Introducing our clinics' founder, Dr. James Yates.
Dr. Jim Yates
Let me take this opportunity to introduce myself to you. I head the team that provides Chiropractic and Acupuncture services to the Auckland area. We have the largest, state of the art facilities in all of New Zealand. My diverse training in the USA gives our facilities a unique and broad based approach to diagnosing and treating your problems.
I was first introduced to chiropractic after injuring myself in the gym in the mid-1980s. I already had a Bachelor of Science degree so it wasn’t long before I was enrolled in the chiropractic program at Life Chiropractic College West in San Francisco. Four years later I received my Doctor of Chiropractic degree. Before immigrating to New Zealand in 2004, I practiced in Northern California for many years; covering the full gamut of healthcare from wellness to headaches, back aches, non-surgical management of disc herniations, whiplash/car accidents and various work-related injuries.
After leaving Californis I spent a year volunteering my services at the Prince Williams Hospital in Vaavau, Tonga. While there I was given the opportunity to assst in over 60 major surgeries and perform hundreds of procedures in addition to the Chiropractic services I provided to the Tongans. This has given me a unique perspective to health care that few Chiropractors have been able to obtain. Having fallen in love with New Zealand, I am now a citizen living in Parnell. For three years, I was full time faculty member of the New Zealand College of Chiropractic. Since I held the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE) qualification in Physiotherapy in the USA, I use a combination of soft tissue work, massage, heat, ice, stretching, gentle specific chiropractic spinal adjustments, exercise programs, Spinal Decompression Therapy both Flexion Distraction and Inversion Therapy & TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation). We also refer as necessary to other health care providers to get the best results possible given your personal situation.