Physiotherapy Explained

As physiotherapists, we are trained to managed a range of different injuries and complaints.  In our treatment we aim to use a combination of techniques which will include exercise prescription, various mobilisation techniques for individual joints, massage, and education. As the saying goes, knowledge is power. By providing you with information about your condition, you … Continued


Canterbury District Health Board recently launched the PhysioFITT Programme as a way to help increase the levels of physical activity within the community. PhysioFITT is specifically designed to assist individuals who face physical, mental, personal or environmental barriers to exercising. it is a targeted programme of physical activity and exercise, provided by physiotherapists, for individuals who … Continued

Making New Year’s Resolutions Stick

  No doubt with the start of the New Year begins the start of New Year’s resolutions. The question is, how to make them stick? According to the New York Times, one third of resolutions don’t make it past the end of January. This is as a result of choosing the wrong resolution. Reasons that … Continued

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 phases of rehabilitation for optimum healing of knee cartilage. 1. Initial protection and activation This … Continued

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 important that they are involved in the decision process. Getting active is something they value … Continued