Paul Russell completed his Osteopathic education in 2015 whilst living in the UK, achieving a Masters Degree with Distinction from the College of Osteopaths in London. He then returned home to NZ and has enjoyed settling into life and work with his young family here in Tauranga.
Paul's background is originally in the NZ music industry where he enjoyed a successful career as a professional drummer. He was a founding member of the group Supergroove, and as a session musician, has worked with many other artists, including Che Fu, Anika Moa, Brooke Fraser, and Daniel Bedingfield. Paul relocated to London in 2006, where he became a full-time cast member of the West End musical 'Stomp'. Highlights include performing at events such as the Royal Variety Performance, the FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium, and the London 2012 Olympic Games Closing Ceremony
It was through this role that Paul developed his own interest in the body's capacity for health and maintenance, and as a therapist he has been able to work alongside, and treat a wide variety of performing artists, dancers, and musicians. Throughout his studies Paul also worked as a sports massage therapist at a multi-disciplinary clinic in Covent Garden, treating a range of clients, from London Marathon runners to busy office professionals.
Paul's enjoys finding tailored solutions to individual musculoskeletal problems, and working in partnership with his patients to maximise the body's potential for recovery and improved health. Paul is married with two daughters, and in his spare time enjoys surfing, cooking, and still loves creating and performing music!