About Align Osteopaths: Healing Hands, Caring Hearts.

JESSICA GAMBLIN
Registered Osteopath

Hi! I’m Jessica. I started becoming interested in natural health during my time in a holistic health centre when I was 16! I’ve always been fascinated by the human body and it’s ability to adapt and heal itself.

With a keen interest in doing something hands-on, I discovered osteopathy and I was away! I was lucky enough to have trained with the European School of Osteopathy (UK). A university renowned world-wide for producing highly qualified graduates due to it’s diverse and holistic approach to osteopathy.

With an extensive background and training in working with children and babies, I pride myself in providing gentle, yet effective treatments to the whole family.

I am passionate about working with you to improve your well-being and look forward to meeting you in our beautiful clinic!

Liam Vane Massage Therapy for Feet and Plantar Fasciitis in Tauranga

LIAM VANE
Sports Massage Therapist

This is Liam, the other half of the dynamic duo! After a long career in the trade industry, Liam felt called to make a big change. He wanted to work with people and make a difference!

Given the physical nature of his past work, Liam has always sought out manual therapy to keep him well and feeling good. And now he has found a new passion in massage! Not only does Liam have talented hands, but he is dedicated to providing a good service by always giving a 110%!

Massage perfectly compliments osteopathy, especially for those of you that have more chronic issues or a lot of tension due to stress.

MICHAELA FENECH
Registered Osteopath

Michaela is a friendly, caring and compassionate osteopath. Australian born, with Maltese and New Zealand heritage, Michaela seized the opportunity to move to NZ to help the people of Tauranga, where her extended family live and reside.

She is a strong advocate for having a balance in all aspects of life, and encourages patients to pursue a positive outlook on their day to day living.  She is enthusiastic about treating a diverse range of patients and achieving the best possible outcomes for each of them.

Michaela has undertaken further studies into Clinical Pilates, which helps patients with long term injury management and prevention. She is also qualified in RockTape application, myofascial dry needling and cupping!

Outside of work, Michaela enjoys spending time with her family and friends; running, hiking, swimming, kayaking and exploring the outdoors.

 

ZUZANA POVAZANOVA
Registered Osteopath

Zuzana has been working with manual therapies since 2009. She first qualified in holistic massage, then completed a degree in Osteopathy at the College of Osteopaths in London. She has treated a wide variety of patients, from sports people, office workers, children, pregnant women to elderly patients.
 
She volunteered as a therapist at the London Olympics and London Marathon. Zuzana believes that correct diagnosis is the key to effective treatment and it is important to engage the patient in the whole process through education, treatment and rehabilitation. She combines various techniques in her treatment tailoring it to the individual.
 
In her spare time Zuzana loves travelling and spent 9 months exploring the world. Her other passions are dancing Argentine tango and salsa.

NICKY SMYTH
Registered Osteopath

Nicky is our latest addition to the Align Osteopaths team, bringing with her a wealth of expert knowledge in treating Mums, Babies and Children. 

A truly kind and gentle soul, Nicky works intuitively and holistically to help improve the wellbeing of our precious whanau, ensuring that mother and child receive important care during a significant time in their lives.

Nicky has done specialised training in these fields including pregnancy, post-partum, paediatrics, breastfeeding and biodynamic osteopathy (a gentle form of cranial osteopathic treatment which focuses on the whole well-being of the person).

On top of this, Nicky has also completed a year-long course for rehabilitative Pilates, with the world renown Polestar Pilates – a program designed for health-care practitioners.

About Align Osteopaths

When people first step into the clinic, they take a moment and say Amazing!

It’s important to us that your experience is not limited to the time you are lying on the table. We have paid a lot of attention to the details around the clinic and have created a space that is homey and nice. We want you to enjoy our whole premises. Take the chance to stop and relax from the moment you visit.