MEET THE TEAM

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Fiona Laryn
Osteopath D.O. MSc. Ost.
Director Queenstown & Wanaka
Available in Queenstown
Speaks English & Italian

My journey into Osteopathic Medicine began with five years of full-time study at the International College of Osteopathic Medicine (ICOM) in Milan, Italy where I obtained my D.O. Followed by Master of Science in Osteopathy at the University of Surrey in London.

 

I see a wide range of patients in the clinic, ranging from infants to the elderly with everything from sports injuries and muscular-skeletal problems to more complex cases of ongoing chronic pain involving the nervous system and and internal organ disfunction. I work closely with various medical specialists to ensure patients obtain full recovery and their treatment plan is clear.

When not in the clinic you can find me snowboarding, rock climbing or out on the lake paddle boarding.

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I come from a family of health care practitioners so it was inevitable I would take a similar path. Osteopathy appealed to me because of the holistic, patient-centred approach that I saw.

 

My training consisted of five years of fulltime study at Unitec in Auckland, coming out of this with a Bachelor of Applied Science and a Master of Osteopathy. 

In my clinical practice I see a large range of patients coming through the doors including athletes, school children, farmers and elderly.

 

I have a strong interest in sports and performance with a personal background in soccer, tennis and showjumping. I enjoy helping people get back up and running following injury and working with them to ensure prevention in the future. 

I am always working to further my skills through attending courses and collaboration with both osteopaths and other health care professionals and specialists.

Bianca Coutts
Osteopath B.App. Sci.,  M.Ost
Available in Queenstown
Speaks English

Luke Reumers

Luke Reumers
Osteopath B.App. Sci.,  M.Ost
Available in Queenstown
Speaks English

For as long as I can remember, I have had a keen interest in the human body and optimising human health, fitness, and performance. Therefore, osteopathy was a perfect career choice for me.

 

I have completed a Bachelor of Applied Science (human biology) and Master of Osteopathy. I am particularly interested in fitness, exercise and movement, sleep, supplementation, breathing, stress control, and nutrition. I will apply this knowledge along with the practical skills learned to help restore normal pain-free function to affected areas.
 

I enjoy participating in a range of hobbies & sports, including mountain biking, snowboarding, surfing, trail running, weight training and CrossFit to maintain both physical and mental health and to practice what I preach. 

 

Our Osteopaths

Brita Graser Queenstown Osteopath

Originally from Austria, I trained at the European School of Osteopathy (ESO) in the UK where I obtained my Master of Osteopathy.

 

During my studies I volunteered at the ESO’s women’s health clinic where I developed a special interest in women's health – including pregnancy and post-partum care. I completed a variety of post-graduate courses, with a special focus on visceral (organ) manipulation and the effects of organs on the musculoskeletal system. Jaw problems, neck pain, and headaches are also fields of great interest. I firmly believe in finding the source of the pain rather than just treating the symptoms in order to achieve long-lasting results.

 

I enjoy treating a wide range of people, using a variety of techniques from gentle fascial release, cranial and visceral techniques, to structural adjustments in order to facilitate healing.

In my spare time I follow my biggest passion – hiking – with the determination to climb every mountain between Milford and Wanaka. On quieter days I practice yoga, mindfulness and meditation.

Brita Graser
Osteopath MBA. MOst.
Available in Queenstown
Speaks English, German, French & Lao

Cedric Jallet Wanaka Osteopath and Acupuncturist

Cedric Jallet
Osteopath D.O. Bsc.(Hons) Ost.
Dip. Acupuncture TCM
Western Medical Acupuncture

Available in Wanaka
Speaks English, French & Spanish

Graduating from the European School of Osteopathy in 2002 and completing a Diploma in Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2012, I have built a wealth of manual therapy experience. I work with a variety of patients from new born babies to the elderly using a wide range of treatment modalities including structural, functional, visceral and cranial osteopathy to suit every patient's unique needs. I am also qualified in Western Medical Acupuncture, postural stretching and kinesiotaping and incorporate these into my everyday practice.

 

Outside of the clinic, I have undertaken many years of martial art training and hold two black belts in Aikido and Kendo. I have a strong interest in functional movement in my daily training approach.

 

A resident in beautiful Aotearoa since 2013, I chose to settle in Wanaka where I can enjoy the mountains and pursue a ski guiding pathway, chasing powder as an assistant guide in snowcat and heliski operations. 

