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Muscle Crossover

Why do I have a pain in my foot when I actually have a shoulder strain? Because of the muscle crossover, the problems can spread up into the pelvis, hips and lower back or problems can refer down from there. Pain in the groin can be any number of issues coming from a range of […]


Your first Osteopath consultation

During your first consultation your osteopath will ask questions about your problem and symptoms. They may also ask questions about previous injuries, your medical history, any medications you are taking, or other factors that may not appear to be directly related to your problem. Next, your osteopath will conduct a full osteopathic examination and if […]

Osteopathic Clinical Practice

This blog post looks at a few common osteopathic techniques and helps define them in regard to your stretch for Life program. Osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) involves palpation and manipulation of bones, muscles, joints, and fasciae. According to the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), osteopathic manipulative treatment is considered to be only one component of osteopathic medicine and may be used alone or in combination with pharmacotherapy, rehabilitation, surgery, patient […]


Common Injuries

Most common injuries  can be successfully treated with stretching routines and Osteopathy. The most common Home Injuries Falling from stairs and ramps or on floor Falling from beds, wrong mattress and pillow resulting in neck and back problems Falling from chairs, sofas and sofa beds Slipping, falling and hitting head and back on bathroom structures and fixtures Slamming […]

Sports Injuries and ACC

Sprained your ankle or pulled a muscle? Osteopathy can help with your immediate pain, as well as help you recover by enabling your body to be functioning at it’s best – so it can focus on healing your injury. Your osteopath can also prescribe exercises to regain strength and agility once your injury has healed. […]

Osteopathy in practice

Osteopathy in practice There are more than 4,600 osteopaths registered with the General Osteopathic Council, which includes some who practise abroad. Those practising carry out more than seven million consultations every year in the UK alone. Of those consultations, 54% of new patients are seen within one working day of contacting the osteopath and 95% are seen within one […]

Osteopathic patient expectations

It is important that the public has confidence in the quality and safety of osteopathic care. Our aim is to ensure that as an organisation we understand patient and public needs, views and concerns so that we can improve our patient information and our guidance for osteopaths. Osteopathic patient expectations studies have been carried out […]


Osteopathy – New Zealand

The name osteopathy stems from the Latin ‘osteon’ for ‘structure’ (often perceived as ‘bone’), and ‘pathos’ for ‘passion for’ or ‘suffering or dysfunction of’. Osteopaths are often thought of as ‘bone doctors’, but our speciality or passion is for structure as a whole. The name was chosen by the founder of osteopathy, Dr Andrew Taylor […]


Osteopathic treatment

Discover how the Stretch for Life program can help you manage your pain rehabilitate problematic muscles improve relaxation & wellness recovery from sports events preventative stretching to avoid injury. Osteopaths are able to treat ACC claims patients without referral from a medical doctor and refer for x-rays and to other health professionals if required. To read […]


About Osteopathy

In 1914 Andrew Still defined osteopathy as: “ that science which consists of such exact, exhaustive, and verifiable knowledge of the structure and function of the human mechanism, anatomical, physiological and psychological, including the chemistry and physics of its known elements, as has made discoverable certain organic laws and remedial resources, within the body itself, by which […]