Amanda Viedma-Dodd MOst BAppSci
Amanda Viedma-Dodd is our principal osteopath having joined the practice in 2006. She is a graduate of UNITEC with a Masters Degree of Osteopathy.
Over her 12 years at Barrington Osteopaths, she has developed a reputation for her effective management of ongoing chronic conditions.
During her training, Amanda's research practice focused on infant health. Working alongside midwives at the practice and having children of her own, she has developed a special interest in obstetrics and pelvic pain.
Amanda is available Monday to Thursday
Nick Taylor MOst BAppSci BSc
Nick has been working as an Osteopath since 2009 after graduating from UNITEC with a Masters Degree in Osteopathy. Previous to this he studied Anatomy and Neuroscience at Otago University graduating in 1996. Nick has worked in Christcurch mostly with a small stint in Dunedin and Balclutha in 2011.
Nick likes working with all patients young and old, individually tailoring treatment approaches to their specific needs. Outside of work Nick enjoys activities including rock climbing, mountain biking, skiing, running and enjoying good food.
Nick is available Tuesday to Friday
George McKenzie MOst BAppSci
People of all ages can see George for precise and effective treatment. He uses musculo-skeletal, visceral and cranial techniques to address the cause of the problem, working with patients to resolve pain or discomfort. When necessary, he refers and works with other health professionals.
George trained in Auckland, completing a Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Biology) and Masters of Osteopathy. He began practice in 2009 and he has undertaken extensive postgraduate courses in visceral (internal organs) osteopathy. These included courses covering pelvic pain, post-surgery osteopathy, obstetrics as well as an array of Barral courses.
George is available Monday to Friday
Kesava Kovanur Sampath
Kesava (Kesh) is a New Zealand trained osteopath, graduating with a Masters of Osteopathy from UNITEC Institute of Technology, Auckland. Having worked in Auckland and Blenheim, Kesh moved down to Dunedin in pursuit of his Doctoral degree at Otago University (which is nearing completion).
His passion for teaching led him to take on a Lecturer position at Ara Institute of Canterbury where he is currently teaching in the undergraduate Osteopathy program. However, he still enjoys his hands-on practice and treats a wide variety of patients.
Prior to his osteopathic training, Kesh worked as a Physiotherapist in India. The eastern culture significantly influenced him to adopt a holistic view of the body. This holistic view eventually led him to do his
post-graduate training in Osteopathy.
Having come from India, Kesh has a natural affinity towards cricket. He enjoys playing indoor and outdoor forms of the game. He also enjoys playing Badminton whenever he can.
Kesh is available Saturday