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Botany and Ormiston Times : Botany and Ormiston Times Thursday July 9 2015
www.times.co.nz Botany and Ormiston Times, Thursday, July 9, 2015 — 7 Shop 511D, Botany Town Centre, 588 Chapel Road, East Tamaki Phone: 09 271 1593 NOW $139.95 NOW $99.95 SAVE $100 SAVE $60 NOW $179.95 SAVE $60 CONNECT 770 GT2000 D Shop 511D, Botany Town Centre, 588 Chapel Road, East Tamaki Shop 511D, Botany Town Centre, 588 Chapel Road, East Tamaki Shop 511D, Botany Town Centre, 588 Chapel Road, East Tamaki Shop 511D, Botany Town Centre, 588 Chapel Road, East Tamaki Shop 511D, Botany Town Centre, 588 Chapel Road, East Tamaki HYC_Botany Press_200x269.indd 1 7/8/15 9:27 AM KC10937 Physio Moves Lower back pain ADVERTORIAL KC10984A LOWER back pain is felt between your lower ribs and the crease below your bottom, and may or may not include leg pain. Common causes include bending and twisting through sustained or repeated movements, such as lifting heavy weights at the gym, pulling weeds out of the garden, moving heavy objects or furniture around the house, or even prolonged sitting in the office with poor posture. Excessive overloading of lumbar spine structures in vulnerable positions or postures is the key root of the problem. Approximately 60% of the general population will experience lower back pain at some stage of their lives, 90% of which will recover within two months, providing they receive adequate care. Receiving adequate advice and management within the earliest stages of recovery is the most effec- tive form of treatment. We advise to stay as active as pain allows, avoid aggravating movements with good posture, avoid complete rest, and seek assessment by a medical professional as soon as possible. Following assessment, effective treatment can start with physiotherapy input for advice, hands-on therapy and a tailored exercise programme imple- mented over several weeks to address your individ- ual concerns. We also communicate with numerous local medi- cal practices and recommend a follow up with your family doctor to organise suitable pain medication where necessary. Physio Moves is a physiotherapy clinic conveniently located at Botany Town Centre. We have ample mall parking directly outside our clinic to allow for your ease of access. To book an appointment contact us on 273-9464. www.physiomoves.co.nz TIPS&TRICKS With Yvonne Godfrey Parenting let’s talk Nurturing vs Empowering THERE are two ways we grow our children. One is nurturing and the other is empowering. Nurturing is like planting a seed. You water it each day, give it lots of light, and when it is mature enough, it can be transplanted outside. Likewise, when you nurture your children, you love them, care for them and protect them from harm. Empowering means ‘to give power or authority to’, to release your children’s abilities and potential. As your children grow, you nurture less and empower more. Imagine that from age 13, you have five years to prepare your teen to leave school and potentially to leave home and be independent. If they go away to study or join the police or armed forces, this will be your reality. In the Jewish culture, a boy has his coming of age or bar mitzvah at 13 and girls have their bat mitzvah at 12. They are considered young adults from this age and are accordingly given responsibilities and freedoms. I personally like the omission of the word teenager from the Jewish vocabulary as ‘teenager’ tends to carry negative connotations and assumes that teens are soft, entitled and lazy. While many fit this description, yours does not need to! To set up your teens and young adults for independence and success, it’s important to pass on the baton of responsibility. I found that my parenting decisions always came from hindsight. I would suddenly realise that I had been doing things for my kids long after they could have and should have been doing it for themselves. Remember that you are moving from control to influence. Equip, empower and expect results. Your young adult will thank you for it and you can relax knowing they can take make it on their own! Yvonne Godfrey is a parenting expert who was ➤➤ the host of The World’s Strictest Parents and is the author of the best-seller ‘Parenting Yadults’. THE Vulnerable Children Act passed last year requires new primary childcare workers to be police checked as of yesterday, causing a backlog of applications. Stephany Wofinden, who owns local home-based childcare network Stems FROM HOME, says some educators are delayed up to three months. “ We just have to wait. We have a couple [of educators] in the wings who we’re not introducing to families yet.” Although frustrating, Ms Wofinden says Stems FROM HOME isn’t impacted greatly as they are balancing their intake of both educators and children to ensure there isn’t a supply and demand issue. She adds that some educators who have written permission from parents can start while waiting for clearance. The law requiring standardised safety checks for all state-funded service employees responsible for children under 17 will be phased over four years to cover new and existing, core and non-core workers. The checks include an identity check, references, police vetting, interview and an assessment of any risks the worker may pose. Organisations found in breach can be fined up to $10,000. A bill allowing police to charge $7 for their vetting services is being read in Parliament. Due to the higher than usual demand, the police vetting service has been boosted with additional staff, it was reported in the New Zealand Herald. It was also reported that the police website went down for a few hours on June 15 for upgrades regarding safety checking. education New teachers delayed Teachers have to pass standardised police checks first due to a new law Truck causes blackout BROOkBY residents were left without power yesterday after a large truck slammed into a power pole near Brookby School. The accident occurred at about 8.30am causing power lines to be brought down and closing off the road for several hours. Emergency services were called to the scene and the truck driver was brought to hospital with moderate injuries.
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