August 24, 2021

Why Does My Neck Hurt?

Osteopaths are highly skilled in treating patients with neck pain. During treatment, our focus is on treating the root cause of your pain. Therefore, we will rarely only focus on your neck; we will examine your entire spine, where we may often find additional structures […]
August 24, 2021

Physiological Healing Process After Injury

The 3 Phases of The Healing Process  During an injury, physical trauma disrupts the balance of normal cellular function and triggers the beginning of complex physiological repair processes. Lots of times, injuries can repair to normal or almost normal function. In others, the injury may […]
August 20, 2021

Can Osteopathy Help With Whiplash?

What is Whiplash? Whiplash is a neck injury due to forceful hyper-flexion and hyper-extension movement of the neck and often can affect the entire spine. Car accidents commonly cause whiplash, sporting accidents, falls and many other injuries that affect people of all ages. These forces […]
June 7, 2021

Back Pain – Causes, Exercises And Treatments

Low back pain is a prevalent medical condition reported to affect over 90% of the population at some time in their lives. Low back pain affects patients in many different ways, with each patient having their own unique experience. Back pain can, at times, have […]
April 2, 2021

10 Facts About Back Pain

Back pain is scary, and can really impact on quality of life. However, only approximately 1% of people with back pain will have serious pathologies. Getting older is not a cause of back pain. Pain is rarely associated with significant tissue damage. MRI’s and X-ray’s […]
November 29, 2020

Anxiety in Children; How Breathing Re-Training Can Help

Anxiety in children is a common condition affecting about 25% of children aged between 13 and 18.  When children are anxious, they are in fight-or-flight mode.  In this state, the body feels threatened and reacts to help the person escape or avoid a threatening situation. […]
March 16, 2020

Can Osteopathy Help With Sciatica?

What Is Sciatica? The term ‘sciatica’ refers to pain, inflammation and neurological sensations associated with the sciatic nerve, most commonly presenting itself as pain radiating down the back of the leg. It most commonly occurs when a herniated disk or narrowing of the spine (spinal […]
March 16, 2020
Physio Knee Exercises

Healing From A Sports Injury? How An Osteopath Can Help

Our bodies are a complex structure of muscles, bones, tendons and connective tissue which, when all is well, work together in harmony to help us move in all the ways we want to. Unfortunately when one or more of these elements is not functioning at […]
March 16, 2020
Frozen Shoulder

Can An Osteopath Help With My Frozen Shoulder?

What Is Frozen Shoulder? Frozen shoulder, also known as adhesive capsulitis, is a condition characterised by stiffness, pain and severe restriction of movement in the shoulder due to intense inflammation in the shoulder joint. Signs and symptoms typically begin gradually, worsens over time and then […]
March 16, 2020

Breathing Retraining – An Osteopathic Approach

Many people may not realise something as simple as breathing can have a huge impact on their daily health. Dysfunctional breathing often goes undetected, sometimes leading to a lifetime of poor breathing habits. Are you breathing correctly? Training yourself to breathe properly can have lifelong […]
February 23, 2020
Tennis Injury

Osteopathy For Sports Injuries & Performance

Whether you enjoy sports to keep active,  or compete at a professional level, sporting injuries are a common occurrence for people of all ages. The very nature of some sports can be tough on the body from repeatedly performing the same type of manoeuvres, through […]
February 23, 2020
Running Injury

How Can Osteopathy Help With Running Injuries?

Whether you are running marathons, using running as a training aid for other sports or just jogging for general fitness there is always room for improvement in performance, injury prevention and rehabilitation. While there are many avenues for those seeking help and advice with their […]
February 23, 2020
Golfing Injury

Improve Your Golf With Osteopathy

Suffering from a golfing injury? Or want to improve your performance? Osteopathy can help! Osteopathy is a natural approach to healing and preventative health that focuses on treating your injuries while taking into account the body as a whole. How does this relate to golf […]
February 23, 2020
Mountain Cyclist

How Osteopathy Can Help Cyclists

A passion for cycling, hobby cyclist on the weekends, or serious mountain biker taking on the rugged New Zealand back country? However you choose to enjoy your time on the bike, there are times when injury and pain can mean it’s not as enjoyable as […]
July 9, 2019
osteopathy and Plantar Fascitis

6 Tips To Help Treat Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is the medical term used to describe inflammation of the plantar fascia, which is the connective tissue that runs along the bottom of your foot between the heel and toes. This inflammation can be very painful, lasting months and even up to two […]
May 8, 2019

