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About us

Meet our osteopaths

Gavin Crisp

BOst. London,
MSc (Paediatric),
PgCert (Postgrad Ed)

We welcome Senior Osteopath Gavin Crisp, Registered Osteopath NZ & ACC Treatment Provider.

Gavin and our Principal Osteopath Sarah-Jane Attias enjoy a strong professional relationship having worked, trained and studied together regularly over the past 10 yrs.

Gavin is passionate about Osteopathy and enjoys treating people of all stages and ages using cranial osteopathy, coupled with gentle hands-on structural and visceral techniques. With strong diagnostic skills and listening ability getting to the root of his patients’ problems, is what he does best.

Gavin is renowned for achieving an accelerated return to pain-free health and well being for his clients and advises modern functional rehabilitation approaches that patients can learn for their own self-maintenance and care.

  • Biodynamic Osteopathy studies Phases 1-8 & Treatment of Children Phases 1-3.
  • Full-time position at the Osteopathic Centre for Children (OCC) London.
  • Postgraduate Masters in Osteopathy in the Paediatric Field.
  • Tutor and lecturer for the OCC (UK) and acquired a degree in Postgraduate Education.
  • Sutherland Cranial Teaching Foundation (SCTF ANZ) as an assistant tutor.
  • Since 2012 Gavin established his own practice, Breath of Life Osteopathy at the lovely Ngaio Natural Health Centre, Wellington.
Gillian Shaw

Bsc (Hons) Ost. London, MONZ, MOCNZ

Gillian’s warm, friendly demeanour coupled with 22 years applying medical, structural and gentle hands-on cranial technique, Gillian offers effective treatment for all people and a wide range of issues.

  • Pain relief for sports injuries, ACC accidents
  • Whole families at different ages and stages
  • Back pain, migraine, aches and pains
  • Digestive health
  • Treating mums and children including fertility, expectant mums, babies. As a professional working mother to four beautiful girls, Gillian has experience and empathy and is well known for achieving excellent results.

“I love my job and working with people. My happy place is walking a NZ beach, swimming and Pilates. I have started playing the piano again which is wonderful. My kids inspire me to keep moving and improving!”

Sarah-Jane Attias

Bsc (Hons) Ost. London, MONZ, MOCNZ

Sarah-Jane is one of the country’s most respected practitioners, with over 20 years’ experience. Her signature sense of empathy, warm nature and fine-tuned diagnostic skills are legendary. She believes in providing an integrated treatment approach for the whole family, sports people, pregnant mums, babies and toddlers, encouraging general good health, and youthful vitality for those growing older.

SJ embodies her holistic beliefs in her daily activities, interchanging yoga, Pilates, swimming, tramping and cycling. She enjoys an organic nutrient-rich diet and the odd glass of red wine to powerhouse her way through life.


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About us

Meet our osteopaths

Our professional osteopaths, headed by former president of the NZ Osteopathic Society Sarah-Jane Attias, have a deep understanding of physiology and anatomy, and are all highly skilled in cranial and gentle structural alignments that will balance and reactivate your body for optimum function & health.

Our Ponsonby / Grey Lynn osteo team believe in

  • good clear communications with you, we focus on your individual goals and needs
  • we provide a detailed assessment then a diagnosis is made followed by a hands-on therapeutic treatment specific to your needs.
  • We like to communicate with you so you know exactly what is happening and assure you feel safe and trusted with our cranial and gentle osteopathic treatments

It’s all about what’s right for you; a successful treatment for each individual.

What to expect during your Osteopathic Treatment: osteopaths choose to use a diverse selection of effective, safe techniques, as appropriate, to suit each individual patient.