October 2021

October 20, 2021

A Deeper Look At Deep Tissue Massage

Massage therapy is one of the many services we offer you at Cairnhill Physiotherapy and that includes deep tissue massage. You will have heard about deep tissue massage but you may not fully know how it works and what it can treat. Here is a quick look at what this massage technique involves and how it […]
October 18, 2021

It’s Best To Stick To A Winning Gym Rehab Plan

For many of our patients, our fully-equipped onsite gym is where their rehabilitation programme begins.  What happens in our gym lays the foundations for injury recovery, gaining strength, restoring mobility and enjoying a higher level of wellbeing. It’s an important place! In our onsite rehabilitation gym, our physiotherapists implement individualised exercise programmes for our patients which […]
October 14, 2021

Show Us Your (Sore) Muscles

If you’re suffering from muscular pain of any kind, contact us. The team at Cairnhill Physiotherapy are both skilled and experienced in offering what could be called “muscular physiotherapy.” Most muscle injuries involve overstretching or tearing of muscle fibres; either the muscle has been stretched beyond its limits or it has been forced to contract too […]
October 12, 2021

Dry Needling: Your Questions Answered

Just a few weeks ago we posted an article about dry needling, just one of the many services we offer at our central Auckland physiotherapy clinic. It prompted quite a response from readers, with many of them wanting to know the answers to three big questions: what does it feel like, is it safe, and how […]
October 8, 2021

The Four Biggest Mistakes You Can Make After A Muscle Tear

Our muscles play an important role in the movement of our body. Without our muscles, we wouldn’t be able to bend our elbow or straighten our leg. As our muscles are soft and designed for flexibility, they are also prone to injury and if you have ever had a muscle tear, you know that they can […]
October 6, 2021

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome – What Is It and How Is It Treated

Patellofemoral pain syndrome is a common knee injury we see in our Epsom physiotherapy clinic. Females are more likely to suffer from this injury than males, in particular teenagers. What Is It? The knees function as hinges, allowing your legs to swing forwards and backwards smoothly as you walk, kick and run. The kneecap, also known […]
October 4, 2021

Patella Tendinopathy – A Real Pain In The Knee

Patella tendinopathy, also known as jumper’s knee, patella tendinitis or patella tendon pain, is an overuse disorder characterised by pain at the base of the patella (kneecap) with activities such as squatting, sitting or going up and down stairs. The condition is known as jumpers’ knee because it commonly affects athletes involved in sports that require […]
October 2, 2021

Anterior Ankle Impingement – What Is It And How Can Physiotherapy Help You

What is it? Anterior ankle impingement, also known as anterior impingement syndrome, is a musculoskeletal condition where repetitive forces compress and damage the tissues at the front of the ankle, causing pain and stiffness. It is a common injury that can affect people of all ages, however, is usually seen in athletes of sports involving repetitive […]