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    After a stroke

    If you have suffered a stroke then physiotherapy can play a very important role in your recovery; both during your hospital stay and after you... Read

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    After surgery

    Surgery is sometimes needed to improve your health, or save your life and it can be stressful both emotionally and physically. A physio can help... Read

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    Arthritis

    Keeping moving is vital if you have arthritis. Physios are qualified and skilled in getting you moving around more freely despite your arthritis. They'll start... Read

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    Asthma

    Suffer from asthma? Then it’s essential that you learn how to breathe correctly; a physio can help you manage the physical effects of your asthma... Read

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    At work

    How many hours in your lifetime will you spend at work? A physio can help you be better at work by advising on posture, repetitive... Read

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    Back pain

    Over 80% of New Zealanders will experience some form of back pain in their lifetime. If you’re one of them, then you’ll know what struggle... Read

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    COPD

    Are you breathless? Have you ever smoked? If so you could have a lung disease called COPD. While there is no cure there are treatments,... Read

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    Falls Prevention

    As you get older you have a greater risk of falling. Physiotherapy can help by providing exercises that will improve your strength and balance, reducing... Read

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    Muscle Sprains

    A physio can help you recover from a muscle sprain or tear. The earlier you get help, the faster your injury is likely to... Read

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    Pelvic floor disorders

    If you sometimes experience urine leakage (incontinence) then you’re not alone, 1.1 million New Zealanders experience some form of this every month. The good news... Read

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    Sports performance

    If you play sport then you may have seen a physio for injury rehabilitation - but did you know physiotherapy can also improve your sporting... Read

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With sore legs from running, is hot or cold water better for recovery and to help prevent injuries or niggles?

18 August 2014 | Guest bloggers

This is an excerpt from our latest ebook: Ask a Sports Physio, download the book for more advice and tips. Judging by the number of times I get asked this, there seems there is a lot of confusion and possible misinformation out there about this very question! To answer this question, some more information about the injury needs to be known, initially about the type of pain that it is present. Read

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