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Auckland Physiotherapy Health Coaching Blog
Health Coaching.. What is it?

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 […]

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Auckland Physiotherapy Blog - Stress Curve
Stress Curve

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 […]

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Auckland Physiotherapy Blog Hot or Cold Treatment
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.

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Auckland Physiotherapy - Stress Management Blog
Stress Management

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 […]

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Auckland Physiotherapy Blog Back pain forever
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..

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Auckland Physiotherapy Blog Correct Footwear
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.

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Auckland Physiotherapy Blog Importance of Pain
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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Auckland Physiotherapy Blog Collecting Health History
ASK A PHYSIO: WHY DO WE COLLECT SO MUCH HEALTH HISTORY AND BACKGROUND?

A good history is 90% of making a good diagnosis.

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Auckland Physiotherapy blog hip and knee pain
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 […]

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Auckland Physiotherapy Blog Manipulation
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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Auckland Physiotherapy Blog Why am I in pain
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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Auckland Physiotherapy Blog Tape
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.

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Auckland Physiotherapy Blog RICE
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

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Auckland Physiotherapy Blog Headaches
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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Auckland Physiotherapy Blog Shoulder Pain
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 […]

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Auckland Physiotherapy Blog Sexual Pain
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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Auckland Physiotherapy Blog How Soon Should I see a Physio
ASK A PHYSIO: HOW SOON POST INJURY SHOULD I SEEK TREATMENT?

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

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Auckland Physiotherapy Blog Fibromyalgia
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.

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Auckland Physiotherapy Blog Strap or Brace
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.

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Auckland Physiotherapy Blog Types of Pain
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.

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Auckland Physiotherapy incontinence with Michelle
STRESS INCONTINENCE WITH MICHELLE GALL

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

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Auckland Physiotherapy Blog Regain Fitness after child birth
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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Auckland Physiotherapy Blog Massage or Physio
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 […]

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Auckland Physiotherapy Blog Foam Rollers
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, […]

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Auckland Physiotherapy Blog Intro to Pilates with Ann-Marie
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.

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Auckland Physiotherapy Blog - Exercise with Chris Smith
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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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ASK A PHYSIO: PHYSIO V OSTEO V CHIRO?

Ever wondered the difference between seeing a physiotherapist, osteopath, or chiropractor? 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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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What Is Women's Health Physiotherapy with Renee Knowles

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!

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Orthotics and Running with Paul White

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

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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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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.

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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New Packages: Strength & Mobility

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!

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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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