Had enough of an INJURY, STRESS or CHRONIC PAIN SLOWING YOU DOWN?
Welcome to Top Notch Osteopathy
We want you to get back to moving and feeling better
Come and see our osteopaths at our Massey or Remuera Clinic.
JUST CALL US BODY DETECTIVES.
We’re thorough, precise and look for the root cause of conditions
Our Osteopaths are based in the heart of Massey, West Auckland and Remuera.
Proudly serving our clients throughout Auckland, New Zealand.
What is Osteopathy?
We are primary health practitioners who recognise the link between how your body is (the structure) and how you move (the function).
Similar to physio or chiro, osteopathy is a form of natural manual therapy which facilitates getting you moving and feeling better by focusing on the way your bones, joints, muscles, nerves, your circulation, and your organs are all working together.
These are some of the things our experienced practitioners will examine and evaluate during your consultation.
We have a lot of hands-on techniques in our tool box – deep soft tissue, therapeutic massage, mobilisation, articulation and stretching.
Not anyone can be an osteopath. In New Zealand, our osteopaths are government registered practitioners who complete a minimum of 5 years of accredited training in anatomy, physiology, pathology, general healthcare diagnosis and osteopathic techniques.
With many of our practitioners going on to complete further studies in Rehabilitation, Pain Science, Pediatrics, Women’s and Men’s Health, and Ergonomics.
At Top Notch Bodyworks, we're proud of the excellent reputation that our clinic maintains amongst the local community.
When you think osteopathy in Auckland, think Top Notch Bodyworks as your first choice in quality healthcare services.
What conditions do we treat?
Because our bodies vary from person to person, so too will your osteopathic treatment.
When you visit our clinic, your osteopath will assess the mobility of problem areas, take a detailed case history, and form a diagnosis to work out the best treatment and management plan for your needs.
Osteopaths treat more than you think. They focus on how your bones, joints, muscles, nerves, circulatory system, and internal organs function as a whole body unit.
It is also very satisfying to motivate someone with ongoing health concerns. We will educate and support you on your personal journey to a pain-free life. We will encourage you to exercise well, adapt your posture, movement and activities to help maintain the problem at an acceptable level. Encouraging our patients to take responsibility for their health and recovery is paramount.
Osteopathic treatment is most commonly sought for musculo-skeletal problems relating to:
This is by no means an exhaustive list of conditions that are seen at Top Notch. If you experience any of the above conditions or have questions please get in touch with Top Notch Bodyworks to see if we can assist you.
Frequently Asked Questions
Initial treatment takes approximately 40-45 minutes. The osteopath treats one patient at a time, and is in the room with the patient for the duration of the treatment session. In this time we take a full case history, and perform any physical, orthopaedic or neurological examinations that may be necessary in order to reach an accurate diagnosis.
Any further treatments are between 30-35 minutes. In this consultation the osteopath will deliver treatment as needed, offer a management place, ongoing advice and support, and assess the improvement of the condition.
Osteopathy is a form of manual therapy, so hands-on treatment may include massage, stretching, repetitive movements, mobilisation and/or manipulation.
Most osteopathic treatments are gentle and should not cause undue discomfort. If your injuries do require hands-on treatment of painful and tender areas, your osteopath will aim to make you as comfortable as possible.
There are techniques which may cause some short term discomfort or pain. You may experience mild soreness for a day or two after treatment, similar to that felt after mild exercise. If this soreness persists or increases significantly, please do not hesitate to contact your osteopath to discuss your concerns.
No, you can make an ACC appointment directly at our osteopathic clinic without a referral.
Our osteopaths based in Massey and Remuera can assist you in managing an array of musculoskeletal concerns or answer any further questions you may have.
You can use an existing claim, however, please make sure it is still within the 12 months from the date of your injury. You will need to provide your osteopath with your existing claim number, please either contact the health professional who raised your claim or call ACC on 0800 101 996.
If you are seeing two different providers for your care under ACC – for example a physio for exercise rehabilitation and osteopathy for hands on treatment – please do not book your appointments on the same day.
If the nature of your injury is still persisting despite treatment, and you are choosing to seek osteopathic treatment with us for this claim. Please email the clinic – as some claims will not have approval for more treatment and you will need to be seen privately.
Had an accident and injured yourself?
You could be covered by ACC . No referral by GP needed.
Have a more complex case or persistent pain? Book in with our Senior Osteopath today