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Arthritis – Home remedies

Arthritis Arthritis refers to inflammation of the joints. Arthritis arises from many causes and can be treated in many different ways. Arthritis classifications :  Arthritis caused by infection. Arthritis resulting from rheumatic fever. Rheumatoid arthritis. Degenerative arthritis. Arthritis due to joint injuries. Arthritis caused by gout. Arthritis originating from the nervous system. Rheumatoid arthritis and arthritis caused […]

Arthritis – 10 simple ways to manage it

Think you can’t stop that arthritis pain? Try these 10 simple, easy and effective arthritis pain relief tips to help make your life with arthritis a little easier. Protect your joints.Don’t keep your joints in the same position for a prolonged period of time. Balance your rest and work throughout the day. Use the strongest […]

Arthritis – Rheumatoid arthritis

The three most common types of arthritis: osteoarthritis (OA), rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and gout. Rheumatoid arthritis can affect any joint in the body but often affects the smaller joints, including hands, wrists, fingers and elbows before any of the larger joints like the hips, knees, shoulders. Joints are generally affected on both sides of the body. The symptoms are often […]

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, […]

Arthritis in children

Perhaps the most important thing to know about exercise for children with arthritis is that it does no harm. They can exercise and should. Benefits of the old adage that exercise is “good for us,” can be even greater for children with arthritis – as can the downsides of being physically inactive. That’s why it’s especially […]

The Essentials – Arms and Hands

Most problems in Arms and Hands occur in the forearm and elbow, caused mainly by repetitive strain or occupational over-use syndromes. Pain can be from mildly disturbing to completely debilitating. There are two groups of muscles on the forearm. The flexor group on the front curls the wrist, hand and fingers. The extensor group pull the hand back and […]

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 […]

Hands – Carpal tunnel

The hand has several muscles. Some make broad, smooth movements, and others make small, finite movements. It’s the combination of the exterior and deep muscles of the hand and forearm that allow the hand to perform such detailed tasks. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition caused by repeated movements, like everyday use of a computer keyboard or […]

Shoulders – Overview

The shoulders commonly have a lot to do with our posture. We can recognize our poor posture by the position of our shoulders. Our prime postural presentation actually comes from our torso but imbalances in the shoulder muscles can help pull us forward into poor postural habits. Imbalance between the shoulder mechanism can also create a […]