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May 5

Unlocking Relief: How Clinical Pilates Alleviates Low Back Pain

Introduction: Low back pain (LBP) is a prevalent and debilitating condition that affects millions worldwide, impacting daily activities and overall quality of life. In this comprehensive guide, we'll explore the efficacy of clinical Pilates in managing and preventing LBP, delving into its principles, benefits, and debunking common myths. Understanding Low Back Pain:  LBP can stem […]
April 4

C-Section Recovery: The first 6 weeks. 

The first 6 weeks of recovery after a C-section are very different when compared to the recovery from a vaginal birth. The reality of healing from a major surgery with a newborn, while also adjusting to postpartum body changes is likely to be challenging for mothers. We can feel less overwhelmed if we are able […]
April 4

Chocolate Truffles

SERVES 12 | PREP TIME 10 MINUTES | COOK TIME 10 MINUTES | CHILLING TIME 20 MINUTES INGREDIENTS1 cup cream3 tbsp butter1/3 cup virgin coconut oil175 g dark chocolate (85% or higher),broken into 2 cm piecesFor the coating (optional), any of:2 tbsp cocoa2 tbsp chopped hazelnuts (or another nut you prefer)2 tbsp shredded coconut METHODPlace […]
March 3

Quinoa sushi

SERVES 4 | PREP TIME 15 MINUTES | COOK TIME 25 MINUTES INGREDIENTSFor the quinoa:1⁄2 cup quinoa1 cup water1 tbsp vinegar1 tsp saltFor the sushi filling:1 carrot, peeled1–2 spring onions1 avocado200 g raw, smoked orcooked salmon (or a185 g can of tuna), orcooked chicken, porkor beef (optional) For the sushi dressing:1 tsp finely grated ginger1 […]
March 3

Caesarean Awareness Month

April is Caesarean Awareness Month, an annual observance around the world, which brings focus to all topics surrounding caesarean births including: reducing preventable c-sections, the experience of a caesarean delivery, and advocating for a vaginal birth after caesarean (VBAC). Caesarean Awareness Month empowers parents with information and support to make informed decisions about childbirth, reduce […]
March 3

Lifespan vs Healthspan. How Healthy are you?

What does “health” mean to you? Would you consider yourself “healthy”?
February 2

The Continuum of Motherhood

What happens in pregnancy, labour and birth all impact how a woman becomes a mother and cares for her babies. These are the years that are formative, creating ripples that can affect generations of family to come. I’ve come to realise that women aren’t able to entirely "recover” from each chapter of motherhood. Instead, we […]
February 2

Garlic Roasted Mushrooms with Walnut Crumble

SERVES 6 | PREP TIME 15 MINUTES | COOK TIME 2 MINUTES INGREDIENTS12 medium portobello mushrooms150 g blue cheese or feta, at room temperature2 cloves garlic, finely chopped1 tsp fresh or dried rosemary or thyme, finelychopped (optional)1⁄4 cup walnuts, chopped into small pieces METHODPre-heat your oven to 180°C for fan-assisted ovens(200°C for regular bake ovens). […]
January 1

Cauliflower Risotto, Chicken,Parmesan and Smoked Bacon

SERVES 4 | PREP TIME 15 MINS | COOK TIME 10 MINS | CARB COUNT (PER SERVE) 7 G INGREDIENTSFor the lemon chicken:500g chicken breasts, cut horizontally into 2 cmthick steaks (check pack weight or ask yourbutcher)1 clove of garlic, slicedZest of 1⁄2 a lemon1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil1⁄2 teaspoon of saltFor the […]
January 1

Why Are Prenatal Tests Abundant While Postpartum Tests Are Lacking?

We are yet to grasp that how we support ourselves to ensure good health through our ongoing postpartum period, requires just as much preparation that we would invest during pregnancy and that the health of us as mothers during the first 40 days of postpartum can determine our wellbeing for the next 40 years of life.  […]
December 12

Spiced Roast Pumpkin and Cashew Salad

SERVES 4 | PREP TIME 15 MINUTES | COOK TIME 20 MINUTES INGREDIENTS1⁄2 pumpkin (about 1 kg)2 tsp curry powder1⁄2 cup chopped cashews1⁄2 cup natural yoghurt2 tbsp olive oil1 tsp salt2 cups roughly chopped leafy greens (babyspinach, baby kale, etc.)Freshly ground black pepper METHODPre-heat the oven to 200°C fan (220°C regular).Line an oven tray with […]
November 11

