Christchurch Osteopathic Centre

Location & Team


The Christchurch Osteopathic Centre was opened by Didier le Guen in 1995 and moved to its present location in 1999 where Didier was joined by other Osteopaths.


The Centre operates from a converted weatherboard villa built in 1905 and offers wheelchair access, ground-floor, easily accessible consultation rooms, with on-site parking at the front & rear of the clinic.


The Christchurch Osteopathic Centre aims at providing quality services of the highest standards of professional Osteopathic Medicine, with all member Osteopaths being fully qualified, registered with Osteopathic Council of New Zealand, & ACC treatment providers.


Didier Le Guen

Founding Osteopath


Didier has worked as an Osteopath in Christchurch for nearly 30 years. Originally from France, Didier came to work in Christchurch after living in London for 12 years. He graduated from the British College of Naturopathy and Osteopathy in London.


He enjoys working with a wide range of patients and conditions. Over the years he has had excellent results in helping patients with headaches and back pain.

Didier is registered with the OCNZ and is an ACC treatment provider.


Charles Giudicelli


D.O. (UK), PhD in Osteopathy & Masters Strength and Conditioning.

After completing his training in Osteopathy in the UK, Charles worked for 4 winters in one of the biggest ski resorts in France "Les Arcs", taking care of the ski school and other skiers.


Charles moved to New Zealand 11 years ago.  He worked for about 6 years in Whangarei and in Dunedin for 4 1/2 years before deciding to move to Christchurch with his wife and 2 children.


Before becoming an Osteopath, Charles was Professional League player (in England, Australia and France). While he was playing, he completed a Masters in Strength and Conditioning.


When he stopped playing League, Osteopathy became his main passion.  While he was a student at the European School of Osteopathy (E.S.O. Maidstone, Kent, UK) he was also mentored by some amazing practitioners such as Mr D. Triana, Mr P. Belgrave, Mr S. Paoletti and Mr J.P. Barral.


Today, as an experienced practitioner of Osteopathy, he loves to offer his wide-ranging skills to help patients realize their full potential, as he believes that anybody should be able to exercise and live without limitation or pain.


Charles specializes in conditions relating to the shoulders, elbows, wrists, hands and fingers but also in hips, knees, ankles and feet.


From his training, he also enjoys helping patients with digestive issues, nerve pain, migraines/headaches and acute or chronic conditions.

Charles is registered with the OCNZ and is an ACC treatment provider.

Stephen Harris


N.D.  D.O. (UK)

Stephen has been working in our practice since 2015.


He graduated from the British College of Naturopathy and Osteopathy in 1994.

Stephen returned to Christchurch to work as an Osteopath in 2005 after an extended OE in Britain.


As well as working with us on Tuesdays, Stephen runs his own practice in Dunsandel where he lives.


Stephen is registered with the OCNZ and is an ACC treatment provider.

Will Davie


Will is working at our clinic on a part-time basis.


He has many years of practicing Osteopathy in Christchurch and is working with us on Thursday afternoons.

Will is registered with the OCNZ and is an ACC treatment provider.

Mark Orr


After nearly 2 years of offering his Osteopathic skills to our clientele, Mark has left us to return to his home city of Melbourne.  He is planning to start his own practice there.  We wish him the best.

Reception Team


Megan Ribotton


Anita Butler


Val Windsor