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Osteopaths

Mick McBeth   BAppSci, MOst 

Prior to opening Body Logic in 2011, Mick had previously worked in clinics in Auckland, Oakura and in Europe with the NZ Triathlon team during the London 2012 Olympic campaign. During the Olympic year, Mick also contracted to work with the French, Dutch and Canadian national triathlon teams. Passionate about sport and new challenges, Mick likes to encourage others to discover the benefits of a healthy and active lifestyle. During his studies, Mick completed a promising thesis on the management of cycling discomfort through a combination of 'Bike Fit' and osteopathic treatment. Mick views injury/discomfort as a unique issue, depending on the onset,  your current health and your daily lifestyle. In terms of your management, Mick will try and understand what your injury/discomfort means to you and develop a personalized treatment plan going forward. 

From 2013 - 2019, Mick was the treatment provider and manager of the Taranaki Mountain Airs in the National Basketball League. Outside of work Mick likes to try his hand in several sports, basketball, surfing, rugby, soccer, wake-boarding, snowboarding and competing in the odd multisport event/triathlon - ranging from sprint distance to Ironman. Participating in a range of sports is Micks way of being able to understand what his athletic patients go through and how their injuries may have come about.


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email: mick@bodylogic.co.nz

mobile: 027 4277 153

Jesse Armstrong    BAppSci, MOst

Jesse joined Body Logic in 2013. Jesse had always had an interest in the human body and how it functions, so after studying fitness in Brisbane, he moved back home and decided to further his studies, gaining a Masters qualification in Osteopathy (with Honours). During the completion of his thesis, Jesse taught technique classes, honing the skills of undergraduate students in the Osteopathy programme. Jesse believes that every complaint/injury is unique to the person experiencing it. He aims to work with you to understand the underlying cause of your problem, in order to provide treatment and a management plan specifically designed to suit your needs. Jesse is a keen sports man, having previously been involved with the Northland rugby academy, he now enjoys various sports in his spare time including rugby, touch, basketball, tennis and surfing. While the weather is different to his hometown of Whangarei, he enjoys the relaxed and friendly atmosphere of New Plymouth which reminds him of home. 




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Lacey Barnett BAppSci, MOst (currently on Maternity leave)

Lacey is a New Zealand trained Osteopath holding a Bachelor of Applied Science and a Master of Osteopathy. During her studies she completed a promising thesis on the effects of breathing retraining and osteopathic treatment on endurance exercise performance. 

Lacey aims to work with you to understand the underlying cause of your problem, in order to provide treatment and a management plan specifically designed to suit your needs. As a trained pilates instructor, she is particularly passionate about movement, and optimizing movement as a vital part of your management and prevention of recurring injury.





Craniosacral and Fascia Therapist 

Caroline Petit  DOF (currently on extended annual leave)

From a young age Caroline developed a passion for the human body and mind.  Helping others has also been something that gives her great joy, so naturally, the role of a therapist suits her well.
Of all the therapies, Caroline found osteopathy was the more holistic approach that leads to healing both the body and, in consequence, the mind because, in her opinion, they are both deeply related.
For a better understanding of how the mind works, Caroline has studied meditation, with over 100 days of meditation retreats behind her. Caroline also experimented with different mind based therapies that adds to her practice, a broader understanding of her patient's complaints and helps her to optimize the healing process.  Caroline specializes in cranial, functional, and fascial osteopathy and she looks forward to helping you heal.
Outside of work Caroline enjoy hobbies such as rock-climbing, dancing, and tennis, which was a big part of her life growing up in Paris. She also loves being in nature, especially hiking or cycling.


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Physiotherapy

Stephen Lett BHSc (Physiotherapy), MHSc (Rehabilitation), PGDip (acupuncture) 

Stephen graduated from AUT in 2006 and continued to work on Auckland’s North Shore for the next 12 years. In 2017 Stephen completed a hard-earned Master of Health Practice specializing in rehabilitation as well as a post-graduate diploma in acupuncture. Stephen enjoys combining clinical skills with a firm belief in an active approach to rehabilitation and understands that we are all different and there is not a ‘one size fits all’ when it comes to treatment. Stephen gets satisfaction out of working with people and helping them successfully return to the activities that are important to them. 
Stephen is an elite runner and has represented New Zealand in road running and competed in races in England, Japan, Canada and Australia. 
Outside of work Stephen loves spending time with his wife and 2 beautiful daughters (the eldest of which was born on the same day Stephen won the Auckland marathon) and is looking forward to the opportunity of learning to surf (however long that may take).

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Felicity Lett BHSc (Physiotherapy) 

Felicity has been a qualified Physio and pilates instructor since 2003, and has worked in a variety of settings in the UK and NZ and has experience with a wide range of presentations.

She has special interest in concussion and vestibular disorders, has many years of experience with pre and post-natal clients, and is particularly skilled with post trauma and joint replacement rehabilitation.

Felicity has been living in Aotearoa since 2011, and understands the importance of the great outdoors to the people of Taranaki. She has two young children, is a handy half marathon runner, has had a go at most sports and activities, and loves to be part of the community.

