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How do I fix my tight hamstrings?

Tight hamstrings is a common problem we see, particularly amongst our male patients. There are many reasons this may occur; the hamstrings cross two...

Is diagnostic imaging the key to managing injuries?

This is a very common question we get in the clinic: "Do I need an X-ray / ultrasound / MRI?" Patients are often wanting...

Managing upper back pain

Pain in your upper back can be caused by many things. If you sustain an injury, it may result in a sprain to the...

HealthZone Physio: Managing tennis elbow

If you have developed pain on the outside of your elbow that seems to get worse with gripping activities, heavy lifting, pouring a heavy...

HealthZone Physio: Rest

Resting is not something Kiwis tend to be very good at. It is considered a waste of time, dramatic, soft – even though we...

HealthZone Physio: Preventing Gym Related Injuries

With a new year comes fitness-related New Year’s resolutions and a spike in gym attendance. As a proud gym bunny myself, I can tell...

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...

Health Zone Physio: What is the most common injury we see?

A common question we get as Physios is: what is the most common injury we see? I can’t speak for all clinics, but at Healthzone...

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”....

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...

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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...

50 Questions Every Youth Athlete Should Ask Themselves

Asking good questions is an excellent way to assess your performance and become more in tune with what to focus on to get better. At...

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...

Ep 77- Rick Howard – Professor and Expert Youth Fitness Coach

"I have a kid who could be a pretty good athlete, but if he gets a 97 on a test, his parents ride him...

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...

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