Don’t turn your back on back pain: osteopathy can help

Posted by Jo Wigley on 18 July 2017

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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 of life – not to mention hundreds of millions of dollars spent in health care.

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Headaches and how osteopathy can help relieve them

Posted by Jo Wigley on 29 March 2017

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Kids and sports: how much is too much?

Posted by Jo Wigley on 28 February 2017

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Dormant Bottom Syndrome

Posted by Jo Wigley on 26 January 2017

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Exercise during and after pregnancy

Posted by Total Body Osteopathy on 5 December 2016

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The Fountain of Youth

Posted by Melinda Sweeney on 9 September 2016

The Fountain of Youth lies in Exercise! Last weekend, I attended the NZ Association of Musculoskeletal Medicine scientific meeting. The theme for the gathering was “Busted Boomers” – which sounds  a bit dire but actually the common thread was that so many problems in later life are preventable. It’s all about what we do throughout our lives, including as very young children that will broadly determine our quality of life into retirement.

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Alzheimer's Prevention

Posted by Melinda Sweeney on 14 April 2016

I attended an event hosted by the Neurological Foundation last month aimed at educating the public on Alzheimer’s prevention. The Foundation invited a world leader in the field, Professor Gary Small from UCLA, to speak on the subject. Dementia is a major challenge to the health sector today, it is more of a burden on society than cancer and heart disease combined. About 10% of people over the age of 65 will develop dementia, and today there are 40,000 people in NZ suffering with this illness.

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Eating and Activity Guidelines

Posted by Melinda Sweeney on 14 April 2016

This document provides evidence-based health advice on healthy eating and being physically active. It is written for health practitioners and others who provide advice on nutrition and physical activity for New Zealand adults but the summary easily readable.

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Winter Aches and Pains

Posted by Melinda Sweeney on 5 August 2015

We've had some gorgeous days of late in sunny Christchurch with plenty of opportunities to get out and enjoy our beautiful province. A couple of weeks ago when we were in the grips of those nasty frosts, a client asked me why we feel our aches and pains more in the winter, especially in arthritic joints. This inspired me to write a little on this difficult topic.

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