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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Heel Lock Lacing Tutorial for Runners (with Pictures)

Heel Lock Lacing Tutorial

For all of you Christchurch runners out there – Make sure you are registered for the Christchurch City 2 Surf, 2017. I love booking myself into running events as it helps me maintain my fitness throughout the year so I don’t embarrass myself come race day. If you are new to training or want to make sure…

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5 Christchurch Marathon Training Tips for 2017

Christchurch Marathon

As you may know the 2014 Christchurch Airport Marathon is just  months away on the 4th June 2017. This event gives runners a chance to compete in a 42km – Full Marathon,  21 km – Half Marathon or a 10km or Kids’ Mara’Fun. Inspired by the 1974 Commonwealth Games marathon, the Christchurch Airport Marathon event is renowned as…

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5 ways to Optimise your Running Posture you should probably know about.

If you are a keen runner at any level, injury is the enemy! So the aim of the game should be to stay injury free while your train. We have put together a list of 5 helpful ways to optimise running posture and support injury prevention while you train. Funnily enough most of these are…

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5 Pre Workout Snacks We Love ( with Infographic )

pre workout snack feature

It is always a good idea to refuel your engine with something light 1 hour to 3o minutes before your workout. You have probably posed the question “What do you eat to fuel you for a workout” without leaving you feeling heavy, full and like the food is sitting in your stomach. When you make…

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Top tips from the SportsMed Reception team!

If you have an injury or your just new to using our general and sports specific services, no doubt you have questions. Every day our superb reception team get asked lots of questions about what we do here at SportsMed.  So we thought it would be great to share some of these questions, with answers, to…

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9 Ways To Improve Your Posture At Work

9 ways to improve your posture at work

In the age of desk jocky and 60 hour work weeks its important to look after your back and your posture at work to prevent future injury and pain. When you are hunched over a desk all day, it can put strain on your neck, shoulders and back. If you are not using your abs to…

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Are you ready for the Christchurch City to Surf March 19 2017

Christchurch city to surf

With less than one month to go its time to beat the feet in preparation for the  annual Christchurch City to Surf. Who can participate race? This fun run can be enjoyed by the whole family so lets go ahead and make this the biggest race yet. How long is it? Depending on your fitness…

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Did you know we can analyse your cycling style?

Analyse your cycling style

Would you like to increase your performance on a bike? Your posture and stance on a bike can be a huge advantage or a hindrance when it comes to a days cycling or a race. We have all seen those people, coasting along the road, in a really light gear, pushing the pedals with their heels,…

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