Meet Our Team
Our friendly team at Tui Chiropractic are here to help you work towards your health goals.
Dr. Tarn de Ridder
ChiropractorI grew up rurally in Whangarei, spending most of my teenage years horsing around which inevitably leads to falls and injuries. My first experience with a chiropractor came after one of these falls, and I couldn’t believe how much better I felt and could function! It was only a matter of time before I enrolled to study Chiropractic.
I graduated from New Zealand College of Chiropractic in 2014 with the Academic Excellence award and the Business Award. Since graduating I’ve spent a couple of years working in Wellington, undergone post-graduate studies in pediatrics and Sacro-Occipital technique, and moved back to Whangarei to enjoy our little slice of paradise in Maungatapere.
Being in the winterless North means we can spend more time with our family, enjoy beaching, boating and fishing, and have enough space for some animals and a horse!
Dr. Kelly Black
Starting at Tui Chiropractic on 4th Feb 2019
Kelly is in her 11th year of Chiropractic practice and has worked with a diverse set of techniques and patients across the globe. She started her career in the UK and has worked across Australia and Asia for the last nine years.
Kelly has a passion for overall health and wellbeing and has a special interest in diet, nutrition, movement and spiritual health. She believes regular Chiropractic care is vital to optimal health and wellbeing and is positive it is what keeps her so full of energy, youthfulness and vitality.
Kelly looks forward to meeting your all during her time with us and feel free to ask her any questions.
Dr. Steve Bowers
I’m originally from Auckland but have spent the last two years working in Wellington. I’ve just returned to New Zealand after a 6-month trip around the world.
Apart from chiropractic and health, some of my interests are kickboxing, cooking and watching the rugby or any other sport on the weekend.
I’m very excited to be moving up to Whangarei to help you all live your healthiest lives possible.
Chiropractic AssistantLisa’s background is rather diverse. Originally from Takapuna, Lisa was educated in Dunedin where she attended Otago Polytechnic obtaining Trade Certificate in Shorthand Typing. Then with her parents moving to Whangarei Lisa also moved north where she married and had her two children. Lisa worked at the Whangarei Courts as a Shorthand Typist in the 1980s, which was an extremely interesting role. Over the years Lisa has worked within large blue chip Accountancy and Law firms in both Dunedin and Auckland Cities, with the Bay of Plenty Regional Council in Whakatane, Real Estate in Whakatane and Ohope. Her final move is back to Whangarei after 32 years. Lisa now has 3 grandsons in Whakatane and family in Whangarei. She loves to visit the family, run, walk, garden, keep bees, renovate and enjoys her and her husband’s “muscle car” when doing long road trips south along with her dog Bella.
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