North Shore Times : January 15th 2013
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There is a focus on the bones and muscles, but osteopaths also pay attention to nerve supply and tissue nutrition. The good news is that it is suitable for everyone -- new born babies, preg- nant women, sports peo- ple, office workers and the elderly. Established in 2009, Rosedale Road Osteo- paths in Albany treat a wide variety of con- ditions. These include back pain, general joint pain, stiffness or injury, discomforts during and after pregnancy, sporting injuries, headaches and migraines, pins and needles and numbness from trapped nerves and for infant s colic, reflux, wind and feeding and sleeping difficulties. The busy practice is run by osteopath Claire Peat, with the help of Laura Hopkins, who both have significant clinical experience and training. Both are graduates of Unitec New Zealand s Master of Osteopathy programme and are registered with the Osteopathic Council of New Zealand (OCNZ). They recently returned from a trip to the UK and Ireland where they attended training cour- ses and educational con- ferences, with a particu- lar focus on the treat- ment of pregnant women and children. What happens at an appointment? Practition- ers will focus on the body s skeleton and joint function along with the underlying muscles, soft tissue and internal organs. An overview of your medical history will be noted, along with your symptoms and any fac- tors that affect them. Palpation, range of movement and muscle testing are used to diag- nose problem areas in the body. What are the techniques used? Gentle articulations (movement) to realign and improve joint mobility Soft tissue stretching techniques to release muscle tension Mobilisations and spi- nal manipulation to increase the joint s range of motion Cranial osteopathy, which given its gentle nature is most suitable for babies, but can give benefit to anyone Neuromuscular release techniques, which allow a contracted muscle to release and free a restricted nerve supply Advice on exercise and posture correction, both at work and at home. Extended practice hours are Monday and Tuesday 7.30am to 6.30pm; Wednesday 7.30am to 4pm; Thur- sday 7.30am to 8pm; Friday 7.30am to 6.30pm; Saturday 10.30am to 4pm. Rosedale Road Osteo- paths is at Unit 6B, Rosedale Office Park, 331 Rosedale Rd, Albany. Phone 448 2684 or email claire@osteopathy foreveryone.co.nz. Website: www.osteopathy foreveryone.co.nz. Bloggers help each other quit smoking Quitline had more than 2000 people signing up to use its services in the first week of the year. 2171 people from all over New Zealand signed up to our telephone and web-based support services in the first week of 2013. We are thrilled that so many New Zea- landers want to quit smoking, improving their own health and the health of their family, Quitline s director of Strategy and Communi- cations, Bruce Bassett says. The people who signed up with Quitline came from throughout New Zealand, which reflects Quitline s services that are freely available to all New Zealanders. Canterbury, Southern and Lakes, Counties Manukau, Waitemata and Auckland were the regions providing the most new Quitline clients. The first week in January also saw a sharp increase in the number of people blog- ging and emailing for support. Quitline s Quit Blogs have almost tre- bled in use, with 2476 people blogging in the first week of January compared to 963 for the same period in 2012. Clearly, there is very strong interest by people to quit smoking and it is fantastic that people throughout New Zealand are engaging with Quit- line through our phone and online services to support the achievement of their smoke-free resolutions . This is a phenomenal increase and shows that our Quit Blog support service really strikes a chord with people who are quitting smoking. By using Quit Blogs, our clients are connected with a community of sup- port with many people having gone through, or going through, the same experiences. You just need to read some blogs and understand how powerful support from peers is, and how it makes a difference to know you are not alone in your quitting journey, Bruce Bassett says. While Quitline research finds that most people giving up want to quit for family or health reasons, tobacco tax increases undoubtedly provide the trigger that some smokers needed. Most smokers knew the January 1 10 per cent price increase was coming and this has hit them hard in the wallet. Thecostofapackof20 cigarettes has increased from $14.40 to $16, and a pack of 25 s from $18 to $20, Mr. Bassett adds.. Anyone seeking support can call Quitline on 0800 778 778 or visit www. quit.org.nz for online support.
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