The clinic is very patient-orientated with the emphasis being on your best
The integration of Chiropractic, Physiotherapy, Massage and Acupuncture and specialised referral sources is used to aid our patients in the best way possible, and not only for treatment but for advice and QUICK referral.
Each clinician 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 Lee Round – Chiropractor/ Clinical Director
I moved to New Zealand in 2015 and became the owner of Cromwell Health in 2018
I graduated from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in 2006. Since then I have continued to develop my chiropractic education completing my International Chiropractic Sports Science Diploma, certifications in Applied Kinesiology and Active Release Technique and Dry Needling courses, and I am continuing my studies in paediatric chiropractic.
By having chiropractic care from a young age, I understand the importance of chiropractic care in childhood development and helping children reach their full potential. Before coming to New Zealand, I owned 2 family practices in country Victoria Australia, where I treated patients of all ages.
I enjoy being involved in the local community working with sports clubs and other community groups .
Yuki Sueyoshi – Acupuncturist
I am from Japan and trained at a vocational college in Japan for five years to become an acupuncturist. After
My acupuncture is a combination of Japanese and Chinese style – very gentle safe needling. You will feel a unique 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 may help with the following conditions:
・Injuries to the neck, back and joints.
・Symptoms of the nose, eyes, ears, mouth
And many more. Acupuncture is one of the most appropriate forms of treatment to maintain good physical health.
Aoife Whelan – Physiotherapist
I graduated from University College Dublin and I have worked with a variety of different sports teams such as rugby and Gaelic football, as well as hospital-based work which has fostered my keen interest in sports physiotherapy and paediatric disability. I grew up playing multiple sports, primarily Gaelic football and basketball at community and national level. My interactions with the physiotherapists that assisted me along the way inspired me to pursue a physiotherapy career.
During my treatment sessions I focus on combining different techniques including dry-needling, massage, sports taping and exercise therapy to obtain the best outcomes possible for the patients.
I was drawn to New Zealand because of the rich outdoor lifestyle. I look forward to hiking in the summer and hitting the slopes in the winter.
Rose Hodgkins – Physiotherapist
I qualified in 2014 from Bournemouth University, Dorset UK Physiotherapy Bachelor of Science – 1st Class Honours.
Through my rotational roles in the National Health Service I have gained excellent assessment and treatment skills. This includes valuable musculoskeletal (MSK) experience in a major trauma centre, treating a wide spectrum of conditions, including post-surgery, multi trauma, spinal and peripheral conditions utilising manual therapies, exercise prescription and hydrotherapy. I have also had the opportunity to work with specialist rheumatology and pelvic health teams and taught several rehabilitation classes assessing patients both one-to-one and in a busy group environment.
I am passionate about supporting clients through their recovery, whether they are returning to work, sports or participating in the weekly fun run. I strongly believe in providing relevant and effective treatment through accurate assessment and by employing both hands-on skills, exercise prescription and if appropriate, onwards referral.
Michele Lacroix -Massage Therapist
Originally from Argentina, I studied in Germany and have lived in Europe for many years.
I have over 20 years experience and I have trained in various massage techniques, such as deep tissue, joint release, shiatsu, acupressure and reflexology to effectively release pain, free up tension and support a deep relaxation.
I also like to encourage clients to bring awareness to the connection between body and mind, emotional blockages, breathing patterns, habitual ‘incorrect’ conditioned movements and posture.
I have lived in many countries and moved to New Zealand 15 years ago. Central Otago is my favourite area and I am looking forward to making it my permanent home.
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
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 have 3 children who have all left home now, and 5 grandchildren. 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.
Marlene Polson – Receptionist
I work as a
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.
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.