National Osteopathy Awareness Week 2017

It’s National Osteopathy Awareness week

16th – 22nd April 2017!

Dave has kicked it all off early with a visit to our local Kindergarten this week.  

We were excited to be invited along to explain what an osteopath does to a great bunch of kids at Onekawa Kindergarten on Monday.   The children seem to be focusing their play on all things ‘medical’, so we took some ‘tools of the trade’ along, including a few bones.  Dave talked a little bit about what he does, then it was show and tell time..


One of the children trying out the stethoscope

Your leg bone’s connected to your, knee bone..

Dave showing off his arms

This is how your spine fits into your body

This one here is your Bum Bone

Who knows what this is?
Is it an Elephant’s trunk?

Thank you to all the staff and children from Onekawa Kindergarten!  We’ll see you again next year 🙂

Dave & Sarah

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Featured in “What Car” Magazine (UK)
February 2009

girl-drivingYou could be putting your health at risk by having the wrong driving position.  Our simple guide will help you to avoid injury.

Back pain is a massive problem that costs the UK economy more than £2 billion every year, according to the Health and Safety Executive.

Nearly two-thirds of readers at say that they suffer from back pain behind the wheel, so dodgy seats or a poor driving position could account for bills running into millions of pounds. Continue reading

The Benefits of Rocking Chairs

Featured in “BIMM News” Journal, Vol.15. Issue 1., June 2007
by James Inklebarger & David Knight

rocking-chairRocking chairs have not only been the porch accessory for geriatric hillbillys and moonshiners but Pablo Picasso, Mark Twain and John F. Kennedy was reportedly fond of this low impact form of exercise. The gentle back & forth oscillation incorporates use of the calf and thigh muscles and helps the circulation. Historically, one of the first alternative treatments recommended for cardiac rehabilitation used to be the rocking Continue reading

Jandals Could Be a Flop

Featured in “Hawke’s Bay Today” Newspaper – By Jolene Williams
Saturday, September 24, 2011

jandalsThe jandal-wearing season is right around the corner, but a Napier osteopath is warning that wearing the floppy footwear too much in summer can be a “recipe for discomfort”.

David Knight from Knights Osteopathy said the warmer weather often caused a “flurry” of patients with pains in their shins and Achilles. Continue reading

Is There An Osteopath In The House?

Featured in “The Osteopath” Magazine
February 2004

osteopathinthehouseI have been running an ‘in-house’ clinic at The Royal Opera House in Covent Garden for the past two years.  This osteopathic provision has been instigated by a particularly pro-active Occupational Health Advisor at The Opera House, and is made possible through partial funding by the Royal Opera Benevolent Fund.

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Can You Handle Your Jandals?

Featured in “Fitness Life” magazine
November 2011

“Stride out on the beach this summer, don’t hobble”, says osteopath David Knight


jandals2After a long winter spent wearing closed shoes, the sudden change to jandals in the summer often causes a flurry of people hobbling through my practice with shin and Achilles tendon pain.  The thing is, to prevent your jandals flying off as you walk, your toes perform a subtle ‘claw’ action and you put more weight into the front of your feet.  After the winter break, this can result in muscle irritation and tenderness in the shin and Achilles tendon areas. Continue reading