Meet the team
Cheri became passionate about osteopathy after seeing the successful treatment of a family member and as part of her competitive swimming background she developed an interest in all things musculoskeletal. Cheri's masters thesis concerned the reliability and validity of an exercise measurement scale used in running, and she is currently finalising this for publication. Cheri is an Aucklander now living in Whangaparoa where she can be found spending her leisure time in and on the water.
Tony Howat BAppSc(HB) M.Ost,PGcert H.Sc Osteopath and acupuncturist
Tony found his passion for osteopathy after many years training in martial arts. He has added to his qualifications with western medical acupuncture and now finds application for his skills with the elderly , the weekend warrior and with children. Tony is a strong believer in primal movement patterns and the return of the lost skills and movement patterns that evolution developed. Modern living has decreased our access to these natural movement patterns so Tony can often be found running barefoot through the wilderness of west Auckland!
Tony and Cheri both trained at Unitec to gain their Masters degrees in Osteopathy and are fully qualified in western medical acupuncture techniques in addition to osteopathy.
Mike McMillan; primal movement trainer.
Mike has helped a huge number of people understand the limitations and the opportunities they have in their own body . He challenges convention by taking clients through a range of movements that identify strengths and weaknesses , whist emphasizing the strategies to train and improve them
Mikes CV extends to ironman , duathlons, full and half marathons, mountain biking, off road (Xterra) running up to 67km, obstacle and spartan events, Crossfit and MovNat.
Mike has run large group activities up to 60 cross fit athletes and coached smaller groups in movement skills. This is where his passion lies now.
Graeme qualified from the British School of Osteopathy in 1991 and developed Poole Bay Osteopaths in the UK over 13 years before emigrating to NZ to teach osteopathic techniques. As a lecturer, particularly of the techniques of osteopathy, he has taught on the masters of osteopathy programme for 10 years. As a veteran of the professional windsurfing association he has worked with high performance athletes and weekend warriors alike. He is delighted to be working with patients again, to achieve an active lifestyle.
Clive Standen DO MA
needs no introduction in osteopathic circles . Graduating in 1986 from the British School of Osteopathy he has variously been head of the department of osteopathy at Unitec, associate professor, and chair of the International Osteopathic Alliance developing the professions' strengths in modern healthcare whilst caring for its legacy. Clive is a part time member of the team specialising in maximising the retirement years and developing the best start for the very youngest of the new generation. Clive is available to review complex cases and those at either end of the age spectrum.
Christiane will emphasise the peace in your life. She has skills in relaxation massage based on swedish massage that she wants to share with you. If you are looking for a quiet time with an increased sense of well being Christiane can help you. Take an hour out of your schedule for a relaxing massage today.