Our team of chiropractors are proud members of the New Zealand Chiropractors Association & graduates of the New Zealand College of Chiropractic.

CHIROPRACTOR / MANAGING DIRECTOR

Dr Melinda Bredin

B.A. (Psych), B.Chiro., Cert. TT, M.N.Z.C.A

Melinda opened Chiropractic Touch in 2003 after graduating from the New Zealand College of Chiropractic.  She is passionate about the incredible changes chiropractic care brings to people’s lives and has a particular interest in stress management and health psychology.  Alongside seeing her patients and managing the practice, Melinda also spent ten years working at the NZ Chiropractic College as a lead lecturer and intern mentor.  She enjoys seeing patients of all ages and specialises in very gentle techniques to adjust the spine including SOT (Sacro Occipital Technique), NSA (Network Spinal Analysis) as well as utilising an adjusting instrument called an Activator.  In her spare time Melinda prefers to be outside as much as possible either horse riding or walking her two miniature schnauzers.

Dr Melinda Bredin – Chiropractor / Managing Director
Dr Melinda Bredin – Chiropractor / Managing Director
CHIROPRACTOR / MANAGING DIRECTOR

Dr Melinda Bredin

B.A. (Psych), B.Chiro., Cert. TT, M.N.Z.C.A

Melinda opened Chiropractic Touch in 2003 after graduating from the New Zealand College of Chiropractic.  She is passionate about the incredible changes chiropractic care brings to people’s lives and has a particular interest in stress management and health psychology.  Alongside seeing her patients and managing the practice, Melinda also spent ten years working at the NZ Chiropractic College as a lead lecturer and intern mentor.  She enjoys seeing patients of all ages and specialises in very gentle techniques to adjust the spine including SOT (Sacro Occipital Technique), NSA (Network Spinal Analysis) as well as utilising an adjusting instrument called an Activator.  In her spare time Melinda prefers to be outside as much as possible either horse riding or walking her two miniature schnauzers.

Dr Sarah Solley – Chiropractor
CHIROPRACTOR

Dr Sarah Solley

Dip. App. Sci., B.Chiro., M.N.Z.C.A

Sarah graduated from the New Zealand College of Chiropractic in 2010. Her passion for chiropractic began during family visits to the chiropractor as a teenager. Here she learnt how spinal function effects the communication between the brain and nerves that travel throughout the spine and the importance of regular chiropractic care. That it was about more than just back pain made sense to Sarah – it was about making sure that anyone of any age can function and heal to their best potential and this motivated her to train as a chiropractor. Sarah offers gentle adjustments and a monitored care plan. She will make sure you understand the “why” behind chiropractic and what she is helping your body achieve during visits.

Since the birth of her two children, Sarah has developed a specific focus in paediatrics and pregnancy chiropractic and has undergone additional training so she can offer specialised care for pregnant Mums as well as their little ones.

Dr Sarah Solley – Chiropractor
CHIROPRACTOR

Dr Sarah Solley

Dip. App. Sci., B.Chiro., M.N.Z.C.A

Sarah graduated from the New Zealand College of Chiropractic in 2010. Her passion for chiropractic began during family visits to the chiropractor as a teenager. Here she learnt how spinal function effects the communication between the brain and nerves that travel throughout the spine and the importance of regular chiropractic care. That it was about more than just back pain made sense to Sarah – it was about making sure that anyone of any age can function and heal to their best potential and this motivated her to train as a chiropractor. Sarah offers gentle adjustments and a monitored care plan. She will make sure you understand the “why” behind chiropractic and what she is helping your body achieve during visits.

Since the birth of her two children, Sarah has developed a specific focus in paediatrics and pregnancy chiropractic and has undergone additional training so she can offer specialised care for pregnant Mums as well as their little ones.

CHIROPRACTOR

Dr Tanja Glucina

BSc (Psych), BSc (Chiro), BHSc (Hons) M.N.Z.C.A

Tanja graduated in the year 2000 from the NZ College of Chiropractic and as well as holding university degrees in psychology, health science, and education, she has just recently submitted her PhD.  Tanja has also served profession-wide in associations, research trusts, the chiropractic board, and is a chiropractic expert for the Health and Disability Commission.

While her career achievements are significant, in Tanja’s heart and mind there is no doubt that her biggest success in life is her 3 beautiful children.

Tanja has practiced in NZ and Australia and previously owned a thriving and busy family practice.  Tanja took the plunge to focus exclusively on research and academic in 2019 but has continued to practice part time and locum.  She is ready to have more of a community focus and is looking forward to her next chapter here at Chiropractic Touch.

Dr Tanja Glucina
Dr Tanja Glucina
CHIROPRACTOR

Dr Tanja Glucina

BSc (Psych), BSc (Chiro), BHSc (Hons) M.N.Z.C.A

Tanja graduated in the year 2000 from the NZ College of Chiropractic and as well as holding university degrees in psychology, health science, and education, she has just recently submitted her PhD.  Tanja has also served profession-wide in associations, research trusts, the chiropractic board, and is a chiropractic expert for the Health and Disability Commission.

While her career achievements are significant, in Tanja’s heart and mind there is no doubt that her biggest success in life is her 3 beautiful children.

Tanja has practiced in NZ and Australia and previously owned a thriving and busy family practice.  Tanja took the plunge to focus exclusively on research and academic in 2019 but has continued to practice part time and locum.  She is ready to have more of a community focus and is looking forward to her next chapter here at Chiropractic Touch.

