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Osteopath needed to join the team

20 April 2019 | Marcus Daws | Clinic News, Osteopathy

Daws Osteopathy needs an Osteopath to join our growing team. We are a collaborative group of five Osteos, a massage therapist and a rehab trainer who works in our onsite rehab studio, fully supported by our practice manager and reception team. Based in central Hamilton, we also have a satellite clinic in North Hamilton. This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate to quickly grow a decent patient list, hours are flexible and we have a strong emphasis on our 'work' supporting our lifestyle, not...

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The benefits of Osteopathy for babies

14 August 2018 | Marcus Daws | Health tips, Mums & Bubs, Osteopathy

When I started working as an osteopath I had just finished my thesis on pelvic girdle pain in pregnancy and promised myself I wouldn't treat any pregnant women for a long time... But you know what? I missed working on such incredible bodies, so it was only a couple of months in, that I started saying 'yes', not 'to the dress' but to treating mums and bubs. I have had incredible results, so I thought I would share some of the highlights and benefits of Osteopathy for this population. A lot of parents...

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Rehab Training

14 August 2017 | Marcus Daws | Back care, Clinic News, Injury Prevention, Rehab Training

  Here at the clinic, we've launched the Daws Studio! It's a great space where we can help our patients return effectively from injury and get back to full strength, doing the sports and activities they love. It's an aspect of a full rehabilitation program which too often gets glossed over. In the past where it was identified that a patient needs to improve strength and mobility, they were given a few exercises scribbled on a piece of paper and sent on their way... you know what happens next!...

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We're Hiring

9 May 2017 | Marcus Daws | Clinic News

Daws Osteopathy needs a superstar to join the team. Trade Me Job listing here Health Centre Receptionist/Office Administration Part Time - Job Share Do you enjoy having variety in your day?Would you like to be part of our friendly and professional healthcare team, sharing a reception/administration role? You'll have a friendly positive attitude and be a pro-active team player with excellent customer service. You'll create a warm and welcoming environment for our patients. To be successful in this...

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The Benefits of Massage

13 March 2017 | Marcus Daws | Health tips, Massage

  Massage should be a necessary piece of your health and wellness plan. Massage is the systemized manipulation of soft tissue for the purpose of keeping the body in a state of normality. The basic goal of massage therapy is to help the body heal itself and to increase health and wellbeing. Massage improves circulation which increases blood flow bringing fresh oxygen to body tissues. This can assist the elimination of waste products, speed healing after injury and enhance recovery from...

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Christmas Opening Hours

8 December 2016 | Marcus Daws | Uncategorised

Christmas is here and lots of people are closing up and heading away, however for those who are staying in town, injuries don't always come at the most convenient time The clinic with open through Christmas and New Year with the exception of the statutory holidays. Closed: 24th - 27th December Open: 28th - 30th December - 9am to 5pm Closed: 31st December - 3rd January Open: 4th January, normal hours If you are in trouble outside of these hours, you can leave a message at 0800 MY OSTEO and we'll check...

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Get Ready for Round the Bridges

30 October 2016 | Marcus Daws | Uncategorised

Round the Bridges is an iconic Hamilton event and a great challenge for many families, friends, businesses and organisations. Don't let injury ruin your day, make sure your body is in tip-top shape. At Daws Osteopathy we have the team to help you achieve you race day goals. In the lead up, we have Osteopathic treatment to help with any niggles or to ensure your body is primed and ready for the day. And you can get your sports massage to reduce any muscle tension that's built up through your training. We...

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“Back to Basics” on Lifting and Carrying Loads

8 June 2016 | Marcus Daws | Uncategorised

Whenever you need to lift or carry a load of any consequence, it is always useful to plan rather than charge head-down as too may of us do. Planning the Route With respect to the process of getting a heavy item from point A to B, consider the following: Start with the destination: do you know where it is? Is it safe to unload? Is there an obvious, clear space where to unload? Can you unload “ergonomically” (see below)? Check the route travelled: is the route clear, wide enough and free from...

