By Melissa Gillespie, Pain in the outside of the elbow, commonly referred to as ‘Tennis Elbow’, can be hugely debilitating and limiting to everyday life. It can make it very challenging to complete normal, daily activities that we all take for granted such as picking up a cup, washing your hair, shaking hands or gripping…

By Stephen Pollock, Back pain can be a debilitating and frustrating condition that can bring the whole body to a standstill. And not all back pain is the same. There’s a range of reasons why people experience back pain. In my time as a Senior Physiotherapist at Advance, I’ve seen many clients who present withor…

Advance Wellness - Accupuncture

By Judy Xu, Acupuncturist, AdvanceWellness Acupuncture as a treatment for pain In 1997, the National Institute of Health (U.S.) officially recognized Acupuncture as an effective treatment for pain. According to the 1997 NIH panel, clinical studies showed that Acupuncture therapy is helpful in treating many types of chronic pain, including headaches, migraines, menstrual cramps, tennis…

Advancewellness - Frozen Shoulder Treatment

What is Frozen Shoulder? ‘Frozen Shoulder’, or to give it is correct medical term, ‘Adhesive Capsulitis’, is a very frustrating and debilitating condition that causes severe, painful restriction of motion in the shoulder joint. The shoulder stiffens and effectively freezes up. Tissues in your joint become thicker and tighter and scar tissue develops over time.  As…

Advancewellness - foot care - Waikato

By Kate Caetano Rehabilitation Podiatrist | BHSc (Podiatry) Dip Rehabilitation As part of the podiatry services offered at Advance Wellness, minor surgical procedures are now also available to help improve the health of our clients’ feet. This includes work to repair and heal toenails and removal of warts on the feet. Ingrown, Damaged & Fungal…

Advancewellness - Accupuncture Waikato

By Judy Xu, Acupuncturist, Advance Wellness What are allergies? In the spring, budding trees, flowers, weeds and grasses release pollen, which is spread through the air by wind. This natural occurrence can trigger an allergic reaction, known as hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Tree pollens are at their height in early spring, while grass and weed…

Advance Wellness Weekend Injury

Are you a True Weekend Warrior? Do you work hard all week, allowing yourself the weekend to get out and get active? Maybe you’re stuck at a desk all day and then have evening commitments that make it hard to get out and about more frequently than your weekend activities? As a true Weekend Warrior,…

In the last 15 years I have seen literally thousands of clients. One thing I notice increasing is the number of clients with adrenal fatigue. In the last few months adrenal fatigue has been in the headlines. It is often called the stress disease of the new century. Many clients we see at Advance Wellness…

Trying yoga for the first time can be a daunting experience. With so many different styles of yoga and teaching to choose from, it is important to find the right style for your own personal requirements. Most yoga studios will let you try one class for free, so that is a good place to start….

We have all heard the importance of seeing a GP on a yearly basis to get a basic health WOF. Blood pressure, cholesterol, BMI, annual skin check, booster shots and cancer screening. These are all very important but wait, there is more… However, one area often overlooked when it comes to the annual health check…

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