
24 hrs minimum cancellation notice is required, otherwise a fee may be charged.
Our answer phone is available 24 hours a day for appointments and cancellations.
DID YOU KNOW?
SAM AND JOHN HOST THEIR OWN SHOW ‘EVOLVING HEALTH’ ON FRESH FM
You can listen to it every Tuesday at 11am or catch the replay on Sunday afternoons at 1:40pm
Or you can download the podcast from the Fresh FM website here