November 21, 2023

What is a holistic approach to physiotherapy?

In a world increasingly embracing holistic approaches to well-being, physical therapy is no exception. The concept of holistic physical therapy may seem elusive to many, and as its popularity grows, it becomes important to learn more. If you’re curious about what a holistic approach to physical therapy entails, read the Cairnhill Physiotherapy guide.   What Sets […]
April 20, 2023

How Physiotherapy Can Treat Headaches and Migraines

Headaches and migraines are a debilitating condition that affects a significant portion of the population in New Zealand. Severe headaches can result in sensitivity to light and sound, and cause nausea. While medication is one form of treatment for migraines, physiotherapy can also be an effective way to manage the symptoms and prevent future attacks.  Headaches […]
December 9, 2022

What Does A Physiotherapist Do?

What does a physiotherapist do? Many people know the value that physiotherapy brings to their life and some have even been visiting their physio since childhood. However, for those who have never been to see a physiotherapist before, there can be a question mark over exactly what it is that physiotherapists do. In fact, this is […]
February 21, 2022

Walk again with Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is made up of a number of different treatment methods for parts of the human body. It can be utilised as a preventative measure, treat minor problems or help overcome major physical obstacles such as learning to walk again after a traumatic injury. Our bodies are highly resilient, but in cases that injuries are too […]
May 18, 2020

Tips For Safer Walking During Winter

At Cairnhill Physiotherapy we’re used to treating athletes who have suffered an injury on the sports field. But we’re just as used to helping people who have injured themselves while taking a simple walk around the block! Slips and falls, and the sprains and muscular discomfort that come with them are common. They’re even more prevalent […]
November 30, 2019

How Physiotherapy Can Correct Bad Posture

Back, neck and shoulder problems are a fairly common affliction in people of all ages, races and genders. While often pain of these types is caused by injury or strain, sedentary lifestyles and desk jobs tend to result in poor posture, which can be quite a pain in the neck – literally. To understand the importance […]
August 20, 2019

What’s The Difference Between A Physio Sports Massage And A Standard One?

Massage has many beneficial effects on your physical and emotional well-being. It can do everything from decreasing anxiety to improving your blood flow and easing your blood pressure. Most people associate massage with relaxation and spa treatments, but different types exist to fulfil different functions. Not all massages will feel like ‘a gentle rub’ that works […]
July 26, 2019

Three Common Running Injuries That Can Benefit Best From Physiotherapy

Injuries are common for runners and can prevent them from running for two weeks or longer while they recover. The high rate of injuries being experienced (at least seventy percent of those who run regularly get injured at one point or another) can be mainly put down to running being a weight-bearing sport. Physiotherapy can provide […]
June 21, 2019

Uses Of Physiotherapy For Treating Babies & Children

Did you know that physiotherapy has specialised treatments for children, toddlers and even babies? Physiotherapy offers a wide spectrum of benefits for kids of all ages and can help with injuries, illnesses, developmental needs, rehabilitation and neurological issues – often where other approaches fail. The personalised and holistic approach taken by therapists makes physiotherapy an excellent […]