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Osteopaths

Mick McBeth   BAppSci, MOst  (CURRENTLY ON PATERNITY LEAVE)

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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Caroline Petit Osteopath DFO

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




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Lacey Barnett BAppSci, MOst (CURRENTLY ON 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.




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Physiotherapists

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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Acupuncturists

Bridget Hunter (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 Houthoofdt  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 specialized 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 then moved to Wellington and 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 years, 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 specialized in Acupuncture in December 2019.  
His previous background in Tui Na and massage therapy have shaped his style of practicing acupuncture. A typical acupuncture treatment will often be a blend of massage, cupping, and needling. During his studies, Sebastien has developed experience in treating Musculoskeletal conditions, digestives disorders, migraines, sleep disorders, and men's health conditions. His empathetic personality will make you feel comfortable right from the start of your consultation.
                                                         

Find out more about Acupuncture, Tui Na, and cupping under Acupuncture in services.


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Personal Training & Pilates Instructors

Aliesha Barnett  BSpLS 

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.





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Emma King

Emma is Taranaki born and raised and has a passion for anything that involves moving the body. Running, biking, and being by the beach are her favorite things to do, but her main interest is Pilates! She has participated in Pilates classes for years and has noticed the benefits to her body, mind, and posture, all of which have led her to become a Pilates teacher. Emma has recently completed her Pilates Instructor training through Suna Pilates in Auckland. She loves working with people and has a passion for helping clients reach their goals. As well as a Pilates Instructor, she is also a local primary school teacher.
Emma is running children's classes through the school holidays suitable for 4 - 7 year old's, which will be a combination of Pilates through story-telling, obstacle courses, dance & movement & games. You can book your child in by clicking below. 







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Massage Therapists

Jackie Boniface

Jackie gained her Massage Therapist Certificate in 2009 and Diploma in Aromatherapy in 2010 in Australia - specialising in Deep Tissue/Sports Massaging (placing pressure on muscles and connective tissues of the body to relieve pain/provide increased relaxation) and Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage (gentle massage techniques encouraging the movement of lymph fluid around the body and removal of waste and toxins from body tissues).

With “hands-on” techniques, Jackie believes massage relieves muscle tension, increases circulation, reduces stress and anxiety, boosts the immune system, and improves sleep and promotes relaxation throughout the whole body.

Massage is the most natural and healing method in the world. I work on happy people, people who have chosen to have the best ½ hour or hour of their day! I help clients to unwind, de-stress, and work on relieving pain by working with clients to achieve the best from the massage for their needs.

Originating from New Plymouth, Jackie enjoys walking, Toastmasters, and Motor Sports.



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Michelle Ackerman

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

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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Receptionist


Melissa Huggins

Melissa is a certified massage therapist and massaged for us for many years. In April 2019 Melissa became our full time receptionist and although this is a complete change for her, she is enjoying her new role and loves seeing both old and new faces coming through the Bodylogic doors.

When she's not working, Melissa loves spending time with her family and walking her dog around the many amazing Taranaki walkways. Melissa has a passion for travel and has lived abroad for many years but the beauty of New Zealand has brought her home.






email: admin@bodylogic.co.nz


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. 

Now a new mum, time is precious but in the past she has enjoyed Horse riding, skiing, acting and still engages in a few weight sessions. Other passions include her previous career working with dogs and music. Aimee used to play for the Royal Regimental Wales, a branch of the Welsh Territorial Army. 





email: aimee@bodylogic.co.nz

Mobile: 02102510984

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