Our team

Our practitioners are registered with the Osteopathic Council of New Zealand, are ACC registered and have trained extensively in the biodynamic approach to osteopathy.

Rebecca Walker M. Ost.

Coming from a background in the sciences, Rebecca wanted to work in a medical field and was especially drawn to the natural, holistic philosophy of osteopathy. She was in the first class of osteopaths to graduate with a Master of Osteopathy in New Zealand. Rebecca went on to specialise in cranial and paediatric osteopathy, and she practices using the biodynamic approach championed by US osteopath and physician James Jealous. With a passion for children's health and evidence-based medicine, Rebecca is also pursuing a PhD at the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Auckland, conducting research into glue ear. Rebecca enjoys taking the time with patients to properly understand their concerns and treat the underlying causes of their conditions.

Vikasini (Marianne Dixon) B.Sc. Ost.

Vikasini qualified in London (1992) and has been working in NZ since 1994, joining Health Within Osteopathy in 2002. She chose to specialise in cranial osteopathy while still a student because of its ability to bring about deep therapeutic changes to any condition - be it a sprained ankle, birth strains in mother or baby, post-surgical problems or the after-effects of a stroke, to give just a few examples. She enjoys treating all age groups and all conditions, and feels fortunate to work in a profession where the inherent intelligence of the patient's body so precisely determines the unfolding of the therapeutic process.

Kate Leighton B.Sc. (Hons) Ost.

Kate graduated from the British School of Osteopathy in London in 1998. She began her osteopathic career in Cornwall, England including some time working as part of the medical team for the ASP World Surfing Tour (WCT) in the UK and France. Emigrating to NZ in 2000 Kate has worked in osteopathic clinics in Rotorua and Auckland. Post graduate study in Osteopathy in the Cranial Field, including all 8 phases in the biodynamic approach to treatment, has led to a special interest in treating fertility, pregnancy, babies and children. However, Kate loves the challenges the broad range of osteopathic patients bring her way. Kate lives in Piha with her husband and two children aged 3 and 7. She enjoys getting out for walks in the bush, as well as surfing whenever she can.

Gracela Gregorio M. Ost.

Gracela is a registered osteopath having completed her Master of Osteopathy degree in New Zealand after first receiving a Diploma in Osteopathic Manual Practice in Toronto, Canada, in 2008. She began her career in the health industry as a Sports Massage Therapist receiving her certification from the London School of Sports Massage, in London, England in 1999. Her combined osteopathic education has allowed her to treat a wide range of patients providing them with a truly holistic approach encompassing cranial, visceral, biodynamic and mechanical aspects of osteopathy. She also brings many years of athletic insights having had a long history of competing in marathons, Ironman distance triathlons and long distance cycling events.