416 Ilam Road, Fendalton, Christchurch 8052

416 Ilam Road, Fendalton, Christchurch 8052

We offer:

  • Osteopathic Treatments
  • Exercise and Rehabilitation Programmes
  • Lodgement of ACC Claims
  • Subsidised ACC Treatments
  • Referral for X-rays, Ultrasound, MRI

8 Reasons Why You Should Choose Better Health Osteopathy

  1. We will provide you with a One Stop Shop for all your injuries. For example, we can treat your back pain and any other injury you may have, such as knee pain, ankle pain, headaches or shoulder pain, etc. So we will get you back to living a Pain-Free Life.
  2. We will not tell you that your injury is due to Old Age – this is not a medical diagnosis.
  3. You will Not Need to Over-rely on Pain Medication any more. We will use hands-on osteopathic treatment to get you out of pain.
  4. Our Osteopaths take great pride in providing an Excellent Standard of Care to our patients. If you are not happy with your level of care, we will refund you your money.
  5. We are open from Monday to Friday from 7am until 8pm to facilitate Early Morning Appointments and Evening Appointments, so you don’t need to take time off work to see us.
  6. You can Book Online 24/7, right from your cell phone.
  7. We have a large car park with lots of Parking Available On-Site.
  8. If you are unsure if Osteopathy is for you, you can take up our offer of a Free Phone Consult With Our Osteopaths to discuss your condition before you make your booking. We look forward to hearing from you! Call us on 027 755 5700.

Talk To An Osteopath First

If you are unsure about Osteopathy or how we can help you, please feel free to tell us more about your injury by filling out the form below. We will then get one of our highly trained Osteopaths to call you back and discuss this so that you can be 100% sure that we can help you in advance of making your booking.



Lauren SintesLauren Sintes
04:24 29 Aug 23
We had Osteo work done through Lorraine on our baby due to stiffness in hips, back and neck. After the first appointment we noticed the difference straight away. She instantly became more comfortable on her stomach and had more mobility range. After 3x appointment our baby now enjoys tummy time and less stiffness in her movements. Lorraine was incredible! Very gentle with the wee ones and so knowledgeable in her work. We would absolutely recommend her services to all parents looking for osteo care for their child.
Huata ArahangaHuata Arahanga
21:42 28 Aug 23
01:24 18 Jul 23
Very experienced team, they listen and make a plan that suits
Natalia DybovaNatalia Dybova
23:36 12 Jul 23
Maureen AllpressMaureen Allpress
21:10 12 Jul 23
Amazed in how much improvement after my visit .Highly recommend
Marilyn WilsonMarilyn Wilson
06:20 08 Jun 23
Very efficient service and left feeling great even from a long term injury.
Deborah HectorDeborah Hector
04:29 31 May 23
Fantastic and efficient
Clare HockingClare Hocking
23:58 28 Feb 23
Osteopathy with Lorraine has been a major step back to recovery after sustaining concussion 3 months ago. Prior to my fist appointment with Lorraine NOTHING was making any difference to my symptoms. From the start of treatment the headaches and generalised body pain became more manageable. Now, after 3 treatments, the pain has reduced by 85%. I am SO grateful to Lorraine for her professional, skilled and caring approach. Clare RH
Rose QuinnRose Quinn
22:20 15 Feb 23
Great experience with better health osteo - I felt 100% comfortable and informed with what was happening and the treatment used. Lorraine was amazing with my infant, she was gentle and engaged whilst performing adjustments. Very happy with the physical results for bubs. I highly recommend this clinic for treating infants experiencing discomfort.
Emma SmithEmma Smith
19:02 21 Dec 22
Amazing! Lorraine is a miracle worker, she has helped me fix my body and the head aches I suffered with. Seriously changed my life I love my visits to the osteo always makes me feel so much better honestly recommend if you are in any pain and need relief that a doctor can’t provide
Ruth ArbuckleRuth Arbuckle
06:39 13 Dec 22
Better health osteopathy has been life changing for me! Lorraine has been outstanding at helping me recover from a neck and shoulder injury, and has got me back training five times a week again, doing the exercise that I love! I would highly recommend her and the team here to anyone.
Per JacobsenPer Jacobsen
00:39 07 Dec 22
I have been treated by Better health Osteopathy on and off since 2019, and every time I have had issues with my back, arms, or even feet, Lorraine has been superb at treating me, and I cannot thank her enough for everything she has helped me with. She is methodical in her approach and very thorough at treating. I now go on a regular basis every 6 weeks, just to keep my body in tune for the work I do, and it is one of the best decisions I have ever made, going on a regular basis. I firmly believe Lorraine’s treatments help to keep me out of injuries.I genuinely highly recommend Lorraine and her team.
Michelle WilbyMichelle Wilby
05:30 05 Dec 22
I started seeing Lorraine when I was pregnant with my third child. She was a life saver not only physically but emotionally. I had major hip and lower back pain and she took such a thorough approach to help me through my pregnancy. She also put me in touch with other amazing health professionals to help me deal with some past trauma.I highly recommend Lorraine!
ilana moirilana moir
21:06 04 Dec 22
Lorraine is just wonderful, every visit I leave feeling great. My husband also loves her treatments and we have just started brining our newborn which has been great. Highly recommend!
samantha murraysamantha murray
20:02 01 Dec 22
I’m not one who usually writes reviews but I feel I need to. I have been seeing Lorraine and Lynda for the past 5 years not and I cannot recommend them highly enough. Whenever someone asks for a good chiropractor, I say no. You HAVE to see and osteopath, and go on to tell them about Lorraine and Lynda. They are so knowledgeable. My first experience was with Lorraine when I was pregnant and suffering from a sore back. She was so matter of fact and I was shocked (in a good way) how quickly she identified what was causing me discomfort. I even took my son to see her as a newborn for an adjustment. Later down the track as Lorraine was tricky to get into I met Lynda. I was a little unsure about how she was going to be but Lorraine assured me she was brilliant - and she is! I have been to see both practitioners many times and I always leave feeling well adjusted. They’ve helped me heal injuries from classic sporting strains to headaches. I don’t go anywhere else. Highly recommend to all.
Emily BuchananEmily Buchanan
05:39 07 Sep 22
Lorraine is amazing. I couldn’t recommend her enough if you are suffering with severe pain. She has helped me immensely within five sessions. She really knows what she is doing and is happy to bring you back down to earth if you are feeling anxious about your symptoms.I will continue to see Lorraine long term whenever I need too. ☺️
Sophie CarterSophie Carter
00:28 31 Aug 22
At 36 weeks pregnant I started having terrible pelvic pain which made walking extremely painful and difficult. A friend recommended Lorraine and oh my gosh the difference she has made is incredible. After seeing her I was able to enjoy the last month of pregnancy with my mobility back and its also nice to know that I’m all aligned and ready for birth. Couldn’t recommend more highly!!
Michelle MahuikaMichelle Mahuika
07:47 04 Aug 22
Absolutely fantastic service. Has helped heal a pain I have had for several years. Would recommend to all. Changed my life.
Dean RosserDean Rosser
05:56 26 Jul 22
I've been a few times since moving to Christchurch. So far, Lorraine has been awesome. Clearly knows her stuff and treats in a peaceful and knowledgeable manner that has instilled trust in the process.
Richard SmithRichard Smith
23:02 23 Jun 22
Very professional, friendly and appropriate Osteopath.Takes the time to listen to what’s going on and cuts through the peripheral stuff to get to the heart of the problem. Understands the balance between needing Osteo and needing time to let the body do it’s healing. Highly recommended. Only down side is small car park and stairs which will be sorted when they move to new premises soon.
07:23 02 May 22
Have been going to lorraine for regular maintenance treatment for a few years now. She is a natural at what she does makes a huge difference to my health and well being I'm grateful to have found an osteopath of her calibre can't speak highly enough of her skill
sourabh dhimansourabh dhiman
20:35 08 Feb 22
Lorraine is a amazing osteopath ,she helped me with my sciatica.When I started visiting her clinic I was in consistent pain and I was not able to do much of physical activity after few months now I am also to run and do what I love.Her treatment changed my situation and I definitely recommend her to any one with similar condition or back injury.

