Feeling stiff after a trip up the mountain? Skiing & snowboarding injuries

Have you been knocked around while visiting one of the ski fields around Canterbury over the weekend? We can help with that. Hasn’t The snow been great this season so far? We really love to see people getting out there and enjoying the winter wonderland New Zealand has to offer. Skiing and snowboarding will use different…

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Are you wearing the right running shoes?

We have all been there… picking the wrong shoes for sports, weekend strolls or even work only to find our poor feet aching before we have reached the end of the day. If you struggle with your foot wear particularly when being active then come and see us and we can investigate your body, shoes…

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Cost of a Chiropractor in Christchurch

cost of chiro

Are you looking for a Christchurch Chiropractor to help you with back pain, neck pain or a specific injury? We have noticed a number of people googling “Cost of a Chiropractor in Christchurch” so we wanted to put together a blog post to tell you a little more about our Chiropractic services, how they work,…

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Sore Heels? Pain in the bottom of your foot? Plantar Fasciitis

Sore Heels

Do your heels hurt when you stand or walk? Does the bottom of your foot hurt first thing in the morning? If so, you may be one of the many people who suffer from a common condition called Plantar Fasciitis. The good news is there are a wide number of successful treatments available and all…

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The 4 Best Types of Massage for Runners


So you have been training hard and want to reward yourself with a massage… but which do you choose? When should you get one? What type should you get before a race? There are four types of massage for runners that are great for helping runners at various stages of their training. Let me run you through…

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Getting ready for the snow! Pre Season Training for Skiers

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Skiing places demands on the body that are unique and different to any other sport known. It is therefore important that you prepare for the season 2-3 months in advance. A specific strength and cardiovascular programme will help to prevent injury and allow you to make the most out of the short season. Here is…

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Tight Shoulder Muscles From Sitting at a Desk All Day?

Do you ever have those days when you look up from your computer and realise that 4 hours have passed and you have not gotten up from your chair? I mean, it’s great that you were in the zone for 4 hours churning out work – BUT your back and tight shoulder muscles are not…

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Heel Pain? Are your shoes the enemy?

Do you suffer from heel pain? It can feel debilitating when we put too much stress on our feet. It really stop us from getting out there and doing the things we love. When you think about it, it is pretty amazing that such a small surface area supports our entire body. The trouble is…

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Matt’s Shoulder Pain – Physiotherapist Review Christchurch

“I was referred to SportsMed Canterbury physiotherapist Craig Calcott in early 2017 for help with ACJ shoulder pain.   At 40, I had never been to a physiotherapist, but soon became a convert to the methods of strengthening through a structured excercise programme. When my shoulder problem was fixed I asked Craig to help me…

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Have you ever noticed shoulder or neck pain after doing a workout?

Shoulder & Neck Pain

Have you ever noticed shoulder or back pain after doing a workout? Perhaps your form wasn’t great while you were doing cross fit… or your shoulders were hunched up round your shoulders while you were doing downward facing dog (a yoga pose). By the time your workout is done you can feel a headache start to form…

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