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Exercises for the Lower Body

Restless Legs Syndrome

Restless Legs SyndromeRestless legs syndrome (RLS) is a disorder of the part of the nervous system that causes an urge to move the legs. Because it usually interferes with sleep, it also is considered a sleep disorder.Symptoms of Restless Legs SyndromePeople with restless legs syndrome have uncomfortable sensations in their legs (and sometimes arms or […]

Is This My Life Forever?

Is this my life forever? I hear this a lot in my clinic. ’My life will never be the same again…’Recently, a guy fell off a ladder – well to be precise he fell with the ladder – and came into the clinic looking very sheepish and feeling very sorry for himself.I could hear ACC […]

Intelligent Fitness

Intelligent FitnessSo You Want to Get Fitter?In my opinion there are two key elements in making for a successful fitness regime. Both important but not always easy to define. 1st Element- Have FunIf you had to choose an exercise to do, what would it be? What type of exercise do you like doing? (And bringing […]

I Think I’m Going Weak At The Knees

I Think I’m Going Weak At The Knees ​Yes its an epidemic – it’s like a plague that is bearing down upon us and we don’t notice until its almost too late.Research I read a while back stated that it is better for elderly people to do weight bearing exercises because of the types of […]

Ninja Osteopath Breaks Ankle

Ninja Osteopath Breaks Ankle Yes, sad but true.In my mid 40’s, not that long ago (yeah right) I decided to take up martial arts.Nothing too martial – read serious fighting. It was an artistic form of Kung Fu called Wu Shu. It was a bit fruity but I enjoyed getting my head around the moves. […]

Are You Being Shrink Wrapped?

Are You Being Shrink Wrapped? Bad Boy Bubby – the protagonist with a penchant for wrapping people tightly in shrink-wrap in the 1993 movie by director Rold De Heer –  is I think, one of the more bizarre movies that has ever been made but never-the-less, memorable. It sticks in my mind because on a daily […]

Causes and prevention of back pain

Back Pain Back pain is the most common complaint among adults under 45 years. Back pain brings life to a complete halt and interrupts careers. Here is a quick look at the anatomy of the back. Follow the link for a 3D introduction video to the Upper Back or the Lower Back. Our body depends on the spinal column for […]

Back pain and the Computer User

Back pain is the most common complaint among adults under 45 years of age. It can bring everything to a complete halt and interrupt your personal life and career. Here is a quick look at the anatomy of the back. Our body depends on the spinal column for structural stability and mobility. We twist, bend and flex […]

Arthritis – Osteoarthritis

Arthritis literally means “inflammation of a joint”. There are more than 100 different types of arthritis but osteoarthritis is the most common.  According to the NZ Ministry of Health, arthritis is the single greatest cause of disability in New Zealand. More than half a million people will be affected by arthritis during their lifetime. In the USA, […]