Meet the Team

​Dr. David Guest

Dr. David Guest is a 2003 graduate of Logan College of Chiropractic in St. Louis, Missouri. Born in Brockville, Ontario, Canada. David has a huge love of travel and adventure, which has seen him travel to over 40 countries around the world. After graduating from Logan, David practiced in Ottawa, Canada and then locummed for a year throughout Australia. Someone told him about New Zealand which ultimately led him to settle on the North Island of New Zealand in the Bay of Plenty where he started as an associate, opened up his own clinic, Core Chiropractic, in Mount Maunganui, which he owned and ran for 5 years selling in November 2013. He practiced for 6-months in Singapore before returning to New Zealand with his wife Sally for the birth of their first daughter Fia.

David practiced in Ottawa, Canada from 2015 through 2019 and is excited to be taking over the reins at Mount Maunganui and Te Puke Chiropractic clinics from his good friend Dr. MacLeod.

David is a Chiropractic Board Certified Doctor of Chiropractic & registered in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. He is a member of the College of Chiropractors of Ontario and the New Zealand Chiropractic Association. David has extensive knowledge and training in general Chiropractic, Sports Chiropractic, and Pediatric Chiropractic and has extensive locum experience in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. He was a keynote speaker at the NZCC Lyceum Conference and also Dynamic Growth Experience. He is the published author of “Pudendal Nerve Entrapment: A Descriptive Case Study” and has completed numerous presentations at various businesses, clubs, and in-office talks.

David has a special interest in providing pediatric chiropractic care to the smaller spines out there as well as prenatal chiropractic care to pregnant women. David has taken numerous post-graduate classes in both pediatric and prenatal chiropractic care and is certified in the Webster Technique which is a technique used to restore movement to the spine and pelvis, commonly resulting in better fetal position. David frequently works in collaboration with Midwives, Doulas, Acupuncturists, Massage Therapists and Obstetricians to provide prenatal and pediatric care. David has a passion for sports and plays A-grade squash and tennis as well at fitting in mountain bike rides wherever and whenever he can.

 


 

Dr. Gordon MacLeod

Dr Gordon has been a Chiropractor for 30 years. He graduated from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto, Canada following a seven and a half year program. Dr Gordon has a great interest in science and engineering; he likes to see how things work, why they malfunction and how this can be applied to the human body. With this philosophy in mind he uses his chiropractic skills and experience to restore correct function enabling the body to heal itself.

Dr Gordon ran a very successful practice in Victoria, British Columbia for 15 years before he and his family sailed to New Zealand, arriving in 2001. Since then he has practiced in Mount Maunganui with a satellite clinic in Te Puke two mornings per week.

Dr Gordon is a firm believer in educating his patients, which will empower them with the knowledge and a greater understanding for what is going on within the body and the stages of healing that are taking place while undergoing Chiropractic care. He has a very dedicated, personal and holistic approach to health care and over the past 15 years has become an integral part of "Re-creating Wellness" within the community.

Dr Gordon's dedication to Chiropractic extends to many hours of continued education, along with an active involvement and ongoing support within the New Zealand Chiropractic Association, the New Zealand Chiropractic Research Centre and the New Zealand Chiropractic College in Auckland. In addition, he facilitates a voluntary clinic in Samoa once per year enabling local villagers to benefit from his work.

He is fully accredited and registered with the New Zealand Chiropractic Board and the New Zealand National Laboratory for X-ray.

 


 

​Angela West, Chiropractic Assistant

A few years back, doing an admin job, stuck in a back office not seeing people face to face everyday, performance reviews came up and we were all asked to really think about what makes us happy in a work environment…not surprising it wasn’t where I was currently working. For me it was when I was working in a health focused industry, seeing lots of different people everyday, using my dynamic office skills, making connections and getting to have a laugh or two with whoever walked through the door. A wonderful friend came to me at work and said her Chiropractor was looking for an assistant and said “you’d be great!”. And here I am.

I love my job (my family, the beach, bubbles, and chocolate), and think I’m definitely in the right place. It’s my job to help make you feel comfortable before you go in to see our fabulous team of Chiropractors, who I know will do their very best to try and get you back to your best health! I look forward to meeting you, getting to know you and watching your progress.

 


 

Tegan Ashton, Chiropractic Assistant

My own experiences with Chiropractic have lead me into my role as a Chiropractic assistant. Beginning my own chiropractic treatment at the end of 2018 while I was still studying has impacted my life far beyond my own personal wellness. It has also become a work environment I consider myself very lucky to be involved in. The human body and health have always interested me, from a young age right through to university where I took papers in human physiology in order to expand my knowledge out of pure curiosity. I consider my ability to interact with people daily while continuing to learn a real perk of the job.