Brain Power Salad

We're loving having more salads with these longer warmer days. This salad will also bring you extra brain power to help you make it to the end of year and holiday time 🙂 SERVES 4 | PREP TIME 20 MINUTES | COOK TIME 25 MINUTES INGREDIENTSFor the roast cauliflower:1 cauliflower1⁄2–1 red onion1 tbsp olive oil1⁄4 […]
October 10

Potato Pancakes with Cottage Cheese

Health Tip by Kirsten Rose With the change to daylight savings and hopefully better weather, many people will be feeling more motivated to get back into more regular exercise and healthier eating. But  this time of year also often brings additional commitments as the Christmas celebrations seem to start earlier and earlier. Here's a few […]
October 10

Mothers Corner: The Postpartum Identity Shift

Our personal journeys into motherhood are all so different, yet what I am witnessing through supporting women is that within our postpartum realms, we are all asking ourselves the same questions...  "Who am I now?"  "Where do I go from here?" "Will I ever feel like 'me' again?" There is a collective grief that we […]
October 10

Injury prevention in young athletes

Having worked within high performance sport in the UK, the pressures on young, promising athletes to reach their full potential is immense.  That pressure comes from a variety of different sources, parents, peers, coaches, performance staff and the player themselves.  That pressure is a double edged sword.  On one hand it helps to drive the […]
October 10

You Should Never Say These Things To Someone Healing From Trauma

As a trauma informed health professional, my goal is to always ensure that a client feels safe in any session – be it for an injury, in my pelvic health practice, or a mental health concern.  With it being Mental Health Awareness month in October it is good to know what things you can and […]
September 9

C-SECTION RECOVERY WORKSHOP

An invitation to all mothers who have experienced a c-section.
September 9

The Transformative Power of Physiotherapy for People with Cancer

Facing a cancer diagnosis is a life-altering experience that brings with it a multitude of physical and emotional challenges. As medical advancements continue to improve cancer treatment outcomes, the significance of integrating Physiotherapy rehabilitation into the care plan of cancer patients has gained substantial recognition and research backing.  Ideally it would be part of everyone’s […]
September 9

FUNDING FOR GROUP CANCER REHABILITATION CLASSES

We have been approved funding for a group cancer rehabilitation class. We're looking for 5 women to join our first group. The classes start on Tuesday 17th October at 12.30 for one hour and will run once per week for 6 weeks. Cost for the classes is covered by the PINC & STEEL Foundation.  To […]
September 9

7 Compelling Reasons Why You Should use SRC Recovery Compression Garments

The recovery shorts/ leggings help to speed up your post-pregnancy recovery and: If that doesn't convince you, here are seven compelling reasons why you should consider choosing SRC Recovery Compression garments: For the best fit and performance, it is recommended to have someone else take your measurements, as proper sizing is crucial for the garment's […]
August 8

Baked Salmon with Zoodles & Quinoa

Serves 2, Prep; 10 mins plus 1 hour chill, Cook; 15 mins What you need: 2 salmon fillets (125g each) 100g quinoa, cooked 1 zucchini 1/2 tbsp. olive oil 1 garlic clove, crushed 70g sundried tomatoes, rinsed, chopped Salmon Marinade: 2 tbsp. tamari 1/2 tbsp. olive oil 1/2 tsp. paprika 1/2 tsp. hot paprika 1 […]
August 8

Why YOU Need Strength Training in YOUR Life

Incorporating strength/resistance training into our daily lives As we age, we naturally begin to experience some reduction in lean muscle mass, strength and function, a process known as sarcopenia. Strength training, also known as weight or resistance training  is highly beneficial to everyone because it helps build strength, stability, endurance, preserves bone density and builds […]
August 8

The complexities of returning to sport after injury in young athletes

Lessons from working in high performance sport Having worked within high performance sport in the UK, the pressures on young, promising athletes to reach their full potential is immense and can lead to extra physical as well as emotional stress, especially where injury is concerned. I’ve seen it on many occasions where an injury occurs and […]
July 7

Leek & Pea Soup With Basil

Serves 4. Prep 5 minutes, Cook 15 minutes. WHAT YOU NEED; • 2 tsp. coconut oil• 3 1⁄4 cups (400g) leek, chopped• 4 cups (1L) water• 2 vegetable stock cubes• 3 cups (450g) garden peas• 1⁄2 cup (15g) fresh basil, chopped• 1 1⁄4 cup (150g) feta, crumbled WHAT YOU NEED TO DO; Heat the oil […]
July 7

Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome

By Chris Smith Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome (GTPS) is a condition characterised by pain and tenderness on the outer aspect of the hip, specifically around the bony prominence called the greater trochanter. It can significantly impact an individual's daily activities and quality of life. In this blog, we will explore the symptoms of GTPS, discuss […]
July 7

Enhancing Performance and Preventing Injuries: Unveiling the Potential of Strength Training for Runners

Paul White.  Physio and Running Movement Coach Over the past week, I've had the incredible opportunity to work closely with the Auckland U18 girls hockey team. Collaborating with these talented athletes has been a rewarding experience, but it hasn't been without its challenges. One recurring issue that a significant number of the girls have faced […]
June 6

SESAME & GINGER BEEF WITH ZUCCHINI NOODLES

Serves 4, Prep 5 mins, Cook 12 mins What you need; 1/4 cup (60ml) soy sauce 2 tbsp. rice wine vinegar 1 lb. (450g) lean beef mince 2 tbsp. sesame oil 1 tbsp. fresh ginger, grated 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 medium zucchinis, spiralised What you need to do; Mix the soy sauce and rice […]
June 6

The Importance of Good Posture: Enhancing Your Health and Wellbeing

In today's fast-paced world, maintaining good posture often takes a back seat.  However, it is crucial to recognise that good posture plays a significant role in our overall health and wellbeing. In this post, we will delve into the importance of good posture to highlight the positive impact it can have on various aspects of our […]
May 5

FOLLOWING THE ANATOMY TRAINS MAP
TO DISCOVER AND EXPLORE

After starting my Pilates journey with my first teacher training in 2001 I have still been digging deeper into my practice and teaching. I became curious with clients and my own limitations, injuries and pathologies. I researched their relationships and I became intrigued by Thomas W. Myers with his concepts of Anatomy Trains. I later […]
May 5

The Importance of Rest

What does the word “rest” mean to you? What do you think of yourself doing when you are resting?  In today's fast-paced world, where productivity and hustle are celebrated, we often overlook the importance of rest. But did you know that rest is a crucial component of a healthy lifestyle?  Sleep is a vital component […]
April 4

Pesto Quinoa Pasta with Tuna & Almonds

Serves 4, prep 10 mins, cook 10 mins. Ingredients; 300g quinoa pasta 400g green beans 240g tuna in water, drained (2 tins) 30g roasted almonds, chopped 130g green pesto Method; Cook the quinoa pasta according to the instructions on the package. In the meantime, halve the beans and also cook for about 5 minutes, then […]
April 4

Mum’s it's time for some self-care

By Liz Brookes, Pilates Instructor As a busy Mum taking time out for yourself with a regular movement practice is so important when you’re constantly taking care of others and are constantly on the go. When things get a little overwhelming during your day take a few minutes to restore your nervous system with some […]
April 4

Doing it Again or New to Motherhood? We Salute You! 

Happy Mother’s Day! By Renée Malyon It is known to be one of the hardest things you will ever do in your life…do you ever feel completely ready for it?…many women say no. Motherhood is a ‘rite of passage’ as some call it; a truly life changing event. Here at Auckland Physiotherapy, we want to […]
March 3

The Watson Headache® Approach

It’s Just a Headache Written by Robyn Atkinson Headache is considered one of the most common disorders globally, however most headache sufferers do not seek treatment. Instead, they rely on over the counter medication to ease their pain - sometimes for many years without end. Unfortunately pain medication only masks the pain, with the underlying […]
March 3

Yoga vs Pilates

Movement Therapy by Mira Boeyens Should I be doing yoga or pilates, is one superior over the other… and what is actually the difference between the two?  Firstly, both yoga and pilates is for everyone, from complete beginners to advanced gurus. However, there are some differences that’s noteworthy, especially if you are recovering from an […]
March 3

Omelette Wraps

In line with this month's recipe, I want to give an important mention to optimising our protein intake. Much of our body is made of proteins, especially bones and muscles so when we're recovering from an injury I think this is one of the key nutrition changes we can make. The majority of people eat […]
February 2

Tropical Granola

Makes: 7 cups Prep: 20 mins Cook: 2 hrs What you need; 1 cup (165g) pineapple,cubed 5 Medjool dates, pitted androughly chopped Orange, 2 tbsp. juice 1 tbsp. vanilla extract 1 tsp. ground cinnamon ¼ cup (60ml) coconut oil,melted 3 cups (400g) almonds,roughly chopped 1 cup (150g) cashew nuts,roughly chopped 3 cups (90g) unsweetenedcoconut flakes […]
February 2

Calf muscle strain - the injury that just keeps giving!

