About Us

Jim Black - Osteopath

Jim qualified from the European School of Osteopathy (ESO) in 2002 and spent a year working in the UK before emigrating to New Zealand.

He worked in Auckland and Christchurch before moving to Nelson in 2008. He worked for 9 years at Osteopaths on Oxford in Richmond.

ESO graduates pride themselves on having trained in a wide range of osteopathic techniques, from manipulation and Muscle Energy (MET) through to Balanced Ligamentous Tension (BLT) and Cranial.

Whilst evidence based medicine (EBM) underpins Jim’s approach to treatment he still identifies himself as an alternative health professional and will explore fresh angles to your condition where necessary and always endeavour to use techniques best suited to you as an individual.

An avid cyclist all his life he is a firm believer in exercise being an integral part of good health and will use prescriptive exercises, give advice on training and can even sort your bike set-up.

Unfortunately nowadays Jim’s own exercise centres mainly on running around after his over-achieving sporting kids.

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Liz Stroud - Osteopath

BSc (Hons) Ost

Liz Stroud Graduated in 2003 from Oxford Brookes University, Oxford with a BSc Degree in Osteopathy.

In 2006 she moved to Nelson and soon built a busy practice.

With a fascination for understanding the whole picture. Liz looks for the predisposing or maintaining factors that may be inhibiting form and function in the body of the individual.

Liz draws from and combines a wide range of gentle hands on Osteopathic tools from massage, mobilisation, balance ligament tension techniques to Cranial Osteopathy. This aims at optimising body mechanics and improving health with little or no joint manipulation. Choosing the right tool at the right time for the right person is what adds colour to her day and Liz enjoys treating all ages from new born to the elderly.

As a Pilates instructor Liz likes to prescribe the appropriate stretches and strengthening exercises to help educate and maintain a healthy body.

Liz is an Active mother of two gorgeous daughters and enjoys Pilates, tramping, running, MTB, multisport and adventure racing, art, crafts, building, renovating, gardening and is looking forward to meeting you.

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Andre Habib - Osteopath


Originally from the UK André graduated from Unitec New Zealand with a Master of Osteopathy degree. He holds a current annual practising certificate with the Osteopathic Council of New Zealand. André is also ACC registered.  He treats a wide range of patients of different ages from office workers, elite athletes, to builders and students and everything in between. 

Osteopathy isn’t just for backs and necks, it can help with headaches, digestive issues, bladder problems, menstrual cramps, joint injuries and with general health and well being.

André employs a comprehensive range of techniques to suit the individual with a special interest in visceral osteopathy which is working with the organs of the abdomen and pelvis. He tailors treatment in each session to suit the condition and the person on the day. Each patient is given the option of a tool kit of exercises and stretches tailored to their specific needs that can help one get back to optimal health and vitality quicker.

Andre Habib, Osteopath, Nelson

Kim Pullan - Acupuncturist

I’ve been a practicing Acupuncturist since 2020 after completing a Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture). After undergoing a career change following my own health issues.

My life experience includes raising 3 (now grown up) sons, alongside working in both early childhood education and elderly care. I have loved working in Acupuncture clinics, both in Wellington and in Nelson. Getting to know people and helping them on their healing journeys. From sore/damaged shoulders, knees, backs and other musculoskeletal issues to menopause, depression, anxiety, cancer recovery, just to name a few!

As part of my practice and philosophy, I strive to both educate and promote healing in my clients, empowering them to live more easeful and healthier lives.

 My approach is working with Acupuncture, Tuina (massage), Moxabustion and Cupping. Using both traditional Chinese and Japanese methods.

If you need a positive, and caring Acupuncturist, please don’t hesitate to reach out to find out how I can help you restore and revitalize yourself.