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About Us

Waitākere Health Hub is a multidisciplinary wellness clinic providing knowledgeable, honest, individualised care for the people of Auckland. 

  Utilising osteopathy, shockwave therapy, acupuncture, massage, romiromi, midwifery, tai chi, pilates and yoga with red light therapy and infrared sauna we provide the tools to help you take ownership of your own health.

Providing the services, through practitioners and partners, to aid your well-being.

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Waitākere Health Hub started its existence as Waitākere Osteopathic Centre in 1993.  It was located on Lincoln Road and by 2009 it was in the old Corban's Estate home opposite the arts centre on Great North Road until recently.  Due to current redevelopments in the area we have relocated back to our origins and are now at 199B Lincoln Road.

This was an excellent time for the evolution of our company to Waitākere Health Hub, reflecting the additional services we provide.  We see ourselves as a group of like-minded practitioners sharing our knowledge and differing practices with each other and our clients.   We are here to help get you moving and back to doing the things you love.  To make lasting changes that will benefit your health and life.

MEET THE TEAM

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Vincent Reyland

Vincent attained a master of Osteopathy and a Bachelor of Applied Science from Unitec Institute of Technology in New Zealand in 2015.  After graduating he went to work in Australia for a few years and then brought his skills back to his home turf of West Auckland.

Vincent’s treatment style investigates causality of injury and aims to prevent recurrence of injury, not only with a structural and mechanical osteopathic approach, but by also providing clients with the knowledge they require to further maintain their wellbeing.

With an extensive background of playing and spectating rugby and baseball/softball, he has a keen interest in sports performance, injury prevention and rehabilitation. This was reflected in his research, where he worked with a Super Rugby franchise, analysing dysfunctional movement patterns and their potential to lead to the development of injury.

Vincent Reyland

Osteopath
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Taurere Teganahau

Taurere Teganahau

Taurere attained a Master of Osteopathy from Unitec institute of technology in New Zealand in 2022. 

Being from Tahiti, Tau considers himself as Pacifica before everything else. Growing up in the islands taught him the importance of collectivism and care for each individual.  He is drawn to osteopathy as well as relaxing massage therapy from his love for care and well-being.  He finds it very rewarding to care for patients. Tau considers himself as being a holistic practitioner with a focus on encouraging movement and function of the different parts of the body.

Being a former international athlete on track and field he now likes going for a good swim and walks in the beautiful surroundings of Aotearoa. He also loves music, producing music, and is always up for a good jam outside of work, whether it is jazz, rock, pop, funk, or soul.

Osteopath
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Jonathan Hall

Jonathan attained a Master of Osteopathy and a Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Biology) from Unitec Institute of Technology in New Zealand in 2015.  After a career in basketball.

His approach to osteopathy is centred around evidence-based manual therapy, medical imaging and the treatment of acute musculoskeletal injuries. Utilising movement analysis to aid in injury prevention, rehabilitation, maintenance and performance, Jonathan aims to keep you away from needing to see your Osteopath for as long as possible and empower you to move better.

 

Jonathan conducted his Master’s Thesis out of AUT Millennium creating a first of its kind treatment protocol for improving vertical jump performance in professional Basketball players. He also specialises in Shockwave Therapy and has completed further postgraduate studies in Western Medical Acupuncture out of AUT and Child & Adolescent Health out of Ara Institute of Technology.

Jonathan Hall

Osteopath
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Barbara obtained her Master of Osteopathy from Collège Ostéopathique de Bordeaux in France in 2021.  Her training has been based on a holistic approach to health and on how osteopathy can benefit patients in reaching their goals.

 

After working in France, she pursued a post-graduate in perinatal care to understand more specifically the needs related to pregnancy, babies and postpartum.
 

Movement, breath and profound listening are at the basis of her practice. Barbara constantly adapts her work to the patient's demands, using her sensibility.
 

Barbara also volunteered with the Hands with Heart Foundation in Bali where she provided osteopathic treatments to children with disabilities.

Barbara Paumelle

Osteopath
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Dewi Thomas

Dewi attained a master of osteopathy from unitec institute of technology in New Zealand in 2023.  She holds a diploma in yoga and has also gained knowledge from several wananga as a Māori mirimiri and romi romi practitioner.  She's currently completing a certificate in abnormal psychology.  She has moved to us from Wellwest.

 

Dewi is a very compassionate practitioner who listens and is attentive to her patients needs.  She draws upon several streams of knowledge, integrating osteopathic science, yoga philosophy, movement and breath.  Dewi also weaves in seamlessly, the knowledge she has gained on her ongoing journey reconnecting to her Maori culture and did her masters on tikanga Māori and osteopathic practices. 

 

Dewi has dabbled in many roles in her life which include, being a cleaner, working in hospitality, working on farms, being a student, being a mother, being a business owner. In her free time she likes to train Muay Thai,  ride horses, take walks with her dog, and spend quality time with her son.

Osteopath and romiromi practitioner
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Olivia attained a master of osteopathy from unitec institute of technology in New Zealand in 2023 and has moved to us from Wellwest.

