Dr Sam Haitsma is a well known local Waiuku woman, Mum to 3 daughters and passionate about helping people become vital humans. She's all about regenerative health, family, supporting local businesses, nourishing smoothies, yoga, crossfit and baby wearing. Sam created Balance Chiropractic, following through on a project to write a business plan and started out of a room at her house. Balance has grown to now include more than 450 active practice members!
Professionally speaking, Sam’s Chiropractic training involved specialty care for pregnancy, newborns, and cranial adjusting. A graduate of New Zealand College of Chiropractic, Sam is SOTOA Advanced certified & Craniopath, as well as specialising in TMJ disorders and working closely with orthodontists and functional dentists.
Sam attends many conferences, often to speak and teach, always to learn and grow.
Dr Jodie Lamb is a graduate of New Zealand College of Chiropractic with a post graduate degree in Pregnancy and Paediatrics (DICCP) from the International Chiropractic Association.
A mum of 2 grown children, Jodie plays, coaches and scores softball for an Auckland Club and loves supporting the game. Jodie loves working within the Waiuku community, despite being a city girl at heart. She uses a variety of techniques to enable our practice members to achieve their best health.
When you see Jodie holding a baby, you just know she was made for this profession. Paediatrics encompasses newborns right through to late teenagers and she sees a lot of netballers, rugby players, gymnasts and primary school children. As well as the pregnant mums, retirees, migraine sufferers and of course, the abundantly healthy.
To book in with Dr Jodie, contact us via any of the links provided and we'll get you in ASAP.
Dr Sydney Sanders grew up in sunny Nelson and moved to Auckland to start her chiropractic studies in 2016. She’s an avid animal lover and passionate about promoting the importance of diet and fitness regarding overall health. Amongst the chaos of Auckland city living, Sydney believes that finding the perfect balance between diet and fitness is crucial.
On her days off you’ll find Sydney in the gym weightlifting or enjoying the great outdoors. She’s interested in pushing herself outside of her comfort zone and improving the way her body performs while making sure she’s fuelling it in the healthiest way possible.
Sydney is a recent graduate of the New Zealand College of Chiropractic. She loves learning and is always finding ways to further her knowledge about the human body. Sydney’s aim is to help people of the Waiuku community function at their best and do what they love with ease.
Catherine Crispe is a vital and intragral part of the Balance family, our Chiropractic Assistant who joined the team in September 2011. You'll possibly also recognise her from Southern Podiatry, and around town as well.
She is Mum to two active children, who happily cycle many kilometers at events around the country. Catherine loves her job and enjoys helping people who seek wellness. She discovered Balance Chiropractic when her daughter was born and now both children and husband have regular adjustments.
Catherine loves going to the beach with her family, reading as much as possible on the subject of health and nutrition, catching fish and relaxing with good friends. She also makes an excellent brew of Kombucha, puts up with bad jokes from other CA's and keeps the place ticking over beautifully.
Like many people, Bex sought Chiropractic help following an injury. More specifically, a neck sprain (doing handstand push ups - don't worry, she's getting better at them). 4 years ago, Bex moved to Waiuku with her husband and 3 kids. Since arriving, they've added a dog to the whanau and are happily settled - considering themselves 'locals'. She now gets checked and adjusted regularly, not just when things hurt.
Bex has a passion for Customer Service, she enjoys being 'front of house', holding babies or playing Alphabet games with any kids in the rest area. Since joining the team at Balance in February 2018, she tells us her favourite part of the job is the many interactions with our Practice Members and seeing people prioritise their health and well being.
As both the Operations Manager and a Chiropractic Assistant, she'll help make the bookings, reply to your emails, streamline processes and introduce new technologies to help the practice run smoothly.
Meet Alexa (on the left) and Kieran (on the right).
These two awesome humans are our new Chiropractic Assistants and they're full of surprises!
Both are studying Chiropractic and if we're lucky, they may choose Waiuku as their place to start their careers.
You may recognise Kieran from around town, he has been a familiar friendly face at the Supermarket, and is a talented musician. Most surprisingly though, is his interest in Professional Wrestling and MMA! You'll see him on Wednesdays running shift, and covering others during holidays when needed.
Alexa will provide casual cover when needed - and she is a New Zealand Representative Trampolining athlete. She has travelled a lot with the NZ team, and we watch her videos in complete awe of her graceful athleticism.