Better Health Osteopathy is an ACC Accredited Pain and Injury Clinic right in the heart of Merivale, Christchurch. Osteopathic treatment is gentle, safe and suitable for all members of your family. We don’t just treat symptoms; we treat the root cause of your pain. Based on the musculoskeletal system, osteopathy focuses on treating the whole body.
At Better Health Osteopathy we treat a wide range of conditions which include; back and neck pain, headaches, joint and muscle strains, sports injuries, pregnancy related aches and pains, and many other physical and functional disorders.
Osteopaths are highly trained primary health care providers, who undergo five years of intensive training. Through skilled case history taking, osteopathic evaluation, and hands-on treatment, osteopaths can diagnose and treat various types of dysfunction in your body. Osteopaths study focuses on anatomy, physiology, pathology, neurology, general medical diagnosis and osteopathic techniques.
During treatment we utilise a variety of gentle treatment techniques, which could include mobilisation to joints and soft tissues, joint manipulation, massage, and muscle energy stretches. Treatment plans are always tailored specifically to the patient and are generally suitable for children, adults, the elderly and pregnant women.
We work closely with other registered healthcare providers; including GP's, surgeons, midwives, and counsellors in order to provide the best care to our patients.
As we are registered ACC treatment providers, you do not require a referral from your GP to receive ACC covered treatment. Osteopathic treatment is also covered by some private health insurers.