About Us

About US

The clinic was established in 1983. It was taken over in 1993 by Neki Patel
and it has been established at its current location since 2001.

The clinic is very patient-orientated with the emphasis being on your best
possible care.

The integration of Chiropractic, Physiotherapy, Massage, Medicine, and
a huge base of specialized referral sources is always used to aid
our patients in the best way possible, and not only for treatment but for
advice and QUICK referral.

The health team of the future will be one where all members of it take the trouble to understand, appreciate and, above all, respect each other’s special area of expertise. Each member will understand and appreciate his/her own limitations. There is no room for professional jealousy or arrogance, although we would hope that there would be room for professional pride in the overall standards of the team. Each member will be prepared to pool his/her expertise with that of the others for the benefit of the patient who is, after all, the main reason for the health team’s existence.

Dr. Neki Patel


Trained at the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic. Neki is one of only five chiropractors in New Zealand with ICCSP internationally certified chiropractic sports practitioner. Neki has worked with building a well rounded family orientated clinic. Neki uses chiropractic techniques not only to fix backs, but also to help improve patient’s range of movement and their levels of comfort with all joint and soft tissue injuries. He has worked on various high profile rugby players, worked with the Australasian PGA since 1998. He was the chiropractor for the New Zealand Commonwealth Games team to Manchester. He has treated various international ski teams and ice hockey teams. His main aim is the integration of treatment for the patient’s best possible benefit.

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Dr Robert Moore – Chiropractor

Dr Robert Moore grew up in country Victoria Australia. Growing up on the farm Dr Moore was a knock about kid who regularly visited the Chiropractor to keep healthy. After finishing high school, it was a natural progression to study Chiropractic and learn the profession that helped him greatly while he was growing up.

He studied at RMIT in Melbourne and graduated in 2009. Dr Moore worked in private practice in Melbourne after graduating and moved to Queenstown in 2013.  Dr Moore is an internationally certified chiropractic sports practitioner and has worked with professional skiers, gymnasts, AFL players, weightlifters and many other sporting professions. He is currently the team chiropractor for the New Zealand Men’s Alpine Ski team and the Under-20 Ice Blacks.

Dr Moore believes that Chiropractic care is vital to any one’s health & wellbeing and is excited to help the people of Queenstown. He has built a wholistic family practice treating people of all ages. Dr Moore’s other passion is skiing, during winter when he is not looking after families in the clinic you be sure to find him on the snow.

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Dr. Christine ( Kikki ) Iveland – Chiropractor

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Dr. Christine Iveland is chiropractic graduate at Murdoch university in Perth, Western Australia. Over the past 3 years Dr. Iveland has worked in many different sporting environments, including AFL, Rugby, touch Rugby and dance. Having this variety has enabled Dr. Iveland to experience many different types of injuries common to each sport. Having this interest in sport has led Dr. Iveland to study to become a personal trainer. She believes this will give her the power to not only aid you through your injury, but also through rehabilitation and beyond.

Dr. Iveland will use a combination of chiropractic techniques, soft tissue treatment, dry needling and exercise/rehab to help you become pain free and optimise performance. Whilst at the clinic Dr. Iveland will complete her ICCSP to become a internationally certified chiropractic sports practitioner.

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Dr Lee Round – Chiropractor

Dr Lee Round graduated from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in 2006. Since then she has continued to develop her chiropractic education and in 2012 she completed her International Chiropractic Sports Science Diploma and Dry needling courses and in 2014 completed certification in Applied Kinesiology. She has recently done courses in Active Release Technique and is continuing her studies in paediatric chiropractic.
By having chiropractic care form a young age, Lee understands the importance of chiropractic care in childhood development and helping children reach their full potential. Before coming to New Zealand, Lee owned 2 family practices in country Victoria Australia, where she treated patients of all ages. She enjoys being involved in the local community working with sports clubs and other community groups and is looking forward to being part of the team at Queenstown Health.
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Dr Michael Stocco – Chiropractor

