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“Do not look at me. Take what is in my hand.”

Michael Inman

Michael (Mike) was born in the United Kingdom and emigrated to New Zealand in 2008.
Now established in Christchurch (also known locally as Chch), Mike offers his gentle skills from his clinic in Avonside, Linwood, Christchurch.

Although showing great empathy...

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...for your condition or injury, and listening...

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...very carefully when taking your medical history, Mike approaches Osteopathy and Acupuncture as far more than just palliative treatment.

Mike's training, of course, is in Osteopathy and Acupuncture, not formally in Counselling or Client-centered therapy.

However the role of counselor and simple listening can be, at times helpful in encouraging self-reflection, self-empowerment, self-directed learning, self-care, lifestyle change and transition.

Although Mike trained as an osteopath, not a specialist exercise physiologist, Mike tries to be a 'personal trainer' osteopath, as much as possible and will often suggest core-strength, pilates, or specific rehabilitation exercise to improve your recovery time, and return to your best possible function, from any type of chronic pain or injury.

Despite what you may be presently going through in terms of pain, stress, or reduced function, Mike sees his role as an Osteopath as including pain education and rehabilitation, and sees the larger role of Osteopathy (or acupuncture) as far more than just hands-on treatment.

Mike tries to focus a treatment and recovery plan on best outcomes (e.g. return to work, little or no pain) and as an Osteopath Mike will always discourage dependency on frequent or prolonged osteopathy or acupuncture treatment.

Although it may be a good idea to book in, and make an appointment, to see me (or another osteopath) to discuss your requirements, please always try to book online to make your appointment. There is really not much I can say to someone over the phone, when I have never met you! Starting to tell me your medical history or the nature of your injury over the phone doesn't help, as I won't be taking notes, or writing it down. Please click on the link above, or below, to make your appointment. If you do have an inquiry, email is best.

Contact phone numbers: 03 980 2425 or 021 043 6282
Email: mikeinmanosteopath at yahoo dot com

Please try to book online.
Phone only when essential.
Text is best.



  • BSc (hons) Osteopathy (UK)
  • Diploma in Acupuncture (London, UK)
  • Diploma in Acupuncture (China)
  • Post-graduate certificate in Chinese herbal medicine (UK)


Memberships and Registrations

  • Registered with the Osteopathic Council New Zealand
  • Member of the Institute of Classical Osteopathy (UK)
  • Member of Acupuncture New Zealand
  • Registered in Western Medical Acupuncture, Osteopathic Council New Zealand


Complementary skills

  • Cranial therapist
  • Naturopath and Herbalist
  • Remedial exercise — pilates, Tai Chi and yoga
  • Mindfulness-based pain management trainer. For details see Pain Management



Mike has over 30 years’ clinical experience in acupuncture and musculoskeletal medicine.




03 980 2425
021 043 6282

03 980 2425
021 043 6282


Please try to book online.
Phone only when essential.
Text is best.

03 980 2425

021 043 6282