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 […]