Felicity has noticed how pilates has helped keep injuries at bay in her own running, and is a firm believer in the mantra “you can’t go wrong getting strong”





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Cam Walsh BPHTY (Physiotherapy) 

Cam has always been interested in healthcare from an early age, with a family working in the industry and from an innate interest of helping others. This interest was directed specifically towards physiotherapy in his teens, having suffered numerous personal sporting injuries which required a hefty amount of time spent at the local physiotherapy clinic. It was there he learnt to appreciate how much influence his Physiotherapist could have on keeping him on the Rugby field and more importantly helping him prevent injuries from re-occurring.

He completed his Physiotherapy degree in Otago University in 2007. After fine-tuning his trade for a few years in Wellington, he spent the last 7 years in Sydney before making the move back to New Plymouth with his partner and 7 month old son.

His initial attraction to become a Physiotherapist was Sports Physiotherapy and this remains his passion to this day. Cam has done and continues to play a lot of sports himself. Over the years he has worked for a number of teams, mostly Rugby Union and Rugby League, netball and basketball. His Physiotherapy background is varied, with vast experience treating everything from long-term chronic injuries to acute sprains/strains or conditions created by sedentary work conditions or simply postural imbalances. His preferred treatment areas are necks (including headaches), shoulders, knees and ankles/feet. He treats very biomechanically and holistically, looking at the body as a whole.

In his spare time he finds it difficult to stay still, so if he’s not exercising or playing rugby, he will be exploring the great outdoor adventures the Naki has to offer.


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Michelle Bourke BPHTY (Physiotherapy)

Michelle graduated from University of Otago in 2004 and feels very fortunate to still love what she does. She has worked in a variety of physio settings from Wellington to London and even onboard a superyacht before finally settling down in New Plymouth to raise her family. She enjoys treating a range of conditions from acute injuries to long term recurrent issues in which she feels biomechanics have a huge part to play. She has become increasingly aware of the impact stress, sleep, diet and exercise can have on inflammation and pain and is passionate about encouraging people to thrive rather than survive. Her treatments are specific to the individual using hands-on techniques, dry needling and exercise rehabilitation. To assist in addressing the overall picture she has completed certificates in breathing dysfunction and nutrition coaching. 

Michelle’s main sporting passion was always netball but recently she would more likely be found trail running, swimming or in a Pilates class. She is kept busy in and around home with her husband and 4 children who all love being out and about in this beautiful region.


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Acupuncture

Bridget Hunter BSc(honours) Acupuncture, registered with NZASA, MBAcC , ACC provider 

Bridget has been involved in sports, health, pathology and healing arts her entire life. Prior to commencing her BSc (honours) in Acupuncture in 2005, she had a 14 year career working in hospitals in NZ and the UK as a Biomedical Scientist. Since completing her degree in Chinese Medicine, she has worked in India (also completing 200 hours of Yoga Teacher training), trained in Thai massage in Bangkok, hosted Wellness Retreats in Austria, volunteered in a local medical clinic in Kenya and opened her own private practice here in New Plymouth in 2010. Bridget uses her career thus far and varied life experiences to create a safe, non judgmental and empathic healing space. Recently she completed specialist training in paediatric acupuncture. Bridget loves living back home in New Plymouth with her young daughter and spending as much time as possible in nature and on the beach.



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Sebastien Hoothoofdt B.H.Sc Acupuncture, registered with Acupuncture NZ, Acc provider 

Sebastien was born and raised in Wallonia, the French speaking part of Belgium. He moved to New Plymouth with his family in 2009 and quickly specialised in business, sales and marketing management. Not satisfied with the daily grind he moved more towards his natural calling in health care. 

Intrigued by the growing popularity of acupuncture, he moved to Wellington to initially completed his Diploma in Tui Na (massage) which gave him an excellent understanding of the human body and its interrelation with the mind and spirit. For the last three he has been practicing Tui Na and massage therapy from his clinic in Wellington.

He graduated from the New Zealand School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine with a Bachelor of Health Science and speciality in Acupuncture in December 2019. 

As a registered member of Acupuncture New Zealand he is also an approved ACC provider who makes his patients feel comfortable and quickly puts them at ease.

Sebastien has settled in New Plymouth as he believes it is the best town in New Zealand. In his spare times Sebastien likes to walk the beautiful bushes and coastline of Aotearoa.


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Personal Training & Pilates

Aliesha Barnett  BSpLS  (CURRENTLY ON MATERNITY LEAVE)   

Aliesha is a highly motivated and energetic trainer who holds a Bachelor of Sports and Leisure through The University of Waikato. Her compassion and drive helps her interact with clients while giving them the guidance and support they need to achieve their goals. Aliesha's goal is to allow her clients to live a happier, healthier and fitter lifestyle. She has a keen interest in multi-sport events where in early 2015 she completed her first half ironman race.

