Like every other osteopathic practice in New Zealand, this practice is closed while we are at Covid-19 alert level 4, even for emergencies and essential workers. This is a legal requirement. The practice will re-open as soon as the Covid-19 alert level drops to 3 or below. At that time please phone me on 03 356 1353 to make an appointment, or use the e-booking facility which will be available then.

Hi! I graduated from the British School of Osteopathy in 1986 and established Philip Bayliss Osteopathy at St Albans, Christchurch in 2004. I have a caring and holistic approach to osteopathy. At your first consultation I will take your history and examine you. I use observation and a highly developed sense of touch to diagnose and treat the underlying causes of your condition and help you achieve a fast recovery. If needed, I will refer you for an x-ray or ultrasound scan. If so, the images will be shown to you and any relevant findings discussed. You will receive a full osteopath treatment at your first consultation. I can lodge a new ACC claim for you if you have been injured by an accident. Please feel free to phone me and ask any questions you may have. You will always receive your treatment from myself, and never from a junior or locum osteopath.

I use a wide range of techniques, including cranial osteopathy (cranio-sacral therapy), activator technique, impulse adjusting and vibrato-massage. The underlying causes of your condition are treated, not just "the painful spot". Every osteopath treatment is safe and gentle and is specific for your current needs. Clothes are usually worn during treatment. You may receive advice on exercises, posture, diet, supplements and medicines to help you manage your condition, speed recovery and to avoid future problems. You are welcome to bring a support person with you.

Day Opening Hours
Monday 8.30 to 11.30, then 4.00 to 6.00
Tuesday 8.30 to 11.30, then 4.00 to 6.00
Wednesday Phone on the day to check availability
Thursday 8.30 to 11.30, then 4.00 to 6.00
Friday 8.30 to 11.30, then 4.00 to 6.00
Saturday Phone on the day to check availability
Sunday Closed
Fees Adults Children
Private consultation (same for initial and subsequent consultations) $85 $70
ACC co-payment (same for initial and subsequent consultations) $65 $50
Rescheduling (please give as much notice as possible) free free
Missed appointment or same day cancellation without rescheduling $20 $20
Completing ACC 45 injury claim form free free
ACC 32 phone application for additional treatment free free
ACC 32 written application for additional treatment
$35 $35

Please pay by either cash, cheque, on-line or phone app banking (name: Philip Bayliss, number: 02-1291-0582673-00) on the same day as your appointment. The practice does not have EFTPOS or credit card facilities. A bank transfer may also be made in AUD$, USD$, GBP£ and EUR€ to a local bank account. If you have Southern Cross health insurance that includes cover for osteopathy, and you are not over their annual limit for osteopathy, and you give me your Easy-Claim number, then I can direct bill SC, and you will either not need to pay anything, or else just a  small co-payment, depending on your policy.

You can find information about osteopathy on ACC here:

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Philip Bayliss Osteopathy, 43 Thames Street, St Albans, Christchurch 8013 ☎️ 03 356 1353