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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Medical Receptionist Job Christchurch (12 Month Maternity Cover)

nursing position christchurch

ROLE: Medical Receptionist – 12 Month Maternity Cover 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…

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

processed food

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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