Meet our team of Therapists that work full and part-time right here at Titirangi Osteopathic Clinic.
Director of Titirangi Osteopathic Clinic
BSc (Hons) Ost.Med.DO.ND
Suzee trained at the British College of Osteopathic Medicine in London and she has been practicing
She enjoys treating headaches, neck and shoulder injuries through a variety of techniques. She is also qualified to perform Visceral and Paediatric Osteopathy.
As an active competitive powerlifter for the last three years, her interests have led to correcting muscle imbalances in those who play and compete in sport; especially in the strength training sector. She is highly experienced in performing dynamic and controlled full body movements, mainly the Squats, Bench Press and Deadlifts and is therefore able to provide correct technique, posture and accessory exercise advice to patients.
Suzee competed at the IPF World Powerlifting Championships in Finland, June 2015. This was her debut appearance at a world class level, in which she gained a world ranking. It was her third international competition as a representative for New Zealand.
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.
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.
BAppSc (HB). M OST
Kate completed the five-year osteopathy programme at Auckland’s Unitec Institute of Technology, graduating with a Master of Osteopathy. Her Masters research focused on the experience of lymphedema following breast cancer.
Kate uses a variety of treatment methods from structural to functional to suit the needs of the individual and enjoys treating people of all ages. Kate also has a background in physical education with a Bachelors’ degree from Otago University and experience in a wide range of sports.
(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.