Unity Osteopathy

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About

Matthew Stewart

Matthew Stewart Registered osteopath Parnell Auckland at Unity Osteopathy running injury and foot and ankle expert

Matthew has worked in allied health for over 25 years in New Zealand, Australia, the UK and the States. After suffering a severe injury whilst snowboarding in his early twenties, he sought out treatment to solve his excruciating back pain. This journey led Matthew to train in sports massage and body therapies at the New Zealand College of Massage in Auckland. Whilst working in a large multi-disciplinary clinic in London alongside osteopaths he was exposed to the philosophy and treatment approach of osteopathy. The osteopathic approach resonated strongly with Matthew, and he had a great response to osteopathic care. He decided to return to New Zealand and further his studies at Unitec Institute of Technology.

After graduating from the Unitec master of osteopathy programme, Matthew completed his cranial osteopathy training at the world-renowned Osteopathic Center for Children in San Diego under Dr Viola Frymann, DO and further post-graduate studies in the cranial, fascial, and respiratory treatment approach of Dr Robert Fulford DO, in Oregon. In 2023, Matthew completed further advanced training in the treatment and management of foot and ankle conditions in California with Dr Rue Tikker, DPM, and Dr Matt Maguire from Australia.

Matthew has been active in teaching at the undergraduate, postgraduate, and continuing professional education levels for 20 years. He is currently a clinical tutor in the master of osteopathy programme at Unitec.

Matthew can utilise a wide range of manual therapy techniques in your treatment depending on your preference and the nature of your particular condition, from gentle cranial and functional approaches to myofascial release and joint manipulation.

Whilst living in New York, Matthew was inspired by the NYC marathon to start running and has gone on to race in distances from the mile to the marathon to 90km road ultramarathons. Matthew is an Accredited Coach with Athletics NZ and enjoys working with people to recover and avoid injury and reach their best performance in sports.

World XC Champs, Bathurst 2023

When not in the clinic, Matthew can be found running around the Eastern Bays, tending to his veggie garden, and spending time with his wife, Emma and two young children.

Matthew Stewart

Registered Osteopath | Director

BCom BAppSc MOst PGDipHE Dip Body Therapies Dip Therapeutic Massage