Telehealth – What Is It And How Can It Help?

Telehealth – It’s Been Around For A While Now… Even before Covid-19, there had been a movement in the healthcare professions to provide appointments via ‘Telehealth’. Telehealth is officially defined as “the practice of healthcare, education and consultation through remote communications technology, including the use of telephone, text and video conferencing”. As osteopaths, we actually […]

COVID-19

What The Different Alert Levels Mean For Your Treatment Alert Levels 3 and 4 Osteopaths, along with Physiotherapists and Chiropractors, are part of the NZ healthcare system described as ‘Allied Health’. We are allies (we help and work alongside) to the Doctors and Specialists.  We all work in very close proximity, and in closed space […]

Forward Head Posture – A Pain In The Neck

One of the most common types of bad posture we see as Osteopaths in people who sit for long periods every day, is something called ‘forward head posture’. It’s exactly what it sounds like it is – having a head that has been held forwards for so long, that it becomes the body’s normal state. […]

Osteopathy – Everything You Need To Know

What Is Osteopathy? Osteopathy is a type of manual therapy, which focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and rehabilitation of disorders of the musculoskeletal system. The word ‘musculoskeletal system’ of course refers to the muscles and joints of the body, but osteopaths also address problems coming from tendons, ligaments and nerves. We use many of […]

4 Easy Ways to Reduce Inflammation

Inflammation Is Very Common In The Musculoskeletal System It is one of the ways your body regulates and restores the normal functioning of an area. If you’ve ever had a nasty whack, you’ll be familiar with the misery of the body’s inflammatory response – redness, heat, swelling and pain. Although annoying, and painful, this type […]

Poor Posture: Is It Bad For My Health?

What is “Bad Posture”? Firstly, let’s think about this – what does it mean to have “good posture”? In order to have “good posture” your body must comfortably be able to hold itself in a position whereby all of your bones and joints are aligned properly. It prevents excessive strain on the musculoskeletal system (ligaments, […]

How Full is Your ‘Reservoir Of Compensation?”

Is Your Reservoir Running A Little Low? We hear our patients saying this all the time – “Why me?” “Why now?” “I have done this [..insert common activity here..] loads of times before and I’ve never had an issue…” And really it is an intriguing question. Why should the body be able to cope with […]

Prevention Vs Intervention – Two Different Approaches to Healthcare

Which One Is Right For You? At ThreeSixty we commonly meet people who need an osteopathic intervention, that is, they’ve already injured themselves, and need some help – ASAP. An intervention is re-active, a reaction to the problem. As Osteopaths, we think of intervention as being the “first aid” – the immediate solution to the […]