Andrea George Osteopath
Andrea is Slovakian born Osteopath who has trained at British College of Osteopathic Medicine in London, UK. She has previously trained and worked as a qualified dental nurse in range of NHS and private dental clinics in London before embarking on carrier change and becoming an Osteopath.
Andrea has worked as an Osteopath in UK since 2013. In 2014, she has relocated from UK to New Zealand to work as an Osteopath in multidisciplinary health clinic in Northland Region. In December 2020, her and her family relocated to Coromandel Peninsula area to be closer to their friends and to pursue interest in Kiaido Ryu Martial Arts.
Andrea believes in holistic and natural approach to health and follows an osteopathic motto:
“Function governs Structure and Structure governs Function.”,
with special interest working with posture and postural aliments starting from pregnancy, birth to old age using osteopathic structural, cranial, visceral and myofascial techniques.
Andrea supports Pilate’s principles of exercise and breathing regime that “develops the body uniformly, corrects posture, restores vitality, invigorates the mind and elevates the spirit.”
When away from osteopathy, she loves gardening, walking, tramping, traveling, yachting, Kiaido Ryu martial arts and spending time with her family.
Osteopaths are primary health care practitioners who recognize the important link between the structure of the body and the way it functions. Osteopathy is a manual medicine which facilitates healing by focusing on how the skeleton, joints, muscles, nerves, circulation, connective tissue and internal organs function as a holistic unit.
Structural Osteopathy is a hands-on treatment designed to diagnose and treat areas of stiffness, tension or dysfunction throughout the musculoskeletal system.
Osteopathic treatment may include:
- Soft tissue massage
- Myofascial release
- Muscle Energy Technique (MET)
- Joint articulation and mobilisation
- Joint manipulation where you will hear a release in the joint
- Intra-oral jaw release
- Gentle balancing
Cranial osteopathy is not different to osteopathy, it is the name given to a subtle and refined approach to osteopathy that follows all the principles of osteopathy, but that includes the anatomy and physiology of the head.
Cranial osteopaths use a highly trained sense of touch to feel subtle changes of tension and tissue quality in the living anatomy of the whole body, and to diagnose areas of strain or dysfunction.
Cranial osteopathic treatment is very gentle and relaxing. During the treatment some people are aware of different sensations, such as mild tension, aching or sensitivity that gradually disappear, or of feelings of warmth and relaxation. Other people are unaware of anything happening at all during the treatment but are aware that they feel very different afterwards.
Cranial treatment can be used on every patient – we treat people not conditions. Cranial osteopathy is widely known for the treatment of babies but is equally effective for children, adults and the elderly. In any osteopathic treatment, the whole body is involved and improvements are often noted in different areas and different systems than just the symptomatic one.
It is a modality that enhances the function of many different tissues and physiological system. A modality that can be applied and worn for extended periods with continued therapeutic benefits between clinical visits.
It is used to treat following:
- muscle imbalance
- postural insufficiency
- circulatory and lymphatic conditions
- ligament, tendon, and joint injuries
- pathological movement patterns
- and more
Pilates Mobility Class
Pilates is a form of physical exercise that focuses on posture, core stability, balance, control, strength, flexibility and breathing.
Pilates is a wonderful way to bring body and mind into harmony. Classes are created for any age or fitness level to improve stability and mobility without promoting tension. Pilates are also beneficial to promote healthy lifestyle and used as a preventative exercise.
St Francis Church Centre, 111 Baillie Street, Thames
Monday @ 5.30 pm or Wednesday @ 11.30 am
Cost $10 per class, exercise equipment provided. Please bring your own towel and a water.
You can book your class via flowing:
Text: 021 62 90 90
Book Online or submit your request below.
Myofascial Release Therapy is a safe and highly effective form of soft tissue hands-on manipulation that works with the fascia system to enhance movement and functionality in the body.
When fascial restrictions are released space is created, restoring movement and glide-ability in the body.
ACC Registered Provider