Advice from our osteopaths

Welcome to our advice blog, these articles are written by your osteopaths here at Stillpoint Osteopaths to show where cranial osteopathic treatment can help, as well as educate on general health.

Why See an Osteopath for Whiplash Associated Disorder?

Why See an Osteopath for Whiplash Associated Disorder? Osteopathy may be your therapy of choice, once you have been cleared from any major issues by your GP or a medical facility. In the initial days after the injury pain levels may be high, swelling might be present and you will

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Motor Vehicle Accidents and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Motor Vehicle Accidents and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder 50% of people who have pain caused by a motor vehicle accident meet the criteria for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). 38% can still show signs of PTSD 5 years after the accident. PTSD can impact your recovery from Whiplash Association disorder (WAD). These

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Acute vs Chronic Whiplash Associated Disorder

Acute vs Chronic Whiplash Associated Disorder Of those who develop whiplash associated disorder (WAD) for some, recovery can be prolonged. The majority recover relatively well over a 6-8-week period. 50% however do not fully recover and up to 30% are left with some form of disability and 20-40 % are

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What to do if you sustain a whiplash injury?

What to do if you sustain a whiplash injury? Well initially it is important to get some appropriate pain relief which you can discuss with your GP. Hot and cold packs can also minimise swelling and help with the pain. In the past you will remember the foam neck braces

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Whiplash

Whiplash This is a well-known term for an injury occurring to the neck due to acceleration with rapid deceleration. This can occur commonly with rear end and side car motor vehicle accidents. It is not isolated to car accidents, similar forces can occur during diving injuries or other sporting injuries,

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Your body in a Car Accident

Your body in a Car Accident What happens to your body during a car accident is completely dependent on the dynamics of the accident. The speeds, directions, types of vehicles involved, truck, motor bike where you were positioned and where you and your car ended up. Too many variations for

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Car Accidents – What’s the Impact?

Car Accidents – What’s the Impact? ACC receives about 40,000 new injury claims a year from motor vehicle crashes in New Zealand. We have hundreds of fatalities per year and many seriously injured. Car accidents happen at different speeds, involving different sized vehicles, and your location in the car as

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Telehealth Consultations, What are they?

Telehealth Consultations, What are they? Stillpoint Osteopaths have decided to become creative during the lock down period. Osteopathy is much more than just hands-on treatment. As you know, osteopaths take the time to take an extensive case history, listen to your health concerns whether physical, emotional, nutritional or environmental. We

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WIM HOF METHOD

Wim Hof, also known as The Iceman, is a Dutch extreme athlete noted for his ability to withstand freezing temperatures. This is a method he developed, that has some evidence that it may help our immune system. It involves three aspects, a breathing technique, meditation process and gradual exposure to

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Osteopathy Preparing you for the Cold and Flu season

Patients often seek osteopathic health care in preparation for the cold and flu season. You might ask how osteopathy could possibly help? Well let’s look at our lungs first. The COVID19 virus seems to impact our lungs more than our sinuses, ears or nose, potentially resulting in pneumonia. Assessing your

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THANK YOU

This is a time when we should be pulling together as families, work families and communities. New Zealanders are always the first to help others, to get behind our people and achieve what is needed when the occasions arise. I want to acknowledge everyone who is taking the advice of

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Farewell Ricard Canavate

Farewell Ricard! Our wonderful osteopath, Ricard Canavate is off to do some more travelling. Ricard has been with us since 2018. He came in with incredible passion for osteopathy and a strong drive to learn osteopathy in the cranial field (OCF) as practiced at Stillpoint Osteopaths. We will miss his

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