What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is an effective form of manual therapy. Osteopaths use a wide range of techniques including touch, soft tissue release, joint mobilisation and other physical manipulations of the body to get the body moving and feeling better.
Your osteopath will assess the whole body, with movements and tests to accurately diagnose and find the root cause of your pain or dysfunction. Every person is unique, so your osteopath will provide an individually tailored treatment plan. The holistic approach of osteopathy is well recognised and accepted here in New Zealand, ACC and worlwide.
The main philosophies of osteopathy is based on the belief that the body works as unit (not individual systems), where stucture can affect function and that the body has a built-in self-regulatory system that can often heal itself. However, sometimes this can get affected, where your osteopath will make a few changes to the body to get you back on track. Osteopaths treat more than just neck pain, back pain and headaches.
What an osteopath treats:
* Back Pain
- Including Pelvic Pain and Sciatica
* Headaches and Migraines
* Pregnancy Related Aches and Pains
* All Sports Related Injuries
* Arthritic Pains and Joint Pain
* Breathing Issues
- Upper Rib Breathing
* Neck Pain
- Including tingling / numb hands
* Shoulder Pain and Tension
* Occupational Strains / Stress
* Postural Changes / upper cross
- Rounded Shoulders
- Forward Head Posture
* Other Aches and Pains
Osteopaths treat a wide range of complaints. To see some Google reviews of how people from all walks of life have experienced the benefits of osteopathy, click here.
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