416 Ilam Road, Fendalton, Christchurch 8052

Clinic Hours: Monday - Friday 7am - 8pm

416 Ilam Road, Fendalton, Christchurch 8052

Clinic Hours: Monday-Friday 7am-8pm

What To Expect From Osteopathic Care?

  • Comprehensive Medical Assessment
  • Proactive Rather than Reactive Healthcare
  • Personalised Treatment Plan
  • Pain Management
  • Improved Mobility
  • Injury Prevention
  • Rehabilitation
  • Improved Sports Perfomance

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.


Frequently Asked Questions

An osteopath is a primary healthcare professional who specialises in diagnosing, examining, and treating musculoskeletal conditions. Osteopaths use hands-on techniques to assess and treat the body as a whole. They use a variety of manual techniques such as soft tissue mobilisation and joint manipulation to reduce pain, improve range of motion and assist in the healing process.

Your Osteopath can help with a variety of complaints, including back pain, neck pain, headaches, sporting injuries, rotator cuff injuries, knee and ankle pain, etc. Osteopaths will always seek out the root cause of your injury. Your Osteopath will not just treat the symptomatic area but will look at the body as one whole unit. Osteopaths are also trained in providing lifestyle advice and exercise rehabilitation to help reduce symptoms and prevent further injury. Make sure to advise your Osteopath of all your injuries, as most injuries are interrelated and can impact on the entire body and your presenting complaint.

Osteopaths in New Zealand must be registered with the New Zealand Osteopathic Council and must hold a minimum of a Bachelor of Osteopathy qualification or equivalent as approved by the council. Additionally, they must complete CPD every year to ensure they are up-to-date with current knowledge and skills.

On your first visit, your Osteopath will spend some time discussing your current complaint and taking a detailed medical history. They may also perform physical examinations and tests and will develop a tailored treatment plan suitable for your condition. Osteopaths take a holistic approach and will seek out the root cause of your pain. Your Osteopath may recommend some tests, such as an X-ray, Ultrasound or MRI scan, to help with diagnosis, if needed. You can expect to receive hands-on osteopathic treatment on your first visit.

Yes, We can handle all your ACC paperwork and lodge your claim for you. ACC claims automatically are given 16 ACC-funded osteopathic treatments over a 12-month period. If you already have an ACC claim, please bring this information with you to your first appointment.

No, you do not need a referral to see an osteopath in New Zealand. Osteopathic practitioners are considered primary healthcare practitioners and can assess and treat your musculoskeletal condition without a referral from your doctor or other healthcare professional.


