Pain Injury ACC Osteopath

Osteopathy for Pain and Injury

Acute/Chronic Pain

Osteopaths view the whole person as a complete integrated unit. They look to treat pain and dysfunction by examining areas such as poor posture, joint restriction, tendon inflammation, muscle tension and fascia stiffness.

As an ACC registered provider, we see many patients following injury and work with them to reduce inflammation, enhance healing, and provide tools so they can improve movement patterns.

We treat a variety of patients with the following:

  • joint pain
  • headaches & migraines
  • period pain
  • back & neck problems
  • shoulder problems
  • traumatic injuries
  • post operative pain
  • whiplash
  • sporting accidents
  • disc injuries
  • knee pain
  • intervertebral disc injuries
  • hips, knees & ankles pain
  • shoulders, elbows, wrist & hand pain
  • TMJ (jaw pain)
  • head injuries & concussion

Osteopathy for General Wellbeing

Whole body alignment / Posture & breathing

Our aim is support our patients with overall health with a holistic approach using hands on treatment, and providing them with tools to move well in daily life. We look at overall health and nutrition, whole body alignment, and functional movement to maintain and promote healthiness in your body.

  • maintenance of health
  • recurrent respiratory infections
  • sinus congestion
  • constipation
  • asthma
  • circulatory problems
  • anxiety and depression
  • sleeping problems
  • TMJ (Jaw pain)
  • head injuries and concussion
  • sports performance
ACC Osteopaths Waiuku Papakura
Active Osteopathy Child

Osteopathy for Children


Despite their amazing resilience, children and toddlers are always having knocks and bangs. This may set up potential structural strain patterns and may give rise to symptoms of pain and discomfort.

Children, especially under 5 year olds are not structurally developed like an adult, and require a highly skilled sense of palpation and knowledge. Our Osteopaths are highly trained and experienced at meeting these particular paediatric requirements.

At Active Osteopathy, we use our experience and training to examine the child and offer gentle ‘hands on’ techniques and practical advice; helping parents in supporting their child to grow up healthy.

Osteopathy for Babies

Osteopaths treat babies that are irritable or uncomfortable. During birth enormous pressures are put on a baby’s body which may give rise to difficulties with neck movement, problems with normal baby functions like feeding, burping and settling. By identifying tensions and strains in a baby’s body the baby osteopath can gently apply specific, soft touch techniques to release them.

Pregnancy & Post-partum Care


The body is amazing at adapting to demands placed upon it during pregnancy and birth. However, these changes may give rise to pain in areas such as the back, groin, shoulders neck and possibly headaches. Osteopaths identify and treat the areas of dysfunction to help support the mother in her pregnancy and to help her to be comfortable and relaxed as she cares for her baby once it is born. Osteopaths are able offer postural advice relating to breastfeeding, baby positioning and wearing, and post-partum postural support and strengthening.

Osteopath Pregnancy Post Natal Pukekohe
Pukekohe Acupuncture



The use of acupuncture dates back at least 2,500 years. However, only since the 1970s has its use become more widespread in the west. As more research has been added, the understanding of how it influences the body has evolved.

Western medical acupuncture is based on a growing catalogue of recent research. Current research points to the theory that needles stimulate specific nerve fibres in the body to reduce pain by influencing neurological pathways in the spinal cord and brain. It promotes local blood vessel dilation and stimulates the release of ‘healing and immunity’ hormones such as white blood cells and anti-bodies into the deeper tissues. It may also increase Endorphins and Serotonin which collectively are associated with reducing pain, regulating sleep, appetite and producing an improved sense of wellbeing or happiness.



While mainly thought of as a traditional Chinese method of treatment, its use is recorded as far back as Ancient Greece and Egypt. Cupping involves placing a vacuum cup on the body, this creates a negative pressure which stimulates and stretches the underlying tissues. This is thought to create positive blood flow and break fibrous adhesions that may have formed within the muscle fibres. Cupping has received more media attention recently since Olympic gold medallist swimmer Michael Phelps endorsed its use.

Cupping Pukekohe Osteopath
Stretches Pukekohe Osteopath

Exercises / Stretches


It is important for our clients have the appropriate tools and knowledge to look after themselves and help prevent further injury. At our clinic we spend time with each patient, carefully observing their posture and anatomical movement and positioning. Our Osteopaths have undertaken additional training in strengthening and rehabilitation. We are able to prescribe stretches and strengthening exercises when appropriate, to improve posture and overall body functionality and help you look after your body.