Practitioners Sports Osteopaths

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Our expert instructors, equipped with with the latest professional equipment are able to treat you with specifically tailored, precisely guided techniques and exercises in our studio based on a unique combination of osteopathy and sports rehab.

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Nick Karuna

Nick Karuna

Director, Wellwest, Wellbaby, Wellacupuncture & Wellrehab. Registered Osteopath

PG. Cert (WMA), M.Ost, B.AppSci, BA.Hons, CIM.Dip OCNZ & ACC Registered

Nick is the director of Wellwest. He has over 10 years experience as a clinician and utilises osteopathy and acupuncture as well as sports and rehab exercise prescription in his treatment of patients. He is registered as a medical acupuncturist with the New Zealand Blood Register, which ensures safe and professional clinical practices. Nick is passionate about sports training, osteopathy and acupuncture and enjoys treating patients from all walks of life, ranging from sports people to trades people. He has also undertaken training in paediatrics, obstetrics and cranial osteopathic therapy and enjoys treating children and pregnant women.

After studying osteopathy and gaining experience working for several other practices in 2007 he founded Wellwest Ltd in West Auckland. To see what patients have to say about their treatment experiences see testimonials.

Originally from England, Nick worked in London before moving to New Zealand to enjoy a healthier lifestyle and a better way of life. Happily married and a caring father he enjoys spending time with his two young daughters and son. In his precious spare time he enjoys kite-surfing, wind-surfing, paddle boarding, surfing and riding bikes.

Matiu Taingahue

Matiu Taingahue

Neuromuscular Trainer (Registered Osteopath)

M.Ost, Physed (BPhEd) Physed (MPhEd) OCNZ & ACC Registered

Matiu is a registered osteopath and also has a degree (BPhEd) and master's degree (MPhEd) in physical education; majoring in biomechanics, exercise physiology and exercise prescription. He has been involved in the field of athletic training and rehabilitation for over 15 years. During this time he has lectured and worked with professional sports teams, athletes, and national academies of sport in New Zealand, Sweden, Norway, and Qatar.

Matiu's passion is 'movement' whether it is on the sports field or in everyday activities. His ability to combine osteopathic therapy and physical training knowledge to treat his patients means they receive good advice and care. To see what patients have said about their treatment experiences see testimonials.

He lives with his wife and three children in the Waitakere ranges and enjoys spending as much time as possible doing anything active in the outdoors with them.

Where is Wellrehab?

Our sports osteopaths are at the Wellwest Clinic, 31 Lincoln Road in Henderson, West Auckland. Call 838 0631.