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Breathing

Breathing correctly is crucial to your body’s function and metabolism, and it never ceases to amaze me how few people actually breathe correctly. Poor breathing habits create an imbalance between the oxygen and carbon dioxide levels in the blood leading to symptoms that can be quite debilitating. These range from dizziness or light headed, shortness […]

Arthritis – Rheumatoid arthritis

The three most common types of arthritis: osteoarthritis (OA), rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and gout. Rheumatoid arthritis can affect any joint in the body but often affects the smaller joints, including hands, wrists, fingers and elbows before any of the larger joints like the hips, knees, shoulders. Joints are generally affected on both sides of the body. The symptoms are often […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]