Jamie Taylor Osteopath Palmerston North



Born in Palmerston North New Zealand. I graduated from the European School of Osteopathy, England in 1994 with a DO in Osteopathy. Completed my education and research Masters in Osteopathy 2002-3.

I taught undergraduate from cranial, fascial, balance ligamentous technique and paediatric theory and practical for the European School of Osteopathy from 1997-2005. I have also taught on other undergraduate programs in Spain, Norway, Sweden, France and Italy.

I have also taught extensively in England on summer courses for European and Russian programs 1997-2011. After returning to NZ in 2005 I set up a group practice in small-town New Zealand, which I prefer to busy impersonal City life. Our team of Osteopaths have a particular emphasis on paediatrics, maternity and women’s health. Since returning to NZ I have been regularly teaching postgraduate seminars in Australia and New Zealand.

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Occupational Therapist

Hi my name is Lynsey and I graduated as an Occupational Therapist in 2004 in the UK. I’m married to Jamie and together we have 2 boys.

A big part of my job is enabling parents and teachers to continue these activities independently. Move to Music's main objective is to encourage positive movement. It is primarily for children from birth to 5 years old.

We can all move from birth and it is by moving that we learn about the world around us. My groups run for approx 30 minutes where I teach body awareness, gross and fine motor skills, help develop balance, crossing the midline, visual tracking etc. Each song is carefully planned to encompass an important skill. I use a large variety of resources which include, instruments, parachutes, bubbles, puppets.

Another side to my job is seeing children on an individual basis at the practice where I run a SMARTMOVES Programme for the school-age children. For children under school-age, I do a more age-appropriate programme. SMARTMOVES is a motor skills development programme run for a period of 6 weeks.

It is a specially designed Occupational Therapy programme aimed at improving sensory and motor skills. These foundational skills are vital for success with learning. By fine-tuning our children’s motor skills allows them to have greater success at school. This course has also proven to have a positive impact on children’s attention in class and their academic capabilities.

I love my job and being able to combine my love for music with therapy is an added bonus for me, I love seeing children reach their potential.

Sharleen Whitaker


Practice Manager

I started work at Taylors Osteopathic in 2012 as the Practice Manager, prior to that I worked part-time on reception at a counselling service.

I enjoy meeting the range of people we have through the practice and organising the busy patient lists along with the other office related duties.

Kathryn Frith Osteopath Palmerston North



I have been working at Jamie Taylors Osteopathic Practice since 2014 after graduating with a Master in Osteopathy from UNITEC in 2013. I enjoy the team atmosphere at the practice and its supportive collaborative environment.

I work with many aspects of pain my skill and experience in working with maternity and paediatrics however is a particular interest of mine. Over the last 2 years, I have been formally increasing my knowledge around paediatrics, chronic pain management and women’s health.

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Olivia Fraser


I was born in Invercragill New Zealand. I completed my Osteopathy degree at Ara in Christchurch. I am currently registered with the Osteopathic Council of New Zealand and hold an Annual Practising Certificate.

I am extremely passionate about all aspects of health and wellness, and always take a holistic approach to treatment. I have a keen interest in working with infants and children of all ages.

This holistic approach ensures that the source of pain is relieved while movement and vitality is restored. I enjoy treating a wide variety of conditions and get deep satisfaction from helping my patients achieve and maintain results. These results are accomplished by focusing on empowering and assisting in each individuals self-healing abilities, through a combination of osteopathic techniques, education and advice.

My Masters thesis explored women's experience of osteopathic care while living with endometriosis, which has provided valuable insight into the needs and benefits of women managing chronic health conditions, and heightened my passion for treating woman’s health conditions, pregnancy and postpartum.

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Jamie Taylor Osteopath

Palmy Osteopaths

Osteopathic Clinic
7 Lombard Street,
Palmerston North

06 358 2400