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Breathing Mechanics

March 6, 2019

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 work with these structures to […]


February 22, 2024

Statistics suggest that one third of New Zealanders do not get enough sleep. There are numerous factors that might influence sleep, whether it is having difficulties falling or remaining asleep. Other contributing factors may include stress, anxiety and sleep disorders that may impact the quality and quantity of sleep. The QRS Pulsed Electromagnetic field (PEMF) […]


Do you struggle to fall asleep? Do you struggle to stay asleep or get good quality of sleep? Sleep is so incredibly important to health. Long term sleep issues may impact your memory, your ability to regulate your emotions as well as your performance at work. Poor sleep also increases your risk of anxiety, depression, […]

What can you do to help your jaw pain

October 31, 2023

Get an experienced osteopaths to assess your concerns. Work on improving your posture. Actively work to reduce your stress using breathing exercises, meditation, exercise. This will reduce teeth grinding and clenching. Hot and cold packs to the muscles of the side of your face and head region. Exercises to reduce tension and improve strength if […]

What is Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy

PEMF is a non-invasive, calming, low frequency magnetic field which aids in energy creation, cell repair, improved cognitive functions, and enhances the body’s natural capacity to heal itself. Have a listen to Olivia explaining how it works in the video link. PEMF may help with the following:* Bone repair                        * Endometriosis and PCOS pain Osteoporosis                    * Depression and […]

How Can Our Team Health Professionals Help You?

Our osteopaths: Can assess the jaw and all the areas of your body that might be contributing to the root cause of your pain. They can help increase range of motion in the necessary joints, reduce tension in muscles, improve the ligament tone in the jaw area. They can advise appropriate exercises for your jaw […]

Causes of Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD)

Stillpoint Osteopaths take a thorough history and perform an examination to fully understand what factors could be potentially causing your jaw pain such as: Injuries to the face such us as hits to the head and face region. Grinding teeth and clenching your jaw which can be because of stress and or issues with the […]

Symptoms of Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD)

Stillpoint osteopaths and our Functional Movement Coach may be able to help relieve your TMD symptoms such as: Pain on the side of your face, which can extend up the side of you head to temple region or down your neck. Tension and or pain in the muscles of the jaw, shoulder and neck region. […]


What is TMD? TMD is a shortened term for Temperomandibular Joint Disorder. Your lower jaw is formed by a bone called your mandible. This bone forms a joint with your skull one on both sides called your temporomandibular joints (TMJ). They are found just in front of your ears. These joints allow you to open […]


We would like to introduce Olivia Wells an osteopath and trained Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapist. Olivia specialises in gentle techniques, Osteopathy in the Cranial Field (OCF) and structural techniques when required to be able to tailor sessions to each client’s individual needs. She has a special interest in the management of women’s health. Her master’s […]


July 6, 2023

Rain Zhao is a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioner and qualified osteopath. TCM in addition to osteopathy can provide a way of addressing some of your nasal issues. Rain is passionate about TCM and osteopathy and believes in approaching the body as a whole to address ongoing health complaints. Bizhi is the term (in TCM) […]