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…
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Adding life to your years… and years to your life!

I’ve been researching this topic recently as next week I am sharing tips to age well naturally with the Pink Ladies at Maraetai Boat Club on Monday 12 August. It’s one thing I have been more aware of as the birthdays roll round, though…
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FREE student spine and posture assessments

Have you heard about ‘tech neck’? When I’m driving to work I can’t help but notice the college kids standing at the bus stop looking down, eyes glued to their phones. Possibly they are standing there for up to ten minutes….…
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Baby Feeding Tips

Are you pregnant or have a newborn baby? Perhaps you’ve done your antenatal class and learned about breastfeeding and now you’ve given birth and realised there is a whole lot more you’d like to know. Don’t worry – support is…