Melinda Sweeney

B.Osteo.Sc., B.App.Sc. (Clin.Sc.)
Osteopath

I love the fact that each and every day I get to make a difference to the people who come through my door.

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I started my career as an Osteopath on the other side of the ditch, graduating from RMIT University in Melbourne in 1998 before joining a large team of osteopaths based in Hobart. After relocating to Christchurch I set about establishing Merivale Osteopathy, hand-picking my team from people that I knew shared my passion for the profession and creating an environment where patients and staff alike feel relaxed and at ease. I love the fact that each and every day poses a new challenge. The range of problems our patients come to us with keep us on our toes and constantly forces us to think outside the square, customising treatment plans to suit each individual.

I’m inspired by the idea of making a difference; of improving the lives of our patients by freeing them from pain and helping them build stronger, healthier and more functional bodies. 


I work with a huge variety of patients, including pregnant women, seniors and high-level sportspeople, as well as people suffering from any number of complaints and injuries suffered in the workplace. I’m also interested in the area of rehabilitation, having undertaken post-graduate study at AUT University and worked with people recovering from sporting injuries, serious accidents and surgical procedures. I subscribe to the concept that we never stop learning, and I’m always looking to expand my knowledge base and investigate new ways to treat my patients. I’m immensely proud of both the professional service we offer and the friendly atmosphere we’ve created at TotalBody Osteopathy, and I look forward to meeting new patients, and working alongside other like-minded practitioners for many years to come!

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I started my career as an Osteopath on the other side of the ditch, graduating from RMIT University in Melbourne in 1998 before joining a large team of osteopaths based in Hobart. After relocating to Christchurch I set about establishing Merivale Osteopathy, hand-picking my team from people that I knew shared my passion for the profession and creating an environment where patients and staff alike feel relaxed and at ease. I love the fact that each and every day poses a new challenge. The range of problems our patients come to us with keep us on our toes and constantly forces us to think outside the square, customising treatment plans to suit each individual.

I’m inspired by the idea of making a difference; of improving the lives of our patients by freeing them from pain and helping them build stronger, healthier and more functional bodies. 


I work with a huge variety of patients, including pregnant women, seniors and high-level sportspeople, as well as people suffering from any number of complaints and injuries suffered in the workplace. I’m also interested in the area of rehabilitation, having undertaken post-graduate study at AUT University and worked with people recovering from sporting injuries, serious accidents and surgical procedures. I subscribe to the concept that we never stop learning, and I’m always looking to expand my knowledge base and investigate new ways to treat my patients. I’m immensely proud of both the professional service we offer and the friendly atmosphere we’ve created at TotalBody Osteopathy, and I look forward to meeting new patients, and working alongside other like-minded practitioners for many years to come!

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I was first recommended to Melinda whilst training for an ironman event. A recurring back injury was effecting my ability to train. I had seen several chiros and physios however it was getting worse. I wasn't sure what to expect but I liked Melinda instantly. She is extremely professional, and has a compassionate nature. Melinda spent time with me, communicated what she thought had caused the issues and gave me exercises to prevent it recurring. My body responded very quickly and the results were a lot more positive and quicker than I had expected. With Melinda's help I managed to get to race day without any injuries. Considering the amount of training I did during that time, I think it's remarkable and I know it would not have been possible without her assistance.

It wasn't until I had a life changing accident, when I broke my neck, that I really appreciated Melinda's expertise. Understandably, I was extremely nervous about anybody touching my neck. Melinda was the only health professional I would trust. She has a practical and realistic approach to get you back to where you want to be.

236 Springfield Rd, ChCh     View location map     Phone: 03 260 4492 Fax: 03 355 6276
Opening Hours: 8.30 am – 6 pm (Mon – Fri), Wednesday 7.30 am - 8 pm, Reception Hours: 8.30 am – 5.30 pm (Mon – Fri)