416 Ilam Road, Fendalton, Christchurch 8052
Clinic Hours: Monday - Friday 7am - 8pm
Clinic Hours: Monday-Friday 7am-8pm
If you are unsure about Osteopathy or how we can help you, please feel free to tell us more about your injury by filling out the form below. We will then get one of our highly trained Osteopaths to call you back and discuss this so that you can be 100% sure that we can help you in advance of making your booking.
An osteopath is a primary healthcare professional who specialises in diagnosing, examining, and treating musculoskeletal conditions. Osteopaths use hands-on techniques to assess and treat the body as a whole. They use a variety of manual techniques such as soft tissue mobilisation and joint manipulation to reduce pain, improve range of motion and assist in the healing process.
Your Osteopath can help with a variety of complaints, including back pain, neck pain, headaches, sporting injuries, rotator cuff injuries, knee and ankle pain, etc. Osteopaths will always seek out the root cause of your injury. Your Osteopath will not just treat the symptomatic area but will look at the body as one whole unit. Osteopaths are also trained in providing lifestyle advice and exercise rehabilitation to help reduce symptoms and prevent further injury. Make sure to advise your Osteopath of all your injuries, as most injuries are interrelated and can impact on the entire body and your presenting complaint.
Osteopaths in New Zealand must be registered with the New Zealand Osteopathic Council and must hold a minimum of a Bachelor of Osteopathy qualification or equivalent as approved by the council. Additionally, they must complete CPD every year to ensure they are up-to-date with current knowledge and skills.
On your first visit, your Osteopath will spend some time discussing your current complaint and taking a detailed medical history. They may also perform physical examinations and tests and will develop a tailored treatment plan suitable for your condition. Osteopaths take a holistic approach and will seek out the root cause of your pain. Your Osteopath may recommend some tests, such as an X-ray, Ultrasound or MRI scan, to help with diagnosis, if needed. You can expect to receive hands-on osteopathic treatment on your first visit.
Yes, We can handle all your ACC paperwork and lodge your claim for you. ACC claims automatically are given 16 ACC-funded osteopathic treatments over a 12-month period. If you already have an ACC claim, please bring this information with you to your first appointment.
No, you do not need a referral to see an osteopath in New Zealand. Osteopathic practitioners are considered primary healthcare practitioners and can assess and treat your musculoskeletal condition without a referral from your doctor or other healthcare professional.