Jin started as a sole practitioner but always had the vision to expand to a bigger clinic with a team of like-minded practitioners and support staff. She felt there was such a gap in health and how it was approached. Lots of patients were coming in with chronic pain and injuries that weren’t healing. So what was missing? Most of her patients were seeking more than just physical treatment for aches pains and injuries. They wanted effective treatment, but they also wanted a deeper understanding of how the mind and body work together and how physical and emotional wellbeing work together.
MetaMed Philosophy & Core Values
Our aim is to liberate you of physical pain with a thorough consultation to get to the root of your issues, combined with high quality and hands-on physical therapy.
Our practitioners are highly skilled osteopaths and chiropractors who bridge the gap between conventional and mind-body medicine. They remove the fear of disability. They facilitate recovery through physical therapy and encourage acknowledgement of emotions and provide a safe and supportive environment for these to be expressed and released. We recognise that the physical body is a reflection of your emotional state and remove the blocks for you to live to your full potential.
MetaMed's philosophy is to provide an intuitive and unique approach to treatment integrating a variety of therapies for a balanced perspective of your health.
We are Dedicated
We are committed to being the best. In order to achieve this, we place you at the center of everything we do. We are fully committed to consistently improving ourselves and our services, by going the extra mile to get the job done. We value honesty and consistency in our words and actions so you can trust us to get the job done!
We are World Class
We create WOW experiences by treating everyone who walks through our doors like family, continually striving to exceed to your health expectations. We are passionate about growth and learning. We listen. We love working with you to achieve your goals. We are relentless in the pursuit of the best outcomes. We get it done!
We see the pathway and help you navigate it with clear intentions. We earn trust by making decisions that are in the best interest of your journey and goals. We are open to all therapies, Eastern and Western. Dedicated to helping you achieve results; we collaborate with our team and network of trusted practitioners ensuring everyone works towards the same outcome.
Honestly, We Care
With open and honest recommendations, we set out a clear and decisive plan to lead you towards your goals. We have the courage to ask for feedback when needed, and are honest with you and ourselves about what we can and can’t help with. We place honesty at the foundation of all we do and it is the basis from where we build our relationships.
The core philosophy of MetaMed is an understanding that the physical body is a reflection of your emotional state. Some physical injuries and pains are easy to get ontop of with basic treatment. However, if you feel you’ve been around the block. Seen almost every therapist and specialist out there, and not getting results you’d expect, this is where we can help.
We truly listen to what is going on, how you feel as an individual and understand that not every injury is the same. Your history, experiences, beliefs and conditioning all play a part in how you feel and how you heal. We get that physical pain often has an emotional element and help you become more aware and what to do to improve chronic pain and injury.
A bigger location in Wanaka
In 2017 MetaMed moved to a bigger location on Russell street in Wanaka and grew from one person to a team of 5 (3 osteopaths and 2 admin support staff). After initially being told that Wanaka didn’t need more osteopaths it was a scary step but she held onto the vision of creating something more than just your standard osteopathic clinic.
There was also the element of challenge to create a sustainable business, to help more people in the community and help build a team who are really passionate about what they do as well a continually developing both professionally and personally. Having worked in several clinics over the years Jin wanted to support her staff to develop their skills and really express what amazing practitioners they are, and to continue to love the work that they do. She wanted to provide a safe and nurturing environment for patients to come where they received support on so many different levels both phyiscally and emotionally.
Did Wanaka need more Osteopaths? YES! We’re now a team of 5 osteopaths in Wanaka. Our different backgrounds, interests and personalities are able to cater for a wider range of patients.
A second Osteopathic clinic in Queenstown
Only a six months later MetaMed grew with the opening of MetaMed Queenstown.
In 2021 we’re now a team of 7 practitioners and 3 support staff. We love collaborating, developing and supporting each other in our varied areas of interest in and out of the clinic. It’s the variety of treatment styles, personalites, and hobbies that means we can cater to a wider range of patients. We love supporting our patients and seeing the transformation of their health, quality of life and really being able to live to their potential.
Our Team Of Practitioners
Laura Randall- Osteopath, Western Medical Acupuncturist & Functional Movement Practitioner
Anna Burgess- Osteopath & Western Medical Acupuncturist
Franca Bauer- Osteopath, Pregnancy, Post-Natal and Infant/Child Osteopathy
Jin Ong- Osteopath, Herbalist, Western Medical Acupuncturist & Psychosomatic Therapist
Brita Graser – Osteopath
Yvane Fifita – Musculoskeletal Therapy Specialist
Who we serve
We treat anyone and everyone from office workers to pro athletes, adults, babies, children and the elderly.
- Endurance and adventure racers
- Rock climbers and mountaineers
- Pregnant and post-natal mums
- Chronic pain sufferers
- Casual hikers and trampers
- Skiers and snowboarders
- Pro athletes
- Mountain bikers
What does MetaMed mean?
We embrace both eastern and western philosophies when treating our patients. We wanted a name that was unique but spoke to both people. Originally we loved the word ‘metta’ which in sanskrit means ‘loving kindness’ but not many people know this and it was leaving us open to typos! We also wanted people to recognise that we blend natural and modern medicine.
‘Meta’ in greek means ‘beyond’. Our aim is to help you reach your full potential, not just in health but in other areas of your life. We also love the metahumans from the Avenger series. These are people that live to their full potential and use their gifts and powers!
Med is to let people recognise that we still embrace conventional medicine like medications, operations and surgeries when they are needed.
We want to help you navigate your health and provide the best options available, whether it be within the clinic, external, natural, conventional or treatment options overseas. You deserve the best healthcare available.
Want to know more? Contact us
25a Russell Street
Online bookings available
Monday – Friday 08:00-20:00
Our Russell St clinic has convenient onsite parking.
18 McBride Street, Frankton, Queenstown 9300
Monday 09.00 – 17.00
Tuesday 09.00 – 17.00
Wednesday 09.00 – 17.00
Thursday 09.00 – 17.00
Friday 09.00 – 16.00