Active Health has an experienced Hamilton Ostepath to help get you back to an active life.

Are you looking for a Osteopath in Hamilton?

Are you experiencing problems with pain, injury, or tightness? Or feel like your musculoskeletal system isn’t functioning at its best? Our osteopath undertakes a holistic approach to your management that targets the root cause of your problem, not just the symptoms.

This approach will help you reduce pain, prevent injury, improve your musculoskeletal function, achieve your physical goals, and enhance your overall quality of life.

Visit us at one of our two handy Hamilton locations. To book an appointment phone us today, or find a time that suits you on our online booking system. Need help getting started? New to Active Health? Contact us using this form or call on 


What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is based on the principle that the function and structure of the body are interconnected. Any deviation in the overall structure or posture will change the individual’s functional capabilities. To be functional, the body must work in unison, and the skeleton, muscles, ligaments, and connective tissues need to work smoothly together.

Focusing on the body’s structure, an osteopath will use touch, manipulation, mobilisation, stretching and massage to increase joint mobility, relieve muscle tension, enhance the blood, and nerve supply to tissues and help your body’s own healing mechanisms. The aim is to restore the body to its natural state of balance, ideally without the use of drugs or surgery. Treatment is tailored to meet the individual needs of each patient – at all stages of life from birth to old age. An osteopath may also provide advice on lifestyle issues, diet, and exercise to promote overall health and well-being. Osteopathy is a holistic treatment approach that focuses on the person, not just the disorder, and the objective is the promotion of long-term health.

Osteopaths are highly trained primary health care providers, who undergo five years of intensive training. Their study focuses on anatomy, physiology, pathology, neurology, general medical diagnosis, and osteopathic techniques.

What can osteopathy treat?

Osteopathy can help address the body’s structural, mechanical, and functional problems in people of all ages with the goal of managing and relieving pain in a variety of conditions such as:

Muscular system:

–       Neck & low back pain

–       Sports injuries  

–       Muscle strains

–       Whiplash

–       Tendon injuries

–       Repetitive strain injury

–       Postural problems

–       Frozen shoulder

–       Muscular tension

–       Restricted mobility

–       Muscular weakness or imbalance


–       Headaches

–       Migraines

–       Dizziness

–       Vertigo

–       Concussions

–       Sciatica

–       Carpel tunnel syndrome

–       Fibromyalgia

–       Pins and needles, or shooting pain down arms and legs

–       Difficulty sleeping

–       Stress

Skeletal system:

–       Joint pain

–       Arthritic pains,

–       Osteoarthritis

–       Rheumatoid arthritis

–       Ligament sprains

–       Polymyalgia

–       Disc herniations, bulges, protrusions

–       Scoliosis


–       Breathing difficulties

–       Ribcage pain

–       Diaphragmatic difficulties

However, osteopaths treat people, not conditions, and we are able to help in many ways when a person’s function is affected by their structure, however, that manifests.

We work with you to optimise your body in every way – restoring movement, reducing pain, strengthening, and conditioning, postural advice, exercise ideas & diet advice etc. Simple changes or additions to your daily life can have massive impacts on how you feel.

What happens during a consultation?

Our initial consultation will involve a thorough case history detailing your current problems, previous injuries, health and well-being, lifestyle factors, activity levels and goals.


This will be followed by a physical examination, which pays particular attention to your posture, gait, movement, pain patterns, mobility, and musculoskeletal anatomy. We may ask you to remove some clothing so please wear a singlet or bring shorts. Being able to see your body move and note any restrictions/asymmetries is essential for Osteopaths to gather information.


Following diagnosis, a treatment and management plan will be discussed and agreed upon with you along with detailed advice and education as well as goal setting. During treatment, Osteopaths utilise a variety of manual techniques, which could include mobilisation of joints and soft tissues, joint manipulation, massage, and muscle energy stretches. Treatment plans are always tailored specifically to the patient and are generally suitable for pregnant women , children, adults, and the elderly.

Osteopaths are also trained to identify conditions they cannot treat and in some circumstances may refer you to your GP, or another health professional, or recommend further investigation such as X-Ray, ultrasound, or MRI scanning.

Do I need a referral?

Osteopaths are registered ACC treatment providers. You do not require a referral from your GP to receive ACC-covered treatment and your osteopath can generate an ACC claim if required. Osteopathic treatment is also covered by some private health insurers.

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Why Choose Us?

Our Physical Approach

At Active Health we work to promote, maintain & restore physical, psychological & social well-being as well as fitness, health & wellness. At a consultation you can expect one of our experienced team to assess your levels of pain, range of movement, muscle balance and function.

  • We will educate you on your injury, treatment options and self-management strategies.
  • Work collaboratively to develop an appropriate treatment and rehabilitation plan designed to achieve your goals.
  • All rehabilitation plans aim to provide long term maintenance prevent future injuries.
  • Our fully equipped gym means that we can give our clients the best chance to rehabilitate and be fit and healthy.

Need an ACC Appointment?


Our Osteopaths are all qualified & registered. We can offer you ACC appointments subsidised via ACC if your injuries meet the criteria outlined by ACC.

You do not require a referral from your GP to receive ACC-covered treatment and your osteopath can generate an ACC claim if required. Osteopathic treatment is also covered by some private health insurers.

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Thomas Road

Phone: 07 838 3262
Email: thomasrd@activehealth.co.nz

Hours: Monday to Friday: 8.30-6pm

105 Thomas Road, Huntington, Hamilton

Meet Our Hamilton Ostepath Team

Mr Alastair Treacher

Mr Alastair Treacher


Osteopath – Master of osteopathy (MOst) and Certificate in Allied Health Performed Ultrasound (CAHPU). 

Hi, my name is Alistair.

With more than twelve years clinical experience in osteopathic practice, I offer comprehensive care addressing a wide range of injuries and movement disorders. My approach is based on a deep understanding of anatomy and biomechanics and a commitment to ensuring the integrity, mobility, and resilience of joints and tissues.

I hold additional qualifications allowing me to utilise musculoskeletal ultrasound to aid in accurate diagnosis and implement targeted treatment strategies such as real time biofeedback to enhance diagnostic accuracy and optimize outcomes.

In addition to my clinical work, I have five years of experience teaching in both undergraduate and master’s programs at Unitec Institute of Technology. As a lecturer and clinical coordinator, I’ve had the privilege of mentoring the next generation of osteopathic practitioners, instilling in them the same dedication to excellence and patient-centred care that defines my practice.

Services Offered:

  • Osteopathic Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Musculoskeletal Point-of-Care Ultrasonography
  • Injury Rehabilitation and Movement Disorder Management

Make an appointment today

Find a time that suits you and book an appointment online using our booking system. If you are not sure who to see, give us a call and we can help find the best clinician for you.