Three Osteopaths work from the clinic:
Tessa Craven, Victoria Huggett & Alice Edme
Tessa is a UK trained Osteopath. Graduating in 2002 with an Honours Degree in Osteopathic Medicine. She has been living and working in NZ since late 2002. Initially working for a short spell with Body Mechanics Rotorua/Matamata & Papamoa, and then later with the Mount Osteopathic Clinic, Health 4 U & Papamoa Family Osteopathic Clinic. Tessa has been running her own clinic since 2009, initially in Papamoa & for the past 8 years in Mount Maunganui.
Tessa has an particular interest in working with rehabilitation, pregnancy pain, neck pain/headaches, although treats a full spectrum of issues. Her methods are mainly 'structural' (mobilising joints and using massage & manipulation) but also practices Cranial Osteopathy, Visceral Osteopathy (working with the abdominal and pelvic organs) and functional Osteopathy (a very gentle method of mobilisation).
Tessa has a diploma in Animal Osteopathy and shares her clinic time between humans, dog and horses.
Tessa worked with the Mount Premier Rugby Team for two years providing pitch-side first aid and injury rehabilitation. She also taught mat Pilates for 5 years.
Tessa is a mother of 2 young girls, in her spare time she is keen runner, mountain biker, snowboarder, swimmer and fledgling triathlete and adventure racer, Tessa understands the need to prevent and resolve injuries as quickly as possible as well as educating the individual to 'know their body' and self-manage effectively.
Chis is a high level Osteopath with a huge level of experience working with sporting injuries. Having qualified as an Osteopath in the UK 19 years ago, he has traveled extensively around the world with his work; in the UK, Barbados, previous;y here in NZ and also Australia, which is where he started to specialise in sports-related injuries and rehabilitation.
On returning to the UK in 2007, Chris worked in the Premier League Football Association for 9 years with Fulham FC and Queens Park Rangers FC. Thais has given Chris extensive experience and knowledge of sports-related injuries, rehabilitation and training.
Chris has also taught as a clinical supervisor for 4 years at the British School of Osteopathy and the University of Technology in Auckland.
Chris has a keen interest in Functional Neuroscience and functional movement patterns which he applies to help identify root causes in patients' problems.
Chris enjoys surfing, golf, keeping fit and kite-boarding whenever he gets a spare moment from entertaining his 2 young children.
Chris is currently away from the clinic, he is back in the UK.
Alice studied at the European School of Osteopathy situated in the lovely Kent countryside of England.
After graduating in 2013, she returned to her home country, France, and worked in the french Alps for a year.
She then decided to be adventurous and fly all the way across the world to New Zealand.
Originally intended to be a short stay, she found herself attached to this beautiful country, probaly thanks to the fact that she was lucky enough to land in Tauranga.
New Zealand's lifestyle seems to be working perfectly with her needs as she is a keen tramper, surfer and sailor.
As an osteopath, Alice works using a wide variety of techniques, from gentle cranial therapy to strong soft tissue and adjustments, all in order to adapt to patient's unique needs.
She is particularly interested in woman's health at all stages of life, working towards a better appreciation of their body and fitness, especially during challenging times such as pregnancy, post-partum (after delivery) and menopause.
Treating babies is also a special interest because they often are struggling with the aftermath of birth, which is one of the biggest traumas a person will go through during their life.
Alice mostly enjoys the diversity of her profession because we never know who is going to walk in the clinic for treatment, and this challenge is one that keeps the work of osteopath very exciting!
Victoria is Russian/Ukrainian, she moved to London at 17 years old, where she lived and worked until 2016, when she relocated to New Zealand.
Victoria has been a sports therapy practitioner prior to graduating with a Masters of Osteopathy from British School of Osteopathy in 2016.
She then moved to New Zealand and practiced osteopathy in Rotorua specializing in Classic, Visceral, Structural osteopathy along with Western Dry Needling & Kinesiology taping.
Victoria enjoys treating a wide range of problems with a view of achieving optimal health of the patient, not only through the treatment, but also by education of the patient and prescription of the stretches and exercises tailored for each individual.
She is also enjoying treating post- and prenatal women.
In her spare time, she is doing Postgraduate certificate in Health Science, yoga, boxing, walking, cycling, and swimming.