Mudgway Chiropractic we are committed to providing you with a high standard of quality care in a friendly and welcoming environment. If you have concerns about any aspects of your care, please feel free to ask us any questions you might have.
Dr. Dean Potter
Through injury playing professional cricket in England, I was influenced by the philosophy of chiropractic care and its preventive nature… it just made sense.
I studied for five years at the NZ College of Chiropractic in conjunction with a science degree at Auckland University. I first worked for Mudgway Chiropractic as a locum in Whangarei and fell in love with Northland.
When Dr Clive Mudgway retired in 2000, we took the opportunity to start our own practice and stay in Whangarei and have continued running a successful practice here ever since.
Dr. Emma Rampton
I studied for five years at the New Zealand College of Chiropractic in conjunction with a science degree from Auckland University, graduating in 2000. After practicing for four years I decided to further my education with post graduate study in chiropractic pediatrics and pregnancy, an area which I love and feel passionate about.
I graduated with my pediatric diploma in 2007, during which time I had my own three children, Will, Evie and Grace. I continue to have an exciting practice seeing pregnant women, babies, children and regular patients.
Dr. Kelsie Tipton
Through my teenage years I was immersed in the dance world of Whangarei. Throughout my time dancing I witnessed people with many different injuries and issues. This is when I first discovered Chiropractic. The idea that the body is intelligent and has an innate ability to heal really resonated with me. I then endeavoured to study Chiropractic and after five years of study, I emerged with a Bachelor of Chiropractic degree from the New Zealand College of Chiropractic, graduating with an Academic Merit Award. Since then I have worked in both Auckland and Whangarei and am now excited to join the team at Mudgway Chiropractic.
I am thrilled to be taking the opportunity to work alongside Dean and Emma and be part of an already successful team. I look forward to continuing to build an exciting and diverse practice here at Mudgway!
Dr. Ingrid Kaptein
Ingrid Kaptein has relocated from Christchurch to join the team at Mudgway Chiropractic.
Chiropractic appealed to Ingrid from a young age, as she always wanted to help people naturally, and not sit behind a desk to do it.
She believes it has a vitalistic philosophy, meaning it gives her the chance to assist people regain and maintain health by working with their natural ability to do this. She loves the opportunity to interact with lots of different people from babies to elderly, athletes and most of the workforce.The highlight of her job is seeing people change, get well and live the life they want to.
Vania studied and trained Massage Therapy in Canada. Her focus is on Deep Tissue and Neuromuscular (trigger point) therapy and rehabilitation programs to help her clients stay in good form for their jobs, sports and general well-being. Treating a broad range of conditions including anything from T.M.J dysfunction, to those suffering from fibromyalgia and pregnant woman. She has worked with a multitude of different sports teams and athletes from a range of sports, but her passion lies with muscular injuries and rehabilitation. Vania loves a challenge.
Australian born Sally, has lived in New Zealand with her kiwi partner for over 16 years and has been working at Mudgway Chiropractic since 2011. They have lived in coastal Whangarei for 16 years and have a school age son. Living on a 5 acre lifestyle block on the coast she enjoys the great outdoors with family and friends and anything to do with the water and fitness.
She has a work history which has been dedicated to customer service in a range of industries including hospitality, publishing, health and fitness and now chiropractic. She has a passion for customer service and enjoys seeing people benefit from chiropractic care. Sally shares the front desk with Debbie as Chiropractic Assistant and also takes on the role of Office Manager. Sally works Monday and a full day on a Tuesday and Friday.
Hi my name is Debbie and I am a Chiropractic Assistant at Mudgway Chiropractic. I became part of the team in January 2010. I share front of house with Sally. We are first point of contact with our patients when they visit the clinic. I love the interaction I have with the patients and meeting new people. Seeing the benefits our patients receive through chiropractic is a wonderful part of this industry and to know we are helping people.
After completing my schooling in Whangarei and working in retail I moved to Queensland for 8 years where I was in the fashion industry. Moving back to New Zealand I met and married my husband Grant and acquired my current position. I have many interests including health and fitness, travel, fashion, spending time with family and friends,gardening plus many more!! I look forward to welcoming new people and seeing improved health. See you soon!!!!
Hi my name is Trudy, I am a Chiropractic Assistant here at Mudgway Chiropractic. I joined the team in early 2019, working part time alongside Sally & Deb at the front of house.
After finishing my education in Christchurch, my family moved to Sydney where I completed a Hairdressing apprenticeship and then returned to New Zealand based in Auckland. I met and married Rod and got his really long surname. We moved to the Sunshine Coast for 3 years where I worked as a medical receptionist and sales, then we returned to Auckland for 11 years.
We decided that Whangarei had a lot to offer us and our lifestyle of enjoying the beaches, fishing and nature walks, and the people are very friendly, so we moved here a few years ago and love living here. I have always been active in sports & dance and I am passionate about health & wellbeing and having fun keeping fit.I really enjoy meeting our new and existing patients and seeing you experience the health benefits of your regular visits with us.I look forward to seeing you soon!