A stable spinal axis is fundamental to healthy physical function and critical for optimal sporting performance. Spinal stability can be improved by engaging and then strengthening some key postural stabilising muscles. The exercises need to be progressed in difficulty over a 3 month period for optimal results. Follow our 3 month self-directed spinal stabilising programme. Lock in an alarm reminder on your mobile phone to remind you of your daily exercise sessions. Watch how the muscles work together by clicking … Read More
The foam roller is now a standard piece of equipment in the athletes tool box. It is an excellent adjunct to any stretching routine and can be used before, after, and between exercise sessions. Foam rolling is like a self massage and is effective in releasing muscle/connective tissue tension & knots, hence increasing range of motion and function. At the tissue level the benefits include increased oxygenation through increased blood flow, flushing of waste products, and softening of adhesions & … Read More
Running is one of the most simple, popular and convenient forms of exercise there is. Runners will tell you there nothing quite like it to relieve tension, build fitness, and feel good, however running is a stress on the body and it carries a high risk of injury. For the committed runner, a forced rest through injury can be disruptive, frustrating and expensive. In this series of blogs I’ll share the advice, exercises, and resources I give my patients to … Read More
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It is important to continue exercising as you get older to maintain flexibility, strength and wellbeing but you need to be a little more careful how you go about it. Here are some tips from Nigel Nairn, principal physiotherapist at Prohab Physio & Rehabilitation.… Read More
Sharon is our practice manager. She is the person you are likely to speak to when you phone us. Her 10+ years experience at Prohab ensures the practice runs smoothly and our physiotherapists can focus on doing what they do best – physio & rehabilitation.
Cathy graduated in 1989 and has over 20 years experience in musculoskeletal and home based rehabilitation of the elderly. In 1998 she became a certified physiotherapy acupuncturist. Cathy has a special interest in rehabilitation following joint replacement surgery. She currently works in the Prohab physiotherapy clinic 3 days per week. Cathy is currently a member of: Physiotherapy New Zealand Older Adults – NZ Physiotherapy Special Interest Group Special interests: Elective surgery – rehab of total knee joint replacement Rehabilitation of … Read More
Nigel graduated from the Auckland School of Physiotherapy in 1989. Since then he has worked in a number of musculoskeletal physiotherapy clinics in New Zealand and abroad. On returning from the UK in 1997 Nigel returned to full time study at Otago University and graduated with a Postgraduate Diploma in Manipulative Physiotherapy. He started his own practice in 2000 and founded Prohab Physio & Rehabilitation in 2001. Following a long course of part-time study at Massey University, Nigel graduated with a … Read More