Free spinal checks this month

Friday June 10, 2016 Written by Published in Local

A GROUP of chiropractor students and mentors from the New Zealand College of Chiropractic will arrive here on June 20 to provide free spinal health checks.


Local coordinator for the team, Rosita Taikakara said the group would be on Rarotonga for two weeks.

Taikakara said the programme was part of the New Zealand College Chiropractic Abroad Programme. 

The annual programme falls under the category of a medical specialist visit to the Cook Islands and has the approval of the Ministry of Health. 

“Our friends will provide free spinal health checks to our Cook Islands people and permanent residents – free of charge to our people,” Taikakara said.

“They will treat anyone from new-born babies to the elderly, including our “special people” from the Creative Centre

“The first session normally takes 30-40 minutes depending on the situation, with follow-up sessions also provided.” 

She said the team would focus on the health of the communication between the brain and the body via the nervous system. 

“The stress and strain of daily life can cause blockages that interfere with this communication and by making small adjustments to the spine, which protects the nervous system, the blockages are released. 

“No appointment is required, just turn up and fill in a medical form before you are seen by the team of students and chiropractors.”

Services would be provided at two venues, Taikakara said.

“I will be stationed at the Te Atukura Grounds at the Prime Minister’s Office with my two volunteers and we will take care of the administrative side of things before passing you on to the experts.

“The second venue is at the Titikaveka CICC Hall where Ritia Hosking and her team will take care of the people from the other side of the island.”

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