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.

Getting your schoolkids back on track

1st term of the school year is almost at an end. Some children have started school for the first time. They are young and tired and possibly still quite overwhelmed by the new routines. As parents, we pick up the signs of stress in our children. They might be crawling

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Stillpoint osteopaths often have patients looking for assistance in managing post traumatic stress disorder while working with other health professionals. This condition usually occurs as a result of being unable to recover from experiencing or witnessing a significantly stressful, traumatic or shocking event. When we go through such an experience

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Breathing Mechanics

When we have issues such as anxiety and heightened fears this can impact how we breathe. Osteopaths have been trained to assess how you breath. Your ribs, the spine, the muscles in your neck, your diaphragm and even your pelvic floor are all involved in breathing! Good news – osteopaths

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Stillpoint Supports Gumboot Friday

Mike King won the 2019 Kiwi bank New Zealander of the Year and is using the platform to promote Gumboot Friday and his charity “I am Hope” which will facilitate free and timely mental health support for Kiwi kids. The first Gumboot Friday will happen on April 5th, 2019. Kiwi

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Nutrition and Emotional Wellbeing

What we feed our body is very important. It is the fuel that gives us the get up and go to work through the day. So how our stomach and intestines function then impacts what we absorb from our food and this impacts how our nervous system works and guess

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Children’s Emotional Health

At Stillpoint we feel privileged to be entrusted with the health care of your children. Osteopathy helps correct their body mechanics to allow them to grow with less stresses and strains. Can osteopathy also help their developing emotional wellbeing? Children can experience stressful situations, changing schools, being bullied, being dropped

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Osteopathy’s Role in your Emotional Health

Mike King, Kiwi Bank 2019 New Zealander of the year, has recently made headlines for his work with increasing awareness about mental health especially with children. He inspired me to talk about osteopathy’s role in our emotional wellbeing, the theme of our latest newsletter. As an osteopath it has become

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Newborn Health

I often feel incredibly privileged as an Osteopath when I get the opportunity to place my hands on a newborn infant and share their family’s story. Parents present to us at Stillpoint Osteopaths with a myriad of different issues that they are working through with their wee new additions. Ranging

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Christmas 2018 Opening Hours

In response to demand over the last few years, we are pleased to report that we will be open for business on selected days over the Christmas period. It’s a great time to get that summer tune up without the time restrictions of work and school. Get your festive season

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Keeping your children off the benches and in the game

Winter sports have ended, and the October school holidays are a welcome rest to the preteen and teenage joints and ligaments. If your kids are anything like mine they are growing like weeds and they are complaining. Their ankles are sore, their knees hurt, their heels are tender, and their

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Understanding Pain

For those of you who are experiencing chronic pain. This is a nice clip that explains what you may be going through and offers advice on ways to cope and to always seek help.

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