Better Faster


Running Cadence: how many steps should I be taking?

  Running Cadence We have recently been having in-services at work based around running techniques.  One aspect of running that is important to take note of is running cadence.   Running cadence is the total number of steps that you take per minute of running. The ideal running cadence is […]


Can walking backwards help us move forwards?

There has been lots of research on the impact of our gluteal muscles in all aspects of movement and performance. We work with patients to help strengthen and activate their glutes, but different methods are more effective for different people. Our glutes provide stability, control and power for activities such […]


Tennis Elbow – would an injection help?

We get asked on many occasions if an injection would help for tennis elbow. People ask this because, historically it has been provided as the main treatment. Often an injection offers good short-term pain relief, or the patient’s friends have had this done. However, are we doing far more harm […]


How to tape yourself – Videos! [Easy to follow]

Sometimes it is impossible to get to the physiotherapist before training or an event to get a quick tape up. So we thought we would show some basic tapings that you can do to yourself at home. If you do not receive our newsletter or follow us on Facebook, then […]


What is acupuncture?

In our physiotherapy clinics in Tauranga acupuncture is another treatment option during a session and we usually use it alongside traditional physiotherapy treatments. Acupuncture is originally based on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) but over the last 10 years or so has become almost a normal treatment option in many physiotherapy […]


What is a deep tissue massage?

How good are massages!! Often we can go such long periods in our lives without someone releasing off all the built-up tension in our muscles. There are so many benefits of massage including recovering from training, toxin release, relaxation, releasing headaches, correcting posture, removing knots in muscles, decreasing anxiety, tension […]