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April 2, 2021

10 Facts About Back Pain

Back pain is scary, and can really impact on quality of life. However, only approximately 1% of people with back pain will have serious pathologies. Getting older is not a cause of back pain. Pain is rarely associated with significant tissue damage. MRI’s and X-ray’s […]
November 29, 2020

Anxiety in Children; How Breathing Re-Training Can Help

Anxiety in children is a common condition that can affect about 25% of children aged between 13 and 18.  When children are anxious they are in fight-or-flight mode.  In this state, the body feels threatened and reacts to help the person escape or avoid a […]
March 16, 2020
Runner Breathing

Breathing Retraining – An Osteopathic Approach

Many people may not realise something as simple as breathing can have a huge impact on their daily health. Long term dysfunctional breathing habits can affect facial muscles, posture, sleep, digestion, respiratory function and much more. Dysfunctional breathing often goes undetected, sometimes leading to a […]
March 16, 2020
Frozen Shoulder

Can An Osteopath Help With My Frozen Shoulder?

Unexplained pain in your shoulder? Unable to sleep at night? Struggling to lift your arm up? Have you got Frozen Shoulder? Take a look below for the symptoms, causes and treatment options for the Frozen Shoulder syndrome. What Is Frozen Shoulder? Frozen Shoulder (also known […]
March 16, 2020
Physio Knee Exercises

Healing From A Sports Injury? How An Osteopath Can Help

Our bodies are a complex structure of muscles, bones, tendons and connective tissue which, when all is well, work together in harmony to help us move in all the ways we want to. Unfortunately when one or more of these elements is not functioning at […]
March 16, 2020

Can Osteopathy Help With Sciatica?

According to Harvard Medical School as many as 40% of people may encounter sciatica at some point during their lives. The frequency peaks around 45 to 64 years of age with other risk factors including those who smoke, those who are taller than average and […]
February 23, 2020
Mountain Cyclist

How Osteopathy Can Help Cyclists

A passion for cycling, hobby cyclist on the weekends, or serious mountain biker taking on the rugged New Zealand back country? However you choose to enjoy your time on the bike, there are times when injury and pain can mean it’s not as enjoyable as […]
February 23, 2020
Golfing Injury

Improve Your Golf With Osteopathy

Suffering from a golfing injury? Or want to improve your performance? Osteopathy can help! Osteopathy is a natural approach to healing and preventative health that focuses on treating your injuries while taking into account the body as a whole. How does this relate to golf […]
February 23, 2020
Running Injury

How Can Osteopathy Help With Running Injuries?

Whether you are running marathons, using running as a training aid for other sports or just jogging for general fitness there is always room for improvement in performance, injury prevention and rehabilitation. While there are many avenues for those seeking help and advice with their […]
February 23, 2020
Tennis Injury

Osteopathy For Sports Injuries & Performance

Whether you enjoy sports to keep active,  or compete at a professional level, sporting injuries are a common occurrence for people of all ages. The very nature of some sports can be tough on the body from repeatedly performing the same type of manoeuvres, through […]
May 8, 2019

Pelvic Floor Dysfunction In Pregnancy

Pelvic floor muscles are at risk of becoming weakened both during pregnancy and when a traumatic or prolonged delivery takes place. It is estimated injuries to the levator ani muscle (LAM) which is fundamental in pelvic organ support occur in 13-36% of pregnant women who […]
January 31, 2019

Benefits Of Exercise In The Ageing Population

Until recently, it was simply accepted that we become frail and lose muscle mass as we age. However, recent studies which looked at athletes in their 70’s and 80’s found that they had similar muscle mass as athletes in their 40’s. It is now widely […]
October 20, 2018

Osteopath vs Chiropractor

What is the difference between a chiropractor and an osteopath? This is a very commonly asked question when people are considering seeking some alternative health and wellness advice for a variety of conditions ranging from back and neck pain through to sports injuries. Often the […]
June 10, 2018
Knee Pain

Why Does My Knee Hurt?

Osteopaths love to treat knee pain! Why? Because a lot of the time the pain is not solely coming from your knee joint! Therefore, a thorough examination of your entire spine and joints is required, to figure out where the pain is coming from, and […]
April 7, 2018

The Importance of Addressing Pain Promptly

Everyone experiences acute pain at some stage in their life. You can easily hurt your back gardening or sprain your ankle running. Most acute pain settles down very quickly, either by itself or with treatment, and should generally be fully healed within 12 weeks, as […]