Koru Clinic Family Osteopathy
366 Huia road Titirangi
ph 817 5768
Martien has been working with pregnant women and their new born babies since 2000. She graduated with an honors degree from the European School of Osteopathy in Kent England.
She has continued since then with extensive post graduate training,
in Europe, Australia and NZ.
She is registered with the Osteopathic Council of New Zealand and is an ACC provider.
Previously an Occupational Therapist in hospital and school settings; she has been working in healthcare for over 25 years.
- The Osteopathic Centre for children in London
- The Active Birth Centre in London.
- Barnett Hospital, London in the Special care baby unit.
- Unitec - NZ School of Osteopathu as a lecturer and examiner.
- Stillpoint Osteopathic Medical Center in Epsom, Auckland.
- Now solely from home in Private Practice since 2010
I am passionate about helping babies have the best start in life.
Early osteopathic intervention for both baby and mum can be so helpful in smoothing the road forward and helping the baby’s development and growth.
For example: breast feeding problems, colic, reflux, physical discomfort / restriction, post-natal blues and more.
This is why I am encouraging people to come as soon as possible after they have given birth. Don't feel you have to rush here but make one of your first trips out of the house to the osteopath.
NB: If you are having trouble with breastfeeding please come as soon as you can, osteopathic treatment in the first weeks may help establish effective feeding.
If the mum or baby are requiring medical intervention osteopathy may be able to assist also. Our aim to is to help the body be as healthy as possible and achieve optimum function.
Benefits of Osteopathy for a woman during pregnancy:
- Preparing for the demands of labour physically and emotionally.
- Easing some of the physical discomforts of pregnancy.
- Positioning of the baby in your pelvis.
- Helping threatened miscarriage.
- Helping the Mother recover after birth physically and emotionally.
- Bonding and connecting with your baby.
- Breastfeeding and preventing breast infections known as 'mastitis'.
- Pelvic floor issues.
For the baby:
If you have any questions please feel free to call me. Looking forward to being of assistance to you, your baby and the whole family.
- Helping to ease crying and irritability.
- Feeding problems.
- Sickness, colic, wind, reflux
- Constipation or gut issues with tightness.
- Sleep disturbances.
- Physical restrictions or moulding in the body and head.
- resolving stress in the body after a difficult birth
- To ease post vaccination stress and irritability or sleep disturbances
- Helping your baby to meet the developmental milestones.