May 14, 2022

Remedial and Relaxation Massage: What’s The Difference?

You have decided to explore the world of massage, so you type, “Massage near me” into google and suddenly you are overwhelmed by the various options available to you out there. There seem to be so many forms of massage, remedial massage and relaxation massage being your main disciplines with a plethora of different subcategories from […]
May 12, 2022

Burnout, Stress and Massage

The absolute upheaval of the last couple of years has led to huge stress loads and resulted in burnout for a lot of us. We all know how to identify stress but burnout on the other hand can be misinterpreted as extreme stress, situational depression or even tiredness. Identifying Burnout onset is paramount to tackling it. […]
April 27, 2022

How to fix lower back pain

For those who have experienced lower back pain before, you know just how debilitating and painful it can be. If you are experiencing it for the first time now, it will likely worsen if left untreated. Lower back pain is categorised as a common and painful condition affecting the lower portion of the back and/or spine. […]
April 27, 2022

Physio vs Chiro: What’s the difference?

It can be difficult to seek treatments if you aren’t sure exactly how treatments differ. If there is a specific physical issue you are experiencing, choosing the correct type of treatment for you is important. Below we offer a guide to the differences between physiotherapy and chiropractic.   What is physiotherapy? Physiotherapy is a proven discipline […]
April 27, 2022

What are the benefits of foam rolling?

Foam rollers have only grown in popularity over the past number of years. Offering an alternative to a sports massage, foam rollers use your body weight to roll over a foam cylinder in order to exert pressure on specific muscle groups. This releases tension in the muscles and helps knotted connective tissue to recover for improved […]
April 27, 2022

What to do with a pulled calf muscle?

You might have a pulled calf muscle if you have swelling or bruising on the lower back part of your leg. You’ll probably have noticed pulling it with a sudden feeling of pain and a snapping or popping sensation in the area. This will be followed by a difficulty to stand on your toes, point your […]
November 16, 2021

How Blood Flow Restriction Training Can Be Used In Rehab

How to practically apply blood flow restriction: As described in the first of the two blogs, blood flow restriction (BFR) training is done by placing a tourniquet on a limb. The cuff needs to be tightened to a specific pressure that prevents blood from flowing back to the body but allows some (but not all) of […]
June 29, 2021

Patella Dislocation: A Real Pain In The Knee

Patella dislocations are a painful injury to endure. Making sure you rehabilitate them well, will help you to keep moving and living your life. The knee joint is composed of the thigh bone (femur) and leg bone (tibia) and a small floating bone at the front, commonly known as the kneecap (patella). The interaction between these bones […]
May 28, 2021

If There’s Pain Afoot, We Can Help

At our Remuera physio clinic, we treat a range of foot and ankle injuries as part of our professional physiotherapy services. We can help people overcome the pain caused by ankle sprains, syndesmosis injuries, plantar fasciitis, achilles tendinosis and cuboid syndrome. That last one is an interesting condition, and it can be a very painful one. […]