HOWEVER A LIST OF CONDITIONS WOULD BE AS FOLLOWS

  • Back pain, sciatica, lumbago

  • Neck pain, arm pain, shoulder pain

  • Postural issues, mild scoliosis

  • Athletic injuries and training issues

  • Neck pain, arm pain, shoulder pain

  • Headaches and migraine, vertigo, Meniere’s disease.

  • Epilepsy

  • Infant colic, gastric reflux, sleep issues.

  • Recurrent colds, chest infections.

  • Heart and circulation problems

  • Indigestion, constipation, irritable bowel.

  • Cranial issues from head injuries or difficult births

  • Arms and leg pains

  • We integrate with dental offices to improve treatment outcomes

Conditions

Osteopaths are fast becoming a well recognised profession in New Zealand and around the world. Initially best known for treatment of back and neck pain it is now known for the excellent overall healthcare of families from newborns to the aged. Accidents and injuries often create long-term sequelae that inhibit daily activities and generate chronic pain conditions. With modern science validating the way we work with knowledge of the fascia system of the body the treatment methods and conditions we can help are ever expanding.In osteopathy we look at individual tensions and restrictions rather than label diseases.

Cranial Osteopathy

Cranial Osteopathy was discovered and taught by William Garner Sutherland (1873-1954). He realised the eight bones that form the cranium had a subtle rhythmic motion and that the cranial sutures were not fused as medical anatomists had proposed. He termed this motion the Primary Respiratory Mechanism essential to normal function throughout the body. Birth trauma and injuries to the head or pelvis can reduce this motion affecting the flow of nutrients around the brain and spinal cord which the rhythm facilitates. Sutherland’s five principles were: The inherent motility of the brain and spinal cord. The fluctuation of cerebrospinal fluid. The mobility of intracranial and intraspinal membranes. The articular mobility of the cranial bones. The involuntary mobility of the sacrum between the ilia. Research undertaken at the University of Michigan into cranial sutures has revealed blood vessels nerves and connective tissues that demonstrate they are normal functional joints. NASA researchers confirmed that small motion at the sutures was possible. Our skilled practitioners can assess the cranium in newborns children adults and use the gentlest of pressures to release restrictions in sutures and intracranial membranes.

Myofascial Release

All connective tissues of the body are termed fascia and are fluid filled or viscous in nature which makes them slippery and able to stretch. Much research is now developing that shows fascia to be an important body system and Dr A T Still MD DO mentioned the importance of treating it in his writings. Damage to these tissues result in fluid loss that causes shrinkage which can affect blood flow and elimination of wastes from around cells. Poor nutrient delivery and toxicity result in inflammation and degenerative conditions such as arthritis. Techniques such as Myofascial release enable blood flow and waste elimination to occur.

Visceral Manipulation

Jean-Pierre Barral DO MRO(F) PT of Grenoble France developed this modality which addresses many aspects of health in the body.Falls, vehicle accidents surgery and inflammation can all contribute to tension in the tissues that attach organs resulting in reduced blood flow. Assessing a subtle motion inherent in the organs tells the practitioner where tension is present and so pressure applied in a particular way enables the attachment to soften with resultant improved blood flow. Barral was acknowledged in 2001 by Time magazine as being a great health innovator.

Osteopathic Manipulation

Realignment of spinal vertebrae is the most recognised technique of Osteopathy. In our clinic the practitioners use a variety of methods to achieve this. The importance of spinal mobility is that when dysfunction occurs pain is often the consequence. When normal range of motion of the vertebrae is restored nerve irritation is resolved and pain settles over a period of days.

Osteopaths have gained a wide reputation

Osteopaths have gained a wide reputation in the community for their effective treatment of infants affected by position prior to birth and the delivery experience. Persistent crying, Sleep problems, Colic, Ear infections and colds In New Zealand all Osteopaths are required by law to be registered with the Osteopathic Council of New Zealand (OCNZ) which ensures all Osteopaths practise in a safe manner and maintain on going education.Osteopathiccouncil

Many Osteopaths are registered with the Accident Compensation Commission (ACC) in New Zealand and do not require a referral from their GP to have their treatment costs subsidised. ACC

OSTEOPATHY

OSTEOPATHY WAS FOUNDED BY DR A.T STILL MD

He opened the first school at Kirksville Missouri in 1892 and graduated his students as Doctors of Osteopathy. US qualified Osteopaths have full practice rights as physicians whereas in other countries Osteopaths are confined to manual therapy.Osteopathy is a non-invasive manual therapy that helps overcome the effects of past injury and stress that may contribute to pain, ill health and disease processes. Injuries may affect the function of muscles nerves ligaments and joints whereby Osteopaths use a wide range of techniques to overcome tensions that reduce the individual’s ability to function on a daily basis. By correcting musculoskeletal dysfunction the body’s innate ability to restore balance (homoeostasis) is achieved. As the musculoskeletal system supports all other body systems ensuring it is functional at optimal levels is an obvious advantage to achieving health. Osteopaths are trained as primary health practitioners in their ability to assess and diagnose disease processes. Where conditions are outside their skill level they will refer the patient to their medical practitioner for further assessment. The techniques used by Osteopaths according to their college curriculum and to postgraduate training courses they are required to attend each year. These methods ensure all significant areas of the body are able to be treated effectively. They may include spinal and joint manipulation, myofascial release techniques, cranial osteopathy, and Visceral Manipulation..