Doctor Of Chiropractic

Here at our clinic we are focused on attaining results for you and your family, so that you and everyone you love can enjoy the benefits of a body that is working as optimally as it should. Our clinic is only a few minutes away for those in search of a doctor of chiropractic.


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Rossalia Almeida
Rossalia Almeida
Excellent service. From booking and accomodating your appointments through to payment. Been to several Chiropractor along the years, my standards were high and Dr. Kent ticked all the boxes. He fixed my lower back in only few weeks. Professional , reliable and caring practitioner. One of the best, if not the best, Chiropractor in Auckland. Forever grateful to you!
joe blow
joe blow
Excellent Team of professionals, always looking out for their customers. Very thorough in what they do with care and support, so highly recommended.
Priscilla le Pere
Priscilla le Pere
Both Mohammed and Ilaraia were very helpful with training procedures. Was great to meet them both.
happy thind
happy thind
Great team with proper technology to figure what s going on ur body i been suffering from back pain nd shoulder pain fr long time after seeing them its lot better recommended 👌
Arshi Madan
Arshi Madan
If u have a back issue, this is the place to visit. Dr Kent is really experienced and knows what he does. I have been going to them past 4 years or more and they are reliable and they have helped me in holiday time (outside the working hours)
Amy Lee
Amy Lee
First visit to the chiropractor ever in my life. Dr Kent is very friendly and professional. Answers all the questions and gives clear explanation about what is happening. Already feels better after few visits However, everytime I attend the clinic I seem to be waiting for longer than expected. First visit waited about half an hour? Was asked to return for a X-ray after two hours (not sure why it wasn’t done at the same time) and ended up waiting for an hour. Few more visits after, I waited at least 15-20min until I had been seen for a quick adjustments. Would be appreciated if clinic runs a bit more strict with time. Usually for people who work full time, you are either early in the morning before work or late at night after work and you really don’t want to wait for that long. I think time management is also important aspect with providing satisfactory service to the patients. Do love the friendly, comfortable environment though
Jim Humphrey
Jim Humphrey
Dr. Kent is very professional utilising all the latest diagnostic technology to analyse what is required before treatment commences. Having never visited a chiropractor before I was initially apprehensive but the post- diagnostic adjustment process has been simple and pain free. They are an extremely friendly team and have always accommodated my cancellations or appointment adjustments. I also enjoy Dr. Kent’s energy and enthusiasm and have engaged in many interesting discussions during treatment on a wide range of subjects. I would highly recommend Dr. Kent and his team !
Christine Chong
Christine Chong
Papakura Chiropractic is a great place to go to every week. I have been suffering from shoulder and back pain and it has gotten much better through the care of Dr. Kent. The team is warm and friendly, definitely worth going if you want to restore your health.
Kent Blackbourn
Kent Blackbourn
Awesome friendly people who really listen to you and what you need.

Our Services

Our Services

pregnancy chiropractic treatment


Chiropractic aims to support both mum & baby through this time of change to give them the best chance at a successful pregnancy.

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Kids and Babies

Developing and learning can be tough. At our doctor of chiropractic clinic, we ensure our kids are growing healthy and strong!

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Sports Performance

You perform at your best when your body is functioning optimally! We help you take your performance past what you thought was possible!

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Injury and Recovery

With natural treatment, we help the body to heal more efficiently, so you can get back to what you love!

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Chronic Pain

Do you have regular migraines, hip or back pain? Manage your pain at the root cause rather than just treating the symptoms.

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Improving Immunity

Reducing your body’s built-up stress for a natural immunity boost! See how your local doctor of chiropractic can help.

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Ageing Successfully

Allowing you to keep moving at your best, to continue doing what you love for as long as possible.

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Health Improvement

Your doctor of chiropractic encourages you to look at health from all angles, so we can create a plan that is right for your health!


Why Choose Papakura Chiropractic?

Personal Care

At our clinic, you're not just a number. We put significant thought and effort into each new patient so that we can truly make a difference in your life. You have our undivided attention.

Greater Value

We never charge by the hour. We provide the time each patient needs without cutting corners, with anyone, ever. That way, you are never overcharged for treatment.

Bespoke Plan

Everyone is unique and your chiropractic plan should be completely tailored to achieve optimal health for you. Don't be fooled by one-size-fits-all treatment plans.

Holistic Approach

4 neurological scans, full health history, orthopedic testing, posture analysis, range of motion testing, neurological testing, and full spinal examination. A complete inspection.

Papakura Chiropractic - Your Local Doctor Of Chiropractic

About Our Practice

Papakura Chiropractic is a family-owned and operated business located in the heart of Papakura. The practice itself has been serving the community for over 60 years, including those searching for a doctor of chiropractic. As the third-generation practitioners here we are so passionate about bringing vibrancy to the life of every individual we connect with! Find us when searching for a doctor of chiropractic. We cater to everyone in and around the Papakura region.