 

Olivia believes in treating the source of your symptoms and actively collaborates with you throughout the management process to help get you back to your daily activities.


Olivia carries a holistic approach to osteopathy and specialises in structural
techniques, cranial osteopathy, and gentle techniques. Each session is tailored to
meet the specific needs of each client. Additionally, she has completed her research
on the management of endometriosis symptoms and understands how to assist you
in managing gynaecological symptoms.

Olivia Wells

Osteopath 
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Rachel Gotlieb

Rachel Gotlieb

Acupuncturist and Pilates

Rachel is always saying she loves what she does! She loves the simplicity of Chinese medicine (CM).

She enjoys the mechanical aspect of musculoskeletal treatments and uses CM to encourage faster healing and recovery, and supplementing the bodies energy and postural awareness to prevent repetitive injuries occurring. She also specialises in digestive issues, women’s health, ART and fertility as well as obstetrics.  And teaches pilates classes, focusing on better postural alignment.

 

Rachel (Ngāpuhi) has always had a strong calling to her Chinese and Maori culture. Believing there are gems in the philosophies of indigenous cultures that should be passed into the fast paced Western culture. Allopathic medicine has a reductionist approach, breaking down the individual pieces, whereby Chinese medicine is more hollistic, looking at the interconnectedness of various signs and symptoms and the story they tell.

 

It is not about taking a path of meditation and abstinence, but incorporating small conscious every day acts that nurture you to wellbeing.  Teaching yourself not to be too busy for you.

When not treating Rachel is chasing her 5 year old child around and sorting things around the clinic.

Sarah Grogan

Sarah Grogan

Acupuncture and Pilates

Sarah embarked on her career as a fashion designer, which led her on a captivating journey across the globe.  It was during her extensive travels throughout Asia that she had a profound firsthand experience with the transformative benefits of Acupuncture, sparking a life-changing decision to boldy move to New Zealand to pursue a career change. 

She dedicated herself to mastering the art of healing and holds a BHSc in Acupuncture from the New Zealand College of Chinese Medicine. In addition to her acupuncture expertise, Sarah is a certified Suna Pilates instructor, bringing a multifaceted approach to her treatments and rehabilitation.

 

Committed to preventative healthcare, she is a firm believer in the power of holistic well-being. Her interests extend beyond her professional pursuits, encompassing a love for global travel, ocean sports, international cuisine, and sustainable design. She has also played competitive club water polo for one of the oldest athletic clubs in the US sparking  interest into how to help athletes prevent and deal with injury throughout their athletic career as well as after they've retired.

When she's not in the clinic, you'll find Sarah embarking on spontaneous road trips, seeking solace on remote beaches or casting a line.

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Anna Shattky
Anna Shattky

Anna Shattky

Anna uses a holistic approach when working with people to form a personalised treatment plan aimed at helping to alleviate pain and tension while improving quality of movement and wellbeing. Whatever your occupation and whether you’re an athlete or a weekend warrior, Anna can tailor a treatment to support your individual needs and goals with a range of techniques including relaxation, deep tissue, myofascial, neuromuscular and therapeutic techniques.

Anna also incorporates appropriate self-care options such as stretches, exercises, and breathing and relaxation protocols that can be incorporated into daily life.

Anna is a registered massage therapist with Massage New Zealand who has recently graduated from the New Zealand College of Massage with a Level 6 Diploma of Remedial Massage.

Anna lives in Piha with her family. In her spare time she can be found in her garden, running on the Waitakere bush tracks, driving her teenager daughters around and playing competitive hockey.

Massage therapist
Gareth Van Sambeek

Gareth Van Sambeek

Acupuncturist and Manual Therapist

Gareth completed his 4 years of study to gain his Bachelor of Health Science in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (CM) at the New Zealand School of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (NZSATCM) which is New Zealand’s leading institution of its kind.

He was first introduced to the concepts of CM through his involvement in Tai Chi and martial arts as they require an extensive understanding of human physiology and body movement. When learning martial arts, injuries are not uncommon, therefore acupuncture and tui-na (a Chinese form of massage) are often used to speed up recovery time.

Gareth has effectively treated a vast range of conditions and health concerns using Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture as well as modern methods and tools such as heat lamps, electro-acupuncture and fascial manipulation. These vary from treatment for injuries, musculoskeletal pain, headaches, digestive dysfunctions, mood disorders, and women’s health.

 

When not working with us Gareth is teaching and training at his martial arts school - Enlightenment Martial Arts in Mt Eden.  When he isn't training or healing he is chasing his two little humans around.

Partners

Our Partners

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Rachael Hastings, Nicola Carmody, Bri Maddox, and Mila McCambridge love working with pregnant women through the process of childbirth and the postnatal period.

 

Pregnancy and childbirth is an amazing journey. At West Auckland Midwives, we support natural birth, and are highly trained to identify any problems to ensure mothers and babies are looked after with the utmost care.

 

Let our practice of expert midwives guide you through your pregnancy and childbirth journey.

