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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 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 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 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 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 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 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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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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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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