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Western News: April 10, 2018

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18 Tuesday April 10 2018 Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi WESTERN NEWS HEALTH & AWARENESS Hip pain: Do I have arthritis or could it be mainly my muscles? The team at Physical Sense in Sydenham sees clients with a range of symptoms but many of their middle-aged and senior clients visit complaining of pain in one or both hips. Physiotherapist Ietje van Stolk suggests that a major part of the pain could be due to muscle pain rather than simply arthritis. “Even if an x-ray shows arthritis, the reason for the pain may be the muscles around the joint,” she explains. Alternatively, a back muscle could also be the cause, as shown in the image. Ietje recalls one case where an 89 year old client with severe arthritis who walked with a stick, told her, “I will end up in a wheelchair, I cannot put any weight through my right leg due to pain in my hip and buttock”. “Within 4 treatments, she was walking with her stick but without the severe pain,” says Ietje. “The arthritis was one of the factors that made her muscles spasm but the other was that older people move less and the flexed position the hip is in when we sit is particularly bad for the hip.” Ietje is happy with the fact that although the client was 89 and could have been “given up on” or told to live with the pain, she made a difference to her health Hip muscle that causes hip pain (the crosses are the areas of the muscle spasms, the red areas is where the pain is felt) and wellbeing. At Physical Sense, hands-on techniques (massage and triggerpoint deactivation techniques) are used to release the muscles. The client also gets a home exercise program designed to mobilize and stretch the hip, strengthen the important core muscles and increase general strength and balance. They teach a movement sequence that stretches the hip in all directions whilst the client is able to lie safely on their bed, perfect for older or less mobile clients. In many cases having the muscles released and being taught how to maintain it, is enough to stay on top of the problem. If severe arthritis is the underlying cause, some maintenance therapy may be necessary, but that is often more affordable and, for older patients, better tolerated than surgery. In very few treatments the client Back hip muscle that causes hip pain will know if it is going to work for them or not, without financial commitment. Physical Sense Gym & Physio is located at 300 Colombo Street, Sydenham. There is a bus stop in front of the door and there is ample parking. To enquire about specialised exercise classes or physiotherapy treatment, phone 377-2577 or visit www.triggerpoints.co.nz. Physical Sense Gym and Physio is located at 300 Colombo Street, Sydenham. The Blue Line Bus stops in front of the door and there is ample parking. To enquire about specialised exercise classes or physiotherapy treatment, phone 377-2577 or visit www.triggerpoints.co.nz True Who thought DENTURES and false! could look this natural? • Full dentures • Metal partial dentures • First-time immediate dentures • Implant supported dentures STUNNING: A beautiful new denture for a young female patient These stunning lovebite full upper and lower dentures have been expertly crafted by internationally-recognised dental technician Richard Greenlees at his Christchurch studio. The combination of Richard’s skill, experience (including 15 years in London’s prestigious Harley Street) knowledge and revolutionary techniques allow him to create beautiful bespoke false teeth that truly resemble those in nature and reflect each patient’s individuality and unique character. style noun elegance and sophistication. synonyms: flair, grace, poise, polish, suaveness, urbanity, chic, finesse, taste, class, comfort, luxury, affluence, wealth, opulence, lavishness. AGING GRACEFULLY: Natural teeth for a gentleman patient in his 80’s 402 Montreal Street Christchurch | P. 379 1222 By appointment only. Consultation fee applies. HOLLYWOOD: It’s all white for this female patient in her 60’s lovebite.com Richard will personally guide you through the entire process to create teeth with small nuances in the fabrication, colour and shape. Your beautiful new lovebite dentures will boost your confidence and make you look and feel year’s younger! MAGAZINE STYLE.KIWI