We focus on the health of the whole body, through natural care. We do this using a series of functional tests, neurological scans, postural assessments, and x-rays (if needed) to understand exactly what stresses your body is trying to overcome.


State Of The Art Technology & Practices

On-site x-ray facilities at papakura chiropractic


Papakura Chiropractic are registered ACC providers

Registered ACC Practitioners

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Four Neurological

Top to Toe full body assessment

Top to Toe Full-Body Assessment


Meet Our Team


Dr. Ilaaria Khan

Dipp.App.Sci, B.Chiro, EVT Cert, MNZCA


Dr. Mohammed Khan

B.Chiro, EVT Cert, MNZCA


Jess Wallis-Scott

Chiropractic Assistant

Jodie Van Den Berg

Chiropractic Assistant

Start Your Chiropractic Journey With Us


Initial Consultation

Made up of a full history and physical examination, including state-of-the-art neural scanning technology, full spinal examination, Range of  Motion testing, and an X-ray (if required)


Problem Report

Your local doctor of chiropractic will explain to you the findings of your last visit, what we think is going on, and how we help you. This visit includes your first adjustment.


Solution Report & Care Plan

After seeing how your body reacts to your first adjustment, we create a care plan going forward with you. We will decide with you on the frequency of these adjustment visits to your nearby doctor of chiropractic.


Progress Visit

A 'checkpoint' at the end of your care plan to see how we are going. This allows us to ensure we are getting the desired outcome and are meeting your goals, so that we know how to continue moving forward with your care.


Maintaining Your Health

After we reach your goals, it's important to keep your body tuned up to ensure your body doesn't fall back into poor functioning habits. Your doctor of chiropractic will always advise on preventative measures to take in the future. 

Our Hours - Doctor Of Chiropractic

Our doctor of chiropractic centre is open a range of hours to suit most people’s busy schedules, including weekends. Call us to get started on your journey! These are our usual opening hours, however, they can change. Please give us a call to find out more about our doctor of chiropractic services.

  • Monday

    Morning: 8:00am - 12:00pm
    Afternoon: 3:00pm - 7:00pm

  • Tuesday

    Morning: CLOSED
    Afternoon: 3:00pm - 7:00pm

  • Wednesday

    Morning: 8:00am - 12:00pm
    Afternoon: 3:00pm - 7:00pm

  • Monday

    Morning: 8:00am - 12:00pm
    Afternoon: 3:00pm - 7:00pm

  • Tuesday

    Morning: CLOSED
    Afternoon: 3:00pm - 7:00pm

  • Wednesday

    Morning: 8:00am - 12:00pm
    Afternoon: 3:00pm - 7:00pm

  • Thursday

    Morning: 8:00am - 12:00pm
    Afternoon: 3:00pm - 7:00pm

  • Friday

    Morning: 8:00am - 12:00pm
    Afternoon: CLOSED

  • Saturday

    Morning: 8:00am - 12:00pm
    Afternoon: CLOSED

Our practice welcomes everyone searching for a doctor of chiropractic. We are conveniently located with plenty of parking available within and outside our practice. We also offer a range of services from chronic pain relief to sports performance. Any questions, feel free to leave us a message via our contact form or simply call us on (09) 298 7766.

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Once you select your preferred treatment date, we will be in touch regarding availability and confirmation. 


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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Although a doctor of chiropractic is not a medical doctor, they do indeed undergo significant hours of training and study. In fact, in New Zealand, you must complete a Bachelor of Chiropractic at the New Zealand College of Chiropractic. Otherwise, you must have an equivalent accreditation acquired overseas in order to be registered as a doctor of chiropractic. 

    In the 5 years of studying they undergo, a doctor of chiropractic gains knowledge in treating bones, nerves, and muscles. Although they are mostly known for treating back and neck pain, they also treat bone and soft tissue injuries. While some like to specialise in the treatment of specific conditions, others may provide broader services. At our clinic, we have a doctor of chiropractic specialised in multiple treatment plans to fully service our local community. 

    A common misconception is that a doctor of chiropractic merely cracks a person’s back or joints. They undergo extensive study of the spine and musculoskeletal system and how it relates to the body’s function. The techniques that a doctor of chiropractic uses on a patient are not random but rather tailored to the symptoms. They have the ability to diagnose and proceed with treatment of the spine, joints, and muscle injuries. It is also important to mention that one must not try to replicate treatment techniques at home. You are much more likely to do more harm than good when not undertaken by an experienced doctor of chiropractic. 

    While a doctor of chiropractic provides a treatment option that is an alternative to surgical procedures, it isn’t for everyone. There are cases where upon diagnosis, we have referred or advised a patient to seek further medical advice.

