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Knees can be a common cause of issues in active individuals. They can also be troublesome to treat, much to the frustration of those individuals and their physiotherapist. Discounting arthritis there tend to be 3 main groups of knee issues. Ligament injuries. These require large forces...

According to the MOH website (https://www.health.govt.nz/your-health/healthy-living/food-activity-and-sleep/physical-activity/how-much-activity-recommended) adults should do at least 2 ½ hours of moderate or 1 ¼ hours of vigorous physical activity spread throughout the week. Moderate intensity activity causes a slight, but noticeable, increase in breath and heart rate but you can still carry on a conversation....

Have you ever though about how you breath? Breathing? you may say. Why should we need to think about that? Shouldn’t it just happen? You are right in thinking it should just happen, but how it happens has great relevance to your health over the long...

Today is my scheduled exercise day. Should I follow my plan or do something different?   There are multiple possible answers to this scenario but let’s keep things simple. The first question that comes to mind is how are you feeling today? This is probably the simplest...

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injuries are a devastating injury to the knee. Despite huge amounts of research going into our understanding of their management and prevention they are becoming more common. One of the biggest increases in numbers is in the youth population –those between...

A number of sports like to have training camps for their athletes in the New Year, especially before school goes back. This enables them to spend time with the team and have multiple sessions a day with them to work on many aspects of training...

When you are exercising at moderate to high intensities, the muscles demand blood to supply energy to exercise. The body therefore shuts down blood flow to other regions to allow an increased flow to the muscles. In the heat, our cooling mechanism is managed by increasing...