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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.

Stretching, truths and myths!

Stretching, truths and myths! We have all been told that flexibility is important, from being able to touch your toes to getting into that near-impossible...

Ankle Injuries: how to strap them

Ankle injuries are not only the most common injury that is registered with ACC out of all sporting injuries but they also have one...

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...

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15 years of growth for water polo

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Lessons from A Silver Fern

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Parents, What You Say After the Game Matters

It’s difficult to contain your emotions when you care deeply about something, or someone, and things go wrong. Remember how it felt the last...

What can we learn from skateboarding?

No coach. No rules. No scheduled training sessions. Yet hours of purposeful practice. Why? Part of the beauty of coaching early morning training sessions is...

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