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Mens Health: Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men. It is one of the most common causes of cancer deaths among New...

What is Prehabilitation?

We’ve all heard of “rehabilitation”, but a word gaining more and more traction in the physiotherapy world over the past several years is “prehabilitation”....

Three tips for competing in sports overseas

Over the past 2 years I have been fortunate enough to have worked as a touring physiotherapist for Athletics New Zealand. Travelling to events...

HealthZone Medical: Upper Respiratory Tract Infections – No to Antibiotics

The key word here is virus, and the key statement is ‘antibiotics do not cure viruses’. It is that time of year, winter, when colds...

HealthZone Medical: Exercise is Medicine

Exercise is a powerful medicine! Regular exercise is associated with: Improved mental health Improved cognitive function Improved cardiovascular health Enhanced immune function Improved blood pressure...

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...

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...

Cross training: the benefits revealed

Cross training refers to the process of using different sports, or exercise mediums, in order to train for one specific task, position or sport. Historically...

Running injuries: the 3 biggest mistakes you don’t want to make!

Summer is upon us and, not only is the weather getting better for outdoor activities, there’s also a huge selection of running events. We know...

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Less Hustle, More Precision: Why the Best Athletes Focus On Skill

There’s a deep-rooted belief in youth sport that training should leave you sore, red faced and out of breath. A belief that the fittest...

The Menstrual Cycle and How It Affects the Female Athlete

It’s well-known that sex differences between men and woman exist. Differences that affect your physiology. But what’s not so well known is how these differences...

Lessons from A Silver Fern

Guest Contribution: Anna Harrison - New Zealand Netballer. Another big year of Northern Mystics and New Zealand Silver Fern Netball commitments has come to an...

EP 37 – Eddie Kohlhase, MNZM – Humility, The Art of...

“What I’ve learnt as a parent, and as a coach, is that my role is to teach them to work it out. Because I’m...

5 Reasons Why Competition is Good (and bad) for your Child

What does the word ‘competition’ bring to mind? Is all competition a good thing? How do you distinguish between helpful competition and that which...

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