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.

Dion Kulak DO Grad Dip (Osteo) Paeds

Born in Germany, Dion moved to London in 1976 to work with children in the community graduating as an osteopath in 1985 (ESO UK). Dion has more than 30 years experience in treating infants, children and adults, and teaching osteopathy in the UK, Germany, Australia and New Zealand. In 2008 she contributed a chapter in the “Textbook of Paediatrics” published by Elsevier. Her work with children and disability has given her much joy over the years. After running her own clinic in Melbourne for 20 years she has returned recently to live in NZ.