About Osteopathy

Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis, treatment, and prevention, for a wide range of health problems. 

 

More specifically, osteopathy is a form of manual medicine that recognises the important link between the structure of the body and the way it functions. Osteopaths assist healing by focusing on how the skeleton, joints, muscles, nerves, circulation, connective tissue and internal organs function together as a holistic unit.

 

Osteopaths use a wide range of hands-on techniques, including mobilisation, stretching, targeted soft-tissue massage, and manipulation of muscles and joints to relieve pain, improve function, and aid recovery.

 

Cranial osteopathy offers a very gentle, non-intrusive way of working with the bones, membranes, nerves, and fluid dynamics of the body, and at this clinic, is utilised where appropriate in conjunction with the methods listed above.

 

Osteopaths provide individualised treatments to support the whole body. Some of the conditions we assist our clients with include:

 

  • Back pain, pelvic pain, sciatica

  • Neck pain, headaches or migraines

  • Hip, knee or ankle pain

  • Shoulder, elbow or wrist pain

  • Sports injuries

  • Repetitive strain injuries

  • Jaw and facial pain

  • Pregnancy and post-pregnancy related complaints

  • Breathing disorders such as Asthma

  • Digestive Issues

  • Physiological symptoms of Stress

  • Preventative maintenance and care

 

Osteopaths routinely work alongside other health professionals, such as GPs, Surgeons, Radiology Services, and Complimentary Therapists.

 

Osteopathy is a safe and effective form of manual therapy, suitable for all ages, and for those from all walks of life.

 

In New Zealand, Osteopaths are Primary Healthcare Providers, who are governed by The NZ Osteopathic Council, and have been regulated under the Health Practitioners Competency Act since 2004.

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