Can I benefit from osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a gentle and safe form of therapy and is suitable for adults, children and infants. At the Waitakere Osteopathic Centre we treat a wide range of problems including:
- Back/neck/shoulder pain
- Hip and knee pain
- Muscular aches
- Headaches and migraines
- Joint pain/arthritic pain
We can also provide relief for:
- Occupational and repetitive strain injuries
- Sports injuries
- Pregnant and nursing mothers
Each treatment is tailored to your
What Can I Expect When I Attend?
- Discuss the symptoms you are experiencing and ask you questions about your general health, lifestyle and medical history
- Examine you
- Outline the treatment programme
- Use our hands to gently work on the muscles, bones and joints of your body and advise you on how to avoid the problem happening again including exercise, stretches, work and driving posture etc
The osteopathic examination will include:
- a visual examination
- a hands-on examination where we use our hands to gently feel for restrictions or structural problems in your muscles, tissues, joints and bones. You will probably be required to remove some of your outer clothing.
- general health checks. These could include blood pressure measurements and coordination and reflex tests.
Treatment will often involve some combination of the following:
- Soft tissue massage
- Joint articulation
- Rrhythmic stretching
- Fluid drainage
- Highly specialised joint manipulation
Does Osteopathy Hurt?
Osteopathy causes little or no pain. For 24 to 48 hours after the treatment you may experience some minor discomfort or aggravation of your symptoms. This is a normal part of your body’s response to the treatment. If you are uncertain about your body’s response please feel free to contact us on the practice phone number. It is common for the full benefit of the treatment to be felt after 2 to 3 days.
The Osteopathic Council
The Osteopathic Council operates under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 (HPCA Act). The Act was passed on 18 September 2003.
The purpose of the Act is to protect the health and safety of members of the public by providing for mechanisms to ensure that health practitioners are competent and fit to practice their professions.
All of our osteopaths are registered with the Osteopathic Council and are able to provide treatment under ACC.