Osteopathy (haumanu o neke wheua me nga uaua)
Osteopathy is a system of health care that places emphasis on the musculoskeletal system and its importance to the overall function and health of the body. It adopts many assessment tools that mirror those used in more conventional/orthodox medicine (orthopaedics, neurology etc) but the treatment approach invariably differs.
Osteopaths focus on health and well-being rather than the treatment of ill health or disease. The body is restored to a state of balance without the use of drugs or surgery but by specific techniques that break down the barriers preventing the tissues from functioning optimally and healing themselves. Treatments are tailored to suit an individual. There is no ‘one size fits all’. Osteopaths use a range of gentle hands on techniques from non invasive cranial and visceral work to soft tissue and joint articulation & manipulation (audible click).
Osteopathy is appropriate for all ages from baby to the aging adult. Baby’s might be treated for retained birth strains, colic, reflux, wind, irritability, sleeping difficulties, latching difficulties, plagiocephaly/abnormal head shape etc. Adults might be treated for neck pain, headaches, back pain/sciatica, joint pain/arthritis, sports related injuries, repetitive injuries e.g tennis elbow, occupational/ postural strains etc. Treatment includes advice (exercises etc) to prevent a recurrence and may include referrals for x rays or scans.
At Osteopathy Pukekohe we are 4 osteopaths who work together as a cohesive team. We have all completed the necessary qualifications to degree or masters level required to practice and gain membership to the Osteopathic Council of New Zealand and we are all ACC registered.
Qualifications and Member Associations
- ACC/NZ/UK Registered Osteopath
- Director/Osteopath OSTEOPATHY PUKEKOHE