Waiheke Marketplace : May 11th 2011
9 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, MAY 11, 2011 NEWS *The offer is available to new customers who sign up to the Rockgas LPG HomePack and is subject to signing a two-year supply agreement. A termination fee of $75 applies. The offer runs from 2 May 2011 to 30 September 2011 and is available at your nearest participating Rockgas LPG supplier. For full terms and conditions visit www.contactenergy.co.nz/escapewinter Call us on 0800 762 542 and quote 5Y or sign up by visiting www.contactenergy.co.nz/escapewinter Sign up to Contact Rockgas LPG and warmer place escape to a Receive a $75 account credit when you sign up for two years as a new residential Rockgas LPG customer. With Rockgas LPG you ll enjoy an endless supply of hot water, your meals will be on the table quicker and your family can enjoy the luxurious warmth of gas heating all winter long. travel voucher win a $2500 Go into the draw to Plus CE17077/WM Increased health services mean fewer trips to town for locals. Waiheke Physiotherapy has recently recruited 2 new physiotherapists, bringing their total to 5 registered practitioners at their Ostend clinic which has been operating on Waiheke for over 20 years. Owners Ingrid Malifa and Alexa Cridge are excited to be offering new ser vices to the island meaning locals will not need travel to Auckland for physiotherapy treatment. Most people know physiotherapy for its role in treating and preventing musculoskeletal conditions such as joint and muscle sprains, broken bones and post surgery rehabilitation. The team at Waiheke Physiotherapy offer these services, as well as treatment, advice and education for many other conditions across the medical field. In fact, anywhere you would find a doctor or nurse in hospital, you will also find a physiotherapist providing essential treatment, and now these ser vices can be received locally. Each of the Waiheke Physiotherapy therapists has their own field of expertise and interest. Ingrid specializes in sports injury treatment and prevention which often involves an ACC funded gym membership for patients with one- on-one physio training, education and rehabilitation. Alexa specializes in older people's health and assessment and provision of walking aids. Alexa also provides assessment and advice on correct home and office work station ergonomics. Don McKenzie OBE is qualified in manipulative therapy, a technique more commonly associated with chiropractic. New recruit Laura Henderson practices dry needling, a technique which has evolved from acupuncture. Laura also specializes in sports injuries and together with Ingrid, holds a free strapping clinic each Saturday morning for anyone needing strapping for injury prevention or for current injuries. Also new to the team is chair of the physiotherapy board of New Zealand, Maree Grbin. Maree has specialty areas including continence, women's health, movement disorders in children, stress management and breathing disorders. Maree also runs the clinic's weekly 'Baby and You' postnatal group. Waiheke Physiotherapy also offer their clients the ser vices of massage therapist Sharon Webster. Sharon offers a range of massage treatments has a particular interest in sports injury rehabilitation. So, if you are travelling all the way to Auckland for physiotherapy treatment, you may not really need to. Call the team at Waiheke Physiotherapy and let them help you. WAIHEKE PHYSIOTHERAPY 59 Ostend Rd, Ostend, Waiheke Island. Ph/Fax: (09) 372 8281 Visit us online at www.waihekephysiotherapy.com Home birth: A rising Waiheke trend By JEROME GAVELLE Happy parents: Jon and Nathalie Hinds with their baby girl Eloise who was born in the pool. ' A perfect baby was born in a candle-lit yurt on a cliff top, in a birthing pool just as the sun came up. ' James Samuel on Zuva's birth Mums on Waiheke are mak- ing a higher than average choice to have their baby at home. Around 50 of the 100 babies born to Waiheke mums every year are home births. Midwife Linda Hodson says this higher than average trend seen on the island is because of several reasons. It is mainly because of our geographical isolation. Some mothers start labour in the middle of the night, which makes the trip to town com- plicated. But a lot of women decide to have their babies at home because it is just a drag having to go to town.'' Ms Hodson, Beatle Tread- well and Kristen Kesting are the three midwives offering the service on Waiheke which became legal in 1990. They advise mothers who want to stay at home to think about giving birth in a warmed pool. Most people find it very useful for pain relief,'' Ms Hodson says. Having their baby in the comfort of their own home is an experience most past customers'' find the best way to give birth, she says. As parent James Samuel recalls: My partner Kim's waters broke at 10pm, con- tractions started at 11pm and we were in the birthing pool at around midnight. When the moment finally came it all happened very quickly. We had been out of the pool for about three hours, when Kim felt it might be helpful to go back in. Within half an hour, at 6.50am, Zuva's head pushed through and on the next push it was all over. She came straight up onto Kim's chest to be embraced by us both and she gave a few little whimpers, but looked straight at us with big inquisitive eyes. Zuva held her head up and looked strong and serene. A perfect baby was born in a candle-lit yurt on a cliff top, in a bir- thing pool just as the sun came up.'' Ms Hodson believes home birth means most women are far more relaxed in their own environment and labour is usually smoother and easier. It is so much nicer after the birth to be able to go in one's own bed and not have to deal with a lot of strangers,'' she says. Eloise Hinds was born at the home of her parents Jon and Nathalie in Onetangi. Her mother has only good memories about the experi- ence. She says she had her first son five years ago in hos- pital in Wellington but Elo- ise's birth was much easier and faster. Even though Eloise was a big baby -- 4.2kg and 52cm -- she was born in only three hours after labour started compared to the 12 hours that took her big brother to see the light,'' Mrs Hinds says. It was so nice to be at home with my husband and my son after the birth. Linda has been a great comfort and gave me amazing support,'' she says. But of course an emergency can sometimes happen and the mother needs to be evacuated to the hospital. Ms Hodson says: It is only an eight-minute helicopter flight but we have to count on half-an-hour because of the time it takes for the mother to go to the landing spot and also for the helicopter to get here.''
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