Calf muscle strains are one of the most common lower limb muscle injuries in addition to hamstring and groin strains. They occur commonly in sports which involve high-speed running or high volumes of running and acceleration and deceleration forces, although they can also occur in the general population with less intense activity. It is unsurprising […]
January 1

HEALTH TIP & SPINACH SHAKSHUKA

The new year often brings optimism and motivation to do things differently. Many of us are keen to set big goals and kickstart our health. I have 2 favourite quotes that I always find useful at this time of year. The first is by James Clear, author of Atomic Habits (which is an excellent read […]
December 12

Low Carb Pavlova

A Healthy festive option for Christmas Pav is back on the menu thanks to this quick and simple, fail-proof low-carb recipe. Decorate your low-carb pavlova with whipped cream (sweetened with your choice of LCHF sweetener if you like), seasonal berries and fresh mint. Or if you’re feeling creative, bake and decorate mini individual pavlovas so […]
November 11

TO KEGAL OR NOT TO KEGAL, THAT IS THE QUESTION

By Anna Geraets, Pelvic Health Physio There is this muscle we have that we typically don’t think about, until there is a problem (leaking, pain), or we’re considering vaginal childbirth.  So, first, what is this elusive muscle?  To make things as simple as possible, our pelvic floor has 2 layers. The superficial layer (closer to […]
November 11

TOP 4 SPORTS MASSAGE QUESTIONS

Sports massage is a term often discussed and often comes with some misconceptions. It is not just for athletes but is for anyone who is active to any degree. It is often referred to as being painful, but this is not necessarily the case. So, the following are some answers to four common questions about […]
November 11

High Protein Blueberry Pancakes

Physiotherapist and Health Coach Kirsten Rose suggests a yummy breakfast idea that is great, especially if you are trying to build muscle mass. Good news is that it is quick to make and the whole family will love it. Serves 1, Prep time 5 minutes, Cook time 10 minutes What you need; 1/4 cup egg […]
October 10

EGG & CHICKEN STUFFED CAPSICUM

Physiotherapist and Health Coach Kirsten Rose gives us one of her favourite mid-week meal ideas. Serves 4. Prep time 5 minutes. Cook time 20 minutes What you need; 4 eggs 4 egg whites 2 tbsp. almond milk 1 tsp. coconut oil 1 small onion, chopped 450g minced chicken 2 tsp. oregano 1 tsp. cumin 2 […]
October 10

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries

What is the ACL? Knee injuries, in addition to ankle injuries, are among the most prevalent sports injuries. The anterior cruciate ligament is one of the knee’s primary stabilisers and performs a key role in reducing rotational forces on the knee joint. It also acts to reduce anterior (forwards) movement of the tibia (shin bone) […]
October 10

Hey Mama! Are you ready to ramp up your exercise?

Kirsten is one of our Masters Physiotherapists, a certified Health Coach, Crossfit coach and mum of 2 girls. In this blog she’ll take you through some of the considerations for returning to running or high intensity exercise after having a baby…. Getting back to or even just starting a new exercise routine after having a […]
September 9

Renee's Top 10 Tips for Mental Wellbeing

By Renee Malyon, Senior Physiotherapist & Mindfulness Teacher How are you really feeling today? Do you ever ‘check in’ with your body? What sensations can you feel in your body that may be related to stress?  Did you know that there is a direct relationship between our thoughts, our emotions, and therefore the reactions that […]
September 9

Ankle sprain - Fully funded care at Auckland Physiotherapy

By Mark Quinn, Masters Physiotherapist Ankle sprain is one of the most common musculoskeletal injuries. A recent analysis of the research has shown that females are at a higher risk of sustaining an ankle sprain compared with males and children compared with adolescents and adults. Indoor and court sports are the highest risk activity but […]
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August 8

Massage — The Benefits and Different Types

Written by Bryce Hatton, Massage Therapist Massage – it is something many is us think about but fewer actually do on a regular basis. There are many reasons people have for not getting regular massages from – “I don’t have time” through to “Is it really worth doing?” and “I don’t know if will be […]
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August 8

What is a Frozen Shoulder?

