Meet the Chiropractors at First Chiropractic

With locations in both Napier and Hastings, our professional team is working towards building a healthier Hawke’s Bay. Through chiropractic care, we’ll work to help your body heal naturally, so you can experience optimal health.

Dr Emma Mead

Dr Emma Mead | Hastings Office

I’m really fortunate because my Dad is a chiropractor at home in Wellington so I’ve had chiropractic check-ups by him since I was born! Seeing how a healthy spine and nervous system could change a person’s quality of life so much, I took the big step and after 5 years of study, I graduated as a Doctor of Chiropractic myself. Read more about Emma »

Dr Tamzin Drawe

Dr Tamzin Drawe | Hastings Office

Originally from South Africa, my partner Gary and I arrived in Hawkes Bay in January 2001. We loved the Hawkes Bay lifestyle and found New Zealand to be a friendly country to settle in. Armed with a degree in natural science and teaching, I returned to university to become a chiropractor in 2003. I had been under the care of a chiropractor previously and enjoyed chiropractic’s simple approach to overall health and wellbeing. Read more about Tamzin »

Dr Alison Grandcourt | Hastings Office

Dr Alison GrandcourtDuring the summer break before my final year in High School I went to Mauritius to visit my family. It was there that I was introduced to Chiropractic by a chiropractor who had studied in NZ. Upon our return to Auckland, my family and I started Chiropractic care. Read more about Alison »

Dr Mike Martel | Hastings Office

Dr. Mike MartelWith a passion of helping people enjoy an active and healthy lifestyle, Dr Mike brings his experience as a Kinesiologist from back home, as well as his chiropractic degree from the New Zealand Chiropractic College to the First Chiropractic Hastings team. Read more about Mike »

Dr Chris Anderson with kids

Dr Chris Anderson | Napier Office

Our resident Aussie, Dr. Chris Anderson relocated to the Hawkes Bay in July 2015 from his hometown Melbourne. He and his wife Kate ran their own practices in Melbourne, but after having their first child and desiring a healthier work/life balance they decided to move to across the ditch. Read more about Chris »

Dr Jeremy Gilbert

Dr Jeremy Gilbert | Napier Office

In my 20 years of chiropractic experience, I have seen people get well and function better with gentle chiropractic care.

My goal is to help people improve their well-being and quality of life by getting their spines adjusted to enable optimum spine and nerve function.Read more about Jeremy »

Dr Kate Anderson

Dr Kate Anderson | Napier Office

Dr. Kate Anderson supports children, pregnancy and mothers in practice. With two young children, Dr. Kate is well aware of the extra energy requirement that motherhood brings and loves to support women on this journey. She has completed extensive post-graduate training in polyvagal theory as well as pediatric neuro-development and pregnancy chiropractic. Read more about Kate »

Dr Melani Li

Dr Melani Li | Napier Office

After graduating with a Bachelor of Business in 2014, Melani was employed by the New Zealand College of Chiropractic in the Finance and Events Department. After experiencing the profound benefits of chiropractic care and attending a Chiropractic Mission Trip to Rarotonga (her birth place) Melani decided to pursue a career in chiropractic. Read more about Melani »

Dr Fergus Whyte

Dr Fergus Whyte | Napier Office

Dr. Fergus is lucky enough to have been under chiropractic care since he was 2 weeks old, which he appreciated for both his athletic and academic performance. For these reasons, Dr. Fergus has become passionate about chiropractic care for the entire family from infancy to retirement. Read more about Fergus »

Contact First Chiropractic today to get started on your journey to wellness!

Meet the Chiropractors at First Chiropractic | Napier (06) 843 3384 | Hastings (06) 870 7100