Health tips

Stay healthy while exercising

15 November 2019 | Marcus Daws | Health Check, Health tips, Injury Prevention, Osteopathy

As the weather is becoming warmer, it is the time of the year that people begin to head outside and exercise. This is great because regular exercise is important for our health and well-being. However, sometimes exercise can do us more harm than good if we are not careful about what and how much exercise we are doing. Below are some simple tips that will help you stay healthy and injury free while exercising this summer. First and foremost,ensure that you are warming up properly. It is never a good idea...

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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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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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5 ways to reduce neck and back pain at work

8 November 2019 | Marcus Daws | Back care, Health Check, Health tips, Injury Prevention, Osteopathy

  Neck and back pain is a common issue that affects many people at work. There are ways that we can reduce neck and back pain while at work, and here are five of them. 1: Stand up often Sitting for prolonged periods of time is known to flare up neck and back pain. This is because it weakens the muscles in your back, making it hard to maintain good posture. To avoid this problem in the future, make sure to stand up every hour and move around. This could be as simple as going to get a drink of water,...

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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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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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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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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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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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