Our team

Our practitioners are registered with the Osteopathic Council of New Zealand, are ACC registered and have trained extensively in the biodynamic approach to osteopathy.

Rebecca Walker M. Ost., PhD (Paediatrics)

"Osteopathy provides a holistic treatment approach that is personalised to suit each individual's requirement for health and wellbeing. I feel privileged to work as an osteopath and be a part of this unique healing process."

Dr Rebecca Walker is a qualified osteopath and medical researcher. She has authored articles on glue ear, vitamin D, immune systems and the microbiome in children during her doctoral research. She also researched the effects of osteopathy on occupational overuse injuries in computer users.

With her love of osteopathy and passion for evidence based research she loves the challenges that present to her practice and being able to provide a multidisciplinary treatment approach.

Rebecca has trained internationally both in Australia and the United States, and has studied with Jim Jealous and completed all 9 phases in the Biodynamic approach to Osteopathy.

Other interests include osteoarthritis, brain injuries/concussion, anxiety, stress, and sleep disorders, hormonal imbalances and general mental health. With her in-depth knowledge of nutritional medicine, exercise, microbiology, and the immune system she finds a interdisciplinary approach is best suited to many complex pain disorders.

Vikasini (Marianne Dixon) B.Sc. Ost.

Vikasini qualified in London (1992) and has been working in NZ since 1994, joining Health Within Osteopathy in 2002. She chose to specialise in cranial osteopathy while still a student because of its ability to bring about deep therapeutic changes to any condition - be it a sprained ankle, birth strains in mother or baby, post-surgical problems or the after-effects of a stroke, to give just a few examples. She enjoys treating all age groups and all conditions, and feels fortunate to work in a profession where the inherent intelligence of the patient's body so precisely determines the unfolding of the therapeutic process.

Kate Leighton B.Sc. (Hons) Ost.

Kate graduated from the British School of Osteopathy in London in 1998. She began her osteopathic career in Cornwall, England including some time working as part of the medical team for the ASP World Surfing Tour (WCT) in the UK and France. Emigrating to NZ in 2000 Kate has worked in osteopathic clinics in Rotorua and Auckland. Post graduate study in Osteopathy in the Cranial Field, including all 8 phases in the biodynamic approach to treatment, has led to a special interest in treating fertility, pregnancy, babies and children. However, Kate loves the challenges the broad range of osteopathic patients bring her way. Kate lives in Piha with her husband and two children aged 3 and 7. She enjoys getting out for walks in the bush, as well as surfing whenever she can.

Dion Kulak DO Grad Dip (Osteo) Paeds

Born in Germany, Dion moved to London in 1976 to work with children in the community graduating as an osteopath in 1985 (ESO UK). Dion has more than 30 years experience in treating infants, children and adults, and teaching osteopathy in the UK, Germany, Australia and New Zealand. In 2008 she contributed a chapter in the “Textbook of Paediatrics” published by Elsevier. Her work with children and disability has given her much joy over the years. After running her own clinic in Melbourne for 20 years she has returned recently to live in NZ.