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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 […]


Why So Many Shoulder Injuries During Rugby?

As the team physio for Rangataua men’s premier and development teams, I am privy to the assessment and treatment of a multitude of injuries. Whilst we see a lot of lower limb injuries and concussions from rugby – we commonly get lots of shoulder injuries. Due to the nature of […]


Concussion – all you need to know [and more].

Lindsay and I were the physiotherapists for Greerton Marists Premier and Development rugby teams this season. We had an awesome season which has just finished with an intense game in the premier semi-finals against Te Puna. Throughout the season we had a variety of injuries across both teams however, one that […]


Why do I have to wait so long after my ACL reconstruction?

Working with athletes from a range of sports I have found that the most notoriously feared injury is an ACL knee injury. Equally, when we hear one of our athletes diagnosed with an ACL injury we also feel gutted as we know the amount of time and commitment that 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 tie your shoelaces so they don’t come undone.

In this short video we teach you a guaranteed way to tie your shoelaces to make sure they never come undone. This is fantastic advice for almost all of our active athletes! From running to court sports like netball, basketball, tennis and squash, to field sports like rugby, hockey, cricket […]