WESTERN NEWS Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi Tuesday April 10 2018 19 Email emily.oconnell@starmedia.kiwi by 5pm each Wednesday Knit ‘n’ Yarn Tuesday, 10am-noon Bring along your knitting, crochet or any portable craft and join our friendly group for an hour or two of companionship and crafting. Beginners most welcome. Hornby Library, Goulding Ave Scrabble Group Tuesday, 9.45am-noon Go along and play scrabble with this friendly group. Exercise your brain and have fun. Gold coin donation. Sundbye House, 100 Farrington Ave Suz Verrell – Friends of the Library Book Talk Tuesday, 12.30-1.30pm Verrell will talk about her book and the planning for her next book. She worked for 16 years in East Africa along the Great Rift Valley. Fendalton Library, 4 Jeffreys Rd (corner Clyde and Jeffreys Rds) JP Clinic Tuesday, 10am-1pm A justice of the peace is on site to take oaths, declarations, affidavits and affirmations, witness signatures on documents and certify document copies. The JP can also witness citizenship applications, sponsorship applications and rates rebate applications. No charge or appointment required. Fendalton Library, 4 Jeffreys Rd (corner Clyde and Jeffreys Rds) Halswell Community Craft Group Wednesday, 9.15am-noon Go along to learn new crafts or have a social outing. There will be knitting, crocheting, embroidery, cross-stitch, cardmaking, painting, patch work or anything else you are doing or wish to share with others. Entry is $3 and includes morning tea. For more information, call Marion on 322 8996 or Trudy on 322 8178. Halswell Community Hub, cnr of Sparks and Halswell Rds Scrabble Club Wednesday, 1.30-3.30pm Go along to Scrabble Club. There’s no obligation, just go along whenever you can and join the friendly group. All materials supplied. Te Hāpua Halswell Centre, 341 Halswell Rd Minecraft Club Thursday, 3.30-4.30pm Have a musical instrument jam session today, 3.30-7pm. Book a time to go solo or have a silent practice with up to four bandmates. There will be electronic drums, a digital piano, a Roland session mixer, mics and headphones available for budding musicians. You can also bring in your own electric instruments and plug into the session mixer. One off bookings are also available for community groups. Children under 12-years-old must be supervised by an adult. Places are limited so bookings are essential. Te Hāpua Halswell Centre, 341 Halswell Rd. Get creative, start crafting. Build imaginative worlds and battle nocturnal creatures at the learning centre’s Minecraft Club. A tutor will be in attendance to supervise and assist if necessary. Places are limited so bookings are required. Suitable for children aged between eight and 12-years-old. Cost is $20 per child per term. Te Hāpua Halswell Centre, 341 Halswell Rd Get Creative Craft Group Thursday, 9.30-11.30am Go along to the group for a morning of creativity. A gold coin donation is required for morning tea and to cover the use of any craft group materials for card making, usually about $2.50 per card. For further information, call Janet Holder on 021 1477 656. South West Baptist Church, Balcairn St Petanque Thursday, 1-3pm, or Sunday, 10am-1pm ​Try something new. Petanque is easy to learn, with equipment and coaching provided. Visit the world class facilities in North Hagley Park on these open days or www. christchurchpetanqueclub.org. nz. All welcome. Christchurch Petanque Club, 6 Riccarton Ave Upper Riccarton Library Korean Book Club Friday, 6-7pm The Korean Book Club will meet at 6pm. Come and share your ideas with other Korean book lovers. Upper Riccarton Community Library. 71 Main South Rd, Sockburn Halswell Heroes Exhibition Saturday, 10am-4pm Library staff share their research on the war stories of men who enlisted from the Halswell area. Te Hāpua Halswell Centre, 341 Halswell Rd Super Saturday Storytimes Saturday,11am-noon Encourage learning through a love for stories. Storytimes is an interactive programme including stories, rhymes, craft and play. Upper Riccarton Library, 71 Main South Rd, Sockburn QR Code Library Hunt – Holiday Activity Monday, 9am-8pm Locate QR codes hidden around your local library while exploring the amazing collection that you may never have known existed. All entries will go in the draw to win a library goodie bag. Fendalton Library, 4 Jeffreys Rd (corner Clyde and Jeffreys Rds) Still Pedalling! Full Workshop Services: • WOF’s • Service Checks • Wheel Alignment • Brakes • Clutches • Tyres etc All makes & models Trevor Crowe’s been involved with cars for a while. You can benefit from his experience at... 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