Mobility and falls prevention.

Older individuals show lower rates of movement and lower peak ankle moment when compared with young adults. As strength declines with age (due to muscular, tendinous and neural alterations), leg muscle strength could be the limiting factor in preventing a fall.

Can Physio help with my achilles pain? | The Body Refinery

Can Physio help with my achilles pain?

The answer is YES!! Achilles tendinopathy is an irritation of the tendon that connects the calf muscles onto the calcaneus (heel bone). It can occur as the result of a specific isolated injury but more often it is considered a type of repetitive strain injury.

Patellofemoral Pain

This is one of the most common conditions I see as a sports physiotherapist in my clinic. Patients generally describe a deep ache in the front of the knee. It is often felt ‘underneath’ the patella (kneecap). The pain is generally worse with activity which requires repeated knee flexion. Activities Read more…

Running Gait

Gait is the way in which we move our whole body from A to B. Most often this is done by walking and running. Gait analysis is used to assess the way we walk or run to highlight biomechanic abnormalities, and then how to correct these. What are Biomechanic Abnormalities?Being Read more…

Muscle Balance Assessment | The Body Refinery

Muscle Balance Assessment

Whether you’re a competitive athlete, weekend warrior or just enjoy walking the dog, good physical fitness is important to most of us. Injuries can be frustrating particularly when we have worked hard towards reaching our goals; whether it be tramping to Everest base camp, running a half marathon or keeping Read more…

Brain Highway

Do you ever wake up in the morning to your alarm blaring? You get an initial fright, press snooze, drift in and out of sleep with thoughts of your to-do list for the day coming at you like trucks on a busy highway? Or are you awake 15 minutes before Read more…

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Creative Food Alternatives

Nowadays, we see everywhere food is served: ‘the alternative option’. There are so many different ingredients finding their way into our lives- for health reasons, intolerance reasons and hey, mixing it up for the sake of some new flavour flave. There are blue algae + beetroot lattes, GF brownies using avocado, kumara Read more…

Hara Hachi Bu

Our Western world is brilliant and bustling. Full of colour, convenience, creativity and, just to continue my alliterations, consumerism. We consume, we hoard, we overeat and we do it all VERY quickly. Now don’t be offended, I might not be talking to you, so read on, as far removed as Read more…