By Oliver Chang, Physiotherapist Recently, the sporting world witnessed one of the most dramatic NBA finals in its history, seeing the team with home advantage losing all but one of the games as the Toronto Raptors beat the Golden State Warriors to capture their first ever championship. Warriors’ two-time reigning Finals MVP Kevin Durant was…

The onset of cold weather can strike fear into the minds of those who suffer more body pain in the winter months. While theories abound and the science on why is not clear, people experiencing conditions such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid and other systemic arthritis may dread the next few months. But there is hope! One…

By Phyllis Teo, Acupuncturist, Advance Wellness Traditional Acupuncture is part of a system of healing that originated in China thousands of years ago and is still used in many parts of the world today. It is a safe and effective treatment process that is successfully used to manage many ailments & conditions. Many Western institutions…

By Tony ter Ellen, Physiotherapist, Massage Therapist and Yoga Instructor We’ve all had that feeling of tight “achey” muscles. Most commonly, but not exclusively, this occurs around our neck and shoulders and lower back. Understanding why we get this feeling is key to correcting this. That tight feeling can come from a range of reasons. …

By Kate Caetano, Rehabilitation Podiatrist and Run Coach Our feet give us freedom! They let us walk, run and manoeuvre through life! But do we take care of the very things that support us? Our feet carry our weight, take the pounding of impact forces and twist and pivot as we move around the office…

By Rachael Street, Physiotherapist Achilles tendon pain is a common complaint I see at the clinic. People often describe “always having had tight calves” and since starting a new activity or type of exercise, have then developed pain in one or both Achilles tendons. Yes, if the calf muscles are tight, this puts extra load…

If you’ve taken one of our classes at Advance you might have heard the instructor say that it’s important to “engage the core” or that a certain exercise will help to strengthen your “core”. But what exactly is your “core” and why is it so important? Our General Manager, Carey Giddens has explained this below…

By Kate Caetano, Podiatrist, Advance Wellness It’s hard to miss the ‘Back to school’ signage everywhere and even though your kids might be in denial about the holidays ending, it’s time for parents to think about school shoes now the school year is approaching. Our children spend more than 30 hours a week at school,…

We’ve all heard the “New Year, New You” saying telling us that the start of a brand new year gives us the opportunity to re-create ourselves with a “fresh start”. The problem with setting goals this way is that the motivation to do so is merely centred around tradition and an expectation to do so…

Unfortunately, pain and injuries don’t take a break over the festive season. In fact the holidays often  produce some unique injuries not seen many other times of the year. “Every year at Advance we see those backyard cricket injuries and sore muscles from putting together the new bike, trampoline or just from chasing the kids…

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