Our Team

Kate Bolton

Kate Bolton has worked as an osteopath for over 14 years after graduating from Unitec in 2006. She treats a variety of patients and particularly enjoys working with pregnant women, infants and young children. Kate is also very interested in the effects of anxiety and stress and how that can manifest in the body.

Andrew Bolton

Andrew Bolton has been involved in a number of sports and strengthening/conditioning programs. This has led to a keen interest in the treatment of sports injuries and rehabilitation. He enjoys combining his knowledge of exercise prescription with osteopathic care in treating acute and chronic pain conditions.



Osteopathy is a unique approach to healthcare that focuses on the musculoskeletal structure and treats the body as a single unit with a great capacity to heal itself. An osteopath helps the body to function freely, allowing the natural self-healing properties to work effectively. Using a range of techniques, osteopathy restores the natural balance of the musculoskeletal system.

Osteopathic medicine was founded by Andrew Taylor Still, a 19th-century American physician, Civil War surgeon, and Kansas state and territorial legislator. He lived near Baldwin City, Kansas at the time of the American Civil War and it was there that he founded the practice of osteopathy.

Osteopathy can provide effective treatment for a range of conditions including back and neck pain, sciatica, sporting injuries, headaches and migraines, breathing conditions such as asthma, pain associated with pregnancy, and more.

Through gentle re-alignment of your musculoskeletal structure, osteopathic treatment allows your whole body to function freely. The result: a significant improvement in your overall wellbeing. At Essential Osteopathy, we take a holistic approach when diagnosing our patients, ensuring the treatment is tailored to your individual needs.All osteopaths at Essential Osteopathy are ACC treatment providers and registered with the Osteopathic Council of New Zealand.