Dr Kane Albrecht- Chiropractor
I am originally from Australia and moved to New Zealand to pursue a chiropractic career in 2007. It was here that I met Dr Mari, and together we put thousands of hours into planning and creating our dream practice. Just like the clients we see, it evolves as we continually refine the services we provide to the Hamilton community.
My personal history consisted of extensive health challenges for myself and my family, particularly my father, which led me on the path to becoming the best chiropractor I could be. I am passionate about chiropractic, and have a special interest in postural correction. There isn’t anything I would rather do than have a busy day in practice helping awesome people to function at their best.
After five years of chiropractic training, I completed the Professional Applied Kinesiology Certification and Advanced Biostructural Correction. I have a particular interest in correcting posture.
Dr Mari Volker- Chiropractor
I grew up in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. I was introduced to chiropractic through horse riding and trampolining accidents. I remember one particular incident when I was 16, where I fell on my neck on the trampoline, then I started to get dizziness. Now I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to have my spine checked and corrected then. I don’t think I would be having a good time today if it had not been corrected at the time. I started a 4 year study in physiotherapy, because I didn’t want to spend 5 years studying chiropractic. However partway through physiotherapy, I decided a more holistic health approach was for me, so I transferred and started my chiropractic career in 2007.
Chiropractic appealed to me because it is natural and holistic. Chiropractic recognizes that the body can heal itself; it just needs to be given the chance. I have grown up without medication or antibiotics and I currently enjoy good health. Good health does not happen by chance. Our body needs a well- functioning spine and nervous system, great nutrition, sleep and movement to prosper. Much like a plant will only thrive with good compost, water and sun. Good health comes from the inside-out. Surgery and pills do not nurture the bodies healing ability. My joy is helping people to see hope for getting their lives back, get them back into their sports, gardening, work or whatever they have lost, because of their health. I would love if within my lifetime, our approach to health would change, so that we may be proactive and understand that true health comes from the inside-out, not from a pill. Your health is your individual responsibility, no-one else will save you.
Outside of Aspire, I enjoy horse-riding, cycling, walking, cooking good food and drinking great coffee (yes we all have a vice, currently I am trying my best to find an alternative, green tea isn’t quite the same).
Emma-Reception and Chiropractic Assistant
I have been a part of Aspire Chiropractic since July 2015. I am a local and grew up in Te Awamutu. I originally came to Aspire as a client and haven’t wanted to leave since. Outside of Aspire, I am a passionate animal lover. I also enjoy good music, at Aspire, you will hear my excellent song choices. Chiropractic has been an important part of my journey towards achieving greater health and I still get regularly adjusted by Kane, to keep my body optimal. I look forward to meeting you.