Pregnancy Chiropractor

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 pregnancy chiropractor.


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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

Pregnancy Chiropractor

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 pregnancy chiropractor 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 pregnancy chiropractor 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 pregnancy chiropractor 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 Pregnancy Chiropractor

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 pregnancy chiropractor. 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 pregnancy chiropractor. 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 pregnancy chiropractor 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 pregnancy chiropractor.


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 pregnancy chiropractor will always advise on preventative measures to take in the future. 

Our Hours - Pregnancy Chiropractor

Our pregnancy chiropractor 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 pregnancy chiropractor 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 pregnancy chiropractor. 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.

Book Your Appointment Now

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


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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Firstly, seeing a pregnancy chiropractor is usually safe and effective in relieving tension and managing pain. Nonetheless, we recommend speaking to your doctor first before seeing a pregnancy chiropractor. Once your doctor gives you the green light, you can begin searching for a registered pregnancy chiropractor in your area. 

    As one would expect, a pregnant woman can experience back, hip, or joint pain as her body changes and adapts. Not only can a pregnancy chiropractor help relieve tension on that front, but it can also establish pelvic balance. This can provide the baby with much-needed space and help with faster and easier delivery of the baby. On the other hand, a misaligned pelvis can be restrictive on the space available for the growing baby.

    A study has found that 50% of pregnant women will feel back pain at some point during their pregnancy. Moreover, up to 75% may feel back pain during labor. However, only 21% of pregnant women with back pain seek consultation with their medical doctor. Although the pain is bearable for most, for the reasons discussed already, it’s always a good idea to seek advice. That advice may lead you to see a pregnancy chiropractor that will aim to minimise or relieve the discomfort. The same study has in fact found that 75% of women that saw a pregnancy chiropractor found relief from pain.

    At Papakura Chiropractic, we have experienced professionals specialising in pregnancy chiropractor care. We make it our mission to make you feel as comfortable and confident as possible. An initial consultation is the best way to understand what we do, how you’re feeling, and how we can help. From there you can decide whether to go ahead with adjustment appointments or decide to seek alternative options.

    Most women experience an increase in pain and discomfort as the pregnancy progresses. That is the first sign for you to seek a pregnancy chiropractor to help you on your journey. When it comes to physical signs of pain, you may experience anything from:

    • Lower back pain
    • Hip pain 
    • Round ligament or pubic symphysis pain
    • Sciatic nerve pain

    In addition, you may also seek help from a pregnancy chiropractor if you are experiencing nausea and vomiting. By restoring nervous system function, seeing a pregnancy chiropractor may help reduce nausea and morning sickness that comes with it. Moreover, you may also experience a reduction in symptoms like heartburn, constipation, and other digestive problems linked with nausea.

    It is also normal for a first-time mother, in particular, to be nervous about labour and giving birth. According to the American Pregnancy Association, first-time mothers that saw a pregnancy chiropractor regularly had 25% shorter labour on average. If you are worried, seeking help from a pregnancy chiropractor may lead to a smoother labor and birth experience. That is because you are ensuring that your body is correctly aligned, balanced, and optimised to give your baby as much room as naturally possible. 

    Furthermore, some babies are positioned feet first in the uterus, in a position that is called a ‘breech baby’. For a natural birth, ideally, the baby should be positioned head first and if your baby is a breech baby nearing birth, a C-section is usually recommended. A pregnancy chiropractor is trained in the Webster Technique, which is used to turn a breech baby. Although not guaranteed, seeing a pregnancy chiropractor to turn a breech baby may prevent a C-section at birth.

    Preparing your body for pregnancy can go a long way to minimise discomfort and increase confidence in the journey ahead. Therefore, the sooner you seek a pregnancy chiropractor, the better. 

    We encourage you to begin visits even in the planning phase of having a baby. Nonetheless, even at the very end of your pregnancy, you can still benefit from seeing a pregnancy chiropractor. How you might ask? Here are some of the most common ways a pregnancy chiropractor can help along the journey: 

    In the first trimester, many women will visit a pregnancy chiropractor due to heightened symptoms of nausea. Through spinal alignment, the aim is to get your nervous system functioning in optimal condition and keep hormones in balance. Furthermore, adjustments may help alleviate blockages in your digestive system that could be the source of nausea and bloating. 

