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The Generation of MotionPlus Osteo

MotionPlus is an ACC accredited osteopathic provider. At MotionPlus we focus on how we can help reduce your pain through treatment techniques that release stiff muscles, restricted joints and tight fascia structures. In turn this gets you back to what you love doing, with less pain and more confidence in your ability. These techniques have been implemented into the sporting community, the weekend warrior,  the desk bound office workers and the tradesmen.  Our mission is to provide treatment and education to decrease your pain and increase your wellness.  

 

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Testimonials

I have been lucky enough to have been treated by Craig for the past year or so. His approach to treatment makes me feel like he really understands the workings of the body and and is thinking about the best way to treat the underlying factor, and what may be causing it, rather than just treat the issue itself. My treatments with Craig have helped me to maintain and continue to maintain health and perform to the best of my abilities during these really important years of my athletic career. Craig is always professional and I always get off the table knowing my body is better off for seeing him
— BAILEY ROGERS - NEW ZEALAND COMMONWEALTH GAMES WEIGHTLIFTING ATHLETE & CROSSFIT GAMES ATHLETE
As a professional photographer for 12 years I never noticed until recently how hours of standing and long hours that I spent in front of computer can throw my body out of the balance. Pain in my neck, lower back and rounded shoulders were my issues. Thats why after every wedding or long event photoshoot I make sure that I have appointment booked at Motion Plus Clinic
— BRANISLAV BELOSEVIC - PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER
OMG I was referred to Craig from a friend, I had a stuffed Hammi with a 12k run in a week and a triathlon in two. Not only did Craig help with manipulation and strapping from day one, he gave effective easy examples of how to self help. He helped also with prevention and explained why the injury happened in the first place. I was well on the road to recovery within a month. I recommend Craig above all other osteo/physio’s - amazing!
— Teresa Bidlake
I suffered ongoing shoulder impingement/bursitis for about 12months, having various treatments ranging from physio including needles, Sports Therapist which included Cortisone, an Osteo and numerous sports massage. After about 3 months with a Physio was referred for MRI scan, resulted in 3 tears in my right rotator cuff and bursitis. From here I continued under this care for another 3 months with minimal change. I then sought treatment from a Myofascial Therapist where I spent 4 months under his care with again minimal change (very expensive cost). After no success a friend told me about a guy he had seen which helped a lot. So I thought, I might as well give it a go. And wow, after just 3 treatments with Craig – Motionplus Osteo, first time in just on 12 months, no discomfort in my right shoulder. I just couldn’t believe it, I could lift my arm without that impingement. From there I have continued to see him on and off for small niggles but not related to my shoulder. I am so grateful for the treatment I receive from Craig and I would recommend him 100%
— Renee Adams
Errr just to clarify.. in the past I could do 30-50 unbroken skips but it was absolute agony, and legs + feet were a mess after…they never recovered, the sore just got less. The constant pain has been a killer so 1 pain free DU is a beauty, 30 is a bloody miracle!
— ALIYA EDWARDS


 

About Me

MY NAME IS Craig O’Connor

I completed my Masters' degree, where my Thesis focused on, “Kapa Haka and the associated benefits in which it contributed to the health and well-being of Kaihaka” (Performer of Kapa Haka). Additionally, whilst studying, I was a recipient of a number of Ministry of Health scholarships and a Men’s Health scholarship, which funded my project for providing healthcare for trade’s people. Born and bred on the beautiful East coast of New Zealand, I love going for a spearfish or catching a wave. I am also a keen Judoka, (a person who practises judo).

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CRAIG O’CONNOR
M.OST, B.APPSCI, OCNZ, AND ACC
REGISTERED OSTEOPATH



As a structural Osteopath I focus on how the biomechanics of your body enables your functional movement, allowing you to perform your everyday tasks. I use a movement screening processes to assist your treatment and uses a range of soft tissue, mobilisation, manipulation, massage and patient specific exercises. I have worked with many athletes of all sporting codes where I specialise in injury prevention and rehabilitation. However, the sports population I work with more are Netball players, CrossFitters’ and Runners. In recent times I have focused on working with the CrossFit community, where I have assisted some of New Zealand top CrossFitters, who of note won the 2017 Pacific Regional competition.

 


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