About Osteopathy

Jacquelyn Schirmer Mangawhai Osteopathy

Osteopathy is an holistic form of healthcare aimed to assist individuals improve or restore their health and wellbeing. Osteopathy is designed to enable optimum health, not just getting you past your injury.

Osteopaths treat people of any age, from children through to the elderly. Osteopathic treatment can be helpful for people in any situation – student, office worker, manual labourer, pregnant woman, stay at home parent, retiree and anything in between.

Osteopathy is often associated with back and neck pain, sport or work injuries, or other joint or muscle disorders. It is so much more than this!

For a list of conditions that we treat, please click here.

What to expect


We will explain what an Osteopath does, ask you about your medical history including questions about your general health and lifestyle, and of course your current symptoms.

With your consent, we will then proceed with a physical examination (only occasionally we will ask you to remove clothing, again only if you feel comfortable), we will give you a diagnosis, and if appropriate and safe, we will then discuss the plan for the physical treatment and rehabilitation.

It may be that you need to be referred, although this is rare. Any decisions will be made with you based on the best care for your situation.

Is it painful?

Rarely. We will stop immediately if you ask me to stop. We work together on this. We will always ask for your consent.

What we expect?

Please email or bring any scans, documents you believe relevant, ACC details (if current ACC claim include date of incident, ACC number and Read Code).

Please avoid perfume or aftershave before your treatments.


We sincerely ask you to give us more than 24 hours notice. It’s a busy clinic and we often have a waiting list.




We respect the confidentiality of the information we gather during the course of the professional consultation. Disclosure only with patient consent or when the law requires under our professional Code of Ethics.

Privacy of information.

We collect and store your data under the General Data Protection Regulation act in line with New Zealand Law. Our full Privacy Policy can be found under the ‘Contact’ tab above.


It’s such a wonderful method of health restoration. As registered Osteopaths, we believe that the health in the body is to be restored via gentle work with the hands as well as working with the body’s natural movement.

Ask any questions, you are welcome to email us after treatment, and we look forward to working with you.

Yours in health.

André, Ben, Jacquelyn, and Vicki