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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 […]
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”?
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.  […]
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

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


An invitation to all mothers who have experienced a c-section.
May 5


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

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 […]
November 11


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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
April 4


Pilates may sound intimidating, but it's actually the most accessible way to build strength and mobility for better posture, balance and flexibility.
March 3


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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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