Compiled by our Masters trained Physiotherapist Kirsten Rose. To book an appointment with Kirsten, or read her Meet the Team profile CLICK HERE. What is a Health Coach? “Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”. - WHO (1948) Most people want to be […]
Compiled by our Masters trained Physiotherapist Kirsten Rose. To book an appointment with Kirsten, or read her Meet the Team profile CLICK HERE. Stress - Part 2 Where are you on the stress curve? The Yerkes-Dodson concept is a model of the relationship between stress and performance. It’s a theory that has been around since the early […]
We know that both heat and cold can provide good pain relief, so the difference really comes down to timing.
Stress Part 1 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. Plus we’ll be bringing you some insights from the men in the Auckland Physiotherapy team […]
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.
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.
A good history is 90% of making a good diagnosis.
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 […]
Have you ever clicked your fingers or between your shoulder blades and felt some pressure release? That’s manipulation
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.
Is RICE still a thing?? Absolutely! If we remember from health class, RICE stands for Rest, Ice, Compress and Elevate for 72 hours
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 […]
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 […]
Ideally ASAP! Particularly when it comes to sport and exercise injuries.
Fibromyalgia is a condition characterised by widespread pain in the muscles and connective tissues for 3 months or more.
Strapping and bracing both set out to achieve similar things, making a joint or area more stable after an injury.
Although most of us don't like the sensation, pain plays a vital role in protecting us and is necessary for our survival.
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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.
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.
Senior Physio and Running Coach Paul White joins RNZ Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for their Monday experts segment!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
Are you finding you can't move like you used to? Finding the exercise classes available on TV too hard? Experiencing joint, arthritic, or lower back pain? Do you want a plan specific to you? We have prepared two new packages to be delivered ONLINE to help with your mobility and movement care while at home!
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!