Osteopathy for all stages of life


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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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.

Neck Circles - Neck Rolls

By Dr Guy Ashburner on September 1, 2018

“The doctor of the future will give no medication, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.” Thomas a. Edison Neck Circles or Neck Rolls are a warm up movement sometimes done prior to exercise or as an attempt to relieve neck and shoulder tension accumulated from poor posture, poor spinal and upper back mobility and stress after a long day.

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Trapped Nerve in the neck

By Dr Guy Ashburner on September 1, 2018

Look well to the spine for the cause of disease - Hippocrates (450 B.C) Father of modern medicine A trapped nerve (pinched or impinged nerve) is the result of pressure being applied to a nerve. The symptoms of a trapped nerve in the neck can vary in severity from mild to severe and painful depending on the degree of entrapment. Nerve pain usually happens due to compression between the neck facet joints that connect each spinal bone to the next.

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pain free functioning

By Margo Morton on June 6, 2018

I am 59 years of age. I would like to thank Guy Ashburner for helping my body return to a state of pain free functioning in a short series of 5 sessions. A few months ago I was about to embark on a rigorous physical and mental journey in a rural area for a few months …….. my mind was ready, but my body was not. A very active childhood growing with mostly boys, and having to “keep up” to belong.

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Burpees – Balancing the risk vs. reward

By Dr Guy Ashburner on June 5, 2018

“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.” Jim Rohn The Burpee is an exercise that was devised by Royal H. Burpee, an American psychologist in the 1930s. It was originally used as a“Burpees test” which consisted of a short number of “Burpees”executed in rapid succession to measure agility, coordination and strength. This test was utilized by the military to assess soldiers who need is to be able to drop into a firing position and then bounce back up lightning-fast to move to a safe position.

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