I am fortunate to be very well travelled and as a result am fluent in a number of languages including English, French, Spanish and basic Japanese.

Anna Burgess Queenstown Osteopath

Anna Burgess
Osteopath B.App. Sci.,  M.Ost.
Western Medical Acupuncture

Available in Wanaka
Speak Engligh

A New Zealand trained Osteopath and Western Medical Acupuncturist, I completed my Bachelors in Human Biology (BAppSci) and Masters of Osteopathy (M.Ost) at Unitec in Auckland.

I enjoy the challenge of problem-solving each case, which includes not only looking at the area of discomfort but also investigating whole body function and daily habits to determine the true cause of the issue. I’m a true believer in manual therapy and have experienced first-hand how it improves the overall quality of life through pain relief, increased movement, and vitality.

I spent a year working with the Warriors rugby league team in Auckland. I’m also passionate about treating those who suffer from headaches, jaw pain, neck and shoulder dysfunction as well as women’s health- with a particular focus on treating pregnant and postpartum women.

My partner Chris and I run Rad Skate School here in Wanaka: teaching both children and adults how to skateboard. I’m always up for an adventure, which is why I chose Wanaka as my new home. Hiking, mountain-biking, snow sports, water sports – you name it, I love it all.

Laura Randal Queenstown Osteopath

I am a British trained osteopath and I have been based in New Zealand for the last 7 years. My interest in osteopathy and healthcare was sparked from a young age as a competitive horse rider where, I had my own recovery journey from various falls!

 

Throughout my career I have worked with a range of patients including professional rugby teams and Cross-fit athletes. I have continued my learning with further study in Western Medical acupuncture and personal training/rehabilitation for musculoskeletal injuries.

 

My areas of interest include management of acute and chronic lower back and hip pain. I also enjoy working with pre/post surgical hip conditions & hip osteoarthritis. I take a holistic treatment approach to managing pain, and I strongly believe movement is medicine. I take my patients through a movement screen during treatment to guide me in the prescription of exercises and education to allow my patients to become more self sufficient in effectively managing their own health and wellbeing.

 

In my spare time, you can find me in the mountains! I love weightlifting, skiing, hiking, rock climbing, hockey and all things adventure.

Laura Randall
Osteopath BSc. Ost.,
Western Medical Acupuncture
Cert 4&5 Personal Trainer

Available in Wanaka
Speaks English

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Originally from a small town in the Manawatu, where I grew up playing a lot of sports, I became interested in the human body and rehabilitation, after experiencing my own sporting injuries during teenage years.

My Osteopathic career began with a strong focus on the sporting world, having had previous experience working with the Warriors and with a local Auckland premier league team supporting them through their injuries. I then diversified and focused my attention on pregnant and post-partum woman, and through this found a real passion working with infants, treating neck issues (favouring one side) postural strains and GI irritations. 

In adult patients I see a lot of neck/upper back pain, along with headaches and shoulder dysfunctions.


I love the opportunity to make a connection with each patient and help them to return to daily life without pain and dysfunction. I am primarily a structural osteopath that utilises a logical approach to osteopathic care, and not only do I provide hands-on soft tissue treatment, but I also offer advice and education tailored to each person.

My partner and I have moved to Queenstown to experience the beautiful surroundings the South has to offer. We are keen hikers and hunters, and love spending most of our spare time outdoors.

Belinda Dyer
Osteopath B.App. Sci.,  M.Ost
Available in Queenstown
Speaks English

Our Acupuncturists

 
 
 
Daisuke Hiratsuka Queenstown Acupuncturist

Daisuke Hiratsuka
Acupuncturist & Shiatsu
Massage Therapist

Speaks English & Japanese
Available in Queenstown

I am originally from Japan, which is where I obtained my degree in Acupuncture, Moxibustion and Anma Massage Acupressure graduating from Oniki Medical School in 2010. I worked for several years in Tokyo before moving with my family to Queenstown.

I am particularly interested in treating viral, bacterial and fungal infections for people with compromised immunity, menstrual and menopause symptoms, breech babies, sports injuries both acute and chronic and mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety.

When not working in the clinic I like to be with my wife and 2 daughters, cooking for friends or fishing on the lake. 

