Meet Our Chiropractors
Dr. Garth Cheyne
Dr Garth Cheyne is a well known Chiropractor within the community with over 43 years experience, who provides excellent hands on health care. Garth is a certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner which means he is approved to care for extremity joint injuries under ACC. Garth is a fit, active sailor, golfer and tramper who practices healthy living and gives advice on how to keep well.
Dr. Tara Puketapu
Dr. Tara Puketapu was born and raised in Levin. She led a very active childhood, participating in a variety of sports, horse riding and dancing. She developed her passion for Chiropractic at an early age, following her own life changing experience. This led her to pursue her passion, to help others and spread the word about Chiropractic and the benefits it has on one’s health. After completing five years of study at the New Zealand College of Chiropractic in Auckland, Tara moved back to the area to start a practice. She runs a family-focused practice that serves a large cross-section of people, from newborn babies and children, to athletes, to the elderly. She has a keen interest in Sports Chiropractic, specialising in extremity adjusting and rehabilitation. Dr. Tara utilises a vast range of skills and techniques, which she has acquired through further studies, since graduating over 7 years ago. Having these skills allows her to cater each adjustment to the individual and their needs. Chiropractic is a safe, gentle approach to healthcare and Tara believes everyone could benefit from it, as she did.
Dr Shivani Bhula
I was born in Wellington and graduated from the University of Auckland with a Bachelor of Science and then completed a Bachelor of Chiropractic at The New Zealand College of Chiropractic. I believe by completing both these degrees I have an appreciation for different ways of approaching health.
I have a strong passion for nutrition, mindfulness and exercise and incorporate these three things in my daily life.
For me, Chiropractic is not just a career but a lifestyle. My goals to provide a holistic chiropractic approach to help clients express a more optimal state of vitality and well-being.
Chiropractic adjustments are natural, safe for all ages, and very effective. We utilise a variety of different techniques, including:
- Diversified manual adjusting
- Activator technique
- Thompson drop assist
- Sport Chiropractic - Extremity adjusting
- Paediatric adjusting (Babies and Children)
- Pregnancy adjusting
- S.O.T. (Sacro-Occipital Technique)
- A.K. (Applied Kinesiology)
- C.S.T. (Craniosacral Therapy)
- B.G.I (Bio-Geometric Integration)
Dixon Street Chiropractic
Level 1, 64 Dixon Street
Phone: 04 3845153