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ABOUT OUR TEAM

Kilbirnie Osteopaths was established in 2002 by Catherine Gollan. Having joined the Kilbirnie Osteopaths team in 2010, Alana Stevenson now leads an experienced team of practitioners. Alana, Gail, Sanjay and Jane continue to provide the high-quality osteopathic care for Wellingtonians that Kilbirnie Osteopaths is known for.


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Alana Stevenson
BAppSc(ClinSc), BOsteoSc

Alana completed her osteopathic training at RMIT University in Melbourne, graduating from the five-year double degree programme in applied (clinical) and osteopathic science in 2004. She arrived in Wellington shortly thereafter, working in central Wellington before joining Kilbirnie Osteopaths in 2010.

 

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 utilises 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 on working with – not against – the body.

 

Alongside her clinical practice, from 2013 Alana spent five years on the executive board of Osteopaths New Zealand. She has also been involved in organising several national and international conferences. She has been the sole director of Kilbirnie Osteopaths since October 2021. Alana combines her work with family life, spending time with her husband and two daughters, enjoying Wellington's eastern suburbs.

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Gail Hanson
BAppSc, M.Ost

Gail trained at the British School of Osteopathy, and completed her masters in New Zealand. She has 20 years' manual therapy experience, which began with training as a sports therapist in Australia. Since graduating as an osteopath, Gail has completed further studies in visceral, cranial, obstetric and paediatric osteopathy, with a special interest in visceral and pelvic disorders. She enjoys treating all ages, and utilising a variety of osteopathic techniques: soft tissue, muscle energy, cranial, and manipulation.

Originally from Wellington, Gail has worked in Rotorua, and Auckland – where she also tutored at Unitec, and Wellpark College of Natural Therapies.

 

Gail also has a postgraduate diploma in canine and equine osteopathy, so when she's not in clinic, she can be found in a paddock, treating her four-legged patients.

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SANJAY PATEL
BAppSc, M.Ost

Sanjay has over 17 years of experience in clinical practice in the Wellington region, returning home after gaining his osteopathic qualifications in Auckland. He is motivated by providing excellent Osteopathic healthcare to all the clients he treats.

Sanjay's treatment approach is a gentle one. He enjoys supporting his patients to achieve their optimal health, often using exercise prescription to give patients tools to help themselves at home. He uses the whole range of osteopathic techniques, including osteopathy in the cranial field. This enables him to treat all ages, right from newborn.

Currently, Sanjay is available for appointments on Mondays and Wednesdays.

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JANE BARBER
D.O., M.App. Sci. (Osteo.Paeds)

Jane's passion for Osteopathy began after experiencing the benefits of osteopathic treatment in her own life. She graduated from the European School of Osteopathy (ESO) in the UK in 1990 and completed a Masters in Osteopathic Paediatrics at RMIT in Melbourne in 1996.

 

She has previously worked in the UK and Australia and has established City Osteopaths in Wellington in 1992 and Balmain Osteopaths in Sydney 1998. Since arriving back in Wellington 15 years ago she worked from home in Miramar before setting up Hataitai Osteopaths in 2017. She is delighted to be able to join the Kilbirnie Osteo team in 2022.

 

Jane is committed to learning and is a faculty member of Sutherland Cranial Teaching Foundation of Australia and NZ and has taught on widely of their post-graduate osteopathy courses in NZ and Australia.

 

She is motivated to develop self care and prevention programs for her patients . She specialises in Osteopathy in the Cranial Field and Biodynamics but also uses a broad range of osteopathic techniques.

 

Jane will be forever thankful for choosing Osteopathy as her career. It has been a privilege to work with all her patients these past 32 years and she look's forward to continuing this fulfilling and rewarding work. In her spare time she enjoys her family and is addicted to ocean swimming.

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