Dr Amber Lynch
I come from a line of woman who were always interested in natural remedies. My nana was an avid gardener and could name every single herb in a garden. My mum has always been interested in natural health and she thought outside the box when it came to our health. At a young age, she introduced us to chiropractic care and applied kinesiology. If I had a cold, I would seek treatment from natural medicine and AK. At around the age of 20 my mum, again wanting the best for me, encouraged me to do some personal work on myself in the form of psychotherapy. Psychotherapy has given me the opportunity to understand the power of my mind and emotions and how the development of certain beliefs could hold me back.
I started my career in nursing which I loved. This gave me the freedom to travel the world, work in multiple different specialities and have a great understanding of when and where medicine is truly needed. However, I knew that there was something more for me that aligned more with my values. After much soul searching, at the age of 31, I decided to return to complete a five-year degree in Chiropractic. During this time I achieved certification in applied kinesiology.
I am fascinated by the human body and how it works on a holistic level. For me, it is a privilege to be a part of peoples stories and to contribute to allowing them to lead a healthier life, gain a better understanding of themselves and to have a positive impact on their wellbeing.
I worked as a registered nurse for 11 years in Melbourne, London and New Zealand before becoming a qualified chiropractor. In this time I worked in many different specialities, including.
- Head injury rehabilitation
- Intensive care
- Day surgery recovery
I am very grateful for the time I spent as a nurse. It made me realise how much I appreciate caring for and being a part of peoples lives. It gave me great knowledge into what we can do as humans to support wellness before we get to a state of dis-ease and when to refer patients.
In 2011 I graduated with a Degree of Chiropractic during which time I also became certified in applied kinesiology. For the past eight years, I have been working as an associate chiropractor in Christchurch through to the conception of Centered Health in 2019. Over the past two years, I have been eagerly learning new techniques and tools which I am now bringing into my treatments.
I live in Christchurch with my husband Richard and my dog Coco. In my spare time, I love to run, walk around beautiful Hagley Park, learn about and indulge in natural skincare products, listen to inspiring podcasts, read, practice yoga, spend time with family and friends, travel and experience new cultures, eat yummy food, meditate and go to the movies.
I am a seeker of knowledge, whether that is through reading, podcasts or attending seminars, I hope to be a student for life.
Dr Allison Zietsman
I always get asked the same question “how did you decide to become a Chiropractor?” and the answer is pretty simple. From a young age I was introduced to chiropractic care as my family, from my grandparents down to all generations after, grew up with chiropractic care as part of our health regime. Seeing, hearing and first-hand experiencing the immense impact chiropractic care can have on your health just grabbed my attention and made me fall in love with what chiropractors do.
The human body has always fascinated me, the way it is a master piece consisting of billions of microscopic parts delicately woven together, functioning in an organised manner and brought to life by a supernatural energy. Then adding how a simple chiropractic treatment can have an immense effect on this delicate system, empowering it to heal itself and preventing it from being taken over by dis-ease. As a chiropractor, I view this as a privilege, to be granted the opportunity to play a role in, and be part of, so many people’s lives and their journeys to health.
I graduated from the University of Johannesburg (South Africa) in 2019 as a Chiropractor. I have a passion for children. The way they are so honest, emotionally true, enjoying life to the fullest and just making the best out of every moment brings joy to me. I enjoy treating holistically as I believe there is more to the body than just structure. I am also qualified to do dry needling (myofascial trigger point dry needling) which aids in the release of muscle spasm and trigger points.
Although I have finished my degree, I know that I have not and will never stop studying. Being part of the medical profession means there is always more to be learnt as knowledge certainly has no end.
I was born and raised in the beautiful South Africa. I recently moved to Christchurch with my fiancé and we are loving our new home.
I enjoy being outdoors, whether it is going for a run in the park or forest, hiking, walking on the beach or hopping on my mountain bike and going for a ride. The positive effect fresh air, sun or a little bit of sweat can have is enough to get addicted to. I love reading, painting, spending time with friends and family, new adventures, good laughs, cooking and baking, powerful quotes and of course delicious coffee.