Headaches can be symptomatic of tightness, injury, or alignment issues in joints, muscles, and other tissues in the neck and back.
Osteopathic treatment is a safe, gentle way to ease some of the common ailments that arise during pregnancy
Babies and children benefit from osteopathic treatment just as we grown ups do. Our osteopathic approach is gentle and tailored to the child's age and complaint.
The effects of poor posture and prolonged sitting can be far reaching. As osteopaths we'll help you resolve any issues which have accumulated over time and give you advice on how to prevent further problems down the track. We can advise on ergonomics and exercises.
No matter your sport or competition level, osteopathic treatment can help with pain management, rehabilitation, and re injury prevention for both acute and long-standing sports injuries.
Osteopathy can be gentle or more direct and firm. Techniques including soft tissue massage, articulation, and stretching, can all be used to ease the aches and pains that come with age.
At Halswell Road Clinic you will find Osteopaths, Acupuncturists, Massage therapists and a Naturopath all offering a variety of services to enhance your health and wellbeing.
We provide a caring, professional osteopathic service to suit anyone with a team of highly skilled practitioners and friendly administrators all dedicated to improving the lives of our patients. We have male and female practitioners and our osteopathic styles range from structural to cranial so if you prefer a firm or gentle approach we can help you! Our osteopaths and acupuncturists are all ACC registered and will work with your GP or other health professional to support your healing. * Click to view our Additional Services section such as acupuncture, psychotherapy, and kinesiology.
You can come with any painful or chronic condition, whether it is acute, an injury, postural issues or general stiffness and
loss of function that has just crept up on you.
You might also come for pregnancy or child issues, or for rehabilitation after surgery.
We will take a history and discuss it in language you understand.
We will carry out a physical assessment, usually with you fully clothed.
We’ll make a treatment plan with you, and explain why we propose that course of action.
We’ll refer you for radiology or to your GP if necessary.
We can register an ACC claim and provide subsidized treatments where applicable.
All of our osteopaths have trained in NZ or the UK. All have had 4-5 years of tertiary level training and also attend regular CPD courses, they are ACC accredited and hold Annual Practising Certificates with the Osteopathic Council NZ. Not all osteopaths work in the same way…some are more oriented toward structural treatment of the body, using stronger techniques including resisted muscle movements, strong stretching and quick clicking manipulations, while some work with more subtle movements and pressures, such as in cranial osteopathy, or by gently releasing tension from tissues.
The osteopathic toolbox taught during our clinical training is a very extensive one, and there are also many postgraduate courses we can attend. And of course all osteopaths are trained to adjust the forces used to allow safe and effective treatment for a baby or an elderly person, as well as for a heavily built person. As they gain experience, most osteopaths tend to select the tools which they personally find most effective. If you are not sure who to see, our receptionists will guide you.
I use a variety of approaches including stronger manual techniques, and gentler functional and cranial tenchniques to tailor the treatment to each individual.
I am dedicated to helping people restore their health and move away from pain and limitation.
I enjoy working with people who challenge themselves physically and support the impact this can have on their bodies.
The improvement of my patients wellbeing and their connection with their health is my concern.
I believe in treating the body as a whole, to restore and repair structure for optimal function.
My approach to pain considers the biomechanical, psychological, and social factors that contribute to developing chronic or persistent pain.
I feel privileged to be working with such a talented team of osteopaths and administrators.
All of our osteopaths and acupuncturists are ACC providers. For information about ACC, go to www.acc.co.nz
If you're unsure whether your injury will be covered, feel free to call and ask one of friendly staff for advice.
64 Halswell Rd, Christchurch 8025 - View Map
Phone: 03 322 4506, Fax: 03 322 4526
Free off-street parking and ramp wheelchair access available
Monday and Wednesday 8.30am - 6.00pm
Tuesday and Thursday 8.30am - 5.00pm
Friday 8.00am - 5.00pm
Monday – Friday: 8.30am – 5.00pm