Our Practitioners


All of our practitioners are qualified and registered professionals who are committed to continuing professional development. We strive to be better to ensure that we provide you with the best, most up to date, professional service possible – we know you’d expect nothing less!


Deborah J. Ryan
B.Sc (Osteopathy)

Debbie qualified in 1994 from the British School of Osteopathy. Since that time she has worked in private practice both here and in the UK. Over that time she has continued her professional development in cranial osteopathy, and Biodynamic osteopathy. She passionately believes that osteopathy can improve peoples lives and sense of well being. She enjoys all aspects of practice but has a particular empathy for people with auto-immune conditions or chronic illness.

For fun and relaxation she enjoys spending time with her family, and exploring her creativity through paper and mixed media.

Jeremy Ryan
B.Sc (Osteopathy) Hons

Jerry qualified from the British School of Osteopathy (London) in 1995. After qualifying he worked in private practice for 3 years. He then worked full time for a year at the internationally known Osteopathic Centre for Children in Harley Street, London. Whilst there he gained invaluable experience in the treatment of children including pre-term babies still in their incubators, children with cerebral palsy, autism and congenital conditions.

In 2002, after taking a couple of years off to look after his own children he joined The Twig Centre. Jerry specialises in cranial osteopathy and in particular loves treating babies and children, helping them to fulfill their full potential.

Eugene Middleton
B.Sc (Osteopathy) Hons

Eugene has been practicing in New Zealand since graduating from The British School of Osteopathy in 1995.
He enjoys general osteopathic work, treating all age groups, using cranial, functional-visceral and structural approaches. He feels it’s important to keep his skills current with regular postgraduate study.

He has a particular interest in respiratory and abdominal issues, and the long term effects of stress.

He is married with a young family and lives in the Hutt Valley, when time allows he loves to fish and play music.

Markos Pantelides
M. (Osteopathy). B.AppSci

Markos was inspired to pursue a career in osteopathy after experiencing the benefits of osteopathic treatment and how it improved the well being of himself and family. He is a New Zealand trained osteopath.

Markos takes an holistic approach to the care of his patients and likes to use a mixture of structural, cranial and visceral techniques to help his patients recover and achieve optimal health. He also likes to incorporate the prescription of appropriate exercises and stretches and empower you to facilitate a speedy recovery.

Markos has represented New Zealand in Judo, is a keen surfer, mountain biker and cook.

Gavin Wiles


Gavin qualified with a Masters in Osteopathy from Oxford Brookes University (UK) after a number of years spent as a sports injury and massage therapist.
He has a background in structural osteopathy from his experience working with athletes and performers of all ages, using a variety of classical osteopathic techniques alongside neuro-muscular, fascial and soft tissue techniques to aid the body on its path to health. He believes in a truly holistic approach to osteopathy, adapting treatments to suit the individual requirements of a patient. Gavin also practices cranial osteopathy after seeing its benefits for people young and old, continuing to build his skills in this field through professional development.
Gavin lives in Wellington with his partner. They enjoy walking, cycling and snowboarding, and experiencing everything that New Zealand has to offer.





Nicki Walker
B.Soc.Sci, Dip.Hom, RCHom

NEW TESTING and TREATMENT PROCESS – Assessing health at a celluar level.

As a Homeopath, there are times where I feel additional support at a cellular health level is required. I have recently completed an intensive ‘pratitioner only’ training program to allow me to assess how patients are at this level. This process will add value to what homeopathy achieves especially where patients are doing well and want to do even better – losing weight for example.

Also, you may be aware of friends or family where homeopathy is not for them, but would like to make positive steps to improving their health. This aproach may suit them better.
Read in detail here at our site under BIA TEST.

Nicki is now in her 13th year of practice having qualified in 1998, after 4 years of professional training with the Wellington College of Homeopathy. Nicki is registered with the New Zealand Council of Homeopaths (NZCH) and was an executive Board member for 5 years.

She is actively involved in the development of the profession in her capacity as lecturer at the Wellington College of Homeopathy for the last 8 years.

Previous study in physiotherapy together with her bachelor of Social Sciences Degree from Waikato University adds to her skill as a homeopath.

Nicki has a particular passion for working with the myriad of health issues facing families. These can range from teething pain, colic and eczema in babies to repeated infections in children as well as social issues, fears and anxieties across the board, through to more chronic issues such as stress and fatigue and depression in adults.