    A doctor of chiropractic is entitled to use the title ‘Dr.’ as long as it is referred to in the context of chiropractic. This rule is in place so as not to confuse a doctor of chiropractic with other Drs of various sorts. It must be noted that the title recognises the time and breadth of study undertaken and primary health care status. Of course, there is a distinction between a doctor of chiropractic and medical doctors, like GPs for example.

    The term doctor does in fact have multiple meanings depending on the context in which it is used. The most common that people think of is their GP or a surgeon having the title of a doctor. In another context, anyone that undergoes a postgraduate PhD study will be eligible to hold Dr. as an academic title. Professions such as chiropractic, pharmacy, and osteopathy can also hold the title as long as there’s a professional distinction. 

    As already mentioned, a doctor of chiropractic must identify as a chiropractor after using the title. Dr. Ilaaria Khan (Doctor of Chiropractic), for example. The same goes for a pharmacist or an osteopath. 

    There are also some distinct differences between a medical doctor and a doctor of chiropractic. 

    1. A doctor of medicine can prescribe medications and perform surgeries, unlike a doctor of chiropractic. 
    2. A doctor of medicine generally doesn't perform manual and natural treatment whereas a doctor of chiropractic is trained to use ‘hands-on’ manual therapies to treat pain.
    3. Medical doctors are trained to diagnose and treat diseases of all bodily systems. On the other hand, a doctor of chiropractic focuses on the musculoskeletal system.

    So there you have it, a doctor of chiropractic is entitled to use the term. However, there is a clear distinction from a medical doctor.

    Instead of trying to convince you in so many words, we recommend you go see a doctor of chiropractic once. Yes indeed, there are many benefits such as increased blood flow, relief of tension, and posture correction. However, these will only remain words until you go experience treatment yourself. 

    That way, you can truly evaluate if seeing a doctor of chiropractic regularly is truly worth the time and money. For many people, it is worthwhile. That is because they see an improvement in their quality of life that far outweighs the costs. In addition, speaking to your doctor of chiropractic about a long-term plan will typically result in some cost-saving bundle. You can also check whether your insurance covers some or all of the cost to see your doctor of chiropractic. While you may spend $40-100 per session, broken up into monthly or quarterly intervals is manageable for most people. 

    We would also advise you to find a doctor of chiropractic that is near your workplace or home. That is so it isn’t an inconvenience to go to regular sessions and you aren’t put off by it.

    Now, in terms of concrete benefits to your day-to-day, many people who see a doctor of chiropractic regularly see improvements in the following areas:

    • According to this study, ⅓ patients saw an immediate improvement in their sleep after a doctor of chiropractic visit.
    • Having more energy is also a widely reported byproduct of seeing a doctor of chiropractic.
    • One of the main goals is to alleviate your body of physical stress, especially areas that are being overworked.

    While we said that you should go visit a doctor of chiropractic before you make up your mind, everyone’s different. While some may see the benefits right away, others may need more time.

    A study on Hong Kong’s health care system found that a doctor of chiropractic can help in the early detection of health concerns. This is done through musculoskeletal evaluation and advice on lowering the chance of developing issues like arthritis and back discomfort. Moreover, a doctor of chiropractic will generally advise you on a holistic lifestyle approach. If you take care of your body and apply good habits, your body will return the favour by functioning well. 

    Care from a doctor of chiropractic is also a cost-effective and safe option for prevention and treatment of functional problems. Detecting and treating an issue early is a much more financially sound idea than ignoring early discomfort. When the problem becomes urgent, it usually requires expensive and invasive operations or rigorous therapy to treat.

    Now that we’ve established how a doctor of chiropractic can contribute to preventative healthcare, we’ll touch on regular check-ups.

    Firstly, regular visits to your doctor of chiropractic will help improve your posture. In today’s modern world, we can’t sit for a few hours without gazing down at our phones. Many of us with an office job know the pain of sitting at a desk for hours too. Your doctor of chiropractic will help correct postural imbalances through spine realignment and improve overall spinal health. 

    Secondly, chronic pain is a persistent issue that as of this moment, can’t be cured. However, the good news is that your doctor of chiropractic can help relieve chronic pain. Through proper alignment and improved blood flow, you may experience less irritation on your nerves, muscles, and joints. 

    Your spine and nervous system play a key role in a well-functioning immune system. Treatment by a doctor of chiropractic helps remove any interference between the brain and the body, promoting better immune function.

    Contact Us for All Doctor of Chiropractic Related Enquiries!

    We would love to have a chat about your doctor of chiropractic enquiries. Call us or send us a message and we will be in touch as soon as possible.

    • Phone

      (09) 298 7766

    • Email

    • Address

      34 Coles Crescent, Papakura, Auckland 2110

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