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Antonia Mathers
Acupuncturist
Speaks English
Available in  Queenstown

My journey into natural medicine began as an amalgamation of being innately curious to understand my own body and caring for those around me.

 

This led me to complete a four year degree at the New Zealand School of Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine. I then continued to explore classical teachings at the International Oriental College in the Netherlands.

 

I value the place all modalities have in healing and particularly appreciate a consideration of each person as an integrated whole; the underlying causes of disease and the safe and effective pathways to achieve natural vitality, emotional well-being and freedom from pain.

I am passionate about helping aid musculoskeletal recovery, mental health conditions and autoimmune diseases.

I grew up on our family farm in Northland with my four brothers and sisters. I like spending my time in or on the water, finding beautiful places, being with friends/family, motorbiking and learning more about horticulture, sustainability, arts and yoga.

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I am a qualified Acupuncturist, Chinese Herbal Medicine Practitioner and Tuina Massage Therapist. I have been living, training and working in Auckland for the last 10 years and am excited to be now working in Wanaka.

 

I love the way that Chinese medicine looks at health and disease depending on the balance of yin and yang. I enjoy continuing to learn how acupuncture works, specifically interpreting traditional Acupuncture with neuroscience.

 

My general approach to musculoskeletal or internal medicine is a combination of body/ear/scalp acupuncture, electroacupuncture, tuina, guasha (scraping), cupping, herbal medicine, and simple qigong movement.

 

My passions in the area of treatment are pain management, musculoskeletal issues, internal medicine including any digestive issues, mental health, and women's health.

 

I'm originally from Seoul, Korea, and moved to New Zealand more than a decade ago. In my spare time, I love to be with my partner outdoors and exploring new hiking places in the beautiful South Island.

Sujin Park
BHSc. Acupuncture 
Dip. Tuina Massage Therapist
Dip. Chinese Herbal Medicine

Speaks English, Korean & Mandarin
Available in Wanaka

Counselling

Jessica Lochte Queenstown Counsellor

Jessica Lochte
Somatic Counsellor, Creative Arts Therapist ANZACATA
Available in Queenstown & Telehealth
Speaks English & German

Erin MacDermott Practice Manager

Health & wellness is my passion and I am thrilled to be working with such a talented team of health professionals.

I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management after attending the University of Massachusetts & The University of Hawaii. I furthered my education with a 1 year massage therapy qualification in Colorado and obtained a personal training certificate in Queenstown.

When not in the clinic you can find me with my dog Kaia hiking, snowboarding or paddle boarding.

Erin MacDermott
Clinic Practice Manager
Speaks English

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I love working within the health and wellness industry, alongside the ethos of care and attention to those in the community. This is how I approach my role as a clinic manager, giving care and attention to the Wanaka team and their patients.

 

I came to the clinic having had a 15 year career as a police officer (where I earned extreme skills in generally bossing people about) both in the North and South Islands, followed by running my own business for several years.

 

When not in the clinic you can find me studying towards my degree in Counselling, off for a run with our two dogs in tow, or if I'm really lucky, under a shady tree with a good book.

Mel Twyman
Clinic Practice Manager
Speaks English

Our Clinic Practice Managers

Having grown up as the quiet kid on the block in Germany, I developed a deep interest in non-verbal communication and the expressive qualities of the body. This guided me into a field of somatic and body-based psychotherapies, culminating in graduate studies in Dance/Movement Therapy & Counselling, and post-graduate qualifications in trauma treatment and sensorimotor psychotherapy. 

 

My main areas of interest are working with presentations of simple and complex PTSD, as well as different forms of dissociation. Particularly, I enjoy working with the autonomic nervous system (ANS) through somatic and creative means, repatterning neurological safety and defensive responses, to create an integrated state of health and wellbeing (physically as well as psychologically). My approach is collaborative, integrative, and non-directive, aiming to create a space in which experiences of any kind can be explored within the therapeutic alliance.

 

My own background has further pulled me into the study of intergenerational trauma and cultural dynamics, with a special focus on national trauma and shame resilience. Cultural humility has become one of my core values and I appreciate the trust and wisdom many of my clients bring and share about their own cultural backgrounds.

 

Outside of work, I enjoy the outdoors: climbing, hiking, surfing, running, and possibly soon snowboarding. I also have a keen interest in Yin and restorative forms of Yoga and a passion for creative and mindful activities such as drawing and scribbling.