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HEALTH WITHIN OSTEOPATH TACKLES GLUE EAR AND SUPPORTS COMMUNITY Not content with keeping her patients in the best of health with osteopathy, Rebecca Walker is currently doing doctoral research with Auckland University’s Department of Paediatrics to get to the heart of what really causes glue ear. “There is so much that is yet to be understood about this common childhood affliction. I’m looking closely at children’s immunity to infection, anatomy, nutrition and the role allergies can play. Too many New Zealand children still suffer from glue ear and for some there is concern of hearing loss leading to developmental delays,” explains Rebecca. “At Health Within Osteopathy we find that ear-aches and glue ear respond well to osteopathic treatment, providing relief to both the parents and the child. Part of being an osteopath is about being holistic in our approach to health and that also means playing our part in the wellbeing of the community. We’re always looking for ways to support the community and inform people about the benefits of osteopathy,” says Rebecca. The clinic has sponsored Westmere Kindergarten and worked with local midwives helping mothers to understand the importance of post-natal cranial osteopathy. Currently Health Within is finding ways to help Westmere Primary raise money for their school hall. Rebecca, Ryan, Ingeborg and Vikasini make a great team and their patients benefit from their expertise in a tranquil, relaxing environment. The osteopaths treat a wide range of health issues from common muscle strain and joint pain to more complex conditions such as arthritis, chronic lower back pain, digestive problems, period pain and migraines. PN HEALTH WITHIN OSTEOPATHY, 141 Garnet Road, T: 09 376 1980

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DECEMBER/JANUARY '10/ '11 Ponsonby News  

Christmas issue - covering December and January - news/views and all that is happening in and around Ponsonby

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