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Osteopathy

Osteopathic Medicine is helpful for Adults, Children, Babies and Seniors

What is Osteopathy?

As Osteopaths, we look closely at your body's structure to diagnose and treat strains that are affecting your health. Bringing four to five years of full-time medical university training, followed by many years in practice, we have developed an ability with our hands to feel tensions, pain and strains with great sensitivity and accuracy. This way, postural strains and even acute injuries can be treated very gently and effectively, helping your body back to Health.

We are trained in differential diagnosis and work with bones, ligaments, muscles, fascia, blood and nerve supply to fully use the body's innate ability to heal itself. Our seven different treatment approaches encompass thousands of techniques. These allow us to create specific treatments that we continually adapt as your health improves. 

At City Osteopaths, we have practitioners with a clinical focus on sports injury, concussion, headaches, chronic pain, traumatic accident recovery, jaw or sinus pain,  orthodontic treatment support, fertility, pregnancy, babies and children. We are trained to provide treatment and exercises for any age, from sedentary workers to sports people. We work alongside doctors, specialists and ACC.

THE BASIC OSTEOPATHIC PRINCIPLES ARE:

  • The body, within itself, contains a self-regulatory and self-healing system to combat disease processes.  

  • A person is a unit in which structure, function, mind and spirit are interrelated.

  • Adequate function of the body's systems depends upon an unimpeded arterial blood and nerve supply, plus unimpeded venous blood and lymphatic drainage.

Osteopathic treatments involve a gentle, effective hands-on treatment following the whole body Osteopathic diagnosis.

We have Osteopaths who are extremely skilled in gentle 'indirect' (cranial or biodynamic) osteopathy and osteopaths who are very skilled in structural 'direct' (more physical) techniques, including gentle manipulation. Please let our reception staff know if you have a preference so they can help you book in with the right practitioner for you.

COMMON ISSUES THAT MAY BE HELPED BY OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE:

  • back and neck pain, any joint pain, sciatica

  • acute and chronic pain

  • muscular pain or fascial strain/postural issues

  • head injury, headaches, migraines, sinus and TMJ (Jaw)

  • sports injuries or work injuries, such as OOS

  • post-surgery recovery, stress, insomnia

  • digestion and bowel problems

  • women's health including fertility, pregnancy and post partum recovery

  • unsettled babies, children with growing pains etc

  • recovery from Long Covid

Adults

  • Headaches​

  • Neck and back pain

  • Migraines

  • Concussion

  • Post Concussion Syndrome

  • Sciatica

  • Insomnia

  • Shoulder, wrist and elbow pain

  • Hip, knee, and foot pain

  • Postoperative

  • Post-accident (i.e. whiplash)

  • Digestive problems

  • Immune system disorders​

  • Bladder problems

  • TMJ (jaw) problems

  • Tiredness, chronic fatigue

  • Sinusitis

  • Occupational overuse syndrome

  • Stress and anxiety

  • Sports injuries

  • Period pain, PMS

  • Fertility issues

Pregnancy

  • Neck, back and/or pelvic pain in pregnancy

  • Sciatica - pain down into your buttock or leg

  • Heartburn or reflux, rib discomfort

  • Morning sickness

  • Preparation for labour

  • Recovery post birth

  • Post-natal depression (in some cases)

  • Fertility issues

Children & Babies

  • ​Birth trauma

  • Irritable babies

  • Sleeping problems

  • Suckling problems

  • Tongue tie supportive care

  • Reflux

  • Ear infections

  • Glue ear

  • Post operative​​

  • ​Recovery from accident

  • "Growing pains"

  • Wry neck (torticollis)

  • Balance difficulties

  • Fussy eating

  • Behavioural problems

  • Walking problems

  • Bowel problems (eg constipation)