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.
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.
Emily graduated from St. Mary’s university in Twickenham, UK with a Bsc. (Hons) in Sport Rehabilitation. Going to university in Twickenham, the home of English rugby, enabled lots of opportunities during her study to work with semi professional and professional rugby teams including London Welsh & London Irish and The Fiji Rugby League Team.
Emily’s background in sport rehabilitation enables her to be more in depth as a massage therapist and she is able to carry out exercise prescription and sports taping. Her love for anatomy also allows very detailed and clinical massage.
Emily has been living in Queenstown for 3 and 1/2 years. She loves to hike up mountains in the summer and attempts to ski in winter however you might just find her at the bar instead!
Cole Mackie is excited to return to Otago to serve the people of Queenstown. For as long as Cole can remember he has been passionate about health, wellbeing and helping people. Chronic headaches in high school forced Cole to seek out chiropractic care, and he fell in love with its holistic approach to health. Cole studied 2 years at Otago University before moving to Auckland to train at the New Zealand College of Chiropractic.
Cole has been actively involved in sports his entire life. He played rugby for over a decade, including a season of Premier Rugby in Central Otago and has competed at an international level in karate, competing in Australia and Japan. Cole brings a wealth of knowledge in sports training and performance.
In his own time Cole enjoys working out in the gym, good food of any description, and good laughs. Cole also has a passion for Martial Arts, currently trains in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu while also training in Kickboxing and MMA.
Cole’s approach to care is very hands on and he aims to give patients the best results possible to help them achieve their health goals.
Georgina came to New Zealand in 2021 from the UK after spending 9 years working within the NHS and private neurological practice. She graduated from Keele university in 2012 with a first class honours degree. From this Georgina has worked in sports injury outpatient settings, respiratory and orthopaedic rehabilitation which led her to specialise in neurological conditions with Georgina’s keen interest in sport this had led her to specialise in concussion and traumatic brain injury rehabilitation and English football clubs in later years. Georgina combines her love of sports injuries with hands on technics, patients education and strength work to achieve patient centred goals.
Georgina loves mountain biking, trail running, CrossFit, hockey and surfing
Originally from Medellín, Colombia, Ana came to New Zealand on holiday several years ago but fell in love Queenstown and the outdoors lifestyle. She decided to stay. Starting off in banking in Colombia, Ana easily transferred her skills to working in the tourism and hospitality sector, working her way up to managing her own department and getting NZ residency, before becoming an important part of the team at Queenstown Health. Ana loves CrossFit, mountain biking, hikes and running.
Hooper has graduated with a bachelors in Physiology from Oklahoma State University and a bachelor’s in Chiropractic from the New Zealand College of Chiropractic. She is originally from the states and has lived in New Zealand for the past four years while studying Chiropractic. Hooper has traveled all over the world including Europe, Africa, Asia and Central America where she was absorbed in the culture and health care. She grew up with sport being a big part of her life, playing soccer since age 5 and continuing on to play for a high-level club team through high school. Hooper loved participating in Tough Mudder where she faced physical challenges and learned how to work together as a team to cross the finish line. Hooper has a special interest in the lifestyle of Queenstown including the sports, hiking and skiing. Having torn her ACL early in her chiropractic degree she has an inside experience as to the diligence it takes to adhere to a rehab program to achieve the best results. Hooper has always had a passion for helping others, especially when it comes to their performance. She is determined to help others achieve better function by restoring proper motion in the spine and extremities with adjustments and soft tissue care.
Originally from Leicester, England, I worked within the Travel Industry in Reservations and Customer Care. I also spent 3 years working as a Tour Leader on board Cruise Ships – enjoying every minute of it, meeting people from all walks of life and all ages. I made the move to New Zealand after being swept off my feet by a Kiwi man and have now lived in Queenstown for 18 fantastic years. I have worked locally in the Hotel and the Tourism Trade as well as Childcare, while bringing up a family. I am now very pleased to be a part of the team at Queenstown Health, as I have a keen interest in health and wellbeing and I love to deliver great customer service. I am here to help you in any way possible.
