Posts Tagged 'Auckland.'

New Zealand Research Suggests Pregnant Women May Benefit From Chiropractic Care

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New Zealand research suggests that pregnant women may benefit particularly from chiropractic care adding weight to the positive outcomes many women have reported. Results from a pilot study, due to be published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, indicate that chiropractic adjustments of pregnant women appear to relax the pelvic floor muscles at rest [1].

Commenting on the study, Dr Cassandra Fairest, chiropractor and spokesperson for the New Zealand Chiropractors’ Association says: `As there were no changes documented when ...

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Text Neck can cause permanent damage to the cervical spines

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You may have noticed a new buzzword in health news recently ‘TEXT NECK’
Text neck is the term used to describe the neck pain and damage sustained from looking down at your cell phone, tablet, or other wireless devices too frequently and for too long.
Children and teens are especially at risk for suffering symptoms of text neck. And it seems increasingly common. Recently, a patient came in to my practice complaining of severe upper back pain. He woke up ...

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New addition to the McAllister Clan – baby Benjamin McAllister

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I would like to introduce you to our beautiful baby Benjamin Louis McAllister born today 5th September 2014 at 10:43am at Waitakere Hospital via C-section. Benjamin is healthy and has taken well to his first breast feed, he weighs 7lb 6oz. He looks identical to his big brother Lachlan when he was first born. Ben has beautiful full lips, a perfect little nose and a good covering of hair on his head (colour is ...

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Waitakere Hospital Maternity Ward 50 year commemorative celebration

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Dr Marcus McAllister’s family were recently honoured to be a part of Waitakere Hospital Maternity Wards 50 year commemorative celebration.

Marcus’ mother Jane McAllister has delivered the most babies at the Hospital since its opening. The McAllister family is proud to see their photo in pride of place on the hospitals Maternity wall for years to come.
Dr Marcus is the second eldest of fourteen children (yes you read it right ’14 children’), his family ...

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90% of the stimulation and nutrition to the brain is generated by the movement of the spine

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Nobel Prize recipient Dr. Roger Sperry says that the spine is the motor that drives the brain. According to his research “90% of the stimulation and nutrition to the brain is generated by the movement of the spine.” Only 10% of our brain’s energy goes into thinking, metabolism, immunity, and healing. Sperry demonstrated that 90% of brain energy goes into processing and maintaining the body’s relationship with gravity.

One of the worst types of health problems people ...

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Chiropractic care may reduce sport related injuries

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CHIROPRACTIC CARE MAY REDUCE GYM AND FITNESS-RELATED INJURIES SAY NZ RESEARCHERS
Media Release Date: 22 May 2014

The inability of some people to properly activate and control their core muscles when engaging in exercise predisposes them to lower back injury, and may be reversible with regular chiropractic care according to researchers at the New Zealand College of Chiropractic.

According to Dr Heidi Haavik, Director of Research at the New Zealand College of Chiropractic: `We know that delayed trunk muscle ...

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How Chiropractic helped Tanzee Gorvett our beloved little Dog

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PATIENT TESTIMONIAL

A while ago, Tanzee started walking badly and was unable to put her left, hind leg down, which lead to virtual immobility.

She was unable to get up and down the deck stairs into the garden, and she had to be lifted and carried. We tried walking, we tried to rub her, but Tanzee was in constant pain, her ears and tail were always down and she didn’t want to move. Friends who hadn’t seen her for ...

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Mattresses and Back Pain

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Mattress Firmness
In the past a firm mattress was considered best for back health. That belief has been challenged in recent years. There has been little in the way of studies, but one double-blinded study published in the Lancet, demonstrated that a new medium-firm mattress relieved chronic low back pain better than a new firm mattress for people with chronic lower back pain.

In this study, participants who slept on a new firm mattress also had ...

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Sunday Dr Marcus’ family on TV3 ‘The Great Food Race’

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The episode starring my family as guest judges will be showing on TV3 this Sunday 16th March at 7pm. Don’t forget to watch it and tell me what you think.

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