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Triggers For Headaches

November 16, 2019

If you have had your headaches for a long time. I suspect that you will know what your triggers are. What is a trigger? It is an aggravating factor or something that you know will set off your headaches. Your GP or other health professional may have at times asked you to keep a headache […]

When should I visit my GP about my headaches?

November 15, 2019

I believe a headache is one symptom that often patients don’t go and chat to their GPs about. On questioning, it almost becomes part of their normal day-to-day life, is only mentioned if the headaches are really debilitating. However, headaches can be a symptom of other conditions. I thought it might be useful to list […]

Some less commonly known causes of headaches

Gastrointestinal Function: Nowadays we are becoming more aware of our gut function and how important it is on many levels for our health. So guess what, some headache sufferers also have gastrointestinal issues. Research has shown that there is a higher prevalence of headaches in those with gastrointestinal reflux, constipation and diarrhea. Studies are starting […]

Headaches and Osteopathic Approach

Can osteopaths evaluate my headaches? Yes is the short answer ,and if the headache picture is of concern or requires more extensive investigations, they also know when to refer you on. Osteopaths are Primary Health care practitioners who have been educated in the assessment of headaches. They have the skill to take the necessary history […]

Reflux in Infants

August 7, 2019

Does my baby have infantile reflux? What is making my baby irritable not feed properly or have sleep difficulties? As a parent you speak to other parents of new-borns, your parents, friends and everyone has a diagnosis and an opinion to what is causing what in your baby. Babies cannot talk but they can cry, […]

WHEN DOES YOUR BABY OR TODDLER NEED OSTEOPATHIC ASSESSMENT?

July 16, 2019

Stillpoint Osteopaths have the skills that allow us to safely assess and manage babies, toddlers and children through their developmental years. What might show you that your baby could do with an osteopathic consultation: 1. Can your baby turn their head both ways well? We often have parents bringing in their babies because they seem […]

Birth Issues and Osteopathy

June 21, 2019

The delivery of our babies is often a memorable time. The birthing process itself is filled with many challenges to navigate and sometimes the process is amazing and sometimes it doesn’t quite go to plan for either mum or baby. Osteopaths can gently assess both baby and mum to check if their body mechanics and […]

Breastfeeding and Osteopathy

Breastfeeding has many benefits for your developing baby that many systems have been put in place to help support mothers who want to breastfeed, to have a positive experience. However, when things don’t quite go to plan there can be a significant emotional toll on mum and family, physical discomfort and trauma to mum can […]

Getting your schoolkids back on track

April 17, 2019

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 into our bed more. Taking […]

You’re Invited! Stillpoint Talks Series – Men’s Health

March 16, 2019

We are launching our series of health talks and you’re invited! Our inaugural talk on Men’s Health will be held at our practice at 54 Mount Eden Rd on Tuesday the 9th of April 2019 at 7.00pm. Call the clinic on 09 638 9256 or book your spot here. This talk is not only suitable […]