Osteopathy is a system of manual medicine, one that employs movement of the human body to help restore and maintain normal (or more normal) bodily function, so that the body is more able to ‘help heal itself’ from any stress/trauma/disease it may be exposed to, or develop.
Osteopathic treatment focuses on improving the structure and function of the musculoskeletal system. Osteopathy employs a hands-on, holistic approach to the entire body, whereby the cause of the pain is sought after and treated accordingly. Osteopaths are primary health care providers, which means that you don’t need a general practitioner’s referral to see an osteopath.
Osteopaths undergo a five-year full-time course which includes a Bachelor of Applied Science in Human Biology degree (BAppSc(HB)) and a Master of Osteopathy degree (MOst).
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Acupuncture
Acupuncture refers to the insertion of fine, solid needles into the body for pain relief, healing and general well-being. It has been used by the Chinese for over 3000 years, and is one of the longest established forms of healthcare in the world.
The overall objective of Traditional Medicine Chinese (TCM) Acupuncture is to rebalance the body’s natural energy flow (known as qi). The treatment is based on the principle that physical and mental illnesses are caused by imbalances within the body. When an individual’s qi or vital energy is unable to flow freely throughout the body, the body’s energy meridians become obstructed. This could be the result of a range of conditions, including emotional and physical stress or poor nutrition and injury.
TCM Acupuncture focuses on correcting the underlying cause of the illness. The practitioner will not focus on the illness alone, but on the individual as a whole. They will consider their symptoms, mapping them out and observing how they relate. After the diagnosis the acupuncturist will work to renew the individual’s energy flow. They will focus on rebalancing the body and restoring its’ ability to heal naturally.
Osteopathy Works is very excited to offer Radial Pressure Wave (RPW) therapy at Suite 13 Marinoto Clinic, Dunedin, and now also at our Balclutha Clinic (14A James Street, Balclutha). RPW therapy is indicated for conditions that are normally very difficult to treat. It is the best last resort if surgery has been suggested.
Workplace Ergonomic Assessment
Osteopathy Works Ltd offers an on site Workplace Ergonomic Assessment service. The assessment examines your work environment and the way you work in it, which determines how your work affects you physically. One of the most common causes of staff absence is back pain, and often this is caused by poor posture and poor office seating.