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Stay Healthy this Winter

2 April 2016 | Marcus Daws | Health tips, Injury Prevention, Osteopathy

  As the clocks go back, how do you keep your health moving forward? It’s the end of daylight savings which seems to have come around at record speed (again). After a fairly hit and miss summer the changing seasons bring with the usual array of health challenges to overcome but with a good plan in place you can the cooler climate and stay healthy throughout. Here are our top five tips 1 - Eat clean Avoid undue stress on the body by avoiding bad food choices. The best way is to keep it simple....

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A Marathon Day.

12 March 2019 | Marcus Daws | Clinic News, Massage, Running

Congratulations to everyone who competed in the Kirikiriroa marathon and the Pukete Spaghetti endurance mountain bike race on the weekend. It was great to see you all there, giving it your all and we hope that we eased a few aches post-race. See you again next year!!!

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The Run Lab

17 March 2018 | Marcus Daws | Injury Prevention, Rehab Training, Running

  Downstairs in the Daws Studio we’ve been clocking up some KMs on the treadmill at our Run Lab, so what does that involve? We see a lot of runners at the clinic, some with a goal of running 100 metres, others who are aiming for 100 miles and the entire range in between but there’s a hitch. If they’re coming to see us as Osteopathic patients it’s probably already too late, they’re in pain and their run training is already suffering. We’re always going on (and on) about injury prevention...

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Suzy's Birthday Offer

1 July 2017 | Marcus Daws | Clinic News, Massage

Even though July is the month where Suzy celebrates her birthday, she has decided to give you all a gift. Choose a Sports Massage, Deep-Tissue, Pregnancy Specific or just a nice pampering Relaxation massage and watch any tensions dissolve away. (Small print: Can be used against any one-hour massage. Not to be used in conjuction with any other offer. Suzy likes wine and chocolate. Don't ask her age, she can get mean!) Book online here

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Mother's Day Massage Vouchers

6 May 2017 | Marcus Daws | Massage

We've got the perfect gift for those hard working mothers out there. One hour of ultimate rest and relaxation for the most important lady in your life. Pregnancy massage also available for soon-to-be mums. Gift vouchers come with Mother day card. Just head into the clinic to purchase today, or give us a call and we can arrange it being sent directly to you or to you mother with a message. $75 for one-hour massage, including the card and voucher   For sale until Mother's Day, Vouchers can be...

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CoolXChange Wraps - now in stock

15 February 2017 | Marcus Daws | Clinic News, Injury Prevention

We have a fantastic new product on the shelves. It's great for any athletes, fitness junkies, weekend warriors and gym bunnies. Injury can strike at the worst of times and when it does you want to act fast. The RICE protocol should be your first move (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) However, you don’t always have a handing supply of ice. The CoolXChange wraps offer instant cooling alongside compression for a rapid response to injury management to reduce pain and inflammation. There’s no need for...

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Summer Health Check

1 December 2016 | Marcus Daws | Back care, Health Check, Injury Prevention, Osteopathy

You always get your car serviced before it breaks down, offer your body the same courtesy. Don't let aches and pains ruin your summer fun, prevention is much better than cure so come and get a health check and learn some tricks for a happy and healthy break this summer. You'll get a... - consult with your Osteopath to discuss any concerns, undiagnosed niggles or areas of tension. - a full movement assessment - spinal health and alignment check - flexibility screening - Osteo treatment as needed - A plan...

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5 Tips for a Happy and Healthy Working Life

8 August 2016 | Marcus Daws | Uncategorised

‘How’s it going? Ask anyone in the local workforce and you seem to get the same response - BUSY! Business is booming but how is your health holding up to the challenges of managing that work-life balance? Here are a few tips to support you and your body and help you stay fighting fit. Move it Your body loves to move. All too often we end up hunched over a keyboard or workstation for far too long. Muscles either tighten up or get chronically over stretched, circulation becomes sluggish and your...

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The Different Styles of Osteopathy

8 May 2016 | Marcus Daws | Uncategorised

When you book to see an osteopath, do you know what to expect? Although much of modern osteopathic training is based on an increasingly standardised research-based approach to clinical evaluation and treatment, the way an osteopath approaches your condition in practice may still vary. When you present to your osteopath, the initial consultation is an information gathering session. We are looking at your posture, how you move, and your description of the condition in order to build a picture in our minds...

