Physio Blog

To Cool or not to Cool, that is the Question: A Review of the Literature

Emma Mackie MPhty (sports) Physiotherapy Hobsonville Physiotherapy, Hobsonville, Auckland Introduction: As recently as March 2014 Gabe Mirkin, the doctor who coined the term RICE (Rest, Ice Compression, Elevation) in terms of managing soft tissue inj
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Nerve Irritation – Often missed and mis-diagnosed

Is it important to have our nerves assessed and treated when solving pain and injury? Nerve root irritation, which is also known as nerve root injury, nerve root damage, pinched nerve, nerve root trauma and nerve root pain can be a significant part o
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Does Damage Shown on Scan or Xray = Pain??

Scans can be very useful diagnostics tools and can point us in the right direction, but they can also contribute with unhelpful beliefs that we should be in pain. Scan results often do not correlate well with how someone feels and moves. Many people
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Weight Training for children and adolescents – is it safe?

Anecdotally weight training for children and adolescents (youth) has not been considered safe. This can be backed by Emergency Centre data which showed that over 100,000 children (5-18years) presented to emergency departments in the USA during 2000 –
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Are you over training?

  It’s easy to go too long and too hard. Watch out for these warning signs and get back to smart training.   by Mike Schultz Training for endurance events takes some serious dedication. There are long days on the bike, along with consisten
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