Osteopathy Services in Christchurch, New Zealand
Osteopathy is a type of ‘hands-on’ therapy which recognizes and emphasizes the vital connection between the body's structure and the way it functions. Osteopaths believe the body´s ability to self-heal and self-regulate. Sometimes, you need some help to facilitate that process, and that is where Osteopathy comes in.
Helps to restore muscles tension, restrictions to movement, improving blood and lymphatic circulation and by addressing any lifestyle factors that may be preventing recovery.
Osteopathic practitioner sees himself as a facilitator to health rather than a fixer or a healer. Osteopathy focuses on how your joints, muscles, nerves, and circulation work together as a whole to improve your health & well-being.
To become an Osteopath, it takes 4-5 years of a full-time Master degree course.
WHO CAN BENEFIT?
Everyone can benefit from osteopathic treatment. Osteopathy can be helpful for people from different backgrounds - manual workers, office professionals, pregnant women, sports people, retired, student and more. However, if yours is not an osteopathic case, you will be referred to an appropriate specialist. Additionally, at MK Osteopathy, we offer other services that may suit your needs aside from osteopathy.
If you haven’t seen osteopath before and you are not 100% sure if I am the right person for you, why not send us a message with your inquiry.’
WHAT DO OSTEOPATHS DO?
An Osteopath looks at the entire body and goes further than the site of an injury by assessing areas that may be contributing to the pain.
Our Osteopath takes a thorough history, a visual and hands-on postural and movement assessment to find the actual cause of your pain, followed with a treatment using suitable techniques.
Standard treatment may involve Gentle Spinal Joint Articulation, Soft Tissue Massage, Myofascial Release, Spinal Joints Adjustment, Muscle Energy Technique, Muscle Activation Technique, Taping, Cranial Osteopathy and Abdominal Visceral Manipulation Technique (Organ Manipulation).
Our Osteopath prescribes specific rehabilitation exercises to improve muscle activation, coordination/balance, strength and practical application on how to improve posture to speed up your recovery.