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Avoid the Osteo after the long weekend!

18 October 2018 | Marcus Daws | Back care, Health Check, Health tips, Injury Prevention

  Summer is well and truly on the way. The Labour day long weekend is a traditional welcome to the better weather and a time that many of us like to get out into the garden, plant our tomatoes and cull the overgrowth of weeds that has taken over in the past few months. Or maybe you have a reno project, re-staining the deck, or fence. Whatever it is, make sure you aren’t suffering by the end of the weekend. We see it every year, next week the phones will be ringing off the hook! Nowadays, many of...

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Daws Osteopathy - Rototuna

21 November 2017 | Marcus Daws | Clinic News, Osteopathy

We are very very pleased to announce that Daws Osteopathy is now open in North Hamilton. We are working alongside Feet Forward Podiatry and are now taking bookings from next Monday. You can find us at 34 Thomas Road Our Thackeray street clinic is business-as-usual, offering Osteopathy, Massage, Pilates, with the Daws Studio offering Rehab training and Running assessments. We are bringing the Osteo side of things to Rototuna from Monday to Saturday. Feet Forward Podiatry has been operating here for one...

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Stay on top of your health during the winter months.

5 June 2017 | Marcus Daws | Back care, Health tips, Osteopathy

Winter is a beautiful time of the year, crisp frosty mornings and warm evenings in front of the fire. Not to mention the snow sports kicking into life now, skiing, snowboarding or just building a snowman with the kids. It also has that other side; colds, coughs, flu and generally feeling stiff and achy for some. We want our patients to enjoy the finer side of the winter months, so here are a few tips to keep you fighting fit and away from the dreaded lurgy!   Increase your sleep Our natural...

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New Service Available Now

1 April 2017 | Marcus Daws | Health tips

We are pleased to announce our newest service on offer here at the Daws Osteo clinic, Tickle-Therapy. It’s a fantastic tool for tension relief and neural stimulation for chronic conditions that haven’t improved with more traditional treatment methods. Although not a well known healing art in New Zealand, tickle therapy goes back to Egyptian times where bird feathers were used on the feet or belly (two of the eight prime tickle zones) The scientific evidence is now mounting showing that controlled...

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Techno-healthy

23 January 2017 | Marcus Daws | Health Check, Health tips

You can find plenty of information about the negative effects of spending too long staring at your phone or hunching over your laptop and without a doubt, technology has certainly had an impact on the way we live. However, looking to the bright side, there are a multitude of ways to improve health and wellbeing using your pocket computer. Here are some of the favourite apps used by the team at Daws Osteopathy. Marcus – Headspace. This gives you an introduction to mindfulness practice and an easy to...

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Pilates at Daws Osteopathy

6 November 2016 | Marcus Daws | Back care, Injury Prevention, Osteopathy, Pilates

We are very happy to introduce one-to-one Pilates sessions to our list of services at Daws Osteopathy. Each session is run alongside your Osteopathic treatment offering a unique personally tailored treatment. Pilates has many positive effects on the body such as: - Improved concentration and mindfulness, - Increased breathing capacity, - Alignment and posture correction, - Balance and core control, - Coordination, - Reduce tension and stress, - Alleviate low-back pain, - Improve strength and...

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Repetitive Strain Injury

3 July 2016 | Marcus Daws | Uncategorised

Several of our patients are being treated for repetitive strain injury – most frequently “tennis elbow and Achilles tendonitis – and others frequently question us about what lies behind “RSI”.  This article aims to provide some basic answers to these queries. What is it? Repetitive Stain Injury (RSI) is an ‘umbrella diagnosis’ that accounts for a wide range of musculoskeletal pain disorders as a result of overuse of the body. This is most often experienced in the upper limb due to...

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Welcome to the Daws Osteopathy Blog

5 May 2016 | Marcus Daws | Uncategorised

Check in here for up to date info on the clinic, latest research in the health industry and a few top tips to help you live life to your potential. And to make sure you stay up to date, fill in the newsletter sign up box at the bottom of the page. Yours in good health Welcome to our blog | Daws Osteopathy Check in here for up to date info on the clinic, latest research in the health industry and a few top tips to help you live life to your potential.

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