Welcome to Moorhouse Osteopathic Centre.

We would like to introduce you to the practitioners at our clinic. The centre was started in 1996 by Russell Johns. Stephen McCann joined the clinic in 2010. Anne-Lise joined us in 2016 and Melanie Lous joined the practice in 2018.  All Practitioners are registered with the Osteopathic Council of New Zealand ( OCNZ).

                                                                                         Russell Johns                                                                                                               

 Russell-4.jpgGraduated with his New Zealand Diploma of Osteopathy in 1987. Since then Russell's continuing education has seen him develop expertise in osteopathic, visceral and cranial techniques. Russell has a wealth of experience treating newborns to the very elderly.









                                                                                        Melanie Lous


MelanieLous 320x200Melanie completed her Masters of Osteopathy at the British School of Osteopathy in London and is a member of the Osteopathic council of New Zealand (OCNZ), also an accredited ACC treatment provider. 

Her particular interest is in cranial osteopathy, a gentle technique used to achieve substantial changes without further stressing the body. Combining this with her vast array of massage and structural osteopathy techniques, Melanie provides a unique combination in treatment, personalised to each patient.









                                                                                         Stephen McCann



Graduated with BSc Hons in Osteopathy in 2004 and a four year diploma in TCM  Acupuncture/ Herbalism in 1994. Stephen is a qualified yoga teacher and is now studying martial arts. He has a broad range of experience working in private practice, health clubs and in the drug rehabilitation field. He particularly enjoys making his treatment sessions a proactive experience with emphasis on posture and movement patterns for long term change. Stephen is one of our ACC treatment providers at Moorhouse Osteopathic Centre.






                                                                                    Anne-Lise Girardin


Anne LiseOriginally from France, Anne-lise studied in London at the British School of Osteopathy (BSO). She has lived in Christchurch since 2014 and is thoroughly enjoying her life here. She is committed to Canterbury and making a difference to peoples health since the earthquakes.She is passionate about osteopathy and how it can help people. She has interests in sports like martial arts, skiing and tennis. Her osteopathic practice uses a variety of techniques including structural, cranial and visceral.