Exercise vs Medication to Lower Your Blood Pressure

Blood pressure is a very common problem, particularly as we get older. It can cause a lot of health issues further down the track if nothing is done about it. So you might be asking how to lower blood pressure… If you didn’t know already, aerobic exercise is a great long term solution for keeping…

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Do You Have Frozen Shoulder?

Adhesive Capsulitis, otherwise known as “Frozen Shoulder” is a condition affecting most commonly (but not limited to) women between ages 40-60. This disorder of the shoulder joint capsule results in those affected by this condition being unable to move their arm/s up or turn them to the side (loss of external rotation of the shoulder). This…

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7 Ominous Back Pain Signs To Watch Out For

Back pain is extremely common. Did you know that about 4 in 5 Kiwis will suffer from serious back pain at some point in their lives? The good news is that most lower back pain is acute (short-term) and can be easily remedied with self-care with no residual loss in function. So what are the…

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Does Obesity Increase Risk of Arthritis?

Keep reading to know how you can find out where YOU stand on this curve for risk of developing arthritis… Does being overweight and carrying excess weight carry any risk of getting osteoarthritis or joint pain? The answer is, YES. What is Arthritis? A quick overview… In the simplest terms, arthritis is the wear and…

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Arthritis: 7 Scientifically-Proven Remedies To Try At Home

  In our previous article, we talked about what arthritis is, the symptoms and who is at risk. This week, we’re going to talk a bit about things you can do to alleviate the symptoms for arthritic joints.  The first question and most important question – “Is there a cure for arthritis?”. Unfortunately, the answer…

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Arthritis: What is it?

Did you know that bout 17% of people in New Zealand are affected by arthritis? That’s almost 1 in every 5 people!   Arthritis is a very common condition that affects a lot of people. What I’ve actually found during my time in the clinic is that a lot of people who have arthritis don’t…

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Heat or Cold For Your Injury

HOT or COLD? Have you rolled an ankle? Sustained a fall? Banked your elbow? Aching shoulders?  Not sure whether to grab for the heat pack or the ice pack?   One of the most common questions we get at our physiotherapy clinic is this – “Should you use a heat pack or an ice pack for…

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Does Exercise Help to Keep You Mentally Sharp?

We all know that exercise is good for us in terms of our general health; it lifts our mood, increases our energy levels, helps with building strength, weight loss, and helps us to live longer. What you might not know, is that it helps us to keep our minds fresh and sharp too! Imagine being…

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What Causes Varicose Veins

What Causes Varicose Veins? As the population ages the healthcare industry is facing growing issues that affect mostly people over 40.  One such issue is varicose veins. Varicose veins are superficial veins that have become deformed and enlarged. These usually large veins are found just under the skin. These veins have a very characteristic appearance.…

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Does Running Cause Arthritis?

“Running causes arthritis to your knee and hip joints” Really? I’m sure you heard this statement or a variation of it more than once. But how much of it is truth and how much of it is pure urban myth? Is there any real evidence behind this belief? Does running cause arthritis in knees and…

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