About Osteopathy

What is osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a unique, truly holistic therapy which recognises the important link between the structure of the body and the way it functions. The aim is to get your muscles and joints working freely and in good balance and alignment. Osteopathy is a manual physical treatment which facilitates healing by focusing on how the skeleton, joints, muscles, nerves, circulation and internal organs interact. It can help with a wide range of problems and it's been around for 150 years and it works. A whole body approach, “treat the whole to treat the part”, applied to muscles and bones will make changes to the way your body is working, enabling it to heal itself.

At Matthew Cousins Osteopath, I can work on your immediate problem, as well as looking at what is happening to your whole body at the same time. For example, an old knee problem may prevent your back and neck from getting better. Just repeatedly clicking your back won’t do the job, the old imbalances need to be sorted as well.

Safe and effective

Treating a range of people in East Auckland, I am a highly trained, registered and regulated practitioner. At my osteopathy clinic, I can liaise with your medical practitioner, refer you for x-rays and scans and refer to specialists. My practice is covered by ACC and many insurance companies. I can also tell if you have some kind of medical problem that is beyond my ability to fix and refer you on for appropriate assistance.

I do not prescribe drugs and medication, but can give you suggestions as to what over-the-counter medications may be of help, or what medications your doctor may prescribe. I can also assure you, my advice does not countermand that of your doctor or pharmacist, as they are fully qualified to make these judgements. At all times refer to your doctor or pharmacist in matters of medication.

"I have been going to Matthew for the last 2-3 years for back, shoulder and neck treatment. I feel he has a genuine interest in my well-being and is always looking for different ways to help me .. He doesn't cause any pain and I always feel completely comfortable around him. I have recommended him to many people and I know of at least 3 other ladies at my work that also see him on a regular basis." Natalie T

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