Meet our team of Therapists that work full and part-time right here at Titirangi Osteopathic Clinic. 

 

Osteopaths

 

Suzee Premji
Director of Titirangi Osteopathic Clinic

BSc (Hons) Ost.Med, DO,ND

Suzee  trained at the British College of Osteopathic Medicine in London, and  graduated in 2007. In early January 2008, she emigrated to Auckland and  sub-contracted to clinics in Papakura, Hamilton and Titirangi. Titirangi Osteopathic Clinic is now her only focus. 

As  an Osteopath she prefers to treat headaches, neck and shoulder  injuries. Post Graduation, she qualified to perform Visceral, Paediatric  and Gynaecological Osteopathy, as well as Cranial Osteopathy for both  babies and adults. Suzee enjoys treating sports injuries and focusing on  Structural, Musculo-Skeletal Dysfunction.  

 

Mihailo Darracott Cankovic
BSc (Hons) Ost.Med, DO, ND, MA

After completing his degree in Osteopathy and Naturopathy in London, Mihailo undertook a postgraduate course in Classical Osteopathy.

This additional training has enhanced his ability to look at how a dysfunctional area of the body affects and is affected by the rest of the body.

Mihailo’s other areas of interest include muscle imbalances, stretching and exercise prescription, myofascial integration, cranial and visceral osteopathy.

His treatments are individually tailored to focus on integrating the dysfunctional area to the rest of the body; with the aim of achieving long-lasting resolution of symptoms.

 

Joanna Fitchew
BAppSc (HB), M OST

Jo trained at Unitec Institute of Technology in Auckland. She enjoys using a diverse range of treatment approaches, practicing both structural and cranial osteopathy. 

Because osteopathy emphasizes self healing Jo likes to get her patients actively involved in their recovery process, which may include stretching and strengthening exercises and dietary and lifestyle advice, where necessary. This helps patients to achieve longer lasting results and increased quality of life.

As an Osteopath she is particularly interested in treating headaches, neck and shoulder injuries with a particular interest in how postural dysfunction and muscle imbalance can result in chronic pain and increased incidence of injury. Jo has completed postgraduate study in both gynaecology and paediatrics but enjoys treating patients of all ages and backgrounds.  

Structural Kinesiologist
 

Ross Keen
(Available on Wednesdays)

Most of my work involves muscle balancing. I observe and test the structure of the body to find out when muscles or other tissues are tight or weak. I then use graduated stretching, muscles reflexes or positional release to bring the body into balance.

Using these techniques, joints will tend to spontaneously release. I think right posture is most important in self maintenance and I educate my clients to help themselves in this way. 

 

Herbal Medicine, Naturopathy and Traditional Chinese Acupuncture
 

Natsume Lines (Registered ACC Provider)
PgDipHSc (Acu), BHSc (Comp Med), Adv Dip Herb Med, Adv Dip Nat, MNZASA,Breast MNZIA, MNZAMH, MNZSN, RegNHC, MJMHA

Natsume’s Passion and Belief in Natural Medicine 

Natsume is a qualified and registered medical herbalist, naturopath and traditional Chinese acupuncturist.

Natsume Passionately believes in working with the individual to  achieve natural balance, improved health and prevention of disease,  simply to make you feel better and look well.

She addresses dietary and lifestyle changes, and uses herbal  medicine, nutritional medicine, acupuncture and/or therapeutic body work  such as lymphatic drainage according to your condition.

Her approach is to focus on integrated health practice considering  traditional Chinese medicine, herbal medicine, naturopathy,  evidence-based practice and conventional health sciences.  

She believes unwellness, diseases and premature ageing happen when  there is an imbalance in the body. Treating the underlying cause of  imbalance with these modalities leads to improvement in your health with  no nasty side effects. We all deserve to feel good, age better and  enjoy our life!

Natsume's special interests are:  

Preventative Natural Medicine (especially illness caused by stress), Breast Health, Anti-Ageing, Hormonal Balance, Adrenal Health, Nervous Health, Woman’s Health, Children’s Health, Digestive Health, Sleep Disorders, Pain Management

Please contact Natsume at 021 301 120 or on natsume@theherbalretreat.com for more details. 

Booking is essential by texting, phoning or emailing, please.

Practice Manager
 

Maureen Urbahn 

I manage the reception, answer the phone, do the  administration and whatever else comes up that needs attending to.

I am  here each week day if you need to catch me via  phone,email, and to welcome you to our clinic (with a warm smile). I  love working in Titirangi, the "fringe of heaven" and have had a long  term connection with surrounding area, bringing up our family in such a  special place, frequenting  the local kindergarton, schools, sports  clubs, dance studios, churches etc. Even though we currently have  moved more central, returning each day to Titirangi is such a pleasure