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At HealthZone you will receive the highest quality treatment, with a focus on return to full function – be it on the sports field or in everyday activities. We pride ourselves in providing longer appointment times, allowing for thorough assessment and effective treatment of your injury.

Acute Injury Management – 3 Ingredients to a Speedy Recovery

Injuries happen; unfortunately they are part of being active whether you are a weekend warrior, budding Olympian or professional athlete.  As a sports physiotherapist...

5 Tech tips to prevent injury and improve performance!

The majority of running injuries are caused by overuse – with mileage often a big contributing factor. In training for an event, the rule of...

Knee injuries – The statistics and 3 tips to avoid becoming...

The most common body parts to injure in sports are the ankle, knee, thigh/hip, lower back and shoulder. Knees however differ in a big...

Injuries in Young Athletes

Although they seem to be much more physically resilient than the rest of us; children and teenagers are also prone to injuries, especially if...

Have you got heel pain?

Plantar fascia pain Aka ‘Runners heel' The plantarfascia is the layer of tissue between the skin and the muscles on the sole of the feet....

Shockwave Therapy – the answer to those tricky injuries

Recently the team at Healthzone Physiotherapy have acquired a new adjunct to treating those complicated, longstanding conditions that we all hate. Shockwave therapy was...

Sleep: The Crucial Ingredient

As a physiotherapist our patients often ask us how they could have avoided the injury that has landed them in our office. Injury prevention is a...

Winter Running: 5 things you can’t go without

Now that winter has set in, outdoor pursuits start to get a bit more challenging as we lose daylight hours, temperatures drop and rainy...

3 features of a good runner

Running is an innate skill. Place one foot in front of the other with reasonable velocity, swing your arms and generate forward momentum. Easy...

5 Hidden Running Location Gems on the North Shore!

As a runner the world is our playground. With a pair of shoes and a bit of spare time, we are able to turn...

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Does your game crumble under high pressure? Are you hard on yourself when you make a mistake? Are you quick to blame others when...

The Right Way to Achieve your Goals

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Bone Growth and What Every Young Athlete Needs to Know to...

The benefits of participating in sport and physical activity are well known: you learn about team work and communication, how to commit to something...

EP 15 – Ian McKeown, PhD – Coaching Essentials, Movement Development,...

Originally from a small town in Northern Ireland, my guest today now resides in sunny Adelaide, on the south coast of Australia. Dr Ian McKeown,...

3 Exercises for getting faster

Explosive athletes win games. Imagine the rugby player who tears through the gap to score a try in the last minute, or the footballer who...

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