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.

Morning Stiffness

By Dr Guy Ashburner on April 26, 2018

“We conclude that when the fluids of the body are stopped in the fascia, organs and other parts of the system, stagnation, fermentation, heat and general confusion will follow …” Dr. A.T. Still, D.O. (Founder of Osteopathy) 1874 Do you find it unbearable to get out of the bed the first thing in the morning because of the pain which you feel? – be it a stiff neck, sore back, or other issues.

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Loud humming and ringing in my head

By Hannah Currier on April 22, 2018

I had been suffering with a very loud humming and ringing in my head since early childhood. I had tried various doctors and specialists but no one was able to help me. To compound these issues I developed anxiety as a result of the loud humming. My stress levels have reduced by 80% since seeing Dr Ashburner and I no longer feel anxious as a result of the constant hum as it has all but gone.

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Neck Arthritis - Chronic Neck Pain – Cervical Spondylosis

By Dr Guy Ashburner on April 19, 2018

“For people with acute and subacute neck pain, Spinal Manipulation was more effective than medication in both the short and long term” Annals of Internal Medicine, Jan 2012 Cervical spondylosis is an age-related degeneration (‘wear and tear’) of the bones (vertebrae) and discs in the neck. As we get older the discs become thinner and the vertebrae move closer together. Further degeneration due to poor posture, trauma and inappropriate exercise will cause mechanical loading (compression) of one vertebra (neck bone) on another vertebrae which will increase the rate of joint damage.

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Thoracic outlet syndrome

By Dr Guy Ashburner on April 19, 2018

“Recent studies have shown that, in general, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome is more common in women than men, particularly among those with poor muscular development, poor posture or both.” Thoracic outlet syndrome occurs when there is compression, injury, or irritation of the nerves (brachial plexus) and/or blood vessels (subclavian artery or vein) as they pass from the neck toward the armpit or upper arm through a space in the upper chest between the collar bone (clavicle) and the first rib.

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