7 Tips on Gardening to Help You Avoid Injuries!

We’ve been through a patch of pretty rough weather in NZ recently, but on the positive side of that we are over halfway through winter, which means spring isn’t too far away. Like many of you, springtime is gardening time for me. Gardening is a healthy, stimulating physical activity that 

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Should I use hot or cold on my injuries, aches and pains?

Are you confused about whether you should put hot or cold on a sore body part? Judging by the number of times I get asked this question, it seems there is a lot of confusion and possible misinformation out there about this very question. To answer this question, some more 

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Open water swimming: tips and tricks to get you on top!

 

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Sink or Swim: the challenge for 2012

In 2011, Active Physio Albany co-owner Megan ran her first marathon in Rotorua, and in doing so raised in excess of $12 000 for Pink Pilates This year, she would like to raise another $10 000 for the trust. Part of her plan to do this is by 

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Groin Strains – what are they and how are they treated?

What is a Groin Strain? Sports injuries to the groin are all too common these days – despite their highly preventable nature. Too few participants take adequate precautions prior to engaging in sport, which results in weakness of the tendons and muscles – particularly around the groin. The adductor muscles of 

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Shoulder Dislocation and Subluxation: what happens and what should I do?

Shoulder subluxation or dislocation is a common injury experienced by water polo players. It occurs when the shoulder is forcibly rotated or pulled out of its normal movement limits either by an external force, such as another players’ arm, or by an overstretch of the joint immediately following a maximal 

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Whatever happened to OOS??

I had this interesting question asked of me the other day. In the opinion of this particular person, Occupational Overuse Syndrome (OOS) didn't seem to be getting as much 'air-time' in their opinion, and so they wondered if this condition was slowly disappearing into the annals of medical history. Unfortunately, this 

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Sports-related growing pains

In my last post I talked about the type of growing pains that can happen during the night in children and adolescents. For this next post, I want to talk about the other commonly seen conditions that are also often put down as growing pains, and they are the type 

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