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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 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 […]

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