Healthcare Professionals Directory – New Zealand


The Ehlers-Danlos Society acknowledges how hard it is to find an EDS and HSD-friendly specialist across various disciplines globally, so to further our commitment to your access to management and care we have created this list that is populated by professionals submitting their information to our site.

It is important to note that The Ehlers-Danlos Society does not have any ownership or direct financial interest in any of the specific doctors or clinics listed on our EDS-friendly directory. There are no formal listing criteria, and The Ehlers-Danlos Society does not endorse, recommend, or certify any of these physicians.

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Fraser Burling, Dr.
General Medicine, Rheumatology, Soft Tissue treatments, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Clinic
5/110 Remuera Road
Auckland, Auckland 1050

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At the Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Clinic we offer a wide range of general medical and rheumatology services. We also treat chronic soft tissue injuries, and joint dislocations in all patients who have chronic injuries. I have sub-specialised in Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, including the pain/injury related processes with it, and use prolotherapy in these patients with very good results. As New Zealand doesn’t have any other EDS specialists yet, I look to, and rely on, our international EDS team for guidance when patients have complex issues.

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Sharon Peck, Dip Phys
Physiotherapist with a special interest in orthopaedics, connective tissue disorders-hypermobility and fascial scarring, arthritis, cranial mobilisations, Temperomandibular disorders.

Sharon Peck, Physiotherapy
70 Morgans Road
Timaru, South Canterbury 7910
0064 210603341

Hospital affiliations:

  • Timaru Public Hospital

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Sharon was an inaugural member of the Hypermobility Club of London and the South East, UK, led by Prof Rodney Graeme. She was a national physiotherapy advisor for the Hypermobility Syndrome Association, UK, presenting at their annual conferences and a contributing author for a booklet “Hypermobility in Children”.

Since emigrating to New Zealand in 2004 Sharon has set up Physiotherapy Led Orthopaedic Clinics in Timaru and is the Clinical Leader for the Physiotherapy Primary Intervention Group. This team of physiotherapists treat arthritis in the South Canterbury community under MoH and District Health Board contracts.

In her part time private practice Sharon receives referrals from GPs and Consultants, as well as self referrals for children and adults suffering from the various problems of connective tissue disorders, in particular Generalised Joint Hypermobility (GJH) and fascial scarring.

Sharon has presented to physiotherapists and doctors in the South Island on the the management of GJH and fascial scarring. She mentors colleagues, within and outside of her district, to support them as they manage patients with the often bewildering symptoms of hypermobility.

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Matthew Preston, FRANZCR; M.B.B.Ch

Whakatane Hospital
Stewart Street
Whakatane, Bay of Pleny 3120
+64 7 3060878

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At the moment I am only able to offer advice and guidance to GPs or other doctors or health care professionals with EDS or potential EDS patients. An actual clinic may be possible in the 2nd half of 2019. I am able to offer imaging guided sclerosant prolotherapy. In the public hospital service this must be a specialist referral and the patient in the Bay of Plenty District Health Board catchment area. Broader options for privately funded patients in private practice.

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Caron Orelowitz, N.H.D (Pod), PgDip SEM
Paediatric, Sports Medicine, Foot Deformities

Resonance Step and Stride Podiatry
1/ 126A Remuera Road
Auckland, Auckland 1050
+64 9 212 9612

Professional Boards and Affiliations:

  • Podiatry New Zealand
  • Sports Medicine New Zealand
  • Sports Medicine Australia

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Since 1998 Caron has been helping people of all ages who have problems with their feet, from the elderly, to sports people, and those who just want some TLC for the feet. She completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Sports and Exercise Medicine (Otago) in 2016, where her interest in Sports Podiatry was intensified. She is currently enrolled in a Master of Philosophy and will be looking at children’s perceptions of injuries. Over the years Caron has developed a special interest in children’s health and foot problems, sports injuries and biomechanical issues

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Anita Crawshaw, BPhty

The Hypermobility Clinic
91 Cashmere Rd
Christchurch, Canterbury 8022
+642 84617650

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The Hypermobility Clinic specialises in diagnosing and treating clients with hypermobility related conditions, such as Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes. Rehabilitation is tailored to the individual, incorporating both a holistic (whole body) and targeted physiotherapy approach. Clients treated by the clinic will have a healthier quality of life through increased function and a positive mindset to rehabilitation.

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Jacquelyn Schirmer, Osteopath
Paediatrics, Sport, Rehabilitation

Mangawhai Osteopathy
1 Pearson Street
Mangawhai, Northland 0505
0064 (0) 9431 3155

Professional Boards & Affiliations:

  • Osteopathic Council of New Zealand
  • Osteopaths New Zealand

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We have a multi-disciplinary practice in Mangawhai, north of Auckland, in New Zealand. Our clinic includes three osteopaths, a massage therapist and corrective movement therapist, occupational therapist and lactation consultant.

I, as the clinic owner, have had a special interest in HSD/EDS since 2007 when living in England and contributing to the HMSA (Hypermobility Syndromes Association) and help run a Zebra support group in the north of New Zealand.

We also work closely with Dr. Fraser Burling, Rheumatologist in Auckland, who works with prolotherapy to help many patients with HSD and EDS.

This is hugely important to me as a practitioner due to the number of patients I still see who’ve been searching on the circuit of health professionals and are expressing the lack of understanding about this and many other connective tissue disorders. This drives me as a health care practitioner, specifically, as an osteopath providing care to our patients in New Zealand.

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Sharon Erdrich, RN, Nat

The Auckland Gut Clinic
888 New North Road
Mt Albert
Auckland, Auckland 1025
+64 9 8465566

Professional Boards & Affiliations:

  • Nutrition Society of NZ (NSNZ)
  • Naturopaths & Medical Herbalists of NZ (NHMHZ)

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Most of my work with people with hypermobility syndromes centers around improving digestive function. Due to issues with gut motility, altered populations of bacteria in the gut is common. These bacterial populations can contribute to underlying problems with mast cell activation.

The clinic has a dedicated digestive diagnostic arm, using hydrogen-methane breath testing to evaluate bacterial fermentation of various substances in the gut. Sharon has expertise in addressing these issues with diet, nutritional supplementation and botanical medicines, or referral if required.

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Patricia Stott, DPT, PT, MS, ATC, CHT (Telehealth)
Functional Medicine, Health and Wellness, Physical Therapy, Reiki

Elevation Wellness
10200 West 44th Ave
Suite 139
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

This professional is a member of the International Consortium on EDS, HSD, and Related Disorders.

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I offer Functional Medicine, Health and Wellness, Physical Therapy, ReikiWe focus on overall health and wellness for the individual with EDS in examining overall systemic inflammation (especially due to underlying chronic viral issues, tick borne illnesses, and mold exposure), treating with a natural approach to restore well being. Our practice provides a good deal of education to the patient to assist in long term management of HSD/EDS and associated conditions, while focusing on individualized treatment plans.

I also am a telehealth provider outside of my state, internationally as needed. I can work with English-speaking patients only at this time as I do not have a translator.

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