Pelvic Floor Dysfunction and Strengthening In Pregnancy

Pelvic floor muscles are at risk of becoming weakened both during pregnancy and when a traumatic or prolonged delivery takes place. It is estimated injuries to the levator ani muscle (LAM) which is fundamental in pelvic organ support occur in 13-36% of pregnant women who […]
January 31, 2019

Benefits Of Exercise In The Ageing Population

Until recently, it was simply accepted that we become frail and lose muscle mass as we age. However, recent studies which looked at athletes in their 70’s and 80’s found that they had similar muscle mass as athletes in their 40’s. It is now widely […]
October 20, 2018

Osteopath vs Chiropractor

What is the difference between a chiropractor and an osteopath? This is a very commonly asked question when people are considering seeking some alternative health and wellness advice for a variety of conditions ranging from back and neck pain through to sports injuries. Often the […]
June 10, 2018
Knee Pain

Why Does My Knee Hurt?

Osteopaths love to treat knee pain! Why? Because a lot of the time, the pain is not just coming from your knee joint! Therefore, a thorough examination of your entire spine and joints is required to figure out where the pain is coming from and, […]
April 7, 2018

The Importance of Addressing Pain Promptly

Everyone experiences acute pain at some stage in their life. You can easily hurt your back gardening or sprain your ankle running. Most acute pain settles down very quickly, either by itself or with treatment, and should generally be fully healed within 12 weeks, as […]
March 22, 2018

Can Osteopathy Help Headaches?

Osteopaths treat many patients suffering from headaches. Some headaches can often come and go. Other patients can suffer from chronic headaches lasting from weeks to months to years. This can have a massive impact on quality of life. It is often underestimated how much structural […]
November 15, 2017

Osteopathy For Babies, Infants And Children

Non-invasive, gentle and calming, it is easy to see why osteopathic treatment for children and babies is a very popular form of natural health care. Used in conjunction with your Midwife, General Practitioner or Paediatrician, Osteopathy can assist in improving alignment and function within the […]
January 26, 2017
Pregnancy and Back Pain

Pregnancy and Low Back Pain

During pregnancy, low back pain can be very distressing and should not be ignored as a normal part of pregnancy.  Approximately 50-80% of pregnant women report low back pain at some stage during their pregnancy. However, only about 50% of women seek treatment for their […]
October 30, 2016

Promoting Good Bone Health in Children and Teenagers

The promotion of good bone health in children and teenagers is exceptionally important as there is a limited window of development in your child’s life, where healthy bone is developed, laying the foundation for future bone health in adults. In fact, poor bone health development […]
April 16, 2016

Pregnant And In Pain…Can Osteopathy Help??

One of the most rewarding aspects of being an Osteopath is the opportunity to help a pregnant woman in pain, and to assist her throughout pregnancy. Pregnancy can be an amazing experience, but it also brings with it some challenges and various levels of discomfort […]
April 10, 2016

Pilates Exercises For Core Strengthening

Here is a link to some beginners pilates for core strengthening. The teacher provides excellent instruction!  If you are suffering from injury or back pain, always consult your osteopath or other medical provider before beginning any stretching/strengthening/ mobilisation programme.  These exercises may not be suitable for […]
April 10, 2016

Torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament…..Is Surgery Required?

The Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) is one of the most commonly injured ligaments of the knee. It is injured mostly in those who engage in sporting activities such as rugby, soccer, skiing, and snowboarding. Approximately 50% of ACL injuries involve damage to other parts of […]
April 9, 2016

Gentle Stretches For Back Pain

Here are some very gentle yoga type stretches for your back. The instructor may seem to take things slowly, but she provides excellent instruction. Overall, fantastic stretches! However always consult your osteopath for an accurate diagnosis of your back pain, and treatment plan, before beginning […]
April 9, 2016

Cervicogenic Headache: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments

Cervicogenic Headache Headaches are a common medical complaint affecting both adults and children. Some headaches originate from the neck area and are termed cervicogenic headaches, which simply implies generated from the cervical spine.  This type of headache can be very common and is caused by […]
January 14, 2016

Welcome To My Blog!

Hi there, Welcome to my blog!  The aim of writing my blog is to share information and interesting articles with my patients and those suffering from pain and other medical ailments. I also hope to enlighten you further about Osteopathy and how it might benefit […]