By Mira Boeyens, Physiotherapist and Yoga and Pilates Instructor It’s very likely that at some point you’ve heard about, been told about, or known someone that’s struggled with adhesive capsulitis, more commonly known as frozen shoulder. A frozen shoulder is not simply a stiff shoulder, but an inflammatory condition that affects the capsule of the shoulder […]
July 7

As a runner, what should you know about shoes?

By Aaron Jackson, Podiatrist How do you pick the best shoe? Over the years researchers have spent a lot of time trying to figure this out. A major problem with this question is that the ‘best’ shoe is a subjective title. Ultimately, it comes down to your individual foot type and objectives. However, there are […]
July 7

How to Fit Exercise Into a Busy Schedule - No Excuses!

By Adele Griffin, Personal Trainer & Pilates Instructor  Fitting exercise into our busy lives is one of the biggest challenges we face. If that’s a hurdle for you, you aren’t alone—even as a personal trainer, I struggle with it! We are all human beings and we often have hectic schedules. Here’s the good news: scheduling […]
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June 6

Careway for Lumbar Spine

Do you have ongoing back pain or referred pain in your leg? Low back pain is common and can have a detrimental impact on the ability to continue to work and your favourite activities. Despite the large impact on life, most cases of low back pain are not serious and do not require medical intervention. […]
June 6

Yoga at Auckland Physiotherapy

Traditionally, yoga is a physical and mental practice that originated in India. However, despite its ancient origins, yoga has continued to develop over time and is suited to everyone. Yoga is a mind and body practice. It combines physical postures, breathing techniques, and meditation/relaxation. A regular yoga practice promotes strength, flexibility and calmness, which supports a well-balanced, active […]
May 5

Why Is Pilates Good For You?

Written by Sabrina Fu, Pilates Instructor Most people who are unfamiliar with the Pilates method may think that the main benefits are simply improvements in posture and flexibility, but it goes far beyond that! Whether you are looking to rehabilitate an injury, improve overall strength and mobility, or enhance athletic/sports performance, Pilates is an excellent […]
May 5

What Are Pessaries?

Written by Anna Geraets, Physiotherapist, Pilates Instructor and Women's Health Specialist What are these and how do they work? A pessary is a device used for a number of gynaecological problems. They are used frequently by gynaecologists, continence nurses, or pelvic health physiotherapists. At Auckland Physiotherapy we use pessaries to either support a prolapse or […]
May 5

Remote Working Without The Hurting with Mark Quinn

Sure, working on the couch sounds like a dream. But, after a few days, you might be fighting aches. We want to help you with some basic and important tips!
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April 4

Pre and Postnatal WOF

By Anna Geraets, Physiotherapist, Pilates Instructor and Women's Health Specialist Why get a WOF? Well… How are you feeling?  Whether you are currently pregnant, or you are in the process of recovering from childbirth, surely you are appreciating just how much your body can transform to meet the demands of growing a baby. This can […]
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April 4

Mindfulness & Meditation — Is It For Everyone?

By Renée Malyon - Qualified Mindfulness Teacher for Auckland Physiotherapy Someone once asked me, is the point of meditation to clear your mind and think of nothing? The brain is like the heart... the heart continually beats, just like the brain continually thinks. We have 60,000-80,000 thoughts a day! It is pretty impossible to stop thoughts […]
March 3

How to get out of your post lockdown slump with Kirsten Rose

We are almost a quarter of the way through 2022, a year where we all started off with more hope that this year would be different and we’d get back to living life the way we did before. But so far that hasn’t been the case and for many people, it might feel like the […]
November 11

Product Review: AWWA GARMENTS with Helen Dudley

Physiotherapist and new mum Helen reviews our new AWWA garments. Thin, leak-proof designs in a range of colours & sizes. Made with organic fabric to keep you dry all day.
October 10

Benefits of Foam Rollers with Chris Smith

Foam rollers have grown in popularity over the last decade as a key piece of kit in gyms and home exercise settings. But what benefits do foam rollers provide us with and how might these be achieved in practice?
September 9

Health Coaching.. What is it? with Kirsten Rose

Most people want to be healthy and well, but there is an enormous gap between those thoughts and the everyday reality of actually making it happen. Nearly all of us can probably identify with a time in our lives where we wanted to get healthier, be more active, lose weight, be less stressed, be happier….the list can be endless.
September 9

Stress Curve - Part 2 with Kirsten Rose

Where are you on the stress curve? The Yerkes-Dodson concept is a model of the relationship between stress and performance.
September 9

ASK A PHYSIO: IS HOT OR COLD BEST FOR SORE MUSCLES?

