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

Shoulder & Neck Pain

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

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Measles Outbreak Christchurch March 2019

With the current measles outbreak throughout Christchurch and Canterbury, the following information has been advised by Christchurch District Health Board. You can find more information available here  (Here is an education video we found on youtube) What is Measles? Measles is a serious and highly contagious disease which affects both children and adults. Generally, 1…

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Give the Gift of a Better Nights Sleep with a Chiropractic Pillow


Do you ever feel like Goldilocks when it comes to your pillow? “It’s too soft…to hard, too thick or too thin“. Let’s face it, sleeping sucks when your pillow is sub-par. We have all been there. Buying the cheapest pillow, or getting hand me down’s from family members when you head off flatting for the…

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Senior Medical Receptionist Role Christchurch

SportsMed is looking for a vibrant, customer focused person to join our busy and exceptional Medical reception team. SportsMed is the leading multi-disciplinary sports medicine facility in New Zealand and as we continue to grow year after year, so does our need for extraordinary reception staff. If you demonstrate:   *         Previous Medical Reception experience…

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Where is the Medicine in New Zealand Dance?

ballet injuries and pointe shoes

By Georgina Barr & Esther Juon Many countries, New Zealand included, are funding adolescent pre-professional sporting programmes in high schools with increasing regularity. Dance, however, is still considered by many to be purely an art form and those who participate within it are artists without the dual title of athletes. This then leads to a…

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New Early Morning Sports Physician, Chiropractor, Physiotherapist, Podiatrist, Acupuncture, Nutritionist and Massage Appointments

Sports med early morning hours

When you are working full time, studying, or running a household, it can be hard to get out during working hours to take time to take care of yourself and your body. We realize that there are times when you would like to book Sports Physician, Chiropractor, Physiotherapist, Nutritionist, Podiatrist, Acupuncture or Massage appointment in…

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NEVER, EVER GIVE UP? A memoir by John Hellemans

never ever give up

Dr. John Hellemans – Sports Medicine Practitioner here at Sportsmed has written a memoir. If you would like a copy we have them available here Sportsmed for $35 a copy. ‘John has written an account that had me alternately laughing and crying as I read it. … A fascinating introduction to the sport of triathlon,…

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4 Common Ballet Feet Problems and Injuries

Do you get a thrill from performing? Does your adrenaline spike when you think of leaping across the stage in pointe shoes? There is something so mesmerising about ballet. It seems almost like magic when someone can dance, leap and show such grace. All while on such a small surface area of the feet. As a dancer,…

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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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Getting ready for the snow! Pre Season Training for Skiers

pre season ski training feature

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. Ski Season…

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