Lower Back Care

Lower Back Care

If the sway in your lower back gets too large then the back starts to buckle and give pain. Tuck your butt in! Place your hands on your hips. Tilt your pelvis back and forward (tailbone down, pubes up) until your lower back feels more comfortable or less painful. Many...
Head Balance

Head Balance

Step 1: Getting started. I recommend that you stand relaxed or sit comfortably upright in a chair. Identify where your head joins the top of your neck. This can be done by nodding your head up and down gently. Step 2: Find the balance point for the muscles at the top...
Exercises

Exercises

The human body is designed to be moved. A recent study of teenagers showed that they often sit for 95% of their waking day. At this clinic we encourage people to be physically active. Physical Activity can be physical work (e.g.Building) or chores (house work) or...
Osteopathy is about connection

Osteopathy is about connection

The great trees of New Zealand grow by interconnecting their roots with the other dwellers of the forest. When asked to explain Osteopathy I often feel challenged because it is not so much what we do but how we think about what is going on. Many patients report that...
Feeling movement in trees

Feeling movement in trees

Finding movement in trees – an experiment Notice that trees sway in the breeze but they also twist slightly in their trunks. This twisting is a result of the young trees twisting to allow the leaves to have better access to the sun. The twisting is part of the...