We know that both heat and cold can provide good pain relief, so the difference really comes down to timing.
September 9

Stress Management - Part 1 with Kirsten Rose

It’s Men’s Health month in September so we’re bringing you a series of blogs on Stress and how best you can mitigate the negatives (and also harness the benefits) to improve both your physical and mental health.
August 8

ASK A PHYSIO: WILL BACK PAIN BE FOREVER?

80% of the adult population will experience back pain this year, and for the vast majority it will be no more serious than a cold..
August 8

ASK A PHYSIO: WHY ARE SHOES IMPORTANT FOR LOWER LIMB ISSUES?

We spend more time in our shoes than any other piece of clothing, and they can have the same impact on us that tyres have on our cars.
August 8

ASK A PHYSIO: PAIN MEDICATION: IMPORTANCE OF STILL FEELING PAIN?

The first thing to recognise here is that pain isn’t just a physical thing, it's also an emotional and psychological response to keep us safe from harm.
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July 7
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July 7

CONCERNED ABOUT YOUR HIPS AND KNEES?

HOW DO I GIVE MY HIPS & KNEES THE BEST CHANCE OF SURVIVAL? Osteoarthritis is the medical name for the changes which happen in a joint with age. In most people, this process plays out as a natural part of aging, and is really nothing to worry about (no more so than grey hair and […]
July 7

ASK A PHYSIO: WHAT IS MANIPULATION AND IS IT ENOUGH TO TREAT INJURIES??

Have you ever clicked your fingers or between your shoulder blades and felt some pressure release? That’s manipulation
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June 6

WHY AM I STILL IN PAIN? WITH CHRIS SMITH

As humans it makes sense to have a pain system as an alarm to warn us when we have injured our body. The pain signals us to change our behaviour and rest in order to allow our injuries to heal.
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June 6

ASK A PHYSIO: WHAT DOES TAPE DO AND HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?

There’s lots of different types of tape, ranging from the super rigid brown sports tape through to paper thin and colourful “K-tape”. The common idea is to try to make an area more stable, or at least to give the area a bit more feedback and control.
June 6

ASK A PHYSIO: BEST IMMEDIATE RESPONSE TO INJURIES? RICE?

Is RICE still a thing?? Absolutely! If we remember from health class, RICE stands for Rest, Ice, Compress and Elevate for 72 hours
June 6

WHY DOES MY HEAD HURT WITH CHRIS SMITH

Headaches can be complicated! They can span from mild to debilitating and have a range of potential causes making them tricky to manage for patients and healthcare professionals
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June 6

SHOULDER PAIN: WHEN SHOULD I BE WORRIED? WITH SEAN LESTER

Shoulder Pain: When Should I Be Worried? The shoulder is a pretty remarkable piece of kit; it’s by far the most flexible joint in our body, capable of loading up in an almost infinite combination of movements. It’s also the fastest; a good thrower can make it turn at an acceleration of 6000-7000 degrees per […]
May 5

SEXUAL PAINS & PHYSIOTHERAPY WITH EMMA SHEEHY

Sexual Pains & Physiotherapy Sexual Pain (dyspareunia) can affect up to 75% of women at some stage in their life according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. At any given time, 7.5% of the female population are having painful intercourse. This may occur from an individual's first sexual experience or may develop at […]
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May 5

ASK A PHYSIO: HOW SOON POST INJURY SHOULD I SEEK TREATMENT?

Ideally ASAP! Particularly when it comes to sport and exercise injuries.
May 5

FIBROMYALGIA: HOW PHYSIO CAN HELP WITH CHRIS SMITH

Fibromyalgia is a condition characterised by widespread pain in the muscles and connective tissues for 3 months or more.
May 5

ASK A PHYSIO: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN STRAPPING AND BRACING?

