Osteopathy is a manual medicine with a holistic approach. It looks at the whole body’s structure and functions.
Its originator Dr Andrew Taylor Still was both an Medical Doctor and an Engineer. These different skills helped him think about the body in a different way. He gathered manual, therapeutic approaches that had been around for centuries and pushed them into the medical and scientific field- rigorously testing them. Osteopathy was born out of these new explorations and the positive results that were discovered.
The main purpose of Osteopathy is to restore mobility and ease where people have lost some of it. Some things that can cause loss of mobility and pain are- injury, bad posture, repetitive strain, sedentary lifestyle, surgery, disease and emotional stress or trauma.
Osteopaths look at the body in the bigger picture and consider lifestyle factors and habit patterns as well as physicality. An Osteopath’s aim is to ‘rebalance you within all of your unbalances’.
Osteopathy works with soft tissues (Muscles and their tendons, Ligaments, joints, Fasciae) and articulations (mobilisations, articulative, and manipulative techniques). Also with organs and cranium if needed.
Diagnosis and treatment are intimately linked as the Osteopath works to activate the innate ability of the body to heal itself, and by offering gentle and specific support where it is needed to bring the tissues into a state of balance and release therein restoring it to health.
In any consultation, the Osteopath will review symptoms a patient is experiencing including aches and pains, stresses or emotional issues. In treatment, the Osteopath will explore and treat areas of dysfunction in the anatomy and physiology that may be linked to any of these areas. Patients often report immediate improvements in many different symptoms after a treatment.
Osteopaths will also look at giving you the proper exercises for your recovery and maintenance. They work with your strengths and weaknesses to create a regime that is easy to maintain.
Osteopaths treat people not conditions.
Grace Ioka, Osteopath
Grace gained her Osteopathic qualification from the Unitec Institute of Technology after completing the Bachelor of Applied Science in Human Biology and Master of Osteopathy focusing on health literacy interventions in New Zealand, Australia and Canada. She is of Samoan descent and grew up there prior to moving to New Zealand to pursue a career …
Attila Kruchio, Osteopath
Originally from Hungary, Attila gained his Osteopathic skill set from Unitec, Auckland after completing a Master of Osteopathy and Bachelor of Applied Science (Human biology) degree. During his studies he excelled and was awarded an all-round achievement by Osteopaths NZ. Attila believes that with good hands-on osteopathic techniques combined with an in-depth knowledge of anatomy …
David Guilleminot, Principal Osteopath and Director
David Guilleminot is a French Born Osteopath who has been working in the Auckland Area since 2000. (Papakura, Piha, Titirangi, Henderson, Albany, North Shore, East Coast Bays) David graduated from Ecole Superieure d’Osteopathie (Paris) in 1999 and soon arrived to New Zealand after having presented his thesis (about ankle and posture). His first job was …