OsteoEgypt Services

What to expect on your first visit:

On your first visit to The Osteopathic Clinic, a thorough case history will be taken, including your present condition and your medical history.  The more details you can furnish the osteopath with at this stage, the better. An examination will follow where the osteopath will assess the relevant area of the body and all the related structures in a standing, seated and/or lying position.  This will include active and passive movements of the body.  For example, a shoulder problem requires an in-depth evaluation of the shoulder, neck, ribs, abdominal structures, upper and lower back.

The osteopath will discuss their findings with you and what the following treatment will involve. The techniques used vary according to the individual, their diagnosis, body type and findings to achieve the best possible treatment. When coming in for a treatment, you should wear loose, comfortable clothing. The more that can be assessed, the more specific the diagnosis can be.

If at any point during treatment at The Osteopathic Clinic you feel uncomfortable or are in pain, just let the osteopath know.  The treatment is designed to work in a pain free range and should not cause distress.  If you have any questions, your osteopath will be very happy to answer them.

Your rights 

We respect and adhere to your rights as determined by the HDC which are as follows:

  1. To be treated with respect.
  2. To be treated fairly without pressure or discrimination.
  3. The right to dignity and independence.
  4. To receive a quality service and to be treated with care and skill.
  5. To be given information that you can understand in a way that helps you communicate with the person providing the service.
  6. To be given the information you need to know about your health or disability; the service being provided and the names and roles of the staff; as well as information about any tests and procedures you need and any test results. 
In New Zealand, people are encouraged to ask questions and to ask for more information to help them
understand what is going on.
  7. To make your own decision about your care and to change your mind.
  8. To have a support person with you at most times.
  9. To have all these rights apply if you are asked to take part in a research study or teaching session for training staff.
  10. The right to complain and have your complaint taken seriously.

The Environment

The importance of our environment is enormously necessary for the health of us as humans and as a planet.  With this in mind, everyone must do their bit to help the situation that has been created by generations of abuse, and at The Osteopathic Clinic there is a drive to be as green as we can be.

Our Community

The osteopaths at the clinic are involved in various talks and lectures to many groups throughout the community, with more coming up in the near future.  We are all open to help in any way we can and happy to provide educational talks to general or specific health groups and towards a better understanding of osteopathy and health in general.  A series of talks have been given in across the middle east to expand the osteopathic knowledge.

We pride ourselves on our welcoming reception.  There is a friendly team available during working hours to answer your calls and help you once you are at the clinic.  They will be able to answer all the questions you may have about times, charges or anything clinic related with the exception of in-depth osteopathic or medical cases.

They should be able to point you in the right direction for answers or ask an osteopath to phone you back.

There is a text message reminder system that will contact you the day before your treatment.  If there is anything we can do to make your experience better, just let us know.

Osteopathy is fast becoming recognised as one of the most effective and scientifically valid treatments available.

Disease and illness of any sort is a physical condition, a bodily reaction to a stressor.  At any stage of life, physical freedom is what allows us to function normally, without it, dysfunction occurs in many forms, most commonly, pain.

Every person is assessed in terms of their body and their circumstances.  Osteopaths do not treat a disease, they treat the individual.  Each pain and illness has many components which are just signals for an underlying body function or dysfunction.

Therefore there are very few people, no matter what the symptom, that do not benefit from osteopathic treatment.   The treatment might not “cure” some disabilities, like cerebral palsy and Down’s syndrome or the more advanced and chronic diseases, such as cancer and rheumatoid arthritis, but it helps alleviate many of the associated problems.

It may be able to help with aspects such as high muscular tone or control, the function of the bowel and bladder and respiratory disorders. Osteopathy also attends to the general health and well being of an individual.

It is also commonly used for general check-ups and preventative treatment including;

•Sports training and injuries
•General fitness
•Postural, work and home help
•General pain relief
•Repetitive strain
•Back and neck sprain
•Peripheral joint and muscular strains (arms & legs)
•Babies, children and pregnancy
•Headaches and migraines
•Breathing disorders such as asthma
•Jaw, facial pain and dentistry problems
•Ear pain and drainage
•Abdominal complaints (e.g. IBS & endometriosis)

Just as people have a family doctor who may care for children throughout their growth and development, many people have a family osteopath.

Also Called (Osteopathy in Cranial Field) Much like structural osteopathy, cranial osteopathy encourages the release of stresses and tensions, allowing the body to engage its own natural ability to heal itself. The name, cranial osteopathy, does imply treatments are based around the head, though it must be stressed that cranial therapy can be used to treat the whole body.
Cranial osteopathy, also known as cranio-sacral therapy is probably the gentlest hands -on treatment you can experience.
Cranial osteopathy works with the body’s natural rhythms and is non-invasive. It is based on the theory that every cell in a healthy body expresses a rhythmical movement that is fundamental for life. All the structures in the body, from the fluids to the bones and organs, follow their own particular pattern of movement.
For example the largest moving fluid in the body, the cerebrospinal fluid, acts as protection for the brain and spinal cord, as well as supplying nutrients to, and draining waste products from it. The effectiveness of these functions relies on steady pump and compression action from the fluid. If this flow is inhibited in one part of the skull it will most likely be reflected further down the spinal column (or vice a versa) as pain or discomfort.

Visceral manipulation (VM) assists functional and structural imbalances throughout the body including musculoskeletal, vascular, nervous, urogenital, respiratory, digestive and lymphatic dysfunction. It evaluates and treats the dynamics of motion and suspension in relation to organs, membranes, fascia and ligaments. VM increases proprioceptive communication within the body, thereby revitalizing a person and relieving symptoms of pain, dysfunction, and poor posture.

Structural osteopathy is the better know facet of osteopathic medicine. Quite often the term is wrongly used to define osteopathy itself. Structural osteopathy describes the diagnosis and treatment of dysfunctions in the musculoskeletal system
Structural Osteopathy today is the continuation of osteopathy original performed by Dr. Still.

It seeks to manually process certain chronic or acute conditions in the neuro musculoskeletal system. We hear use sub-normal, the state located between the boundaries of normal and pathological boundaries.