September – Temporary Clinic Hour Changes

In September between the 19th and 23rd, Aaron will be on leave, however, massage and acupuncture will still be available during that week by appointment only.

Please give the reception a call for further details.

How Chiropractic Care Has Helped Me: Introducing Usain Bolt

Usain Bolt used chiropractic treatments. “I’ve worked hard over the years. I’ve been injured and I’ve worked hard through it, and I’ve made it.” Bolt uses chiropractic not only to bounce back more quickly from injuries, but also to enhance his performance while healthy. “As long as I’m in great shape, nobody beats me, for sure.

To read more, click here.

Welcome to our new receptionists!

In July we sadly said goodbye to both of our lovely receptionists. Kimi is moving to windy Wellington to be closer to family and Tracy has been offered a full time nurse specialist position that was too good to pass up. They will both be surely missed.

Our two new friendly receptionists, Bo and Ja, has since taken over and are looking forward to meeting everyone!

 

 

What is core strength?

I like to tell patients that their core is a shorthand way of referring to all the muscles of their lower back/pelvis/hip area. It’s where your center of gravity is located and where movement begins. A strong core stabilizes the spine and pelvis and supports you as you move. The core has 29 pairs of muscles that fall into two categories:

– Local Muscles. Patients can think of local muscles as the deeper muscles, the ones close to the spine and responsible for stabilization. They don’t have much ability to move the joints. The local muscles are further broken down into primary and secondary categories. The primary local muscles are the transverse abdominus and multifidi (the two most critical muscles for providing stability). The secondary local muscles are the internal obliques, quadratus lumborum, diaphragm and pelvic floor muscles. To read more click here.

 

Antibiotics: are they necessary?

With antibiotic overuse driving the rise of antibiotic-resistant infections, authors of a large study find that during 2010 to 2011, antibiotics were prescribed for outpatients across all conditions at a rate of 506 per 1000 population. Only an estimated 353 of these, however, were likely appropriate, suggesting that 30% of these antibiotics may have been unnecessary.

These findings, published in the May 3 issue of JAMA, highlight the need to set a new goal for antibiotic stewardship in the ambulatory setting, according to Katherine E. Fleming-Dutra, MD, a pediatrician with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia, and colleagues.

Although the National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria aims to halve the rate of inappropriate outpatient antibiotic use by 2020, figures on the actual extent of misuse have been lacking. The new study aimed to fill this gap by estimating the rates of outpatient oral antibiotic prescribing by age and diagnosis and the proportion that may be inappropriate in US adults and children. To read more, click here.

6 moves for a healthy back

As the days get darker earlier and the temperature drops, it can be tempting to skip a work out. To help overcome this, here are some exercises you can do inside and at home to help you maintain a healthy spine as we head into the Winter months. To read more on how to do each exercise, simply click on the infographic below:

Back-Stretches

Easter and ANZAC opening hours!

We hope you have had a great year so far!
Here are our opening hours over this festive season:

  • Friday 25th March (Good Friday): Clinic closed
  • Monday 28th March (Good Monday): Clinic closed
  • Monday 11th April: Clinic open by appointment only as Aaron is away on business
  • Monday 25th April: (ANZAC day): Clinic closed

Congratulations Sabrina…

Although we are sad to say goodbye to our part-time massage therapist Sabrina, we would also like to congratulate her on taking up a full-time massage therapy position within a central Auckland wellness clinic. We wish her all the very best!

New Staff
CatherineFollowing our update above, we would also like to introduce our new massage therapist Catherine. Catherine is an experienced massage therapist who studied at the New Zealand College of Massage in Auckland graduating with a Diploma in Therapeutic Massage, Diploma in Massage and Sports and a Bachelor of Health Studies in Massage and Neuromuscular Therapy.

She is passionate about health and enjoys being able to help people by improving their overall well-being and quality of life.

Catherine utilises a host of different types of massage techniques including, but not limited to relaxation, therapeutic and sports massage and neuromuscular therapy to address health concerns such as stress, muscular pain and tension, muscle imbalances and sports/ occupational injuries.

Pricing Updates
Please see our pricing updates for massage therapy appointments below:

Basic treatment (30m): $45
Standard treatment (60m): $80
Extended treatment (90m): $110

If you would like to get in contact with us please call us on 09 6231578 or email us at [email protected]

From the team here at Auckland Chiropractic Centre