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HealthZone Physio: Ankle Sprains

Pre-season for winter sports will be starting shortly and with it, the good old ankle sprain will start filling up A&Es and physio waiting...

HealthZone Medical: Introducing Dr. Michaela Wood

I’m really pleased to be joining the team at Healthzone Medical. I will be working part-time as I also work at two Accident and Medical...

HealthZone Medical: Be Eye Smart in the Sun

As we enjoy our beautiful New Zealand summer, it is important to be sun safe. We all use sunscreen to protect our skin, but...

HealthZone Physio: Kinesiotape

If you have been wafting around AUT Millennium (or anywhere that‘s not under a rock, really), chances are you will have seen an athlete or...

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...

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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...

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...

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...

Former Silver Fern growing the game in Hong Kong

Bringing a group of young netballers to New Zealand proved a double-edged sword for ex-Silver Fern Joline Henry. Having been based in the hustle-bustle...

“Doctor of Surfing” sets up New Zealand’s first board sports programme...

“Just some guy doing weird stuff with surfing.” Dr Olly Farley is used to having to justify his career choice. Combining his passion for surfing...

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