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Rugby is Over; what now?   Recently updated !

Sadly, as physios for local rugby teams, the club rugby season of 2022 has come to an end. However, the off-season is just as important as in-season training. Although this is written from the perspective of rugby, the same principles apply to all winter sports. You just need to adapt […]


How much physical activity is enough?

How much physical activity is enough? This is something we often get asked in clinic.  Everyone knows it is important to stay physically active. Regular physical activity can help prevent many illnesses such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes.   Physical activity can also help with thinking, learning, judgement skills as well […]


Advice for sport tournaments

There are a few big school sports tournaments coming up. Winter Tournament week for the High School teams this week and then AIMS Games for the Intermediate students the following week. This is a lot of exercise for school students in a small amount of time.  We need to make […]


Quick tips if you think you may have a sprain!

The term “sprain” is often used to loosely describe pain associated with muscles, tendons, and ligaments. It is a stretch or tear of one of the structures mentioned above. Some of the common sprains we see are: 1. Rolled ankle. When an ankle is rolled the ligaments on the outside […]


Foam rolling – what does it do?

The spikey ball, the foam roller, an elbow massage into the butt – why do we poke the sore bit?! The main positive outcomes of pressure therapy that we see are: Temporary increase in flexibility of the muscle allowing better movement patterns e.g. good squat form Reduced pain at both […]


Day in the Life of a Rugby Physio

Here at BIA, we sponsor two local rugby clubs; Greerton Marist and Rangataua. We provide them with physio and make sure their bodies are in tip-top shape to play rugby! The season starts in March with pre-season training and games and runs until August. Our duties include attending trainings at […]


Do You Really Need Surgery After An ACL Rupture?

We often treat people who have sustained an ACL rupture. This injury is most commonly seen in change of direction sports such as football, netball and rugby. Most commonly, people are advised to have ACL reconstruction surgery using a graft most commonly taken from the hamstring tendon. Time to return […]


Risk Factors for Sporting Knee Injuries

The knee is a commonly injured joint that we treat every day at Back In Action Physiotherapy. According to an Article by Cooper, 2016, NZ ACC records show approximately 65,000 knee injuries are sustained during sport per year!   Unfortunately, with knee injuries, many people will have time off work […]


Tendinopathy – correct terms and how to treat them.

Tendons are the tissues that are between the bone and muscle. They are white in colour and their fibrous/elastic composition gives them great strength that allows the transmission of large mechanical forces. The purpose of the tendon, when it is fully functioning is to elicit movement from the contraction of […]


The role of Steroid Injection in treatment

A corticosteroid injection can be performed to reduce pain and can be injected into a joint or soft tissue (i.e bursa, tendon, muscle). They are often used as a treatment modality in a number of different conditions including bursitis, osteoarthritis, frozen shoulder, carpal tunnel syndrome and tennis elbow. The injection […]