Media Release; 19th December, 2016
The New Zealand Chiropractors’ Association (NZCA) has welcomed calls by the
Health Quality & Safety Commission, published in the latest issue of the New
Zealand Medical Journal (1), for an integrated, multidisciplinary approach to the
prevention of falls, one patient at a time.
Chiropractor and NZCA spokesperson Dr Cassandra Fairest explains: `We fully
support the need for individualised responses to prevent falls one patient at a time, and for leadership responses that promote an integrated approach to reducing the risk of falls in older people. Chiropractors are uniquely placed within the healthcare spectrum as they support better spine and nervous system health which has demonstrated positive effects on balance in the older population, and therefore this would help reduce the future need for a massive increase in healthcare costs.'
Media Release: 29th March 2016
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 .
By Tanja Glucina, NZCC CCR Operations Manager
Media Release: 18th October 2016
Looking back, the 2016 Rio Olympics was an incredible games for New Zealand. With four gold medals, nine silver and five bronze medals, New Zealand is always enormously proud of our sportsmen and women.
In the past, Valerie Adams has thanked her chiropractor as part of her winning team. However, it’s not only Olympians who strive for excellence in athletic performance. Our patients want the best out of their bodies too. A recently published study from the Centre for Chiropractic Research at the New Zealand College of Chiropractic has shown that chiropractic care improves muscle strength and cortical drive, and prevents athletes from
WARM UP BEFORE TACKLING THOSE CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS AND SUMMER DIY PROJECTS ADVISE NEW ZEALAND CHIROPRACTORS
Media Release: 10th December 2015
The New Zealand Chiropractors' Association is recommending Kiwis limber up before undertaking any strenuous activity around the home to prevent injury or worse. According to Dr. Hayden Thomas, chiropractor and spokesperson for the New Zealand Chiropractors’ Association: ‘At this time of year we see an increase in people seeking care for conditions brought on by sudden bursts of new activity after winter deconditioning, which essentially means they are out of shape.
Media Release 06 October 2015
The longer days and warmer weather are a perfect combination to take up regular exercise and even just walking more has a host of healthy benefits according to the New Zealand Chiropractors’ Association (NZCA). Chiropractor and NZCA spokesperson Dr Hayden Thomas explains: ‘Walking benefits all aspects of your health from increasing your levels of vitamin D, improving the efficiency of heart and lung function, reducing circulating stress hormones, assisting spinal function, and helping with weightloss. And it’s something nearly everyone can do to increase their fitness and wellbeing. As part of the Just Start Walking initiative from the World Federation of Chiropractic, a global non-profit organisation, we’re encouraging New Zealanders to think about making more journeys on foot.’
Media Release 06 August 2015
New Zealanders could reduce their use of pain relief medication by purchasing a
new bed and taking better care of their spinal health, the country’s chiropractors
The New Zealand Chiropractors’ Association (NZCA) says mounting research from
around the world, including New Zealand, shows that poor quality sleep and spinal issues can lead to chronic pain and other conditions.
Media Release 31 July 2016
Groundbreaking research indicates that chiropractic care may make your brain
function better, according to the New Zealand Chiropractors’ Association (NZCA). A collaborative study on the effects of manipulation of the spine on brain function
between Denmark’s Aalborg University, the New Zealand Centre for Chiropractic
Research, the Health & Rehabilitation Research Institute, AUT University and
University of Ontario Institute of Technology, published earlier this year in the journal (1).