About Osteopathy

Osteopathy Awareness Week 2017



Join us as we celebrate Osteopathy Awareness Week this 16th-22nd of April.

Osteopaths NZ joins with the Osteopathic International Alliance and osteopathic organisations around the world to increase awareness of the role of Osteopaths and their contribution to healthcare.

Follow our social media campaign on Facebook or Twitter.

You can also get creative with our colouring competition - prizes are up for grabs for the kids so email us your artwork! Download a copy of the picture here.

About Osteopaths NZ

Osteopaths New Zealand is a clear voice advancing Osteopathic Healthcare in New Zealand


  • Support the professional needs of New Zealand Osteopaths
  • Promote the benefits of Osteopathic healthcare to New Zealanders
  • Actively represent the Osteopathic profession in the healthcare environment


About Us:

Osteopaths New Zealand was formed as a professional association in March 2013 with the aim of providing a unified voice for the Osteopathic profession in New Zealand. We are the peak body representing the interests of Osteopaths, as well as promoting and increasing awareness of Osteopathy. We follow in the footsteps of a series of professional associations that have forged the path to registration under the HPCA Act, and look to continue to support, promote and grow Osteopathy in New Zealand.

View our Constitution here

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Osteopaths New Zealand is a proud member of the Allied Health Aotearoa.


Our Committee consists of:       

  • President - Naaznin Karim
  • Vice President - Rochelle Judkins
  • Treasurer - LeeAnn Jefferies
  • Committee Members - Dominic Bourne, Clementine Carnus, Jane McCulloch, Phil Rowe


Our Secretariat:

The secretariat services for Osteopaths NZ (ONZI) are provided by Business Professional Services Limited (BPSL).

BPSL specialise in services to the non-profit sector and have provided services to ONZI since 2013, including Board and membership support, event and forum management, legislative compliance, financial accounts, and quality systems and administration.

BPSL assists volunteer boards with:

  • Competent professional advice
  • Administration and advocacy
  • Financial and treasury functions
  • Meetings, seminars and conferences
  • Staff, volunteer and member support
  • Statutory and legislative compliance

For more information, contact BPSL on 09 419 0042 or email BPS your enquiry.


About Osteopathy


Osteopaths are primary health care practitioners who recognise the important link between the structure of the body and the way it functions. Osteopathy is a form of manual medicine which facilitates healing by focusing on how the skeleton, joints, muscles, nerves, circulation, connective tissue and internal organs function as a holistic unit.

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What to Expect

During your first consultation your osteopath will ask questions about your problem and symptoms. They may also ask questions about previous injuries, your medical history, any medications you are taking, or other factors that may not appear to be directly related to your problem.

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