• Benefits of Biking

    Almost any sort of knee problem can benefit from biking! Focal articular cartilage defects in the knee joint are highly prevalent and are a common cause of functional restrictions and pain during daily life and sport activities. There are three …

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  • How to motivate your family to become active!

    • Help them to explore their own good reasons for behaviour change in the interest for their health.
    • Behaviour change is not usually one event but rather a process of stages.
    • Make the conversation about becoming active a positive experience.
    • It’s

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  • Joint surgery and physical therapy

    There is currently an unmet need for surgery in the Canterbury region (Stuff/national/health.co.nz). If you are sitting on a waiting list what can you do to help delay, or better avoid the risks associated with surgery? In some instances conservative …

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  • Physiotherapy and Wellbeing

    Physiotherapy and Wellbeing Every physiotherapy assessment begins with a subjective analysis, where we find out what your physical limitations are and how your pain behaves. The 24 hour pattern of your pain guides the physical examination. Physical limitations may impact …

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  • Bliss Balls – Sweet Enough Cookbook less sugar, more taste

    Makes 24

    1 cup (150g) raw almonds
    3 tablespoons cocoa powder
    1/2 cup (50g) desiccated coconut
    18 (100g) dried dates
    5 (25g) prunes
    Zest of 1/2 orange, finely grated
    Juice of 1 orange
    Pinch of salt

    For rolling: Desiccated coconut, …

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  • Creating an active lifestyle

    Physical inactivity is now identified as the fourth leading risk factor for global mortality. Physical inactivity levels are rising in many countries with major implications for the prevalence of noncommunicable diseases and the general health of the population worldwide. It …

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