It’s that time of year where the mornings are frosty, we’ve dug our gloves and scarves out of storage, the soup pot is in permanent residence on the stove, and the days are shorter. While some of us quite enjoy the winter months as a time for hibernation and recharging the batteries, our fast-paced lifestyles don’t always allow us time to slow down, and often a cold or flu is the thing that forces us to stop.
Today’s blog offers some tips for boosting immunity and keeping yourself in tip-top shape this chilly season.Read More
What is sciatica and what treatments are recommended?
The sciatic nerve is the largest and longest nerve in the body. It originates in the lower spine, branches into the pelvis, then travels through the buttocks and down the back of each leg. Sciatic pain often occurs when there is pressure on, or damage to, the sciatic nerve.Read More
A question we are often asked is if we treat children and babies -the answer is yes. Babies and children benefit from osteopathic treatment just as we grown-ups do. Our osteopathic approach is gentle and tailored to each child's age and complaint. Our admin team will work with you during the booking process to find the best osteopath that suits your child’s needs.Read More
Looking at our skeleton’s alignment more closely, the average head weighs 8–12 pounds and balances on top of a relatively thin spinal column.Read More
For desk-based jobs, sitting for long periods of time is unavoidable, which can lead to lower back pain. However, if you adjust your office chair properly, you can support your back, legs and hips correctly and take the pressure of your lower spine.Read More
According to the University of Otago, up to 1 in 3 New Zealanders suffer from back pain on any given day, causing them discomfort, decreased mobility, and a reduced quality...Read More
OA progresses slowly and develops over many years. In most cases, only small changes affect parts of the joint. However sometimes it’s more severe and extensive.Read More
This is by no means comfortable for headache sufferers and, although temporary pain relief can be found through over-the-counter medications, it’s best to address the cause of the pain to avoid any recurrences.Read More
On the one hand, half of our kids aged 5–14 years favour a more sedentary lifestyle, watching 2 or more hours of TV a day. And only 10% of secondary school students are meeting the current recommendations of 60 minutes of physical activity daily, according to the Youth’12 survey.Read More
Some people will experience soreness for a day or so after an osteopathic treatment. This is quite normal and often an indication of increased circulation and removal of toxins such...Read More