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 management involving a patient-specific rehabilitation programme and other lifestyle changes can be enough. These changes … Continued

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 on your social activities such as sports teams or walking groups, which in turn can … Continued

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, chopped almonds, dried raspberry powder, chia seeds or cacao nibs Blitz the almonds in the … Continued

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 has been shown that participation in regular physical activity reduces the risk of: Coronary heart … Continued