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Q & A: This week we caught up with the team at Raglan Osteopathic Clinic

Briefly tell us about your practice?
Osteopathy is a hands on approach to health care that treats the whole person. Osteopaths consider each person as an individual, with their own set of circumstances of how their injury has occurred. We have a deep understanding of the relationship between the structure of the body and how it functions. With this knowledge, Osteopaths use a variety of gentle techniques, working with your body to promote health and encourage healing.

How long have you been in practice?
Since 1999.

Do you specialise in anything?
We treat individuals, from new babies to the elderly, from acute to chronic conditions. With our in depth knowledge of anatomy and physiology and our treatment approach we are able to tailor our techniques specifically to your needs. We specialise in musculoskeletal, visceral and cranial approaches.

Do you belong to any association?
All Osteopaths must be registered with the Osteopathic Council to practice osteopathy. This is the regulatory authority established by the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act (2003).
At The Osteopathic Clinic, we are ACC providers and are able to lodge accident claims with ACC without a referral. ACC subsidises osteopathic treatment when there has been an accident causing an injury.

Do you do after hours call outs?

What’s the best thing about your business?
One of the greatest pleasures of being an Osteopath is having the ability to help people and this comes in many facets. Pain reduction is an obvious example, but often times it is more than that. The gentle treatment of babies can not only encourage the baby to be more settled and contented but also improve rest and ease for the whole family. Or for others, Osteopaths can improve the patient’s understanding of their condition, provide exercises to do at home and thus empowering the patient to improve their own situation.

What’s your favourite thing to do outside of work?
Marcia: I’m working part-time (3 days) at the moment. The rest of the week I’m enjoying time at home with my baby. It has been fascinating watching him grow and develop, not only as a mother but also upon the basis of osteopathic philosophy.
Oliver: I enjoy kiteboarding, walking, gardening, yoga, postgraduate learning and teaching and fishing.
Damian: I’m always busy with different sports and yoga.

What’s the best piece of advice you give your customers?
Get things treated early! Our bodies have amazing capabilities to heal itself, but often as the priority is to get out of pain we rely on compensations where we increase the load on some structures to avoid the injured ones. This is fine for the short term but can cause bigger issues in the future.

Best way to contact you?
Please call us for an appointment on 825 8418 or for further information, you can visit our website


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