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Cervicogenic Headaches

“Osteopathy is based on the perfection of Nature’s work. When all parts of the human body are in line we have health. The work of the osteopath is to adjust the body from the abnormal and health is the result of the normal condition.“ Dr.A.T. Still M.D. There is nothing quite like a headache to ruin one’s day. Depending on the severity of symptoms, they can be highly debilitating. There are various types one can suffer from, one of them being a “cervicogenic headache” which means “from the neck.

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Degenerative Lumbar Spine

I THOUGHT I WILL NEVER WALK STRAIGHT UP AGAIN! In October 2016, I woke up with pain in my right gluteus muscle and a bit of pins and needles in my right foot. From March 2017 – May 2018 I visited chiropractors, physiotherapists, biokineticists, a lynotherapist, a pain and nerve release practitioner and tried body stress release. These treatments gave me little relief and pain still persisted. From March 2018 my pain was excruciating.

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Neurological Disease

What a wonderful caring doctor! My husband, who has a neurological disease with multiple disabilities, felt safe and secure in his hands. We loved his approach to osteopathy (as this is not the first osteopath we have used). We highly recommend Dr Ashburner - who is 1 of only 2 practitioners in the entire country who is trained in the Perrin Technique, which proved very useful for my husband’s ME.

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Rugpyn

Meer as 80% van volwassenes ervaar rugpyn op een of ander stadium in hul lewens, maar net omdat dit so ’n algemene probleem is, beteken dit nie jy kan of moet dit bloot net ignoreer nie. “So een keer elke paar maande skiet hierdie verskriklike pyn deur my rug en slat my asem weg,” vertel Carola Spies (42), ’n tuisteskepper van Kaapstad. “Vir so drie of wat dae moet ek net in die bed lê, plat op my rug.

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The impact of poor posture on Women's Health

In Women’s Month, instead of focusing exclusively on the accomplishments of women, its equally important to focus on the health of a women. In this modern and fast-paced world of ours, poor posture is having a major impact on Women’s health. ‘Osteopathy is based on the perfection of Nature’s work. When all parts of the human body are in line we have health. When they are not the effect is disease.

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Vertigo - Dizziness

I have been suffering from motion sickness most of my life. Vertigo seemed to have taken over, taking about a week to disappear. So, for a few years I suffered on and off with Vertigo, even doing the Vertigo relief exercises, and taking nausea and dizzy tabs, which left me on a high, and Vertigo lingering in the background. As of this year, I’ve been suffering a lot more.

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Fascia and nerve entrapment

“I Know of no part of the body that equals the fascia as a hunting ground…. All nerves go to and terminate in that great system, the fascia.” —Philosophy and Mechanical Principles of Osteopathy A.T. Still M.D. Fascia and nerve entrapment. Nerve entrapment involves compression of a nerve or nerve root, causing pain, numbness, tingling, sensitivity and/or weakness. As nerves travel through the body they pass through and beside muscles, alongside bones and joint spaces, and in and around organs.

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Neck and shoulder pain

I went to Guy Ashburner after experiencing about neck and shoulder pain for around six months. I was quite desperate, as I had already consulted two physios (neither had been able to give any lasting relief through massage, needling or home-based exercises). Guy’s approach was quite different, and far more holistic. My pain was hugely diminished after the first treatment, and then, about 10 days after my second appointment, the pain disappeared completely.

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Locked Jaw

My son has been suffering with locked jaw for the last 1 1/ 2 years. He has been in a lot of pain and not even being able to open his mouth wider than a certain point. After trying a few different things we were referred to Dr Ashburner. After the first session he already felt a huge relief and could open his mouth wider than before. By the 3rd session he could open his mouth completely and has no pain.

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The importance of Health awareness education

“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 Today, more than ever before, patients have the ability to take control of their health care. Many people are ignorant about health issues and as a result this may predispose them to falling sick. There are many health problems that could be easily avoided if we paid a bit more attention to our health education.

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