Strapping and bracing both set out to achieve similar things, making a joint or area more stable after an injury.
May 5

TYPES OF PAIN & WHAT IT MIGHT MEAN WITH CHRIS SMITH

Although most of us don't like the sensation, pain plays a vital role in protecting us and is necessary for our survival.
April 4

STRESS INCONTINENCE WITH MICHELLE GALL

Stress incontinence is probably the most well-known of the pelvic floor disorders
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April 4

REGAINING FITNESS AFTER CHILDBIRTH WITH RENEE KNOWLES

When you consider it takes up to 40 weeks or more to create a tiny human, you would think mothers would relax and give their bodies time to restore. Instead, according to a 2014 survey of 1,500 women in the United Kingdom, 40 per cent of new mums feel pressured into losing weight quickly. A […]
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April 4

ASK A PHYSIO: SHOULD I GET A MASSAGE OR SEE A PHYSIO?

Should I get a massage or see a physio? If you’re in doubt, it’s probably best to see a physiotherapist first. Massage is a maintenance and self care tool, but it might not get to the reason behind why you feel an area needs some attention. If an area feels stiff or sore, seeing the […]
April 4

DO FOAM ROLLERS WORK?

Do foam rollers work? Absolutely, there’s a reason that they are such a staple in so many different fitness environments. One big reason why massage, manipulation and other types of manual therapy get criticised is that you don’t want to build too much of a dependence on other people to manage your aches and niggles, […]
April 4

INTRO TO THE PILATES METHOD WITH ANN-MARIE

Pilates may sound intimidating, but it's actually the most accessible way to build strength and mobility for better posture, balance and flexibility.
April 4

EXERCISE: THE FORGOTTEN MEDICINE WITH CHRIS SMITH

Physical activity really is the equivalent of a wonder drug, and without the negative side effects of many of its pharmaceutical counterparts.
March 3

ASK A PHYSIO: ANTI-INFLAMMATORIES HELP OR HINDER MY INJURY?

Ever wondered if you'll need a joint replacement? You're not the first to ask us, so we've tasked senior physio Sean Lester to answer in this edition of our 'Ask A Physio' micro-blog series.
March 3

Ask A Physio: Need A Joint Replacement?

Ever wondered if you'll need a joint replacement? You're not the first to ask us, so we've tasked senior physio Sean Lester to answer in this edition of our 'Ask A Physio' micro-blog series.
March 3

5 TIPS TO STAY HEALTHY AS A VEGAN WITH FEEL FRESH NUTRITION

So you’ve decided to try a plant-based diet, but are not sure where to start? Don’t worry, Feel Fresh Nutrition can help with that! In this post, we’ll help you out with some key tips to stay healthy as well as where to get your protein and other important nutrients that can sometimes be lacking in a vegan diet.
March 3

PAUL WHITE JOINS RNZ AFTERNOONS WITH JESSE MULLIGAN

Senior Physio and Running Coach Paul White joins RNZ Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for their Monday experts segment!
February 2

Skipping Is My New Years Resolution with Paul White

Paul White is a Senior Physio and our Running Coach, read why he has made it his new years resolution to complete two skipping sessions a week!
February 2

Lemon Pepper Chicken

Lemon and pepper is a classic flavour combination that works well as a seasoning on both chicken and fish. This version is taken up a notch with an array of herbs and spices, making for one seriously delicious mouthful. With the inclusion of cauliflower rice, enjoy this dish as a lower-carb dinner option.
February 2

Saving Yourself From Lower Back Pain With Greg Gibson

Low back pain is something nobody wants to experience but unfortunately it is more common than you realise. Luckily, serious health conditions or serious disc related nerve compression comprises less than 10% of cases.
January 1

Postpartum Checks, Pelvic Exams, and Incontince with Renee Knowles

You're having a baby! A Women's Health physio consultation at Auckland Physiotherapy will help you understand how to keep your body to its best physical state, and what can be done to avoid or treat any pain and discomfort.
January 1

What Is Women's Health Physiotherapy with Renee Malyon

All too often women are suffering with issues they may find embarassing or too private to wish to discuss openly - however at Auckland Physiotherapy you will be supported by a team of friendly, professional and experienced people who can help!
January 1

The Importance Of Iron In Your Diet with Feel Fresh Nutrition

Are you feeling tired? Difficulty concentrating? Irritable? Dizziness? Feeling cold? These are just a few of many common symptoms that are associated with iron deficiency. Understanding what iron does in our bodies, what deficiency can look like and how to prevent it can help you stay healthy.
December 12

Start Making Your Own Energy Balls

Aotearoa New Zealand is stunning! Fuel your outside adventures with these power-packed, bite-sized energy balls made from healthy ingredients and infused with essential oils!
December 12

