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Topic # 190891 15-Jan-2016 11:42
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Hi as above, I need a recommendation for a family member. Unfortunately osteopaths dont show up on nowcowboys.com :-)

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  Reply # 1471833 15-Jan-2016 12:02
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can fully recommend Osteopathic Edge (in Mt Eden) although I am not sure he is taking on new clients (but certainly worth a call)

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  Reply # 1471849 15-Jan-2016 12:13
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Andrew at Parnell Natural Health sorted me out from an issue that I'd had for 6 years and 2 other Osteo's couldn't fix. But also in general I think he's good.

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  Reply # 1471851 15-Jan-2016 12:14
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I'm sorry to say but after having spent 30K on various people including chiropractors and osteopaths and other similar people (for a recurrant back problems since I was 12), I have ZERO faith in what they provide. It was made much worse when a 25 year veteran osteopath admitted after too much drinking, it was mostly marketing and "occupying peoples minds while nature takes it's course". Interestingly a Chiropracter I know socially, agreed (off the record). 

It's also worth noting that there is very little "science" behind these types of treatments.

On that vein I couldn't recommend an Osteopath in good conscience in any capacity at any location.

Obviously your own experience may vary.



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  Reply # 1471873 15-Jan-2016 12:47
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Had a good experience with these guys: http://www.kingslandosteopaths.co.nz/

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  Reply # 1471874 15-Jan-2016 12:47
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Hmm yeah can of worms - when it comes down to peoples experiences etc - different professionals in any industry probably have differing ideas around the legitimacy of their profession at various levels, but I certainly get benefit from my Osteo, in much the same way as one gets benefit from a massage.

More often than not it is certainly far different from just waiting for time to pass - getting immediate relief. But yes I do agree that sometimes you will get the same outcome regardless - depends on what the problem is and so many other variables I expect....in short...it depends, and in this case the OP was just after recommendations, not critiques on whether the profession is built on snake oil :P 



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  Reply # 1471923 15-Jan-2016 13:28
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if you have had an accident and the person you first see you dont like, can you change osteos under ACC?

thanks all, much appreciated.

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  Reply # 1471926 15-Jan-2016 13:35
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networkn: I'm sorry to say but after having spent 30K on various people including chiropractors and osteopaths and other similar people (for a recurrant back problems since I was 12), I have ZERO faith in what they provide. It was made much worse when a 25 year veteran osteopath admitted after too much drinking, it was mostly marketing and "occupying peoples minds while nature takes it's course". Interestingly a Chiropracter I know socially, agreed (off the record). 

It's also worth noting that there is very little "science" behind these types of treatments.

On that vein I couldn't recommend an Osteopath in good conscience in any capacity at any location.

Obviously your own experience may vary.




I have no faith in fringe or alternative hmmm "medicine" but I guess if someone finds comfort or relief even if it is a placebo affect that all good. I also cannot recommend anyone




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  Reply # 1471941 15-Jan-2016 13:50
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These discussions tend to go this way when osteos are mentioned.

I can only comment that the osteo I saw gave me a set of stretches and worked with me over a 2 week period and I don't get lower back pain anymore. If I don't do those stretches for a week my back starts tightening up and gets sore.

So yeah - worked for me. I can't vouch for the veracity of the profession at large.





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  Reply # 1488162 9-Feb-2016 16:04
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im just after someone who can tell me if i have muscular imbalances.

 

is an osteo the wrong guy to seek?


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  Reply # 1488210 9-Feb-2016 17:12
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Osteopathy used to be considered fringe, but is now mainstream, mostly because of the industry becoming regulated, with any advertising their services now are required to be registered.
Formerly (pre health reforms circa 10years ago) anyone could be an osteopath, but all now in NZ have training with a scientific background.
Obviously different problems require different practitioners, you don't go to a panel beater with a blown head gasket.
I know personally professionally trained osteos who are very good at what they do.
They aren't all the same, some more hands on than others, so I'd suggest not tarring all health professionals with the same brush.

Sorry can't tell you whether they are the goto for 'muscle imbalance' but a quick phone call to any of your local practitioners should answer your query quickly enough.

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  Reply # 1491270 12-Feb-2016 16:49
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It's also worth noting that there is very little "science" behind these types of treatments.



 

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SIL went to one with severe neck pain.

 

After this woman twisted her neck about, wrenching it round etc and recommending all sorts of nosense SIL got worse.

 

She mentioned this on next visit and the quack got quite sh***y, blaming it on SIL.

 

 

 

I told her to see her doc.

 

 

 

 She was then diagnosed with severe oesteoarthritis and doc was horrified and said she could have been badly injured and paralysed.

 

 


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  Reply # 1491597 13-Feb-2016 14:07
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TeaLeaf:

 

im just after someone who can tell me if i have muscular imbalances.

 

is an osteo the wrong guy to seek?

 

 

 

 

I would have thought start with a Doctor to confirm that is actually the problem and then go to a physiotherapist to learn the stretches and exercises that help.




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  Reply # 1491684 13-Feb-2016 18:30
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lol ive seen a zillion physios, they do jack .... they been there done that.

 

if osteo is fringe mainstream, who is the right person to factually assess musculoskeletal balance?

 

certainly not a physio.


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  Reply # 1491987 14-Feb-2016 12:03
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TeaLeaf:

 

lol ive seen a zillion physios, they do jack .... they been there done that.

 

if osteo is fringe mainstream, who is the right person to factually assess musculoskeletal balance?

 

certainly not a physio.

 

 

I agree there a lot of useless physios, if you were in Wellington I could give you the names of a couple of very good physios including one who specialises in this sort of problem.


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  Reply # 1491992 14-Feb-2016 12:20
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wasabi2k: These discussions tend to go this way when osteos are mentioned.

I can only comment that the osteo I saw gave me a set of stretches and worked with me over a 2 week period and I don't get lower back pain anymore. If I don't do those stretches for a week my back starts tightening up and gets sore.

So yeah - worked for me. I can't vouch for the veracity of the profession at large.


 

 

 

I guess I wouldn't say that falls under what I'd say an Osteopath normally does, and a physio would have given you the same result. 

 

 

 

After 20 years of miserable back pain by way of episodes every 6 weeks like clockwork and having spent more money than a family would spend on a new car, seeking results, I was FINALLY suggested an MRI and set of X-Rays which showed I have less fluid in my lower back bits than a normal person, and a "lazy" core. (From a Muscioskeletal specialist)

 

I was recommended a "core program" at a physio attached to a gym, and I did that for 4 weeks then the core program at the Gym, I haven't had a serious episode for 6+ years, though I do still get the occasional minor higher back/neck one related to poor posture I believe. 

 

 

 

Kids helped my core as well. Both my kids were very small due to being a month early and so I have gradually built up strength through carrying them. 

 

 

 

I believe poor core and sedentary lifestyles make up the reason for 85%+ of back pain.

 

 


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