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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

March 9, 2019

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 our nervous system at times […]

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 […]

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 bank is committing up to […]

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 what, our mood. Not suggesting […]

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 by a significant friend, parent […]

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 increasingly common to be approached […]

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 from constant crying, constipation, spilling, […]

Christmas 2018 Opening Hours

November 13, 2018

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 started in the right way! […]

Keeping your children off the benches and in the game

October 9, 2018

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 legs ache during the night. […]

Understanding Pain

May 29, 2017

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.