Akinori, originally from Japan, graduated from a Japanese vocational school of acupuncturist and moxibutionist in 2014. He has worked for several 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 had worked for Queenstown Health 2018-2020. He went back to Japan 2020 and became a medical staff of a rugby team and leaned sports medicine including electrotherapy. At the same time, he studied more Japanese style of acupuncture such as scalp acupuncture and acupuncture techniques for mental health. After that, he decided to come back to beautiful Queenstown again.
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 approachesto 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 too. He is excited to be back to the beautiful nature of Queenstown.
Originally from Bogotá, Colombia, Nataly is a professional in Finance and International business. She has worked in Technology companies in Colombia, then challenged herself by coming to New Zealand five years ago. She wanted to live new experiences and learn. During this time she worked in the hospitality industry but it’s now time to add and complement her knowledge by becoming a part of the team at Queenstown Health. Nataly is passionate about travelling, hiking and dancing.
Hannah completed her BSc physiotherapy degree at the University of Liverpool before starting work as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist in the UK. She has worked with a broad range of patients from acute fractures and soft tissue injuries to more chronic or long term ailments.
Her interest in physiotherapy and rehabilitation started at a young age when she competed at national level as a gymnast whilst also competing within track and field, cross country and trampolining. Throughout university she took up netball and more gym based exercise. She has developed a special interest in sports injuries and high level rehabilitation due to both her clinical knowledge and exposure and, her previous sporting experience.
Hannah focusses on patient centered care and strong communication with her patients to ensure they receive the treatment and results that they are looking for. She has traveled throughout Europe, America, Africa, Asia and Australia where she has exposed herself to the different cultures and takes that with her into her clinical practice. She is looking forward to immersing herself in the Queenstown community and learning more about the culture
Conor is an Irish physiotherapist who graduated from the University of Liverpool with a first class honours degree. Since then he has worked in a variety of roles gaining experience across all areas of physiotherapy. Following his degree he worked within the health service in Liverpool, as well as with local and university Gaelic football teams. Most recently he spent 5 months in the French alps where he gained knowledge surrounding common skiing / snowboarding injuries and improved his soft tissue massage techniques maximising ski time for holiday makers.
He has played a variety of sports growing up with his main interest being Gaelic football, which he has played at a provincial level while in the UK. As a travel lover with a keen interest in winter sports and sports related injuries, Conor is excited to join the team in Queenstown and explore what life here has to offer.
Jingying graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Acupuncture, Moxibustion, and Tuina of Chinese Medicine from Heilongjiang University of Chinese Medicine. During her undergraduate studies, she dedicated her extracurricular time to shadowing experienced clinicians, with a primary focus on endocrine and metabolic issues. Additionally, she gained practical experience as an assistant acupuncturist at Emeishan Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, specifically in the Department of Orthopedic Rehabilitation.
After the pandemic, when New Zealand finally opened its borders, Jingying wasted no time in entering the country. After experiencing life in NZ for a while, she made the decision to stay here permanently. While working as a massage therapist, she also joined AcNZ and obtained the Annual Practicing Certificate in NZ.
Jingying is deeply committed to providing compassionate and personalized care to her patients. Her approach not only addresses their immediate health concerns but also empowers them to take charge of their overall well-being. She goes beyond simply treating people and strives to educate her patients about preventive measures, including dietary and lifestyle tips.
Her passion for learning extends beyond medicine. Years of studying the Guqin, a traditional Chinese instrument, and participating in tea ceremonies have enriched her perspectives. The soothing melodies of the Guqin are believed to have healing properties, and she also appreciates the health benefits of tea drinking.
During her leisure time, Jingying enjoys staying active with workouts and hiking. She is also an enthusiast of good food and culinary experiences.