Christchurch Osteopathic Clinic

Welcome to Better Health Osteopathy in Christchurch, where our dedicated team of highly skilled Osteopaths is committed to your well-being and recovery. We are a friendly and family-oriented osteopathic clinic, providing care to adults, sporting professionals, the elderly, women in various stages of pregnancy, and children of all ages.

Our approach at Better Health Osteopathy goes beyond just addressing immediate symptoms. We utilise a combination of highly skilled case history taking, osteopathic evaluation, and hands-on treatments to delve deeper and identify the underlying cause of pain or discomfort. By addressing the root cause, we aim to prevent ongoing issues and facilitate a return to everyday health as soon as possible.

Our osteopaths undergo five years of intensive training, where they develop expertise in diagnosing and treating various forms of dysfunction in the body. Their training encompasses anatomy, physiology, pathology, and neurology, as well as general medical diagnostic skills and various osteopathic techniques.

A typical osteopathic treatment at Better Health Osteopathy may include mobilization of joints and soft tissues, joint manipulation, massage, muscle energy stretches, and prescription of rehabilitation exercises. Our treatment plans are tailored to individual patients and are suitable for a wide range of complaints, including back and neck pain, acute and chronic pain conditions, sports injuries, headaches, joint and muscle strains, pregnancy-related aches and pains, and many other physical and functional conditions.

At Better Health Osteopathy, we work closely with other registered healthcare providers, such as GP’s, surgeons, midwives, counsellors, and more, to ensure that our patients receive the best level of care. We are also registered ACC treatment providers and no referral is needed to avail of our services.

To learn more about how Better Health Osteopathy can help you, please call us on 027 7555700 to discuss your condition, or click here to make a booking. We look forward to assisting you on your path to better health.