Mark graduated from the BCNO in London (now known as BCOM), www.bcom.ac.uk, in 1976. After graduation, he moved to Tyringham Clinic in Buckinghamshire, where he worked as a Consultant Osteopath treating clients from all over England and Europe.
Migrating to New Zealand in 1979 he took over a practice in Rotorua. Mark spent 19 years on the executive of the NZ Register of Osteopaths in a variety of positions, including two years as President. With over 40 years of experience now behind him, he still finds interesting challenges in diagnosing and treating clients’ problems.
Osteopathic scope of practice:
Structural Osteopathy: Sciatica, back and neck pain, cervicogenic headaches, migraine, shoulder problems, tennis elbow, TMJ problems.
Neuro-Muscular Therapy (NMT) and other soft tissue treatments
Postural analysis and correction (with a particular interest in the anatomical short leg)
Mark has also done postgraduate courses in ergonomics, Cranial Osteopathic treatment, Visceral Osteopathy, the treatment of pregnant women and Pre Hospital Emergency Care.
As osteopaths have a wide variety of techniques available to them, treatment can be tailored to suit the individual who may require more gentle treatment, e.g. infants, the elderly, pregnant women.
Osteopathy can also play a significant role in the management of arthritic conditions and may be used in conjunction with conventional medical therapy to reduce the severity of conditions such as asthma, stress and fibromyalgia.
You do not need to be referred for treatment by your GP.
The Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) provides personal injury cover for all New Zealand citizens, residents and temporary visitors to New Zealand. You simply need to fill out an ACC claim form at the time of consultation with your osteopath.
To qualify for ACC, you need to have had an accident occurring at a specific time and involving an external force. ACC will decline your claim if they deem it to be a gradual process event or degenerative problem. If your claim is accepted, you will be allocated a certain number of treatments depending on the diagnosis.
Other interests: Mark is a former competitive swimmer, kayak paddler, sailor, water polo player and is currently a mountain biker. He is also actively involved with the Kiwanis Club of Roto Whenua, and is the Chairman of Bay of Plenty Science Fair Inc. He was previously a member of the Rotorua Red Cross Disaster Welfare Support Team and has had Pre Hospital Emergency Care training.
He has spoken to a variety of organisations about his profession and has been interviewed on national radio and local tv.
Enquiries, Appointments, Help? Please Contact Mark with your enquiry.