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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...

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...

HealthZone Medical: A Boney Problem!

Bones provide a number of roles in your body.  They provide structure.  They protect some organs, and they anchor muscles and tendons.  Keeping your...

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...

Girls are far more at risk of injury than boys. Here’s...

Did you know: Girls Are 6 Times More Likely to Get Injured Than Boys? Participation in youth sport has increased dramatically in recent years, with...

Learning About Movement: The Squat

Previously I’ve introduced the concept of fundamental movement skills as a critical cog in the athlete development wheel. The requirements of physical sports performance are unpinned...

Why the youth athlete is much more vulnerable to injury

Over half of school age children participate in at least 3 hours of organised sport each week. For many young athletes it is considerably more....

HealthZone Hints: Summer to Winter

As the seasons changing, so the sports injuries we see coming through the clinic.  The international triathlon season is just starting and race two...

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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...

Stop yelling from the sideline to go harder, and start teaching...

Have you ever had an athlete pull out of a maximal fitness test claiming they’re done, when clearly it’s just not the case? Have...

Youth Sport: How Much Is Too Much?

How do you know how much sport is too much? How do you know that all the training you’re doing isn’t doing more harm than...

Simplified Nutrition: Tips to Optimise Your Diet

“The higher your structure is to be, the deeper must be its foundation”. You see it in the maths classroom – first addition, then multiplication,...

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