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Osteopathy is a system of manual medicine which aims to improve health, function and well-being by removal of the mechanical dysfunctions, fascial strain patterns and movement restrictions which are part of illness and poor function, and which can hinder a return to good health.

These mechanical restrictions make your body mechanically and physiologically inefficient – you are sore and always tired, with reduced quality of both your activity and your rest, and you have a drastically reduced enjoyment of life.

Joint mobilisation and physical therapy, with an aim to restore general health, has always been an integral part of medical care throughout history and in all cultures.
Osteopaths at Avondale have demonstrated effectiveness in the management of

  • neck pain
  • headache, migraine
  • all mechanical back pain
  • sciatica and leg pain
  • rib strains and those that accompany fractures
  • sports injuries
  • ‘shin splints’, restless leg
  • jaw pain
  • hip, knee and foot pain
  • acute, chronic and recurring ankle sprains
  • post-surgical recovery, especially fractures and joint replacement (and especially knee and hip replacement)


The Osteopath has gained a post graduate certificate in Western Medical acupuncture. This guarantees you a very safe, clean treatment utilising the latest knowledge available today.

Western Medical Acupuncture (WMA) is a therapeutic modality involving the insertion of fine needles; it is an adaptation of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Acupuncture using current knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology, and the principles of evidence based medicine.

Acupuncture is mainly used to treat musculoskeletal pain, including myofascial trigger point pain, sports injuries, postural related pain, headaches, arthritic pain, rotator cuff disorders, tendinopathies, scar tissue/adhesions, haematomas etc.

Various types of massage are available including:

Deep tissue, relaxing, hot stones, or Northern Thai massage. You can discuss with Olivia which massage will suite your needs most, and she will tailor your experience accordingly. She also offers gift certificates for loved ones and friends.

Massage NZQA Training

Lift yourself to the next level! Olivia is an instructor for NZQA approved massage provider Holistic Health Trainings. This organisation aims to provide effective, quality instruction with affordable short courses that prepare you to massage to a competent level for private practice or employment. For more information and prospectus visit www.hht.co.nz or visit www.borarnamassage.co.nz