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About Us

Andrew Aitken - Osteopath & Western Medical Acupuncture (WMA)

Andrew Aitken Andrew works from the Dunedin (22 Burwood Avenue, Maori Hill) and Balclutha (14A James Street) branches of Osteopathy Works.

Andrew was born in Dunedin, and educated at Otago Boys High School. He continued his education at the University of Otago where he completed a Bachelor of Physical Education (BPhEd), and a Bachelor of Science (BSc). Having completed these qualifications Andrew then worked in London as a personal trainer. After completing his overseas experience he began studying a Bachelor of Information Technology, and worked for two years in the I.T. industry. Realising that this simply wasn’t his passion, he completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Medicine (PGDipSportMed), specialising in exercise prescription, sports nutrition, and ergonomics. From here he entered the five year Osteopathy course at Unitec in Auckland (BAppSc(HB), MOst). His masters thesis was on the topic of Forward Head Posture. Andrew is also a qualified acupuncturist (PGCert (Western Acupuncture)).

Outside of work Andrew possesses broad skills. He has been a representative tennis player as well as professional coach. He has a black-belt in ITF Tae kwon-do, paints and sells watercolour paintings, and enjoys running and triathlons.

With six tertiary qualifications, Andrew is one of the most highly qualified osteopaths in the country. These qualifications give him additional specialised expertise in exercise prescription, sports nutrition, and sports related injuries.

Damian Keen - Osteopath

Damian Keen Damian works from the Balclutha (14A James Street) branch of Osteopathy Works.

Damian is a New Zealand trained Osteopath who originally grew up in the South Otago region, where his family still resides.
Damian’s clinical experience includes the treatment and management of a wide range of musculoskeletal complaints, from back and neck pain, sports related injuries, headaches, to general aches & pains.
Damian has accumulated a wealth of experience having worked in the health and fitness industry as a personal trainer for over a decade. With this experience, Damian enjoys tailoring each person’s treatment and management plan to the individual. In addition to manual therapy, treatment may include exercise prescription, advice regarding rehabilitation, lifestyle modifications such as adjusting one’s ergonomic set-up, and stress management.
Damian understands the impact that pain and dysfunction can have on one’s body and life, with this being his main aim to help his patients return to the things they enjoy and love as quickly as possible.

Outside of work, Damian enjoys a range of physical activities such as Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, and has recently obtained his brown belt. Other activities include the gym, running, and rugby.

Ella Woods - Osteopath

Ella Woods Ella works from the Dunedin (22 Burwood Avenue, Maori Hill) branch of Osteopathy Works.

Originally from Dunedin, Ella moved to Christchurch to pursue her studies at Ara Institute of Canterbury. After completing a Bachelor of Musculoskeletal Health she continued on to complete her Postgraduate Diploma in Osteopathy.

Her personal experience with Osteopathy following various sporting injuries sparked her interest in healthcare and the intricacies of the human body.
Ella's clinical experience includes the treatment and management of a diverse range of patients from all walks of life from infancy to elderly. Her approach is grounded in the integration of theoretical knowledge and practical manual therapy while using a holistic approach. This allows Ella to formulate tailored treatment plans that address the unique needs of each patient.
Ella encourages her patients to become active participants in their own recovery. She firmly believes in the power of collaboration, empowering patients to take charge of their health and wellness goals for optimal outcomes.

Her special interests include headache and migraine management, pediatrics, women's health, and pain and injury management.

Outside the clinic, you'll catch Ella at the gym, embarking on weekend road trips, or uncovering the latest coffee spots. Join her on a journey towards your improved health and well-being.

Tim Casey - Acupuncture Specialist

Tim Casey Tim works from the Dunedin (22 Burwood Avenue, Maori Hill) branch of Osteopathy Works.

Tim Casey, Acupuncture Specialist, began his journey with acupuncture in the 1980s when he was injured in a fall that left him unable to walk. It was acupuncture that took away the pain and allowed the tissue to heal and got him back on his feet. Tim has lived and worked in Dunedin in the field of Acupuncture for more than 14 years.

Tim originally trained in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) at the Australian Collage of Natural Medicine (ACNM) in Brisbane, Australia. Tim's also studied Toyohari (East Asian needle therapy) in Tokyo, Japan, where he was to expand his acupuncture knowledge as taught by the blind (Japan has a 700 year old history of encouraging the training of non-sighted practitioners of Acupuncture due to their heightened sense of touch). Tim continues to pursue acupuncture studies and practical training; most recently travelling back to Brisbane and Sydney to learn the teachings of Dr. Yoshi Manaka's proteges, Kiiko Matsumoso.

It is Tim's opinion there is no health related issue that cannot be treated by acupuncture; "if the condition cannot be treated directly, then it is always possible to treat symptoms surrounding the condition."

Tim is a registered ACC provider and a member of the New Zealand Register of Acupuncturists (Acupuncture NZ).

For further information visit www.dunedinacupuncture.co.nz

Tim also has his own natural food business: Pure Love "Our Food, Your Medicine".

For further information visit www.facebook.com/purelovehealth/