Osteopathic treatment

Discover how the Stretch for Life program can help you

  • backofy400manage 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.

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Osteopathic treatment

Most osteopaths work in private practice. Treatment costs vary across the NZ, and around the world but typically start at between $35 to $70 for a 30-minute session.
Osteopathy remains principally a form of private healthcare with most patients funding their own treatment. Its a recognised treatment especially if used in association with standard medical programs during rehabilitation from injury or pain relief from problematic muscles.Most major private health insurance policies provide cover for osteopathic treatment. In 2007, private health insurance accounted for 10.4% of payments for osteopathic treatment.
Public opinion surveys show most of respondents felt osteopathic treatment helped them manage their pain and wellness.

Sources: Statutory Register of Osteopaths; the GOsC Public Awareness Survey (2006) and the GOsC Osteopathic Practice Survey – Pilot Study (2006-07). Statistics

This page provides statistics relating to osteopaths and osteopathic practice.


Around 30,000 people currently consult osteopaths every working day.

All osteopaths have some healthcare training before they undertake their study in stretching. Training to be an osteopath takes 4 years full-time or 5 years part-time. There are 11 osteopathic education institutions awarding qualifications recognised by the General Osteopathic Council. In the UK Osteopaths must complete 30 hours of Continuing Professional Development per year.

 Osteopathic patients
Around 30,000 people currently consult osteopaths every working day. 54% of new patients are seen within one working day after contacting the osteopath; 95% are seen within one week.


Find out how the Stretch for Life program of stretching 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 more from Tims Blog click here. To check out Tim’s Auckland practice click here

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