Dr Elly Packham 

C H I R O P R A C T O R 

Originally from Perth, Western Australia, my journey started back in 2010 when I stumbled into this amazing thing called chiropractic, it impacted my life so much after many years travelling the globe, I settled in beautiful Aotearoa to follow my dream, graduating from the world-renowned New Zealand College of Chiropractic.

I am passionate about igniting the body's ability to heal and empowering my people to join me on a more sustainable journey of health. I LOVE working with families to be the healthiest version of them self to get the most out of life. Although my real passion is working with the younger members of our community, I believe that every child should have the opportunity to get their nervous system checked & adjusted to start life clear & connected! 

I am very grateful for the incredible experiences I have had to connect & adjust remote communities around the world such as Haiti, Dominican Republic & Rarotonga. These incredible experiences have shaped who I am as a chiropractor and shown me the importance of connection & comm-UNITY. I believe that everyone should have access to chiropractic & this sense of community is the essence of Native Chiropractic. 

If I am not at Native you will find me exploring Sumner beach or the Port hills with Elke our German Shepherd, playing in the veggie garden or creating nourishing food.

I love the Sumner community and I look forward to you being a part of ours here at Native Chiropractic.


Dr Emily Neil
C H I R O P R A C T O R 

I have wanted to be a chiropractor since I first went to see one myself at 14 years old. I was so amazed at the positive impact that it had on my life, that I immediately wanted to know how I could also help others to experience the same. I have been practicing in Canterbury since completing my studies at the New Zealand College of Chiropractic.  


Through my career in chiropractic I have had the privilege of seeing how amazing the body can be when allowed to communicate, heal and function in the way it was designed to. I am so passionate about helping people of all ages and stages thrive and be the best versions of themselves. 


When I am not at the practice I’m usually being creative in sewing or pottery or out exploring and swimming.


My own experiences with chiropractic, health and working with families have shown me how important it is to be in a community with like-minded, supportive and vibrant people. I am so excited to be a part of the Sumner community and be a part of your health journey. 

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C H I R O P R A C T I C    A S S I S T A N T  

I have been fascinated by all things health since a young age and have a strong pull towards natural health and the endless ways we can heal ourselves with our mind, body and soul, alongside natural medicine and alternative practices.


My fiancé and I have a 2 year old daughter called Willow and two dogs called Luna and Axel. I enjoy planting flowers and being in the garden or surrounded by water. If I am not outside, you will find me curled up with a book or cooking up a storm and wrecking havoc in the kitchen while listening to music. 

My family and I love being apart of the Native community + I am grateful that supporting the ease of your care is my everyday!