    The second trimester is when the body changes become more obvious and there is added stress on your lower back. A study found that approximately 50% of all pregnant women experience back pain during pregnancy. The same study also found that 75% of women who received pregancy chiropractor services found relief from pain. 

    During the third trimester, the weight and pressure of a baby can cause significant pain and discomfort. While we already mentioned that care helps relieve pain, it’s also common to seek care for another important reason. If a baby is in a breech position, a pregnancy chiropractor can use the Webster technique to turn the baby. This technique has proven to be an effective way of turning babies in the right position without medical intervention.  

    A pregnancy chiropractor can also help you regain your strength and flexibility post-pregnancy. It is certainly a good strategy for feeling confident and bouncing back stronger than before. 

    A pregnancy chiropractor with experience, equipment, and specific techniques does indeed differ from regular chiropractic. Tailored pregnancy chiropractor services take into account the unique needs and considerations of a pregnant woman. 

    Treatment is heavily focused on pelvic alignment and posture in order to address the changes in a pregnant woman’s body. Seeing a pregnancy chiropractor can aid in preparing the body for childbirth and ease the labour process. Focusing on appropriate pelvic alignment will help ensure there is enough room for the baby to grow during the pregnancy. 

    A specialised pregnancy chiropractor will also be familiar with and able to safely apply the Webster Technique. During the final weeks of pregnancy, you want to ensure your baby is in the right position for delivery. If your baby is positioned feet first, then your pregnancy chiropractor may apply the Webster Technique to safely shift position. Otherwise, a C-section may be the best alternative for a safe delivery.

    To safely perform the specific methods to treat a pregnant patient, your pregnancy chiropractor may require a drop table. A drop table is a unique chiropractic piece of equipment used to perform adjustments when necessary. The drop table is particularly useful when performing the Webster Technique to realign any musculoskeletal imbalances. 

    Naturally, you would prefer someone who is experienced in dealing with pregnancy-related chiropractic treatment over someone with another specialisation. Luckily for you, at Papakura Chiropractor, you will always find a specialised and experienced pregnancy chiropractor at your service.

    It is also worth mentioning that you should always talk with your primary care provider before seeking pregnancy chiropractor treatment. This is especially the case if you’re at risk of any complications. 

    We understand that when looking for a pregnancy chiropractor, safety for both mother and baby is a concern for most. And rightly so, which is why we’ve narrowed down a few things you must consider before choosing your pregnancy chiropractor. Before we get into it, it’s important to note that you must consult your doctor before seeing a pregnancy chiropractor. 

    Specialised training and certification is the main safety measure and should be a given for any pregnancy chiropractor you pick. The in-depth training on anatomical and physiological changes during pregnancy enables a pregnancy chiropractor to provide safe therapies. 

    At our pregnancy chiropractor clinic, a thorough assessment is done at your initial consultation before any treatment. This evaluation consists of reviewing your medical history, assessing any potential hazards and discomforts, and postural examination. After analysing and discussing your initial consultation, only on your second visit will your pregnancy chiropractor commence treatment.

    Another safety measure a pregnancy chiropractor will take is the availability of a special treatment table for pregnant women. This is a table that can adjust to a pregnant woman’s body to avoid unnecessary pressure on the abdomen. 

    When it comes to comfort but also safety measures in place, open communication has an important role to play. Effective communication between the pregnancy chiropractor and the patient is essential at every stage. We’ve worked hard to offer an environment where patients feel safe expressing their concerns, asking questions, and making choices. Through gentle and modified techniques, we establish your level of comfort and develop a treatment plan tailored to you. 

    Studies like this one have found that evaluation and treatment during pregnancy can be considered safe and effective. However, if you’re feeling any discomfort after seeing a pregnancy chiropractor, you should always contact your doctor immediately. 

    Contact Us for All Pregnancy Chiropractor Related Enquiries!

    We would love to have a chat about your pregnancy chiropractor 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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