Sore Heels? Pain in the bottom of your foot? Plantar Fasciitis

Sore Heels

Do your heels hurt when you stand or walk? Does the bottom of your foot hurt first thing in the morning? If so, you may be one of the many people who suffer from a common condition called Plantar Fasciitis. The good news is there are a wide number of successful treatments available and all…

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Tight Shoulder Muscles From Sitting at a Desk All Day?

Do you ever have those days when you look up from your computer and realise that 4 hours have passed and you have not gotten up from your chair? I mean, it’s great that you were in the zone for 4 hours churning out work – BUT your back and tight shoulder muscles are not…

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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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Christchurch Marathon Training Tips (with Infographic )

marathon training tips

Are you gearing up for the 2018 Christchurch Marathon on June 3rd? It is important to look after your body and your mind when you are training for a marathon to insure optimal performance. The last thing you want is an injury to jeopardise your ability to perform at your best come race day. Here are…

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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 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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Are you ready for the 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. This fun run or walk can be enjoyed by the whole family so lets go ahead and make this the biggest race yet. Having something to train for is a great way to help keep…

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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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