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Chris Pegman

With over 30 years of successful practice, Chris enjoys tailoring a variety of gentle to strong modalities that suit each person individually, helping you return to your work and to what you enjoy doing. He enjoys knowing who the person is, and sees that as important in order to help recovery.

Chris qualified from the British School of Osteopathy in London in 1990, previously he studied at Sheffield University for a Dual Hons. BSc in Physiology/Biochemistry.

 

Chris is particularly interested in not only acute painful problems, but more so in long term correction to help prevent the likelihood of pain in the future.

This is done with many different treatment modalities, with a preference for more gentle approach. Osteopathic care also involves postural advice including in the workplace as well as at leisure & with sports. Advice on rehab and strength exercises also play a vital role in injury prevention. Throughout his career Chris has helped many expectant mothers through their pregnancies using osteopathic techniques.

 

Chris is a successful photographer and also enjoys hiking and generally being in nature. He finds the photography makes him very aware of posture during activities, and the hiking causes him to think of potential load bearing strains and how clients can avoid them!

 

He has three grown up daughters and grandchildren, so is very aware of the toll a young family can have on the body, particularly expectant mothers, which Chris has much experience in helping. With over 30 years of successful practice, Chris enjoys tailoring a variety of treatment modalities that suit each person individually.

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Caitlin Graves

Caitlin has always had an interest in science, human anatomy, and how the body works. This inspired choosing a career as a healthcare practitioner. Caitlin chose to study osteopathy because of its key principles and holistic approach towards healthcare. She also saw how much osteopathy helped her family with their injuries, aches and pains.

Graduating from Unitec in Auckland with a Bachelor in Applied Science (Human Biology) and a Masters of Osteopathy, she decided to move to Christchurch and make it home. She loves the outdoors, as she is a keen hiker, and also enjoys surfing, swimming, skiing and mountain biking. Hence Christchurch was the perfect fit for her.

Caitlin grew up playing netball, and suffered some injuries herself which inspired her Master’s thesis to investigate netball players and their injury experiences. The aim was to identify factors that positively and negatively influenced netball players’ decision to return to play again. She has incorporated what she learnt through this research project into her practice, trying to assist and support individuals return to their chosen sport as well as their daily life activities. 

During her degree, she has explored and learnt various techniques that have now allowed her to become equipped to treat a variety of patient presentations. She places a high importance on providing each individual with treatment and management that is specific to them. As well as staying up to date with various examination and testing protocols to help give her patients a specific diagnosis. Caitlin has completed the Craniosacral Therapy 1 and Visceral 1 course, now allowing her to provide craniosacral and visceral treatment for her patients.

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Janelle Gouman

Janelle is passionate about promoting well-being. Her interest in health, as well as the impact of pain and disability, led her to explore osteopathy. Janelle studied at Ara Institute of Canterbury, graduating with a bachelor's degree in Musculoskeletal Health followed by a Post-graduate Diploma in Osteopathy.

 

Janelle treats patients of all ages and lifestyles using both gentle and direct osteopathic techniques tailored to each patient's individual needs. She enjoys journeying with patients through their recovery and helping them restore wellness so they can enjoy the things they love.

 

In 2023, Janelle worked with a premiership football team, sparking her interest in acute injury management and physical performance. She has helped to advance athletes’ mobility and strength and support injury prevention.

 

Janelle also has a special interest in women’s health, supporting women with chronic menstrual pain as well as working with them through their pregnancies and postnatally.

 

Outside of osteopathy, Janelle can often be found outdoors, enjoying hiking, mountain biking, and water sports. She also has an interest in fitness and landscape painting and loves spending time with her family and friends.

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OSTEOPATHY

Osteopathy is an established type of manual therapy that concentrates on the connection between the musculoskeletal structure and the biomechanical function of the body. It employs hands-on methods to tackle problems with the musculoskeletal system and stimulate the body's inherent capacity to heal itself.

Rather than simply treating the symptoms, Osteopathy strives to rectify the root causes, aiming to rebalance the body, alleviate discomfort, and improve its innate healing capacities.
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Chris, Caitlin and Janelle are registered with the Osteopathic Council of New Zealand (OCNZ) and Osteopaths New Zealand (ONZ), and are both ACC Treatment providers.

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