West Auckland Midwives

Piripi
Piripi Prem Kirton-Morunga

Piripi Prem Kirton-Morunga

Piripi (Ngāpuhi) is a romiromi practitioner working extensively in Aotearoa. Trained under the guidance of Te Maurea - traditional Māori healing. Romiromi massage is a form of tradtitional Māori healing that balances your physical  mental, emotional, and spiritual energy.  Piripi is ACC accredited to perform romiromi to aid you back to wellbeing.

 

Piripi also works with whakairo and the performing and creative Arts delivering Māori movement, taonga pūoro (Māori instruments/music/healing practices), taiaha (working with rākau/staff), and art wānanga and workshops.  Piripi's recent work is in collaboration with The Dance Studies Department at The University of Auckland and Unitec, Ngā Waī a te Tūī Māori and Indigenous Research Centre around Indigenous perspectives on chronic pain, and the relationship between Uhi Moko and Romiromi.

Contact Piripi directly to make a booking.

Romiromi

Ph:  021 071 7501

Midwives
Chloe
Chloe Lebee

Chloe Lebee

Hypnotherapist and Yoga teacher

Ph:  022 064 8616

or email

Merging the ancient practice of yoga with hypnotherapy, Chloe’s work aims at grounding us into the power of our presence and its relationship to everything that is. Her recent grief and experience with our current mental health care system have made her more determined than ever to create a progressive vision of mental wellness.

 

Through Hypnotherapy and yoga, she offers a space of exploration and awareness to discover the deep interconnectedness of your emotional, mental and physical fields. The ways of the twenty-first century seem to be making us more and more distracted and overwhelmed. Constant interruptions, expectations and an overload of information are at the tip of our fingers.

 

Through yoga and hypnotherapy, Chloe discovered the power of mindful awareness. Without us really noticing, days will mould us into shape and although we don’t have much say over some of the events of our life, we do have sovereignty over our bodies. This relationship with ourselves should not be one of authority but rather trust, compassion, and kindness. Through her practices, Chloe provides guidance so you can tune your awareness to a frequency that sustains well-being. Whether you want to quit smoking, lose weight, get over your fears and anxiety, or simply care for your emotional and mental well-being, you will be amazed at the changes possible when you take the time to truly hear yourself with a compassionate ear.

 

"I am not my thoughts, emotions, sense perceptions, and experiences. I am not the content of my life. I am Life. I am the space in which all things happen." Eckhart Tolle.

Susanna Dvorak

Susanna and her husband Dieter are the brain child behind Bwell.  They share a vision to create a service catering for the many people who are healthy yet wish to fulfil their true potential, using coaching, consultation and massage services they assist their clients into creating, optimising their personal well-being of both mind and body.

Susanna trained as a Massage practitioner at the NZ College of Massage and is always continuing her studies in the alternative health sector.  She uses many different forms of massage to aid your body to heal itself.

When not working with us at the clinic Susanna is working from home in Huia, and in her spare time she is a long distance swimmer, and has taken part in many multi-sport competitions.

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Kate Duder

Kate Duder

Kate from Inside Matters has partnered with us to bring her passion of red light therapy and infrared sauna to us all.

A little from Kate..

"I started to look into the benefits of red light therapy and infrared sauna a few years ago when researching alternative treatments to support my health. I have a genetic condition called Elhers Danlos Syndrome which has lead to hypermobility, body pain (similar to Fibromyalgia), ME/Chronic fatigue, low blood pressure and digestive issues. I understand the challenges people with a chronic illness face in the mainstream medical system and and love working with others to help them support their wellbeing naturally from their own homes. Since I started using red light therapy and sauna I have noticed improved energy and less body pain. I am excited to be able to offer to make these treatments accessible to others with the same or similar conditions. We have shorter time sessions available to enable you to start slow and build up your tolerance so please reach out to discuss these". 

Kate is also an essential oils specialist and is happy to help with any questions on how essential oils could complement your body treatments at Waitakere Health Hub, help your recovery from injury and support your mental and physical health. 

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Rebecca Jennings

Rebecca Jennings

Breathwork facilitator

Ph:  021 1829009

Rebecca is an accredited SOSHA Breathwork Facilitator and Elevare Breathwav™ Facilitator in Training and is certified in Reiki Level 3, Romiromi and Sound Healing. She has worked in the fast-paced television industry for over 18 years and understands just how busy life can get and how little time we make for ourselves.

 

Rebecca was introduced to breathwork 6 years ago and has experienced the transformational benefits first-hand. She is passionate about empowering people with the knowledge, tools, and techniques to make a positive change in their lives. 

 

This style of breathwork is a conscious connected breathing practise that involves rhythmically drawing the breath in and out of the mouth. It is best described as an active form of meditation that can produce a release by clearing suppressed emotions and limiting beliefs held within the physical body & mind. It has the capacity to prompt shifts in awareness and provide meaningful insight and understanding. Rebecca weaves her love of music into every session by creating a unique soundscape and creates a safe space to guide and support you throughout the process.  

 

The method is simple:

 

Breathe in, let it out, let it go….

 

Please contact Rebecca directly to discuss if breathwork is right for you.

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