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Meet the Balanced Spine Team

The fabulous team of Balanced Spine Chiropractors Albany consists of owner Dr. Natasha Marriage (Chiropractor), and experienced Chiropractors, Dr. Sara Sumich, Dr. Tamsyn Capper, Dr. Edward Benson-Cooper & Dr. Robin Taylor and our Chiropractic assistant Kriszti.

All of our Balanced Spine Chiropractors are graduates of the New Zealand Chiropractic College and they offer a variety of safe and natural chiropractic solutions. In addition, Dr. Sara was involved with the research department at the chiropractic college. This fuelled her interest and passion for providing the most effective and state-of-the-art chiropractic techniques available.

Our chiropractors have helped many patients who suffered from neck pain, back pain, sciatica, headaches, and much more.

Our chiropractors in Albany say their greatest joy is helping people create changes in their lifestyle, through chiropractic treatment, that aids their health and wellness.

People seek out our help at Balanced Spine Chiropractic for a variety of reasons that span both physical and emotional afflictions. Our natural, non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical treatments appeal to patients seeking results. A number of studies show that chiropractic care is effective at improving the overall function of the spine and nervous system.


Dr. Natasha Marriage

Chiropractor Albany

Dr. Natasha Marriage is passionate about assisting people of all ages to reach their optimal level of health.

Her chiropractic focus is on chronic pain, she has many years of experience in treating neck problems, and headaches and she offers a holistic approach to well-being. She will work with you to make simple and realistic lifestyle changes to complement your chiropractic care, helping you achieve your health and wellness goals.

Natasha's athletic background, including trampolining, swimming, and gymnastics, fuels her passion to help athletes at all levels to excel through chiropractic care.

She grew up right here on the North Shore and enjoys nature walks around the Albany area and the Takapuna - Milford beach trail. She also and loves reading, travelling, and quality time with her two cats.

Dr. Edward Benson-Cooper

Chiropractor Albany

Dr. Edward Benson-Cooper graduated from the New Zealand College of Chiropractic in 2012 and has since honed his skills practicing in both Australia and New Zealand. Over the past 12 years, he has helped countless patients overcome pain and regain their active lives.

With a focus on spinal biomechanics and its connection to the extremities, Dr. Edward analyses how the spine interacts with the entire musculoskeletal system and has experience treating a broad range of pain conditions, helping patients find lasting relief and get back to doing the things they love.

In addition to his clinical practice, Dr Edward actively contributes to the profession by teaching and supervising part-time at the New Zealand College of Chiropractic, is the current Deputy Chair for the New Zealand Chiropractic Board (NZCB) and former Board member on the Waitemata District Health Board (WDHB). Outside of work, he enjoys playing club hockey, staying fit through regular training, and embarking on adventures all around New Zealand.

Dr. Sara Sumich

Chiropractor Albany

Dr. Sara Sumich has helped patients relieve neck pain, back pain, headaches and more.

Her greatest joy as a chiropractor is helping people create a lifestyle change and incorporating chiropractic as part of an overall health and wellness shift.

Dr. Sara has a keen interest in learning and keeping up to date with the latest in health so her patients will always get the best in what chiropractic has to offer.

Dr. Sara provides a fresh, modern approach to healthy living. She is driven, caring, and passionate about chiropractic and this shows through the way she nurtures every patient to be the best they can be.

Dr. Tamsyn Capper

Chiropractor Albany

Dr. Tamsyn Capper studied Chiropractic at the New Zealand College before moving to Melbourne in 2012 to commence her career as a Chiropractor.

She has always practised with a holistic philosophy aimed towards educating and inspiring patients to live healthier, happier lives.

Dr. Tamsyn loves working with people to assist in the process of living a life with less pain, better functioning and overall well-being by removing stress on the body and spine.

She is always interested in learning new things about the body and has a particular interest in women’s health, pregnancy, family care, and educating people who are interested in learning how to take better care of their body and overall health.

Dr. Tamsyn Capper - Chiropractor Auckland

Dr. Tamsyn’s approach is caring and positive, and she loves to understand all aspects of someone’s health to help them make positive health changes in their lives. She uses a range of techniques to help look after each individual in the way best suits their needs, and can’t wait to share these with you.

Dr. Robin Taylor

Chiropractor albany

Dr. Robin Taylor graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1974 and has many years of experience working in New Zealand and over in the States.

On top of being a highly skilled and experienced Chiropractor, Dr. Robin has also been the president of both the New Zealand Chiropractic Association and the New Zealand College of Chiropractic for a long period of time.

Dr. Robin has always had a love for all things chiropractic, especially helping families and enhancing the human potential of individuals. Outside of this, he loves most sports and particularly enjoys playing golf.


Office Manager

Kriszti is our new Practice Manager bringing a wealth of diverse expertise to our chiropractic clinic. Hailing from Hungary, her dedication to the art form has instilled in her a profound appreciation for physical wellness and the importance of promoting a healthy lifestyle. Kriszti possesses a wealth of knowledge as a certified Yoga teacher and aerialist, alongside her education in personal training and sports coaching.

Kriszti plays a vital role in ensuring the smooth operations of our clinic. Her empathetic nature and enthusiasm for exploring innovative healing approaches make her an invaluable member of our team, committed to promoting optimal health and well-being for our patients.



Chiropractic assistant

Nathan, a dedicated student at the New Zealand College of Chiropractic, is driven by his passion for helping others unlock their full potential through chiropractic care. Through his holistic approach to wellness and his commitment to continual growth, Nathan aims to instill this in others through his future practice.

Beyond his academic pursuits, Nathan finds joy in various hobbies such as hitting the gym, playing tennis, and indulging in the wisdom of books.


Everyone has a different reason for seeing one of our amazing chiropractors.

We look forward to seeing how we can help you change your life today.

"Dr. Natasha, Dr. Sara, Dr. Tamsyn, Dr. Edward and Dr. Robin make a great team! Compassionate, innovative and dedicated to their clients, they each bring a fresh approach to chiropractic healthcare."



Balanced Spine: North Shore Chiropractor Clinic
All visits by appointment only.


Monday: 1pm-7pm
Tuesday: 2pm-7pm
Wednesday: 7am-6:30pm
Thursday: 1pm-6pm
Friday: 8am-2pm
Weekends: Closed

Please note: we close for half an hour each day for lunch and cleaning (times may vary).