Queenstown Osteopathy & Chiropractic
18 McBride Street, Frankton, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Our Osteopaths take a holistic approach to diagnosis and treatment by considering all aspects of physical and mental health. We deliver integrative treatment with results you will feel
We offer holistic Chiropractic adjustments combined with soft tissue treatment to balance and restore your neuromuscular function and to optimise your physical and mental wellbeing.
Manual medicine that looks at your biomechanics and facilitates healing by focusing on how the skeleton, joints, muscles, nerves, circulation, connective tissue and internal organs function as a unit.
Cranial involves subtle and refined hands-on techniques using the practitioners highly developed sense of touch to detect changes in tissue tension and quality.
Osteopath & Sports Nutritionist
B Ost (Hons) Osteopathy
Areas of interest: Rugby and ski injuries, shoulder and rotator cuff rehabilitation, chronic and complex pain presentations
Osteopath & Western Acupuncturist
B Ost Osteopathy
PGCert Western Medical Acupuncture
Areas of interest: Knee injuries, disc injuries, shoulder rehab, headahces, pregnancy related pain and rehab
Musculoskeletal Therapist & Somatic Bodyworker
Areas of interest: Neck and back pain, joint injuries, psychosomatic, emotional stress, rehab
Level III Holistic Therapies
Areas of interest: Jaw pain, headaches & migraine, foot pain & plantar fasciitis, pregnancy-related issues, newborns and toddlers, cranial work
Clinic & Marketing Manager
B Comm Holistic Health
Reiki Level III practitioner
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need a referral to see an Osteopath?
No. As a primary healthcare practitioner you do not need a referral to see an Osteopath. ACC claims for musculoskeletal injuries can also be filed by an Osteopath. If you are unsure if you will be eligible please use the contact form and leave your phone number to discuss your situation.
Is my appointment covered by ACC?
If you have sustained a musculoskeletal injury due to an accident, in most cases you will be able to lodge an ACC claim at the time of your appointment. If you have lodged a claim with your GP (please check if codes claimed for can be treated by a physical therapist) or have had treatment from another therapist (Osteo, Physio, Chiro or Acupuncturist) please bring relevant paperwork with you to your appointment (claim number and date of claim).
Full details here.
Can Osteopaths treat pregnancy-related issues?
Osteopaths are able to safely treat pregnancy-related issues such as back pain, joint pain and instability (sacro-iliac dysfunction, pubic symphysis dysfunction), headaches/migraines, general tension, indigestion/heartburn. Pregnancy doesn't have to be uncomfortable. A custom made pregnancy pillow allows you to lay face down during treatment.
Post-natal care is also very effective in helping your body adjust to your new role as a mum and the possible strains of feeding and carrying your newborn.
Will I need to disrobe?
As Osteopaths do a thorough assessment of the body it is easier to see how the body is moving without some clothes on. As there is a hands-on approach to treatment using techniques such as massage, cupping and stretching, it is easier to work with certain areas exposed. Areas not being worked on will be kept covered and warm. If you are uncomfortable getting undressed we will do our best to treat what we can.
What does an Osteopathy appointment involve?
During your initial appointment extra time is allowed to gather detailed information about your presenting complaint and your medical and lifestyle history. A thorough physical examination is then performed which may include testing your range of motion in certain joints, and more specific neurological and orthopaedic testing dependent on your presentation. This allows us to form a working diagnosis and therefore how your treatment is approached.
What do you treat?
- Acute and chronic pain
- Grinding of the teeth- bruxism
- Back pain (upper and lower)
- Pregnancy-related discomfort– heartburn, sacroiliac instability, and pain or general wellness
- Disc injury- bulged or herniated
- Joint pain- shoulder, hip, knee, ankle
- Sprained joints
- Muscle tears
- Pre and post-operative treatment (as early as 2 days after)
- Headaches and migraine
- Neck pain
- Jaw pain
- Ear pain
- Rotator cuff injury or tear
- Frozen shoulder
- Shoulder impingement syndrome
- Tennis/golfer’s elbow
- Achilles tendonitis
- Plantar faciitis
- Poor sleep
- Period pain
- Muscle weakness
- Biomechanical imbalance