Easy Marinades with Essential Oils

Nothing captures the rich flavours and aromas of summer quite like BBQ-seared meats or veggies! So, let’s get grilling with some fresh marinade recipes that will give your next backyard get together an essential oil-infused zing that you and your guests won’t forget!
November 11

Paul White On Why He Records Runners Running

Rain or shine, if you're coming by our clinic you're bound to see Paul White out in the carpark recording one of his clients run. You might be curious why he's collecting this visual data or what benefits it could provide to you and your running technique!
November 11

Avoiding Gardening Injuries with Mark Quinn

As we are getting our gardens back in order, be mindful of these quick tips in order to avoid any unwanted injuries.
November 11

7 Reasons SRC Recovery Garments Are Must Have

Get out of your activewear and get into SRC’s medical grade compression to fast track your recovery while addressing conditions like Abdominal Muscle Separation (DRAM), Perineal Tears and stitches, C-Section wounds, Sciatica and Low Back Pain.
October 10

The Notorious Running Calf Injury With Greg Gibson

Whether you're an experienced runner, a new runner, or just getting back into it - calf strains are a commonality. They can be surprisingly innocuous, slow to resolve, and often repetitive in nature. Greg gives some simple tips to avoid this injury or recover from it.
September 9

Orthotics and Running with Paul White

Our Running Coach Paul shares an interesting podcast on orthotics and running performance.
September 9

Quick Salad Dressings with Essential Oils

Grocery store salad dressings are full of excess fat, sugar, and sodium. Use these recipes to whip up your own and feel good knowing exactly what’s in them, plus enjoy incredible essential oil flavor.
August 8

How To Ease Pain & Tension Using A Spikey Ball with Helen Dudley

The spikey ball can do wonders - if you know how to use it! Predominantly it is used for self-massage and trigger point therapy of tight or sore muscles. This can help to decrease pain, improve flexibility and increase blood flow to the area.
August 8

It's Time To Get A Foam Roller! with Helen Dudley

It's your personal trainer's favourite, your pilates instructor's staple, and the equipment item your physiotherapist nags you to use! The versatile foam roller is a game changer to your posture, your workouts, your tight muscles, and your stiffness pains!
August 8

Not All Maternity Leggings Are Created Equal

When it comes to maternity clothing there are so many choices, maternity leggings are no different. There is an abundance of physical health factors to consider during pregnancy and the humble black pregnancy leggings may just be the answer you’ve been looking for – of course, it has to be the right maternity leggings because they are not all created equally!
August 8

Arthritis & Management With Mark Quinn

Are you 1 of the 750,000 New Zealanders who suffer from osteoarthritis? It often presents with pain, with or without stiffness and swelling around the joint, and can result in a significant loss of function.
August 8

Staying Hydrated With Essential Oils

Did you know that you can get the benefits of essential oils by ingesting them? In the winter months, it is important to remain conscious of keeping up our water consumption. Learn about ways to include essential oils while staying healthy and hydrated!
July 7

Zucchini Noodles with Creamy Basil Avocado Sauce - GF, DF, Vegan!

This healthy easy to make recipe gives you a nutrient-dense, truly delicious meal that is light yet filling and easily customisable. This dish substitutes noodles for zucchini, and is completely dairy and guilt free! Remove the gluten, say goodbye to the carbs (or save them for dessert) and provide your digestive system with plenty of fibre that is tasty and perfect to serve to guests!
June 6

Concussion Recovery with Chris Smith

35,000 head injuries happen annually in New Zealand and while most people associate concussion with sports, data from ACC show the majority happen in daily life. 70% of concussions recover in 14 days, and 95% recover within 4-6 weeks.
May 5

Diet & Inflammation with Julianne Taylor (Feel Fresh Nutrition)

Have you ever wondered if your diet has an impact on inflammation and joint pain? Feel Fresh Nutrition's Julianne Taylor, a Registered Nutritionist & Nurse, discusses the inflammatory process and the evidence of how what we eat impacts on our joints and muscles.
April 4

Avocado, Mango & Chicken Salad

Chicken, mango and avocado taste glorious together, especially with fresh crunchy vegetables and a nice squeeze of lemon juice! With half your plate containing non starchy vegetables, a good portion of protein, and oh so nutritious fats, you have a winner winner chicken dinner on your hands here!
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