Osteopathy for all stages of life

adults

Osteopathy is most commonly known for assisting in the treatment of ‘bad backs’, however, it is much broader than this and can help with a wide range of conditions including those such as arthritis and sciatica.

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babies & children

Despite the common belief that children are young and flexible enough to have no musculoskeletal imbalances in their body, this is not necessarily true. The reality of this can only be ascertained on professional analysis of the birth history and on clinical observation and examination.

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during and after pregnancy

Being pregnant is a unique and powerful life experience, during which your body undergoes immense physical, hormonal and emotional changes. The effects of hormonal softening of ligaments, the position of the growing baby, postural changes and increases in weight can put additional pressure on your joints and muscles of your spine and pelvis.

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Testimonials

Guy has worked with many clients and they have all left happy and satisfied. Have a look what Guy’s clients say about him.

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From our blog

Dr Guy Ashburner osteopath Cape Town, offers a complete package of care from pain relief to prevention of long-term recurrence of symptoms. Furthermore, advice is provided on injury prevention and postural education through personalized exercise, ergonomic and lifestyle advice. Osteopathy Cape Town is committed to keeping you and your family in good health.

I had frozen shoulder

By Beverley Benatar on April 2, 2019

I have been to Guy for two different issues. I had frozen shoulder which was very debilitating, I was told by an orthopaedic surgeon that there was nothing that could be done and that it would last for 2 years. Guy was able to increase my mobility by 30% after the first visit and each visit thereafter improved my mobility until I regained normal use of my arm. I have also had cranial osteopathy and although I don’t have a comprehensive understanding of this technique, it has given me incredible relief from an emotional trauma.

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Adolescent growth spurt in young athlete hamstring calf strain

By Dr Guy Ashburner on March 31, 2019

‘As the twig is bent, so grows the tree’ ~ William Garner Sutherland (1873 – 1954), A muscle strain is typically a muscle tear or “pull”, and is a common injury among young athletes. A muscle strain/tear is graded according to its severity. A grade I strain is a small tear and heals quickly; a grade II strain is a partial tear (part of the muscle stays normal, part of it tears); a grade III strain is a complete tear of the muscle.

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Dead-Hanging (Brachiate) For Shoulder Pain

By Dr Guy Ashburner on March 31, 2019

“Science is about defining truths about nature through experiment or experience.” – Richard Feynman, nuclear physicist Many people suffer from shoulder pain at some point in their lives. There are many contributing factors that can lead to the cause of shoulder pain such as arthritis, bursitis, rotator cuff injuries, and even torn tendons or ligaments. Understanding the anatomy of the shoulder is critical if you want to restore and maintain shoulder health.

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Dynamic stretching has shown to improve performance

By Dr Guy Ashburner on March 31, 2019

“Research suggests that static stretching can negatively influence muscle strength and power and may result in decreased functional performance.” Journal of Strength and Conditioning, 2012 A dynamic warm-up is a sequence of movements done dynamically to restore suppleness and prepare your muscles, connective tissues, joints and the nervous system for physical activity with the purpose to promote muscular force. The idea is to start with some light jogging and low –impact compound multiple joint movements (push, pull, squat) to allow the body to adjust to movement and then progressing to more explosive movements.

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