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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

The Essentials – Legs, Feet and Ankles

A number of common situations can result in foot, ankle and leg problems. First there is the sprained ankle. This is weakness in the muscles and ligaments that should be strapping the joint firmly together. Ligaments, which are an inelastic strapping over joints can be too elastic. This can be an inherited, from a previous […]

What are the Essentials?

The Essential downloads are designed by wellness expert and Osteopath Tim Judd for immediate pain relief. The Essentials are strategic techniques to relieve the parts of your body that are painful, strained or have suffered injury. These Essential techniques are designed to relieve, enable freer movement and improved function. (For ongoing repair and rehabilitation you will need to complete the whole regime in […]

Relief, Repair, Maintenance

The SFL home-based program is designed to meet the needs of your specific situation. Have you got pain because of a recent acute muscle strain, or because of a more complex strain pattern that has developed over many years? Do you want a quick fix or do you want to do some serious repair work? Do you […]

Leg Muscle Tension

Excessive tension in the muscles of the leg limits range of motion in the foot and ankle. This could be preventing the foot from flexing up and down thus placing more strain on the spring dynamic of the foot and also on the muscle attachments to the bone. This commonly presents as Achilles tendon inflammation at the […]

Muscle Crossover

Why do I have a pain in my foot when I actually have a shoulder strain? Because of the muscle crossover, the problems can spread up into the pelvis, hips and lower back or problems can refer down from there. Pain in the groin can be any number of issues coming from a range of […]