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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 […]

Why See an Osteopath for Whiplash Associated Disorder?

March 10, 2021

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 instinctively try to not move […]

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 are some things to look […]

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 classified as chronic Whiplash association […]

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 were given. However now these […]

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, and physical abuse, which have […]

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 me to describe them all. […]

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 well as its safety features […]

Telehealth Consultations, What are they?

April 8, 2020

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 try to get the full […]

WIM HOF METHOD

March 19, 2020

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 cold. The breathing technique appears […]

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 breathing mechanics, the chest, and […]