Combining the most up-to-date research, and osteopathic natural healing principles, osteopathy is a nationally recognised and widely used form of manual therapy that aims to improve the health of the body’s tissues through the strengthening of the neuromusculoskeletal system. We utilise a variety of hands-on techniques to improve function, performance, and reduce pain, along with thorough assessment and diagnosis to ensure we know exactly what we need to treat. Our osteopaths are highly skilled and experienced, and can apply a wide variety of treatment techniques including massage, joint mobilisation, stretching, spinal and joint manipulation, counterstrain technique, BLT, and myofascial release, all aimed at reducing tightness, pain and inflammation, and encouraging movement and improved function. We also offer dry needling, taping, functional exercise prescription, and postural and lifestyle advice to complement traditional osteopathic techniques.
Osteopathy aims to treat the body and each patient holistically - as a whole - not as just separate parts, to ensure that the body’s own healing processes are being supported, and that everything is working and moving as it should. This addresses the underlying cause of your issues, and all contributing factors to achieve long-term positive outcomes, as well as relief from pain and symptoms. Our osteopaths are patient-focused, meaning we take the time to listen to all your concerns, and focus on all factors that might be impacting your health, including physical, mental and emotional wellbeing, and we work together with you to create a treatment plan that addresses what’s most important to you, to work towards optimal health.
With the Ashburton Osteopathy team working with you, you can be assured that you are in good hands, and that we are doing all we can to help you get back to doing what you love most.
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM OSTEOPATHIC TREATMENT:
A thorough discussion about your health medical history, and your goals, to ensure we understand you, your concerns, and your lifestyle.
A comprehensive physical examination including postural assessment, movement testing, clinical tests, and other specialised examinations to help us gather information and determine the cause of your presentation.
A detailed discussion about our findings and diagnosis, to ensure you know exactly what is going on.
Treatment tailored to your individual goals, where we work with you to create an individualised treatment plan that works best for your specific situation, involving hands-on treatment, lifestyle advice, and exercise rehabilitation. You may also be referred for further tests or imaging if your osteopath believes it’s necessary.
Up-to-date knowledge and treatments – our osteopaths are constantly learning and improving in accordance with new evidence and treatment techniques, to ensure we are able to provide you with the best care possible.
Genuine care and support – our patients are so important to us, and it’s our number one priority to support each and every one of our incredible patients in as many ways as we can, and give them the consideration and care they deserve.