By Melissa Gillespie Often we have clients come and see us complaining of knee pain. There is a certain type of pain that can come on over time which is not necessarily brought on by an ‘injury’. Instead, repetitive movements such as cycling, running or squatting, can provoke ‘patellofemoral pain’. This type of pain may…

By Tony ter Ellen, Physiotherapist Headaches can be associated with serious illness when accompanied by fevers, sudden weight loss and general malaise. However many headaches are stand alone events and can be grouped into two categories – primary and secondary. Primary headaches include Migraine, tension or exercises induced headaches and are thought to be the…

By Stephen Pollock, Senior Physiotherapist Quite often after a lower back injury some people can develop a fear of lifting or loading their lower back because of concerns they will aggravate or re-injure their backs. We call this “fear avoidance” – avoiding certain movements or activities due to fear of causing another or further injury….

By Judy Xu Acupuncture has been around for centuries. As a key part of traditional Chinese medicine, it’s used to treat a variety of ailments and conditions including headaches, nausea, allergies, musculoskeletal disorders and even infertility. And it is also used for facial rejuvenation or as some refer to it “acupuncture facelift”. This effective, timeless…

Recognising “The Danger Zone”!

By Rachael Street & Carey Giddens As Kiwi’s, our “she’ll be right” approach is legendary. Our No.8 wire ingenuity and our laid-back and friendly nature are what we hold high. As a very proud New Zealander I can honestly say that the best of us, can also sometimes be the worst of us. Let me…

By Linley Leuthard You may or may not have heard of Trigenics®  so what exactly is it? Trigenics® is a neurological treatment system which resets the way the brain communicates with the body to instantly relieve pain, accelerate healing and strengthen muscles. The Trigenics ® treatment system involves applying three different treatments at the same…

By Carey Giddens Headaches and migraines are thought to be the most common nervous system pain we face as human beings. In fact, the World Health Organisation suggests that up to 1 in 20 adults suffers from a headache every – or nearly every – day! So, it goes without saying that most (if not…

By Kate Caetano When the pain just won’t go away! You’ve stretched, you’re taking fish oil and wearing your sport shoes everywhere you go, but your knee pain just doesn’t get better. Maybe it’s not your knee? The knee is part of a chain that includes the pelvis, hip, thigh and the lower leg, ankle…

The Evolution of the Fitness Industry

By: Carey Giddens – General Manager There is no doubt that the Fitness Industry has changed dramatically and continues to change on a regular basis. There’s never been more options with access now even available 24/7. There’s CrossFit, Boot Camps, Weight Training, Group Fitness, Yoga, Pilates and so much more. It can be incredibly confusing…

By Carrie Aspin, Exercise Physiologist In the world of fitness, it’s hard to know what’s what when you’re starting out. There seems to be so many ways to skin a cat and many“truths” flying around on what’s the best way to get fit/maintain that fitness! Society has trended towards a desk-based lifestyle which has been…

Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Disclaimer

© 2017 Advance Wellness Centre - All Rights Reserved

Book Appointment