The low down on processed foods – how bad are they?

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Are you struggling to decode the miss-information you are getting about nutrition? What is good? What is bad? And what is ok in moderation? Sometimes it feels like you need a chemistry degree just read the back of a packet of food. Not all “processing” methods are created equal. It’s today’s nutrition mantra: processed foods are bad…

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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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Staff Story: Tour Aotearoa is a 3000km bikepacking odyssey from Cape Reinga to Bluff

Are you a keen cyclist? Do you dream of cycling from Cape Reinga to Bluff to see all of the beautiful scenery that our country has to offer? Well, Dr John Hellemans Sports Medicine Practitioner here at Sportsmed certainly did. This week we have something a little bit different, a staff story if you will.…

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Have you got an Ingrown Toenail?

Did you get a bit carried away last time you cut your toenails? Are you suffering from an ingrown toenail poking into the skin on the sides of your toe? The trouble with ingrown nails is that they can really slow you down and stop you doing exercise. It hurts when you are wearing shoes; even…

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Christchurch Chiropractor open on Saturday

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Are you busy during the week with no time to get to the Chiropractor? Or perhaps you have hurt yourself while you were out and about in the hills, or playing sports in the weekend? Or maybe your body is not feeling so flash after a week hunched over a desk at work or studying? Whatever…

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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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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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The 4 Best Types of Massage for Runners

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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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Shin Pain? Shin Splints and Running

Have you started beating the feet to get in shape for summer? Or to shed that winter insulation? The trouble is when you start to pound the pavement (even if you are a seasoned runner) shin splints can really slow you down and throw you off your game. Are Shin Splints Interrupting Your Exercise Efforts? We…

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Chiropractor Job Christchurch

Associate Position SportsMed Chiropractic SportsMed Chiropractic is looking to expand and this is a fantastic opportunity for an NZ board registered Chiropractor to join our highly skilled and professional team. Here at SportsMed we are a large, fully integrated and collaborative clinic of like-minded health care providers. These include sports doctors and specialists, physiotherapists, podiatrists,…

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