Staying safe during the silly season
Text neck: Is your smartphone causing pain?
The festive season is well and truly upon us and for many of us it’s the most hectic time of the year. Longer days combined with food and gift shopping, lifting bags and bouts of backyard cricket –it’s no wonder our bodies become tired and exhausted. With these extra demands on us, and the fact we all want to enjoy the holidays, we need to look after ourselves and prevent any injuries.
Here are our tips to help you keep your body safe over the festive season:
Staying safe on the slopes this ski season
Our bodies weren't designed to spend all day looking down at a screen. Yet that’s exactly what many of us do with our frequent use of handheld devices. Research suggests that people spend an average of five hours a day looking at their phones. And while the younger generation are arguably the worst offenders, it’s a modern malady that is affecting all ages.
Start the winter sports season in full swing
While skiing and snowboarding come naturally to some, others spend their time sprawled uncomfortably on the cold snow. Even if you’re an experienced snow lover, it can be hazardous and induce injury. According to ACC, around13,000 people are injured during skiing or snowboarding on the slopes each year. At The Urban Physio we can help.
Summer run, exercise done
The winter sporting season is about to launch into full swing. While parents become accustomed to cold mornings cheering on the sport’s field, it’s also a change of pace at The Urban Physio. At this time of year we see an increase in children with playground injuries or issues caused by
Cold as ice or heat is sweet?
Hit the pavement this summer
Summer is not only the perfect time to get outside and hit the pavement; it’s also the best way to explore our beautiful country.
If you’re new to running or exercise, getting started can be a daunting task. Research suggests that beginner's injury rates are 30% to 60% higher than experienced runners, so it’s important to minimise the chance of injury. Luckily we have some tips for you!
Stop headaches from being a pain in the neck
A common question at The Urban Physio is whether heat or ice should be applied to an injury. This is important as applying the wrong temperature can delay healing or even worsen the pain and swelling.
Pinpointing your body wellness - Acupuncture & Dry Needling at The Urban Physio
Most of us know what it’s like to have a relentless headache. The constant pounding, inability to concentrate or sleep and the severe impact it can have on everyday life. Fortunately most headaches aren’t serious and are easily treatable with a combination of physiotherapy and lifestyle changes to improve your posture.
World class Physio takes the local arena
What is Acupuncture?
One of the oldest forms of healing, acupuncture’s origins stem back more than three thousand years. The art of acupuncture encompasses the traditional Taoist philosophy of Yin and Yang – where the balance of Qi energy (pronounced ‘chee’) within the body is vital to positive health.
Are you feeling rubbed up the wrong way?
What would you say if I asked you to spend a long haul flight to Canada performing lunges, squats and calf raises every two hours? While many would balk at this request, it was preventative measures like this which ensured that the Under 20s New Zealand Football Ferns could start training immediately upon arrival at the 2015 Football World Cup.
Growing old is inevitable, but living in pain isn’t, and luckily in many cases pain can be alleviated. Whether you’re suffering from a knackered knee, hopeless hamstring, niggly neck knot, or feeling stressed and run down, a trigger point massage could be the solution.
What regular massage can do for you...