Since graduating from the New Zealand College of Chiropractic in 2015 I commenced private practice and have worked in Auckland. Originally from Adelaide, South Australia, during my younger years I was active in swimming, surf lifesaving, water polo and anything else that involved the water. I represented South Australia numerous times in Surf Lifesaving and was fortunate to be under chiropractic care which assisted me with recovery, injury and general maintenance of the spine which helped my performance. I’m very passionate about chiropractic care and the opportunity to help people to do what they love and achieve amazing results. It’s this experience and passion which lead me to move to New Zealand to pursue studies and become a chiropractor. I’m looking forward to exploring the beautiful Queenstown scenery and getting to know and help the community and having swapped the coast for the mountains – get some snowboarding done on the side.

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Michael Ward – Physiotherapist

Michael graduated from the University of Otago in 2011 with a degree in physiotherapy. He was originally from a small town in Southland and he wanted to become a physio through his love of sports and the sciences.

After graduating he spent his first year in the USA working in a Summer camp for kids. After returning back to Southland he took up a job in a sports injury clinic in Invercargill with a focus on massage, dry needling, strapping and rehabilitation exercise. This involved working with many representative teams including The Southland Stags rugby team, Southland Woman’s Sevens and Southland touch teams to name a few.

Michael has spent the last 2 years working in a physio clinic in London while also following his passion for travel and hiking.

His love for any competitive sport, whether rugby or tiddlywinks drives him to want to get the best out of himself and his clients through any means available and he is looking forward to the exciting challenges ahead.

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Michael Costello – Physiotherapist

Michael, originally from Ireland, graduated with a Bsc (Hons) Physiotherapy degree from University of Limerick in 2013. Michael began his career working in a large private clinic in Ireland and also worked with several sports teams including professional football and cycling teams.

Michael then followed his love of the outdoors and travel and decided to move to New Zealand where  he worked in a private clinic in Auckland along with being physio for 2 Auckland rugby teams. Michael has since specialised in the musculoskeletal physiotherapy sector and completed a post graduate diploma in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy from AUT Univeristy, Auckland.

Michael utilises his sporting background to apply a multifactorial approach to treatment, combining manual therapy, dry needling, biomechamical assessment, exercise rehab and gym based exercise programs to achieve optimum results for his clients.

When not at the treatment table, you’re most likely to find Michael out hiking, biking or boarding around beautiful central Otago.

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Michael Costello – Physiotherapist

Michael, originally from Ireland, graduated with a Bsc (Hons) Physiotherapy degree from University of Limerick in 2013. Michael began his career working in a large private clinic in Ireland and also worked with several sports teams including professional football and cycling teams.

Michael then followed his love of the outdoors and travel and decided to move to New Zealand where  he worked in a private clinic in Auckland along with being physio for 2 Auckland rugby teams. Michael has since specialised in the musculoskeletal physiotherapy sector and completed a post graduate diploma in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy from AUT Univeristy, Auckland.

Michael utilises his sporting background to apply a multifactorial approach to treatment, combining manual therapy, dry needling, biomechamical assessment, exercise rehab and gym based exercise programs to achieve optimum results for his clients.

When not at the treatment table, you’re most likely to find Michael out hiking, biking or boarding around beautiful central Otago.

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Amy Eacott – Massage Therapist

My love for massage therapy has given me the opportunity to practise therapies with all walks of life. I have had the pleasure of training in holistic therapies, Reiki, deep tissue, sports and pregnancy massage.

Through my love of travel I have gained a diverse massage practice; From a structured routine when working on board a cruise ships. Progressing to following my intuition, bringing together the importance of posture awareness, movement and the connection of the breathe and he body whilst working with in a yoga retreat.

By combining manual massage and energetic techniques, while incorporating soft tissue release, trigger point therapy and myofascial release. I havedeveloped my own unique style of massage. This enables me to tailor make each treatment and routine to every clients individual requirements and needs – whether it be for rehabilitation or pure relaxation.

I am forever on a journey to develop my craft, learn and grow as therapist and individual.