CHIROPRACTIC ASSISTANT

Christine Maber

Christine excels at her job as a Chiropractic Assistant and loves interacting with patients.

Married with 2 adult children, Christine loves time with family & friends, traveling & has recently taken up hiking, enjoying some of NZ’s wonderful walks.

Christine Maber – Chiropractic Assistant
Christine Maber – Chiropractic Assistant
CHIROPRACTIC ASSISTANT

Christine Maber

Christine excels at her job as a Chiropractic Assistant and loves interacting with patients.

Married with 2 adult children, Christine loves time with family & friends, traveling & has recently taken up hiking, enjoying some of NZ’s wonderful walks.

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST

Dr Ampara Bowens

Ampara is a Clinical psychologist specialising in a wide range of mental health issues including complex trauma and personality disorders.
You can contact Ampara on hello@amparabouwens.co.nz, visit the website www.amparabouwens.co.nz or request a booking below.

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST

Dr Ampara Bowens

Ampara is a Clinical psychologist specialising in a wide range of mental health issues including complex trauma and personality disorders.
You can contact Ampara on hello@amparabouwens.co.nz, visit the website www.amparabouwens.co.nz or request a booking below.

REGISTERED NURSE – DERMOSCOPY

Katy Doherty

NZRN, BHSc (Nursing), Professional Diploma – Dermoscopy

With over twenty years’ experience as a New Zealand Registered Nurse and almost a decade in dermoscopy and skin cancer surveillance, Katy is qualified in detecting all types of skin cancer and precancerous growths including actinic keratoses, basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma.

Katy is passionate about saving lives through early detection of skin cancers. She believes full body skin checks should be affordable and thus more accessible for people – cost should not be a barrier to having your skin checked.

In addition to offering a professional and impartial skin cancer detection service, Katy can support you with unbiased recommendations for surgical and non-surgical options if treatment is required. She has a network of trusted skin cancer GPs she uses for direct referral and full clinical documents and images can be securely shared with you or your GP on request.

Book online today at www.espyskin.co.nz ,
Tel: (09) 217 3632 , Email: info@espyskin.co.nz
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Katy Doherty – Registered Nurse – Dermoscopy
Katy Doherty – Registered Nurse – Dermoscopy
REGISTERED NURSE – DERMOSCOPY

Katy Doherty

NZRN, BHSc (Nursing), Professional Diploma – Dermoscopy

With over twenty years’ experience as a New Zealand Registered Nurse and almost a decade in dermoscopy and skin cancer surveillance, Katy is qualified in detecting all types of skin cancer and precancerous growths including actinic keratoses, basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma.

Katy is passionate about saving lives through early detection of skin cancers. She believes full body skin checks should be affordable and thus more accessible for people – cost should not be a barrier to having your skin checked.

In addition to offering a professional and impartial skin cancer detection service, Katy can support you with unbiased recommendations for surgical and non-surgical options if treatment is required. She has a network of trusted skin cancer GPs she uses for direct referral and full clinical documents and images can be securely shared with you or your GP on request.

Book online today at www.espyskin.co.nz,
Tel: (09) 217 3632 , Email: info@espyskin.co.nz
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NATUROPATH AND MEDICAL HERBALIST

Natalie Spooner

BNatMed, MNMHNZ

As a naturopath and medical herbalist, I particularly love helping children and young people who are struggling, often due to the anxiety, energy and mood issues, trouble regulating behaviour and meeting school and social expectations that often co-exist with ADHD, autism spectrum disorder and the like. Digestive, skin, and immune issues including allergies and/or intolerances are also often part of the picture and we also work at your pace on lifestyle and dietary changes to support your child becoming the happiest and healthiest version of themselves.

Also offering NIS (Neurological Integration System, formerly known as Neurolink) treatments, this modality can be a powerful way of helping the body back in to balance, benefitting a wide range of health complaints and is suitable for clients of all ages.

Book an appointment at www.starfishnaturopathy.co.nz  or contact me on natalie@starfishnaturopathy.co.nz or  021 592 133

NATUROPATH AND MEDICAL HERBALIST

Natalie Spooner

BNatMed, MNMHNZ

As a naturopath and medical herbalist, I particularly love helping children and young people who are struggling, often due to the anxiety, energy and mood issues, trouble regulating behaviour and meeting school and social expectations that often co-exist with ADHD, autism spectrum disorder and the like. Digestive, skin, and immune issues including allergies and/or intolerances are also often part of the picture and we also work at your pace on lifestyle and dietary changes to support your child becoming the happiest and healthiest version of themselves.

Also offering NIS (Neurological Integration System, formerly known as Neurolink) treatments, this modality can be a powerful way of helping the body back in to balance, benefitting a wide range of health complaints and is suitable for clients of all ages.

Book an appointment at www.starfishnaturopathy.co.nz  or contact me on natalie@starfishnaturopathy.co.nz or  021 592 133

Hudson & Jyn – Relaxation Assistants
RELAXATION ASSISTANTS

Hudson & Jyn

If you’re lucky enough, you may just see Jyn or Hudson at the practice when they pop in to assist from time to time.
RELAXATION ASSISTANTS

Hudson & Jyn

If you’re lucky enough, you may just see Jyn or Hudson at the practice when they pop in to assist from time to time.
Hudson & Jyn – Relaxation Assistants