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  • Your one stop for all health care and wellness needs.
    Your journey to wellness begins here.
  • Experienced Practitioners
    Chiro: Digital Posture assessment, detailed consultation.
  • No referral needed
    You've only got one spine. Take great care of it with supportive chiropractic care.

                                           673 Great North Rd, Unit 60D, Grey Lynn


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Welcome to Back In Balance

Chiro, Physio, Acupuncture and Massage in Grey Lynn, Auckland.
Call us today at 09 973 5999

We spend hours using our backs like a crane, sitting on office chairs, slumped in front of the telly, running around, at the gym, and generally making our back work its neck off!

Don't let your back get away with not being up to the job!

If you're suffering from neck pain, back pain, headaches, sciatica, posture issues, numbness/tingling in hands/feet, scoliosis, headaches including migraines, or simply want your body to be working at its optimal capacity then a consult with one of our team will help you to get to the root of what's really causing the problem.

Call now for the Back In Balance solution

- Specific exercises and stretches

- Personalised, practical tips on maintaining your spine for life

- No referral needed

We promise to provide Chiropractic, Physiotherapy , Acupuncture and qualified Massage care of the highest standard at all times. 

You will receive the best care through the use of modern techniques and technology. Our team and staff at Back In Balance Chiro, Physio and Acupuncture have a genuine concern for your well-being and health! Call today and we can develop a plan specifically designed just for you.

Back In Balance Team

      Grey Lynn | Back In Balance Chiro, Physio, Acupuncture, Massage| 09 973 5999

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Meet the Practitioners

  • Dr.
    Ali Abbas

    Dr Ali Abbas is a registered Chiropractor serving the Auckland community.

    Dr Ali Abbas is originally from Cape Town, South Africa and moved to Auckland in 2003. He then studied health science majoring in Anatomy at Otago University, Dunedin 2004-05 before moving back to Auckland to study Chiropractic at the prestigious New Zealand College of Chiropractic. He graduated with an award of Clinical Merit for high achievement in clinical practice, initially skeptical about chiropractic Dr Abbas has experienced remarkable improvement in lower back pain and coincidentally his own health after being plagued by constant allergies, sinus problems, frequent colds/flu’s and weight trouble which are all much improved since being adjusted. He has seen many patients’ health improve as a result of making improved lifestyle choices and being adjusted. Dr Abbas has a specialist interest in Scoliosis, Leg Length Inequality and Prescription Orthotics in relation to Pelvic and Spinal Alignment.

    Dr Ali Abbas uses a 'whole person approach'. This approach to wellness means looking for underlying causes of any misalignments (which may or may not be causing symptoms at the time) and make whatever interventions and lifestyle adjustments that would optimize the conditions for normal function. Using this unique approach, Dr Ali Abbas is able to help you to accelerate and/or maintain your journey to good health.

  • Michael Botes

    Michael holds a BSc in Health Science with Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture. He is a registered provider with ACC and a member of AcuNZ.
    After studying Western Medicine, Michael did compulsory service in the navy as an officer as well as 15 years in the navy reserves. He is also a qualified
    Clinical Hypnotherapist and a certified NLP instructor.
    He brings to his practice all of his considerable life experience as well as a wealth of knowledge and a firm belief in treating the whole person, body, mind and spirit. This holistic approach serves his patients well.
    Outside of work, Michael enjoys being a grandfather and is a keen sailor.

  • Shauna Hayden

    Shauna holds a BSc. Physiotherapy from University College Dublin Ireland and is registered with the New Zealand Board of Physiotherapy. 

    Having been awarded the Mater Misericordiae Award for Clinical Excellence during her undergraduate placements, she went on to work in hospital and community settings, concentrating on elective orthopaedics and emergency spinal surgery rehab, alongside medical and respiratory physiotherapy. 

    Shauna is a STOTT trained pilates instructor , and as well as teaching in her spare time, incorporates many aspects of pilates training into her treatment sessions when appropriate. Having worked with the University rugby team during her degree, she developed a keen interest in the management of acute sporting injuries and return to play rehab. 

    As a physiotherapist, Shauna strongly believes in a holistic, patient centred approach to care and ensures that patient’s play an active role in their own journey to recovery.

    Outside of work Shauna is a keen hiker and a terrible but enthusiastic surfer who is taking advantage of New Zealand’s beautiful scenery whenever possible. 

  • Dr.
    Chiara Di Giovanni

    Chiara Di Giovanni studied chiropractic in Spain (at BCC) and in New Zealand, graduating as a chiropractor in Auckland from the New Zealand College of Chiropractic (NZCC). She has completed a post-graduate certification in sports chiropractic (ICSC, FICS). 

    She is particularly interested in sports chiropractic and previously worked on field with a rugby team in Auckland, while getting experience in several multidisciplinary chiropractic practices and has experience working as a missionary chiropractor in poverty stricken countries.

    Her main goal as a general and sports chiropractor is to provide care for everybody at any age and stage of life, and to help people achieving and maintaining wellness through their daily life.

    Chiara speaks fluent English, Spanish, Italian and basic French. 

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