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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Are Smartphones Ruining The Posture Of An Entire Generation?

A study by British chiropractors in 2015 has found that almost half 16 – 24 year olds have severe aches in their neck and in their back. This statistic was up 60% on the previous year (2014). This statistic is attributed to the fact we spend so much time on our smartphones. “it is ruining…

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Sportsmed Sea 2 Sky Triathalon Sunday April 3rd 2016

Looking for a sports challenge in the next few weeks. The Sportsmed Sea 2 Sky Challenge Triathlon is a unique event including an ocean swim, a beautiful bike ride climbing through the highest roads around Christchurch followed by a hilly run along a stunning coastal trail. Make the most of the warmer weather while it lasts…

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Would you like to be part of a Joint Laxity Study?

We are conducting a study comparing measures of joint laxity to help determine what tests are useful to perform in patients with certain joint problems. The study will involve filling out a quick questionnaire and having simple measurements of joint laxity recorded. Participation is completely voluntary and all data collected is anonymous, your care will…

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Does Lower Back Pain Slow You Down?

Lower back pain can make life miserable. It stops you getting to the gym and being able to concentrate at work. It also makes sitting or standing for long periods of time uncomfortable. It stops us getting outside to ride our bikes, pound the pavement or even run around with the kids. So you end up relying on…

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Need Orthotics? Why not support breast cancer at the same time

Sore shins? Knees or feet? Sore legs from standing all day in bad shoes? Have you been thinking about getting Orthotics? We have a great little opportunity for you to support the New Zealand  breast cancer foundation and get those orthotics you have been thinking about. Check out our  SportsMed Reception stars, Hannah, Pip and Comine, with…

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Arthritic Foot Pain Workshop

There is a Fantastic workshop headed up by our very own Georgina Barr that I wanted to share with you all. What is it about? It is all about managing arthritic foot pain. We all know how hard it can be getting around when you start to experience pain and discomfort in your feet – after…

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Happy 25th Birthday SportsMed!!

Guess who’s just turned 25?? Congratulations to our original staff members……can you guess who they are???  Spot prize if you can name all four (staff excluded!)

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Christchurch City to Surf 2015 Stars!

City 2 Surf Stars! Congratulations to everyone who completed The Star City 2 Surf! The SportsMed team was happy to see so many people take part and it was great to celebrate with you all. Even the weather held!             Thank you to all of you who entered our competition…

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World Class Football Periodisation Course in Christchurch

We all know rugby seems to get a lot of attention in this country, So we wanted to let you know about this opportunity for all you football supporters out there. On the 21st of October there will be a basic course in Football Periodisation for Coaches, Athletes, Medics, Sports Scientists, Managers and analysts. You…

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