Hiking prehab not rehab

New Zealand is home to some of the most scenically beautiful hikes. Whether you are an avid hiker or just getting started, hiking is a great way to stay active and get in touch with nature. Below are a few tips for making sure you are hiking fit and avoid those unwanted injuries on your…

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Top ten ways to naturally improve your sleep:

All of us have experienced the torture of a sleepless night on at least a few occasions, for up to 30% of the population lack of sleep poses a significant ongoing problem. While there are numerous potential causes for poor sleep, what seems to be consistent is how we feel the next day as a…

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What is Osteopathy

What Is Osteopathy?

One of the questions we often get asked from our patients is, what is osteopathy? and what does an osteopath actually do? Here at Active Osteopathy, we specialise in the diagnosis, management and treatment of the musculoskeletal system. So, we deal with issues arising from the muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints and nerves. We recognise the…

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Back Pain Pukekohe Waiuku Papakura

You’re not alone with back pain.

Over 80% of New Zealander’s will experience back pain in their lifetime, so chances are you are one of them. There can be various triggers, from injuries such as whiplash or a slipped disc, to slouching in chairs and bad posture, and although its most commonly felt in the lower back, it can be felt…

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Migraine Headache Osteopath Pukekohe Waiuku Papakura


Headaches are a really common complaint, 85% of the population in a given year will experience one. Usually they come and go, occasionally they can linger for days, weeks and months and may remain constant or may be reoccurring. This can make life miserable for the sufferer. Temporary relief is often sought through pain medications.…

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Active Osteopath Posture

Good Posture: Why should we bother?

Your posture provides the foundation for every movement your body makes and can determine how well the body adapts to the variety of stresses placed on it. In many cases, posture is also an important factor in addressing complaints ranging from hip pain to headaches. For example, it is a fact that many people with…

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