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Ski fit? How to avoid skiing and snowboarding injuries this season

Posted on June 21, 2024

How to get ski fit and avoid injuries this ski season? Osteopath, Dr. Laura Stuart tells us how With the winter season fast approaching, many people are getting ready to hit the slopes for some skiing and snowboarding. However, before you strap on your skis or snowboard, it’s important to make sure your musculoskeletal system...
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Rib pain! What does it feel like and what can an Osteopath do to help?

Posted on March 12, 2024

Dr. Caitlin Parker from Oak Tree Osteopathy addresses the common questions At Oak Tree Osteopathy in Canterbury, we see people every day who come into the clinic complaining of neck, upper back or shoulder pain. They will describe it as catching, sore to turn their neck, or sharp to take a deep breath. Often though,...
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TEMPOROMANDIBULAR JOINT PAIN

Posted on November 28, 2023

TMJ Dysfunction At Oak Tree Osteopathy our fabulous Osteopath, Dr. Caitlin Parker,  has a strong interest in the treatment and management of TMJ joint pain and has put together a blog to cover a few questions you may have about what it is, what it feels like and what Osteopaths can do to help!  ...
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What Do Osteopaths Treat?

Posted on March 18, 2021

What do Osteopaths Treat Simply put, osteopaths treat the musculoskeletal system. They use their hands to restore balance and improve function of the joints and other parts of the musculoskeletal system. Osteopaths move, stretch, manipulate, articulate and massage muscles, ligaments, tendons and joints in careful and specific ways in order to prevent or address a...
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The Long-Term Benefits of Regular Osteopath Visits

Posted on February 13, 2021

The Long-Term Benefits of Regular Osteopath Visits   As osteopaths we are often asked how often a patient should come in for treatment and what are the benefits of regular osteo visits.  The answer to this question varies depending on the person and the problem they present with.   It goes without saying that it...
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How Often Should You See an Osteopath?

Posted on January 13, 2021

How Often Should You See an Osteopath? Osteopaths believe that the body has an intrinsic ability to heal itself. Our job is to help it along that pathway.  But how often should you see your osteopath? The frequency of your visits will be determined by a variety of factors. Your osteopath will make a diagnosis...
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Ergonomics for kids

Posted on July 19, 2020

Kids ergonomics when learning from home! 2020 (and 2021) has seen most primary and early secondary school kids predominantly learning from home. While some of us have a Study at home that can be set up ergonomically, it is much less likely that there are two, three or four suitable areas in the house!  With...
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Let’s get ergonomic!

Posted on April 8, 2020

Learn how to optimize your working from home setup. PLEASE email us to receive our LET’S GET ERGONOMIC: THE COMPLETE ERGONOMIC WORK OFFICE SET UP. Due to popular demand we are now offering free downloadable ergonomic content iinfo@oaktreeosteopathy.com.aun PDF format for our email subscribers to share or keep as a reference: Including setting up a...
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Bringing Osteopathy into your home

Posted on March 31, 2020

Learn how we can be of service in these challenging times: Osteopathy via Telehealth! Osteopathy via Telehealth At first thought, the idea of delivering Osteopathy via Telehealth seems difficult. However, while we pride ourselves on our hands-on care, many of the other essential services we offer can be delivered very effectively via telehealth! Osteopathy is...
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Home exercises: making the most of your osteo treatments

Posted on March 4, 2020

Home exercises: making the most of your osteo treatments Your osteopath will tell you the importance of doing your home exercises to achieve the best results for your body! Chances are you’ve visited an osteopath or physiotherapist and you’ve left with “homework” exercises to focus on until your next appointment. Why do we do this...
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