In 1974, after graduating from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto I returned to New Zealand. I established a very successful practice in Raumati (South of Paraparaumu) and worked there for 4 years. I have never been satisfied with a singular structural approach to Chiropractic and Health, i.e. manipulation and rehabilitation. My enquiring mind always wants to know how the body works and what makes us unhealthy and diseased in the first instance. After Raumati, I worked as a locum for 12 months for many practitioners in New Zealand, Australia and Canada, learning all the time. I eventually ended up in Vancouver where I spent 6 years studying part-time as well as being in practice. In 1984 we returned to Christchurch where I have practised ever since. Integrated Health was established in 1994 and after 30 years of searching, studying, and self-analysis, I formed the Hale Technique as an entity. I am a lucky person in that I have passion in my purpose, which is a love for learning and understanding how the body works. I enjoy teaching my associates through my ongoing learning and developments. I still practise part-time but my emphasis has changed towards research, development and teaching.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Science at Canterbury University, I gained an honours degree in Chiropractic at RMIT in Australia. I feel very passionate about working with the Hale Technique and have experienced its benefits first-hand by being treated with it myself for over 20 years. I am at Integrated Health Care three days a week, dividing my time
between work and family.
Originally from Ireland, I have been in the health-care profession for over 20 years. After graduating from New Zealand College of Chiropractic I joined the team at Integrated Health Care in 2010 and love working with the Hale Technique.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Nursing I spent 11 years working both in New Zealand and overseas in several different specialty areas of health. I then commenced study at the New Zealand College of Chiropractic as I wanted to change my focus towards helping people maintain balance and wellness through natural medicine. I am passionate about the Hale Technique. I have been treated with this technique for over 20 years myself and I believe that it provides an amazing opportunity for personal growth and learning. I feel very excited and grateful to now be in this position of helping people achieve their optimal health.
After experiencing a stroke at a young age I started to seek natural approaches to optimise health and wellbeing. This led to my Naturopathic studies.
I graduated with an Advanced Diploma in Naturopathy and a Graduate Diploma in Clinical Nutrition. I then spent several years working as a Naturopath prior to owning a natural health store & clinic here in Christchurch.
I am passionate about natural health and have personally experienced the Hale Technique for over 16 years. I feel very grateful to now be in a position where I can work with the Hale Technique myself.
Anne has been with the office for over 20 years. She has witnessed many amazing healing journeys and has seen a lot of our patients from birth and into adulthood. She is responsible for the smooth running of the practice. She is a highly efficient reception professional; she is super organised and very good at what she does.
Alicia joined IHC in February 2016.