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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. […]

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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 […]

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Pessary Blog, May 2022
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 […]

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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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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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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 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 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 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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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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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 - 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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