416 Ilam Road, Fendalton, Christchurch 8052

416 Ilam Road, Fendalton, Christchurch 8052

Christchurch Osteopath

Published by Better Health Osteopathy on 6 June 2022, Pain ManagementRehabilitation / ExercisesSports InjuriesUncategorized

Our Osteopaths are Better Health Osteopathy are highly trained primary healthcare providers who are trained to treat all sorts of musculoskeletal injuries. These include back […]

Baby Osteopathy

Published by Better Health Osteopathy on 24 April 2022, BabiesChildrenPregnancyUncategorized

At Better Health Osteopathy, our Osteopaths regularly provide osteopathic treatment to newborns and infants. The benefits of  pediatric osteopathy are becoming more widely known across […]

Shoulder Pain Osteopathy

Published by Better Health Osteopathy on 26 August 2021, Shoulder Pain

Our Osteopaths are highly trained in treating patients with shoulder injuries. During treatment, we focus on treating the root cause of pain. Therefore, we will […]

Sports Osteopathy

Published by Better Health Osteopathy on 25 August 2021, Rehabilitation / Exercises

After a long winter, a lockdown, and extended periods working from home, you may find you have been leading a pretty sedentary life. However, sitting […]

Jaw Pain Osteopathy

Published by Better Health Osteopathy on 25 August 2021, Jaw Pain

Many people think Osteopaths only treat backs!  We find that sometimes patients don’t mention some of their aches and pains, because they think we don’t […]

Published by Better Health Osteopathy on 24 August 2021, Neck Pain

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 […]

Published by Better Health Osteopathy on 24 August 2021, Healing Process 

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 […]

Published by Better Health Osteopathy on 20 August 2021, 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. […]

Published by Better Health Osteopathy on 7 June 2021, Back Pain

Low back pain is a prevalent medical condition reported to affect over 90% of the general population at some time in their lives. Low back […]

Published by Better Health Osteopathy on 2 April 2021, 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. […]

Published by Better Health Osteopathy on 29 November 2020, Breathing

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 […]

Published by Better Health Osteopathy on 16 March 2020, Back Pain

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 […]

Physio Knee Exercises

Published by Better Health Osteopathy on 16 March 2020, Uncategorized

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 […]

Frozen Shoulder

Published by Better Health Osteopathy on 16 March 2020, Shoulder Pain

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 […]

Published by Better Health Osteopathy on 16 March 2020, Breathing

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 […]

Tennis Injury

Published by Better Health Osteopathy on 23 February 2020, Sports Injuries

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 […]

Running Injury

Published by Better Health Osteopathy on 23 February 2020, Sports 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 […]

Golfing Injury

Published by Better Health Osteopathy on 23 February 2020, Sports Injuries

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 […]

Mountain Cyclist

Published by Better Health Osteopathy on 23 February 2020, Sports Injuries

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 […]

osteopathy and Plantar Fascitis

Published by Better Health Osteopathy on 9 July 2019, Foot and Ankle

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 […]

Published by Better Health Osteopathy on 8 May 2019, PregnancyRehabilitation / Exercises

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 […]

Published by Better Health Osteopathy on 31 January 2019, Rehabilitation / Exercises

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 […]

Published by Better Health Osteopathy on 20 October 2018, Back Pain

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 […]

Knee Pain

Published by Better Health Osteopathy on 10 June 2018, Knee Pain

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 […]

Published by Better Health Osteopathy on 7 April 2018, Pain Management

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 […]

Published by Better Health Osteopathy on 22 March 2018, Headaches

Headaches can affect about 50% of the population in any given year. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), headaches are often poorly diagnosed and […]

Published by Better Health Osteopathy on 15 November 2017, 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. […]

Pregnancy and Back Pain

Published by Better Health Osteopathy on 26 January 2017, Uncategorized

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 […]

Published by Better Health Osteopathy on 30 October 2016, Children

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, […]

Published by Better Health Osteopathy on 16 April 2016, Pregnancy

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 […]

Published by Better Health Osteopathy on 10 April 2016, Rehabilitation / Exercises

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 […]

Published by Better Health Osteopathy on 10 April 2016, Knee Pain

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 […]

Published by Better Health Osteopathy on 9 April 2016, Back PainRehabilitation / Exercises

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, […]

Published by Better Health Osteopathy on 9 April 2016, Headaches

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, […]

Christchurch Osteopath

Published by Better Health Osteopathy on 18 January 2016, Uncategorized

The highly skilled team at Better Health Osteopathy in Merivale, Christchurch, are dedicated to your health and wellbeing. We pride ourselves in offering excellent standards […]

Published by Better Health Osteopathy on 14 January 2016, Uncategorized

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 […]