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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.

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...

Tips to make your New Year’s resolution stick!

Welcome back to another year at AUT Millennium Gym and welcome to all new members reading the Pulse magazine for the first time! With a...

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...

Posture, stress, headaches, back pain…and so much more

HealthZone Hints this month is focused on the effect of poor posture and head position. Technology has advanced at an exponential rate and computers, tablets...

HealthZone Hints: Your Young Athlete

This month’s HealthZone Hints coincides with the opening of the new Sir Owen G. Glenn National Aquatic Centre, a fantastic new facility for both...

HealthZone Hints: Time to get serious about concussion

June is Men’s Health month so this edition of Healthzone Hints focuses on concussion, a hot topic (that affects both men and women!) across...

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Figuring out why you should exercise may be the most important step in your health and fitness journey. Motivation can be a difficult thing...

Is being “busy” making you better?

It’s easy to fall into the busy trap. There’s no lack of exciting opportunities to fill our time. We love to say "yes" and rush...

How to successfully manage a young athlete’s emotions

“Every time I go out to play it means everything to me. I’m so competitive, I just can’t handle losing”. These are the words of...

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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