Stephen SinclairStephen Sinclair
22:07 04 Jun 24
Matt AllnuttMatt Allnutt
23:53 27 May 24
Awesome service. My osteopath was always bang on time, everything was explained well and nice people to deal with.
06:40 05 Feb 24
3 treatments and sciatica pain all GONE. Super happy!
David BarnettDavid Barnett
01:28 29 Jan 24
Maggie BransgroveMaggie Bransgrove
23:06 21 Dec 23
Lovely professional place. Osteopaths are great and explain things well, always feel great afterwards!
Paige DelaneyPaige Delaney
23:01 21 Dec 23
Excellent professional service from Lorraine. Helped to resolve tension and pains that have been in place for years!
Stephen OrpwoodStephen Orpwood
04:52 21 Dec 23
Great people, great hours of operation, easy to find
Linda YoulLinda Youl
01:55 21 Dec 23
I have had frequent migraines for the past 22 years, usually 3-4 per week. Lorraine identified the area needing work at our first session and after the first treatment there was an immediate reduction in migraine frequency. This improvement has continued. I have had 3 sessions with Lorraine now and neck pain is a thing of the past. Migraines are down to 1 per week at the most. I have tried many, many other therapies over the past 20 years and have never experienced results like these previously.
Lorna RevisLorna Revis
22:10 20 Dec 23
I have been coming to this better health osteopathy clinic for over five years. I have had excellent treatment by Lorraine and Lynda and made rapid recovery for various injuries. Despite having back trouble for the past twenty years, it's almost completely resolved. I highly recommend this practice
Lisa RaeLisa Rae
01:06 20 Dec 23
very professional and great communication. Practitioners very knowledgeable and supportive.
Sarah ChristieSarah Christie
00:28 20 Dec 23
Amazing, welcoming environment. Lorraine has helped my son from 4 weeks old and it has helped him latch better for breastfeeding which has been life changing for us. She has also treated me and helped me with neck and shoulder tension
April PikeApril Pike
21:55 19 Dec 23
Lorraine and Linda are amazing. Have recommended to all my friends and family.
Varun “VJ” JainVarun “VJ” Jain
06:45 19 Dec 23
Went there with my recurring injury and had a great experience in recovering well out of it.Lorraine was amazing practitioner and I highly recommend.
alisa Blakey-Scholesalisa Blakey-Scholes
05:43 19 Dec 23
Caley HughesCaley Hughes
04:59 19 Dec 23
Lorraine has helped immensely with my headaches and neck pain over the past year. Beautiful new clinic with great results.
Logan MacDonaldLogan MacDonald
01:53 19 Dec 23
Sarah ByrneSarah Byrne
23:53 17 Dec 23
Absolutely life changing in 2 treatments
Stu JohnsonStu Johnson
22:04 17 Dec 23
Good friendly knowledgeable staff. Booked whole family in, including baby Rory
Raewyn PearcyRaewyn Pearcy
23:29 14 Dec 23
Well..I go in to my appointment like a pretzel & come out like a noodle 🤣Fabulous care & results .. 💯 recommend Better Health Osteopathy
Jennifer TJennifer T
20:31 14 Dec 23
Lorraine and Jordan are amazing in what they do! Relieved of my lower back pain whenever it plays up. Highly recommend their services.
Joe BlackJoe Black
08:07 14 Dec 23
Lorraine gave me an amazing treatment for an injury following a serious car crash. Thankfully I was back to work in no time.
Shelley SimpsonShelley Simpson
06:30 14 Dec 23
Lorraine took me in a critical state some months ago and worked with me until I was comfortably mobile. Found her empathetic, professional and gentle. No hesitation in recommending others to this practice. I am now back here for a separate injury with a work in progress.
Briar RemnantBriar Remnant
05:31 14 Dec 23
Jordan has been a great help, my issue was resolved quickly and painlessly, highly recommend
I have been seeing Lorraine @betterhealthosteopathy.nzFor myself and Maverick (my 4mo son) and it is incredible the difference I have noticed in both of us!Maverick can turn his head both ways so freely, he looks up at me and stretches his neck up, he’s almost rolling and I can see how freely his back can turn!I have noticed such a change within myself mentally aswell as physically! I feel a lot lighter and clearer, my aches and pains have lifted, my posture is significantly better and I just overall am feeling SO much better!I would highly recommend Lorraine for yourself and your baby, Maverick loved her and just chatted & smiled away through every appointment
Chay HarrisChay Harris
03:01 12 Dec 23
So glad that I managed to get in and see Lorraine and start the process of freeing up my hip & knees and trying to relief the pain and try to get my old body back some normality. Appreciate that it's not an overnight happening thing and that it does take time to heal. So big thanks and have a Greta Xmas to the team at Better Health Osteopathy.
Craig RobinsonCraig Robinson
22:47 23 Nov 23
Ruben RebmannRuben Rebmann
01:38 23 Nov 23
Lorraine was very experienced and helped us a lot. Thank you so much for your explanations and the advices. Wish you all the best.
Anita PatersonAnita Paterson
07:46 16 Nov 23
Really worthwhile experience, felt so much better. Saw Osteo Lorraine, told me how many sessions I would require at first visit, great reminders of planned appointments and beautiful brand new facility with easy parking.
Nicholas D'AloisioNicholas D'Aloisio
06:39 16 Nov 23
Great communication, excellent followup and aftercare exercise instructions
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.