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 focused 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 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 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 […]

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