Houman (“HOO-MAN”) Haddadi, a registered Osteopath with a keen interest in functional movement and performance. Having experienced the benefits and effectiveness of osteopathy first-hand, Houman believes that improvement in musculoskeletal system can have a large positive impact on other body systems which helps to treat and improve health conditions.
At the age of 19, Houman came to New Zealand as an international student in Health Science in 2004. Houman’s parents supported him and his brother from home because they wanted a better future for their sons. To provide assistance to his parents, Houman worked as a part-time kitchen hand which led him to pursue a course in culinary and helped him obtain New Zealand residency.
Houman’s career in osteopathy started when he found interest in understanding how the human body works. Employing a holistic approach to identify and address the main contributing factor or factors to each patient’s complaint, the life style, occupation, physiological and psychological elements are taken into consideration. For acute and chronic conditions, Houman provides strategies to reduce the risk of any potential injuries and offers various techniques to suit each individual. Houman also studied Western Medical Acupuncture (WMA) in order to further help his patients.
As an osteopath, Houman’s experiences include working with sports teams and in osteopathy clinics in St Heliers, Orewa and West Auckland, providing assistance to a wide range of patients including athletes, office workers and older adults.
Since Houman first came to New Zealand, he has come a long way in pursuing what he wants, his dreams and goals in life, giving the same hard work and dedication to helping patients achieve their health goals. Aside from his osteopathic practice, Houman is a professional chef/barista and co-owns a cafe with his brother. He also likes to spend time doing outdoor activities with friends such as exploring beautiful sceneries in Auckland and playing soccer twice a week. He has also participated in various sporting events/competitions and did his first Auckland marathon in 2012.
A healthy lifestyle that involves eating a balanced diet and exercise are extremely important to Houman in order to lead a happy and fulfilling life, a philosophy he imparts to all his patients to help them in their journey to achieving a better quality of life