The Benefits of Regular Sports Massage

By Melody Dickinson, Massage Therapist Successful athletes know that Sports Massage is essential part of recovery and injury prevention. A normal athlete’s cycle is that they need to be able to train, compete and recover. Which means athletes are often permanently geared to be active and don’t have enough relaxing/recovery time – the prolonged recovery…

Which Pilates Do you Need?

Which Pilates? Isn’t it just Pilates? That’s like saying “I do exercise”. Which exercise? Actually, Pilates is just that – a form of exercise. Which type of exercise you choose should depend on your goals for doing it – general or more extreme fitness, strength, body building, weight loss, managing a health condition, recovery from…

15 tips to manage stress at work

By Kyle Pennell, Senior Occupational Therapist Most of us experience some form of stress in our daily lives, whether it’s at work or in our personal lives, and people have differing abilities to handle different levels of stress. One of the keys to understanding and coping with stress is determining how much of it is…

Patellofemoral syndrome

By Jess Jefferies – Physiotherapist Patellofemoral syndrome is one of the most common causes of pain in the front of the knee in any age group, whether active or not. It is a bit of an umbrella term used to describe pain around the kneecap and the cause of the symptoms can vary between individuals….

Science of Running Better & Stronger

By Kate Caetano & Christian Baldia When life is chaos, deadlines pile up and my sleep … well let’s just say, the to ‘do list’ needs a hibernation button … getting that run-induced sweat serenity keeps me sane. However, from experience I know how easy it is for niggles or little injuries to put me…

Tennis Elbow

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…

Back pain and the role of referred pain

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…

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