Exercises and info

Physiologic Stretching

Physiologic Stretching

Stretching is to change the length of muscles or to reset the ‘length reflexes’ in the muscles.This will help maintain a balance in the body and increase performance of muscles. To stretch most people pull hard on a musclePeople under 25 can often do this “Stretch or...

Safe Abdominal Exercise

Safe Abdominal Exercise

For those beginning or those with a weak back. Upper Abdominal Crunch Secure your lower back Bring your knees up toward your chest and cross your ankles and let your knees spread apart.Adjust the position of your legs until your back is almost flat.At this point the...

Thigh Stretch

Thigh Stretch

Stand next to something you can use for balance. Lift your right leg behind your and hold your foot (or trouser leg) with the right hand. (Start with either leg but stretch both legs).Tilt your pelvis forward. (Tuck your butt in and flatten your tummy). Check with a...

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...

Headaches

Headaches

Headaches occur when the pain nerves in the head are irritated.We most commonly see people with the Tension Headache Type, which is usually associated with tension and inflammation in the upper neck or scalp. The next most common is Migraine, which is an intense...

Performing Arts

Performing Arts

As part of becoming healthy and maintaining health, people need to rest and refresh themselves. We encourage people to have uplifting experiences. Performing artists provide us with many such experiences. Osteopaths support the performing artists who, like athletes,...

Running is a Great Way to Enjoy Fitness

Running is a Great Way to Enjoy Fitness

With the Auckland Marathon coming up in early November there will be many of you out pounding the pavement. Hopefully not pounding! People who run heavy on their feet (or even heavy walkers) set up a lot of trauma in the body that the body has to recover and heal from...