Thinking about winter wellness

I always think that daylight saving signals the start of the shorter days and cooler weather. Winter is looming and with that comes the start of sniffles and colds for a lot of people. This year too, there will be the threat of another community outbreak of Covid 19.

Back to School

Another school year begins – and already for Auckland a three day holiday has interrupted the school year! Let’s hope that 2021 is not as disruptive to schooling as the past year was. The transition to working from home for parents and including time in the day to home school and organize children...

Viva’s end of 2020 news roundup

2020….. it has certainly been a year that has changed our world in so many different ways. I know that we all have our own take on the year and how Covid-19 has affected us. Everyone has been uniquely affected, and we all react and respond in our own unique way to the circumstances presented to us!

How are your children going with the new ‘normal’?

Another holiday break is upon us – I know that the teachers are ready for a break, but for some parents the thought of it is enough to make them want to pull their hair out for the third time this year with the thought of juggling parenting, working from home and school holidays.

Why are my muscles stiff and sore?

Maybe you’ve done a work out, or perhaps you’ve just woken up and your neck feels tight and stiff. Maybe you can’t turn your head when you try and back the car. This tightness may also be accompanied by pain. Usually these episodes may…

What's new for Viva Chiropractic at Level 3

Hi there Viva family, It's been over a month in Level 4 and I know that there will be many of you wanting to get back in for your regular adjustments.... myself included! Ministry of Health regulations for health professionals who need…
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How are you going in lockdown?

It’s a huge, daunting time for most people I’m sure. It’s already been a week and I’ve felt a mix of emotions over this time as I am sure most of you have too.  It’s a time to dig deep into our inner resources to find strategies to…
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Check your child's posture for 2020

Welcome to 2020 and a new decade.  The children are back in school already for a new school year – new schools, backpacks and uniforms for some. This month I’m going to be focusing on children’s posture. You may be aware that your…

Understanding Pain - Adapted from Haavik Research

Experiencing pain is normal. It is supposed to be protective to make you stop doing things that may be dangerous. But chronic pain that has persisted for more than 3 months is no longer protective nor informative. So, what can you do about…
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How Long Will It Take?

We often get asked by our new patients “how long will it take until I am better?” The main reason we get asked this question is because no one likes to be hindered in any area of their daily life. Most often it’s some type of pain…