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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 […]

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, […]

Posture – introduction

Osteopath and wellness expert Tim Judd will help you understand and implement good everyday postural habits at home and in the workplace. Your posture describes how you present to the tasks that you do in every day life, how you stand, how you sit and how you walk. Do you stand and walk tall or do […]

Lower Back Problems – Facet Joints

The lower back includes the lumbar spine and all the associated muscles in this region. The spine is made up of vertebrae that are stacked on top of each other with a disc in between and nerves that exit between each vertebra. Also between each vertebra are a set of joints, one on each side, commonly […]

Lower Back Problems – Hip Flexors and Abbs

The hip flexors are attached to the front of the lumbar vertebrae and come down through the groin to attach to the thigh. They traverse the sacroiliac joints, where the sacrum joins to the pelvis, they also traverse the hip joints. These muscles have a massive influence area and when tight they compress the entire lower back, […]