Kay Whyte

Kay Atkinson, osteopath


Speciality Osteopathy
Degrees Osteopathy B.Sc (Hons)

Kay Whyte qualified with a B.Sc (Hons) Osteopathy in 1996 from the University College of Osteopathy in London.

Kay worked as a locum osteopath for two years, gaining insight into various practice scenarios and methods of treatment. She worked in 14 different practices in 18 months. Then she worked for 8 years at The Perrin Clinic specialising in osteopathic treatment of ME. She also worked for 6 years at Rodney Street in Liverpool. She set up Southport Physical Therapy in 1998 and expanded to a multidisciplinary clinic in Manning Road in 2005. Kay and her family relocated to Mount Maunganui in November 2021 for a new challenge.


She has attended various post-graduate courses in many subjects, including dry-needling techniques and traditional acupuncture, cranial osteopathy, sports injuries, golf injuries and rehabilitation. Kay particularly enjoys seeing her younger children patients and people complaining of low back pain and sports injuries especially rugby. She assisted Southport Rugby Club and treated the adult teams also working pitch side with the mens third team. She also worked with the Merseyside Nighthawks a UK premier American football club. Kay has worked as an osteopath since 1996 and has been a member of the General Osteopathic Council, the Institute of Osteopathy and the Northern Counties Society of Osteopaths. Now she is a member of the Osteopathic Council of New Zealand and Osteopaths New Zealand Inc

In her spare time she is renovating her home and enjoys spending time with her family who enjoy sightseeing and cycling. She is involved with Arataki Sports Club where her husband Graham is head coach of Arataki Thunder Gridiron Club. She is currently learning NZSL with Merge NZ.