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Movement Mechanics Osteopathy West Auckland's Guide to Local Medical Wellness

Updated: Nov 30, 2023

Welcome to the comprehensive guide from Movement Mechanics Osteopathy, your trusted osteopath in West Auckland, dedicated to enhancing your health and wellness journey. In this post, we delve into various local wellness services, including osteopathy, infrared sauna therapy, podiatry, shockwave therapy, fitness training, acupuncture, and midwifery, all available in the West Auckland area.

Osteopathy Waitakere West Auckland

Osteopathy, a holistic approach to healthcare, focuses on treating the whole person rather than just symptoms. It's particularly effective for musculoskeletal disorders. Research supports its efficacy in reducing pain and improving functionality (Saracutu et al., 2018). Movement Mechanics Osteopathy offers specialised services as an osteopath in Waitakere and West Auckland, aiding in pain relief, mobility improvement and injury prevention. We recommend regular visits every three to six months to avoid developing more serious musculoskeletal issues and allowing you to enjoy life to its fullest.

Osteopathy Waitakere

Auckland Shockwave Therapy offers radial shockwave therapy, a non-invasive treatment for various musculoskeletal conditions. This therapy is effective in pain management and enhancing tissue repair, making it a valuable tool for those suffering from chronic pain and injuries by preventing the progression of these conditions and improving the quality of life for individuals with recurrent pain (Morrissey et al., 2021).

Auckland Shockwave Therapy

Western medical acupuncture, a modality offered by Movement Mechanics Osteopathy, blends traditional acupuncture techniques with contemporary medical knowledge. It is both therapeutic and preventive and is effective in managing chronic pain and stress-related symptoms (Nielsen et al., 2022). Managing stress and chronic pain helps maintain an overall balance in the body, thereby preventing stress-related ailments and enhancing well-being (Nielsen et al., 2022).

Acupuncture West Auckland

Waitakere Foot Podiatry focuses on foot and lower limb health, which is essential for maintaining overall mobility and wellness. Regular check-ups with a podiatrist at Waitakere Foot can help prevent foot-related problems, which are often the first signs of more serious medical conditions like diabetes or arthritis. Good foot health is crucial for mobility and overall quality of life by diagnosing, treating, and preventing foot-related conditions impacting your general health (Spink et al., 2011).

Shockwave Therapy heel pain

Infrared sauna therapy, offered at Inside Matters, uses infrared light to create heat. This therapy is known for detoxification, relaxation, pain relief, and improving circulation. This helps boost the immune system, speeding up muscle recovery and promoting a state of general well-being. It's particularly beneficial for those with chronic pain or arthritis, as regular sessions can be a proactive measure against these chronic health conditions (Ahokas et al., 2023). The gentle heat of the infrared sauna can help in muscle relaxation, complementing the effects of osteopathic treatments and shockwave therapy.

Infrared Sauna Osteopathy Waitakere

Regular exercise isn't just about staying fit; it's a crucial part of preventive health care. F45 Training Te Atatu offers a unique mix of circuit and HIIT-style workouts that are great for improving cardiovascular health, building strength, and enhancing mental well-being, forming a solid foundation for long-term health (Atakan et al., 2021).

Osteopathy Exercise Wellness

West Auckland Midwives provide comprehensive care during pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum. Quality midwifery care is associated with positive maternal and neonatal outcomes. Comprehensive care during and after pregnancy not only ensures the health of mother and baby but also educates and empowers parents to make better health decisions, contributing to long-term well-being (Stoodley et al., 2023). We work closely with midwives throughout pregnancy and into parenthood to ensure mother and baby are well and functioning.

Osteopathy pregnancy midwife

Movement Matters

In West Auckland, you can access various health and wellness services, each supported by research and aimed at improving your quality of life. Whether it's osteopathy, shockwave therapy, infrared sauna therapy, podiatry, fitness training, acupuncture, or midwifery care, these local services are essential components of a holistic approach to health. Visit Movement Mechanics Osteopathy to kickstart a proactive approach to preventative healthcare.


Jonathan Hall M.Ost, BAppSci (HB), PGCertHSc (Acupuncture) & GradDipHeal

Jonathan Hall is the founder and principle Osteopath at Movement Mechanics Osteopathy and specialises in Shockwave Therapy. A fully qualified Osteopath currently studying Western Medical Acupuncture out of AUT New Zealand, Jonathan founded Auckland Shockwave Therapy to help bring evidence-based Shockwave treatment to New Zealand using the industry-leading EMS Radial Shock Wave device.

Ahokas, E. K., Ihalainen, J. K., Hanstock, H. G., Savolainen, E., & Kyröläinen, H. (2023). A post-exercise infrared sauna session improves recovery of neuromuscular performance and muscle soreness after resistance exercise training. Biology of sport, 40(3), 681–689.

Atakan, M. M., Li, Y., Koşar, Ş. N., Turnagöl, H. H., & Yan, X. (2021). Evidence-Based Effects of High-Intensity Interval Training on Exercise Capacity and Health: A Review with Historical Perspective. International journal of environmental research and public health, 18(13), 7201.

Morrissey, D., Cotchett, M., Said J'Bari, A., Prior, T., Griffiths, I. B., Rathleff, M. S., Gulle, H., Vicenzino, B., & Barton, C. J. (2021). Management of plantar heel pain: a best practice guide informed by a systematic review, expert clinical reasoning and patient values. British journal of sports medicine, 55(19), 1106–1118.

Nielsen, A., Dusek, J. A., Taylor-Swanson, L., & Tick, H. (2022). Acupuncture Therapy as an Evidence-Based Nonpharmacologic Strategy for Comprehensive Acute Pain Care: The Academic Consortium Pain Task Force White Paper Update. Pain medicine (Malden, Mass.), 23(9), 1582–1612.

Saracutu, M., Rance, J., Davies, H., & Edwards, D. J. (2018). The effects of osteopathic treatment on psychosocial factors in people with persistent pain: a systematic review. International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine, 27, 23-33.

Spink, M. J., Menz, H. B., Fotoohabadi, M. R., Wee, E., Landorf, K. B., Hill, K. D., & Lord, S. R. (2011). Effectiveness of a multifaceted podiatry intervention to prevent falls in community dwelling older people with disabling foot pain: randomised controlled trial. BMJ (Clinical research ed.), 342, d3411.

Stoodley, C., McKellar, L., Ziaian, T., Steen, M., Fereday, J., & Gwilt, I. (2023). The role of midwives in supporting the development of the mother-infant relationship: a scoping review. BMC psychology, 11(1), 71.

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