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Yuki Sueyoshi – Acupuncturist

I am from Japan and trained at a vocational collage in Japan for five years to become an acupuncturist. After this I worked as an Acupuncturist, Moxibutionist and massage therapist as well as vocational college teacher for four years.

My acupuncture is a combination of Japanese and Chinese style – very gentle safe needling. You will feel indigenous sensation to needling when aimed at muscles or trigger points, acupressure points and bone.
If required, I can also use an electrical machine for muscle stress relief and I also use Meridian points for stability of autonomic nerves.

Acupuncture can help to keep you in good health.

In my spare time, I love Yoga and walking, drawing, painting, gardening. I am excited to be living in New Zealand amongst this amazing nature.

Acupuncture treats the following conditions:
・Injuries to the neck, back and joints.
・Women’s health
・Symptoms of the nose, eyes, ears, mouth
・Chronic diseases
And many more. Acupuncture is one of the most appropriate form of treatments to maintain good physical health.

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Akinori Hattori – Acupuncturist

Akinori, originally from Japan, graduated from a Japanese vocational school of acupuncturist and moxibutionist in 2014. He has worked for some clinics as an acupuncturist, moxibutionist and massage therapist, and worked for some rugby teams as a medical staff including the amateur and club team and high school and junior high school rugby team. Also he worked as part time therapist at the Japanese pro rugby team. He is especially interested in rugby, therefore he decided to work in New Zealand.

He uses gentle touch and gentle needling, and my treatment is based on Oriental and Western medicine. He is good at treatment for musculoskeletal injuries. He approaches to the affected area as Western medicine, and also He approaches to the meridian lines of whole body as Oriental way.

He loves to watch the games of sports, especially rugby, and loves movies also. He is excited the beautiful nature around Queenstown.

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Barbara Carroll – Office Manager

I joined Cromwell Health in September 2013 as office manager and love the interaction with people from the local community who attend the clinic. It is a pleasure to work with a fun team of professional dedicated clinicians. I was raised in Wanaka and after several years in Auckland, where I worked as a travel consultant with a busy corporate client base, I returned to Central Otago in 2001. I worked for Allied Press in Alexandra for 12 years, working in all aspects of the newspaper industry. I have 3 children who have all left home now, plus my first grandchild has arrived. Outside of work my partner and I are kept busy maintaining our lifestyle block in Galloway and enjoy spending time exploring Central Otago and all that is on our doorstep.

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Brigitte Tait – Receptionist

Brigitte arrived in Cromwell in 2010 and joined the clinic in 2013 as part time receptionist. When she is not at work she is kept busy with her two young girls and making the most of the exceptional lifestyle Cromwell offers! Prior to moving to Cromwell, Brigitte spent many years in Queenstown, Dunedin and a stint in the UK. Her previous working career was in the tourism industry where she got to experience fabulous opportunities selling and promoting some of New Zealand’s tourism gems, including Queenstown, Cadbury World and Cardrona Ski Resort. Brigitte loves working alongside the many professional clinicians here at Cromwell Health and meeting (and often chatting) with the great local community that come in for treatment.

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Marlene Polson – Receptionist

 

I work as a part time/casual receptionist with Cromwell Health. I enjoy meeting and interacting with the locals who attend the clinic. I am semi-retired, my husband and I have recently moved from Arrowtown to Cromwell and love having the time to spend with family and friends. My interests include gardening, walking, reading, travel and attending the local theatre productions, events, markets etc held in Cromwell and Central Otago.

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Emma Cameron – Receptionist

 

I joined Cromwell Health in 2016 as a part time receptionist and it’s great to be able to work in a busy clinic with such a great team of professional clinicians and I enjoy meeting, greeting and helping all sorts of different people who attend the clinic. I am originally from the UK, where my career background was in the animal health and veterinary industry. After lots of travelling I moved to New Zealand in 2007 and decided to settle in the beautiful South Island. When I’m not at work I am kept busy with my two young daughters and I love the wonderful outdoor lifestyle of Central Otago. I enjoy walking, cycling, horse riding and camping. I also like all things crafty and creative and I get involved in many of the fantastic local community arts projects here in Cromwell.

 

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