KILBIRNIE
Unit 1/22 Kilbirnie Plaza
Bay Road
Kilbirnie, Wellington

Ph/Fax 04 973 8758

About us

Wellington Osteopathic medicine Catherine Gollan

Catherine Gollan BA. ND. DO.

Catherine graduated from Victoria University of Wellington in 1973 with a BA in anthropology.
She moved to London in 1975, and attended the British College of Naturopathy and Osteopathy (now The British College of Osteopathy) from 1980 – 84. She subsequently had a practice in London for 3 years working out of Neals Yard in Covent Garden as well as privately in North London.
Catherine returned to NZ late in 1987 and set up in private practice in Central Wellington in 1988 where she worked until her move to Kilbirnie in 2002.
Catherine has always been fascinated by the capacity of the body’s recuperative powers, and has trained in and uses the osteopathic techniques, both cranial and structural, which work most closely with this ability. She is very interested in helping people to make better health decisions and seeks to enable this by providing good information about other choices people can make about their overall health and well-being.
Kilbirnie Osteopaths Wellington Anya Schumacher

Anya Schumacher BSc (Hons) Ost D.O

Anya graduated from the European School of Osteopathy, England in 2002 and moved to New Zealand five weeks later. 
She worked at the Twig Centre in Lower Hutt for two and half years before moving to Auckland. There she lectured on osteopathic principles, and tutored the 4th year students in the teaching clinic of the Masters in Osteopathy course at Unitec from 2005 – 2008 before moving back to Wellington. Anya has worked at Kilbirnie Osteopaths since then.
Anya was a committee member for the Osteopathic Society of New Zealand for 3 years and developed the Osteopathic Clinic Manuals now used nationwide. She was the peer group leader for Wellington from 2008 – 2012. 
Anya utilizes all treatment modalities osteopathy has to offer from manipulation through to cranial work. Anya enjoys treating all ages with a special focus on cranial and biodynamic osteopathy.
Kilbirnie Osteopaths Wellington Alana Stevenson

Alana Stevenson B.App.Sc. (Clin.Sc.) B.Osteo.Sc.

Alana completed her osteopathic training at RMIT University in Melbourne, graduating from the five year double degree program in Applied (Clinical) and Osteopathic Science in 2004. She arrived in Wellington shortly after, and has lived and worked here ever since. 
Alana loves the variety that being an osteopath brings – and is experienced in working with all ages from newborn babies to the elderly, and treating all areas of the body. 
Alana utilizes a range of techniques, from gentle manipulation through to biodynamic and cranial osteopathy. She tailors her approach to suit individual clients and their needs, with a focus in working with, not against, the body. Alana now combines part-time work with being at home with her two daughters.
Kilbirnie Osteopaths Wellington Alana Stevenson

Caron Shallish BSc (Hons) Ost

Caron completed a 5 year Honours Osteopathic degree through Oxford Brookes University in the UK.
Originally from South Africa, Caron lived in the UK for 8 years and moved to NZ in 2011. While in the UK Caron practiced osteopathy at both an integrated centre of health and a sports centre. Caron has worked alongside other medical professionals and believes that, where appropriate, an integrated approach to healing can be extremely effective.
Since arriving in NZ Caron has worked in a variety of settings from Whangarei to Wellington. Each of these areas have provided a unique patient base which is representative of the work, culture and communities living there and which have required a diverse range of techniques.
Most recently Caron has set up and run a succeful practice in Karori Wellington which she will be leaving soon to join us on a permanent basis.

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