August 20, 2017

6 Tips To Help With Your Back Pain

Back pain is a very common condition, which can affect over 90% of the population at some time in their lives. It can have a serious impact on patients’ everyday activities. However, most patients recover from back pain in a number of weeks. It is […]
January 26, 2017
osteopathy and Plantar Fascitis

6 Tips To Help Treat Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is the medical term used to describe inflammation of the plantar fascia, which is the connective tissue which runs along the bottom of your foot. This can be a very painful condition, which can last months and even longer for up to a […]
January 26, 2017
Pregnancy and Back Pain

Pregnancy and Low Back Pain

Low back pain during pregnancy can be very distressing and should not be ignored as a normal part of pregnancy.  Approximately 50-80% of pregnant women report low back pain at some stage during their pregnancy. However, only about 50% of women seek treatment for their […]
November 27, 2016

Exercise for Acute Low Back Pain

Here is a great exercise you can do if you have hurt your back and are in acute low back pain. It’s a simple knee hug and involves bringing your knees to your chest, in an oscillatory manner, in order to pump some fresh blood […]
October 30, 2016

Promoting Good Bone Health in Children and Teenagers

The promotion of good bone health in children and teenagers is exceptionally important as there is a limited window of development in your child’s life, where healthy bone is developed, laying the foundation for future bone health in adults. In fact, poor bone health development […]
September 4, 2016

Benefits of Exercise in the Ageing Population

I recently spent three days at the NZ Musculoskeletal Medicine Conference in Christchurch, which was specifically focussed on aches and pain in the ageing population. This was quite a fitting theme, given that musculoskeletal disorders are the leading cause of disability in New Zealand. With […]
May 5, 2016

Pelvic Floor Dysfunction In Pregnancy

Pelvic floor injuries occur in 13-36% of pregnant women who have a vaginal delivery, and is associated with trauma to the pelvic floor and its muscles and ligaments. In some cases, this can lead to issues with urinary incontinence (leakage of urine) anal incontinence (leakage […]
April 16, 2016

Pregnant And In Pain…Can Osteopathy Help??

One of the most rewarding aspects of being an Osteopath is the opportunity to help a pregnant lady in pain, and to assist her throughout pregnancy.  Pregnancy can be an amazing experience, but it also brings with it some challenges and various levels of discomfort […]
April 10, 2016

Pilates Exercises For Core Strengthening

Here is a link to some beginners pilates for core strengthening. The teacher provides excellent instruction!  If you are suffering from injury or back pain, always consult your osteopath or other medical provider before beginning any stretching/strengthening/ mobilisation programme.  These exercises may not be suitable for […]
April 10, 2016

Torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament…..Is Surgery Required?

The Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) is one of the most commonly injured ligaments of the knee. It is injured mostly in those who engage in sporting activities such as rugby, soccer, skiing, and snowboarding. Approximately 50% of ACL injuries involve damage to other parts of […]
April 9, 2016

Gentle Stretches For Back Pain

Here are some very gentle yoga type stretches for your back. The instructor may seem to take things slowly, but she provides excellent instruction. Overall, fantastic stretches! However always consult your osteopath for an accurate diagnosis of your back pain, and treatment plan, before beginning […]
April 9, 2016

Headache And Neck Pain

Headaches are a common medical complaint affecting both adults and children. Some headaches originate from the neck area and are termed cervicogenic headaches, which simply implies generated from the cervical spine.  This type of headache can be very common and is caused by irritated joints […]
April 9, 2016

Fed Up Of Back Pain??

Low back pain is a very common medical condition that is reported to affect over 90% of the population at some time in their lives. Low back pain affects patients in many different ways, with each patient having their own unique experience. Low Back Pain […]
January 14, 2016

Welcome To My Blog!

Hi there, Welcome to my blog!  The aim of writing my blog is to share information and interesting articles with my patients and those suffering from pain and other medical ailments. I also hope to enlighten you further about Osteopathy and how it might benefit […]

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