Wellington Osteopathic Services
Your first visit
We will take a full medical history, and perform an examination to test for movement restriction and pain, after which we will talk with you about what we think has gone wrong, and how we think we can help.
Before you arrive:
Make your first appointment on a day when you won’t have to do strenuous exercise after your osteopathic treatment.
If you are feeling unwell prior to your appointment, such as a cold or flu-like symptoms, please cancel your appointment and do not come in. Treatment can exacerbate your symptoms.
◊ Arrive a few minutes early to fill out forms.
◊ Ensure you (or your child) have had some water and a snack before your treatment.
◊ Bring relevant x-rays, Plunket book, ACC forms – if appropriate.
◊ Please wear comfortable clothing that is not too restrictive.
◊ We recommend you avoid vigorous activity or strenuous work for 24 hours.
◊ You may feel tired and need to rest or even sleep.
◊ You may have an increase in symptoms for a short period of time.
◊ Please call your osteopath if you are at all concerned.
Osteopathy for pregnancy and babies
◊ Preparation for labour ◊ Pregnancy related pain ◊ Post-birth pain ◊ Post-natal depression ◊ Colic and reflux ◊ Suckling problems
Childbirth can be a traumatic experience for mother and baby. Osteopathic treatment is a great way to remove unnecessary strains sustained during birth, for example from compression forces from forceps, or after a prolonged labour.
For pregnant women and new mothers – osteopathic treatment is very helpful in treating pregnancy-related or post-birth pain, and is also very effective in the treatment of postnatal depression.
For babies – treatment can help with colic, reflux, suckling problems, recurrent ear problems, and poor sleeping patterns.
In young children – osteopathic treatment can help with rebalancing strains after falls and/or other injuries sustained during such active years. It can also assist in helping with behavioural problems.
Osteopathy for adults and the elderly
For the general adult population
– treatable symptoms include:
◊ Headaches and migraines ◊ Neck, back, and hip pain
◊ Shoulder, arm, and wrist pain ◊ Pain in other joints such as TMJ
◊ Repetitive strains ◊ Sciatic pain ◊ Depression
For the older generation
Osteopathic treatment is a great way to reduce the speed of ageing and/or arthritic changes by encouraging good mobility and drainage to all joints, as well as helping to ease tight and painful muscles.
The great thing about osteopathy is that many patients seek treatment as a form of warrant of fitness.
Patients are encouraged to become proactive rather than reactive, and visit us at our clinic in Wellington on a semi-regular basis to ensure those aches and pains that creep up over time are kept away.