Ricard Canavate
Meet Ricard Canavate

Originally from Spain, I studied and completed my Bachelors in Clinical Science and Masters degree of osteopathy in New South Wales, Australia in 2015. Before moving to NZ I lived in Australia for 10 years.

I found osteopathy by chance, barely knowing that it was a manual therapy, and in my first class felt deeply moved by what I had fallen into; Dr Andrew Taylor Still established the principles of osteopathy by observing them first in nature which guides us as osteopaths in how the body might heal itself. I felt an instant connection.

I had always acknowledged the power there is in the natural world that gets somewhat forgotten; that no one is looking at. And it is so innate, wise, and strong, as it is always creating life and taking it away, creating cycles, adapting, and living.

Halfway through my osteopathic course, I questioned the extent to which this holistic approach could benefit those in need. I decided to search for a form of medicine that would really make a difference in people’s lives. Shortly after, I was introduced to Osteopathy in the Cranial Field, or OCF, and it looked very promising.

I feel that a big part of what we do as osteopaths is to really listen to our patients and to their bodies (through palpation), so that we can collect as many pieces of the puzzle of their individual case, and later we can teach them about it, so that they can take the role of main players in their healing and everyday life.

I highly enjoy treating patients of all ages, from birth to the later stages of life, and a diverse range of conditions.

Outside of osteopathy, my favourites activities are rock climbing, surfing, hiking or going on any outdoor activity, growing vegetables, listening to music, and doing yoga.

Working at Stillpoint clinic goes beyond my expectations.

Ricard is available  Tuesday 1:45pm to 7:00 pm, Wednesday 10:00 am to 7:00 pm,  Thursday 2:00 pm to 7:30 pm, and Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

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