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KURI's Integrated Natural Health Care
KURI’s specialist integrated healthcare professionals include with Dr Stefan Riederer one of the very few doctors in New Zealand qualified to offer canine chiropractic treatment and massage. We also offer integrative veterinary care, with our fully licensed vet Dr Lillian Bonner DVM CVA who is also a qualified veterinary acupuncturist and is in the midst of completing a two year diploma course in Animal Biomechanics. Plus we now offer the services of a fully registered Homeopath, Rhonda Hamilton-Cross with a Dip Hom Human & Animal.
KURI wishes to integrate their services with those currently offered to provide a high quality, educated and mindful option of integrative therapy.
Dogs can respond very well to chiropractic care. The treatment techniques are gentle and consist of osteopathy [esp. functional indirect technique] and chiropractic mobilizations and manipulations with an activator [a chiropractic adjusting tool]. It is also possible to use trigger point massage in the affected areas.
Chiropratic treatment works on musculoskeletal problems esp. spine and sacroiliac joint issues.
Work on these areas will be achieved with motion palpation and joint movements.
The treatments consists of:
KURI can recommend Chiropractors for your pet. Just ask!
The integrative veterinary care Lillian Bonner offers includes TCVM (Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine) and ABM (Animal Biomechanics) which includes chiropractic, osteopathic, and rehabilitative physical therapy.
We integrate our services with care received at your regular veterinarian, which may include preventative health care, medicine or surgical care. With your consent we can communicate our integrated veterinary therapy back to your regular family veterinarian via referral letters.
Our interest is in preventative wellbeing promoted through lifestyle/diet/exercise, management of chronic medical cases and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal conditions. With integrating appropriate therapy, some examples of cases successfully managed include chronic dermatological issues, geriatric care, neurological cases included IVDD, geriatric wellness, arthritis, hip dysplasia, luxating patellas, and select cases of cruciate issues.
Any further diagnostics such as radiographs, ultrasound, or blood work and any therapy which would include veterinary medical, surgical therapy, preventative health care (vaccines, flea and worm preventatives) are to be done at your regular veterinarian. If these diagnostics had been done prior to being seen for integrative therapy by your regular veterinarian, we encourage you to bring results because Lillian uses the information to be thorough with her consults and therapy.
Lillian is available for bookings every Wednesday.
Rhonda Hamilton-Cross is a registered Homeopath and has a Dip Hom Human & Animal:
Rhonda says she loves seeing the difference homeopathy can make to a dog’s life – not to mention their owners! From dealing with the mental emotional issues of fears, anxieties, grief or loss to the physicals of acute illnesses such as cuts, burns or bites and stings through to chronic illnesses such as cancer, organ issues or skin conditions – the list is endless.
Homeopathy is a safe and effective way of looking at a dog’s individual case and then prescribing a remedy or remedies to assist them in getting them back to a more balanced state of health.
The first appointment takes around 1.5 hours to allow time for the whole life of the dog to be transcribed and explained and from this a full assessment can be made individually.
This appointment is followed in around 4 – 6 weeks of a follow up appointment that takes around half an hour to see how the remedy has acted and then a further decision is made on the next prescription.
Rhonda is available for bookings every Thursday.
Lisa Clarke first completed training in Energy Healing, since then she has studied Craniosacral Therapy, Canine Myofunctional Therapy (massage therapy for dogs), Bach Flower remedies and animal nutrition. Lisa is also currently completing a Diploma in Animal Naturopathy.
Lisa has worked with dogs, cats, horses and birds, treating such issues as arthritis, meningitis, cancers and epilepsy.
I look forward to sharing what I have learned and making a positive difference to the lives of more animals.
Dogs have been and continue to be, a huge part of my life.
Becky Hadfield is a qualified and professionally registered Animal Naturopath and Vet Nurse. She has always had a passion for animals and has had horses, dogs, and cats in her life from a very early age.Becky moved to New Zealand in 1997, and worked for AstraZeneca pharmaceuticals for 4 years until she felt it was time to follow her true passion of animal health and retrained as a Vet Nurse at CPIT in 2002 and then studied NZQA Level 7 DIPLOMA to become an Animal Naturopath Practitioner, She is in fact the only Registered Animal Naturopath in the South Island.
Becky is very proud to say the “The Natural Animal Health Clinic” has grown from 0 clients to around 500 animals she has treated in the past 5 years. She has so many heart-warming testimonials from satisfied clients that have been restored to their authentic healthy shine.
Becky loves her work, and feels very grateful to work alongside respected vets offering complimentary treatment options that can be used alongside conventional veterinary medicines or as a standalone treatment option depending on the client’s needs.
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