Aliesha is a certified Barre Pilates instructor, running regular Barre and Mat Pilates training classes throughout the week. Other classes include Pre & Postnatal Pilates, Mum's & Bubs Pilates, Cooperate Bootcamp sessions and Express sessions for those short on time.






Natalie Holm   Practitioner of Pilates Reformer

Natalie is passionate about a holistic approach to health and assisting her clients to make profound changes in the way they feel, think and move.
Her favourite ways to stay active are dancing, hiking, HIIT training and of course practicing Pilates. She trained with Polestar Pilates method across all apparatus. She moved from Auckland with her husband and left corporate career to dedicate her time to helping others to move and feel better.
Her goal is to help people to fine tune all their systems so they work in harmony instead of ‘fixing’ their bodies or their mind.
When she is not teaching Pilates, Natalie is working with her clients as a health & wellness coach







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Massage Therapy

Michelle Ackerman - massage therapist

Michelle graduated in Beauty Therapy in 2006 in South Africa where she fell in love with massage therapy. She furthered her study with post graduate qualifications in Nutrition, Clinical Aromatherapy, Reflexology and Lymphatic Drainage. 

As a massage therapist Michelle has worked in almost every capacity, Spa’s, Clinics, Private Practice and Teaching. She specialises in Pregnancy massage, Deep Tissue, Sport, Remedial, and Swedish. Her approach is versatile and she is passionate about working with you to achieve your desired results. 

Michelle also runs our Mums Coffee Groups mornings & lunches. This gives a mum the chance to have a massage whilst the other mums look after her baby. The morning or afternoon also consists of coffees, treats and a good healthy dose of mum chat. When not running around after her preschoolers Michelle enjoys Paddle Boarding, Yoga and Hiking.



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Liz Aiken - Massage Therapist & Personal Trainer

Liz gained a Diploma in Applied Massage Therapy in 2012 at UCOL, Palmerston North after years of experiencing first hand how massages improved sport performance and overall health. 
She further studied as a Personal trainer to up skill her own knowledge and to be able to give more to clients.  
Liz worked in Wellington for two years working with a range of clients to improve overall health and lifestyles through exercise and massage treatments. 
She specializes in Sport and Deep Tissue Massage.
In her time away from the massage table she is still swimming herself and coaches, along with getting out in nature to see what New Zealand has to offer.




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Click HERE to make a Personal Training appointment with Liz

Maja Novakova - Massage Therapist & Dance Instructor

Maja is originally from the Czech Republic and has spent the last wee while working down south. As well as working in Hanmer springs, Maja has been looking after dancers and skydivers in Christchurch, offering deep tissue and sports massage treatments catered to their physical needs and training programs.
''I understand the body and the mechanics of movement and mobility, first as a dancer, then as a dance teacher and as a massage therapist treating dancers, athletes, and clients with different needs''
Maja aims to create a treatment experience for each person's needs and work with their awareness to relax the body & mind, helping them to reconnect with themselves so that they can be more grounded, more flexible, and move more freely
Outside of massaging, you'll find Maja in a studio running dance workshops. Besides dancing Maja loves to hike, bike & ski. She is also looking forward to learning to surf here in New Plymouth once she has settled in!

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Reception Team

Ziva Glentworth

Along with Liz & Aimee, Zive holds the fort on front desk. 


Zive has recently returned to our shores after many years living abroad and is enjoying being home surrounded by Whanau. Growing up in Taranaki, Zive then graduated from Victoria University in 2007 with a BA in Media Studies & Education & later a diploma in Photography. She primarily worked in the television and photography world until the birth of her son, Meika. 

Since beginning with Body Logic, she is relishing being in a new role in a new industry and is enjoying getting to know people in the community. Outside of parenthood & work, Zive has a relatively simple list of loves: good coffee, a swim in the ocean, travel, red wine (or a cold hazy) and an early night with a book. 

Accounts Manager


Anna Drinkwater

Anna looks after the accounts side of BodyLogic. Anna brings a range of experience having spent several years at TSB bank and more recently Anna co-owned Curves gym, Bell Block. While at Curves, Anna helps manage clients through weight loss and fitness endeavors with consideration of physical elements and nutrition. 

Now that the kids are all at school, Anna is currently exploring options to further her understanding of nutrition, especially in the management of health complaints. 







email: accounts@bodylogic.co.nz

Practice Manager

Aimee Baldwin

Aimee oversees the operations of the clinic and keeps our social media followers informed and entertained! 

Originally from Wales, Aimee spent some time in Australia before moving to NZ to be with her Taranaki partner. While in Australia, Aimee competed the ultimate 12 week challenge and this is where her passion and awareness for the health industry began. Amazed with her results and after seeing her before and after pictures  Aimee went on to become a personal trainer and inspire others to achieve their goals. 


Aimee has 2 children aged 4 & 5 who keep her busy outside of work, but when she does have some time she'll spend this caring for her animals, homing her acting skills and volunteering for a local dog charity. Aimee used to be a musician for the Royal Regimental Wales, a branch of the Welsh Territorial Army. 






email: aimee@bodylogic.co.nz

Mobile: 02102510984

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