Nicki and Debbie have been The Twig Centre Principals since 2003. They are dedicated to bringing you the best professional care for you and your family, in a friendly but professional environment.


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 completed all eight phases of the Biodynamic training in early 2012.  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, walking and exploring her creativity through paper and mixed media.


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.