Kim Collard – Osteopath

Kim Collard - OsteopathOsteopathy first sparked Kim’s interest  following the birth of her eldest child 20 years ago, when both she and her daughter benefited greatly from having osteopathic treatment. From that experience she was inspired to pursue a career in osteopathy, and in particular to support new mums and babies. The majority of her professional training has focused on obstetrics and pediatrics, as well as both cranial and biodynamic cranial osteopathy. She has been involved with the organisation of many osteopathic courses covering musculo-skeletal and visceral osteopathy.
For Kim, osteopathy has the perfect balance between a firm grounding in science and a respect for the less tangible aspects that contribute to the wellness of an individual. She enjoys working with people of all ages and stages, however the main focus of her practice is mothers, babies and children. She fees very privileged to work with new families at such a special and crucial time of their lives, and loves being involved at each step; from treating the mother during pregnancy,  the new baby, then the child as they grow  and develop. Kim whole-heartedly believes that osteopathic treatment through these various stages sets the individual up for lifelong health and well-being.

Rebecca McKay-Watts, BAppSc (HB), MOst (Hons)

Rebecca McKay Watts - OsteopathRebecca always wanted to help people in some way, and found osteopathy offered the healthcare approach that suited her best. Osteopaths are in a unique position in rehabilitation and allied healthcare. They are able to spend more time with clients and really listen to what they say; they look at the body as a whole, making diagnoses that are informed and cohesive, and offer solutions that are functional and effective.
Rebecca loves being in a profession through which she can assist people make positive changes in their health and lives. The ‘light bulb’ health moments are what keep her interested, learning, and passionate. As well as general osteopathy, she specialises in the treatment of pregnant women, babies, and children. She has attended and continues to attend courses both in obstetrics and paediatrics and has gained experience by working in several osteopathic clinics with a focus on these fields. For Rebecca, supporting and helping a woman throughout her pregnancy is a privilege. Also, helping families who are struggling with feeding issues, colicky or unsettled babies and seeing the difference osteopathy can make continues to be wonderful. Rebecca is also a clinical supervisor for the Masters of Osteopathy programme at Unitec.To find out more, click here