7 Signs That You Need to See a Chiropractor for Your Neck Pain
Everyone gets a stiff neck once and awhile. It might happen first thing in the morning after a bad nights sleep, or it might be at the end of a long stressful workday. If you are battling to turn you..
Running Injuries Bad Training Or Bad Biomechanics? Top Running Problems Revealed and Resolved!
In the October issue of Channel Magazine Dr Cherye looks at the best way to stay injury free when running
Post Injury – When Is It Safe To Get A Massage?
Getting back to your injury-free state can be easy when you understand the healing process and learn what to do
Can Acupuncture Help Treat Your Running Injury?
The largest clinical study of acupuncture ever conducted was published in the December 2004 Annuals of Internal Medicine and found acupuncture to significantly reduce and improve function in patients .
5 Ways Acupuncture Can Fix Your Health Problems -
Mens Health Magazine Article How acupuncture works may be unclear, but the benefits stick out. Research shows that this ancient therapy can be an effective treatment for a wide variety of ailments, from back pain and sciatica to ...
Infertility in men may decrease with acupuncture
Male partners are the cause in approximately 40-50% of fertility problems. Research has shown that acupuncture improves sperm production and quality.
Boost your “flu-fighter” with Chiropractic care
Your body has the best “flu-fighter” ever - naturally built into it! The Chiropractors at Pure Healthcare in Albany NZ, are reaching out to our community to help in the fight against “the flu” an...
Top 5 tips to improve asthma
Many kiwis are affected by this chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD), also known as asthma. But there are things you can do to improve your asthma. Below are the top 5 tips on how to improve ..
Is your posture causing your headache / migraine?
Dr Cherye Roche – doctor of Chiroprctic and clinic director at pure healthcare in Albany, shares her insights from over 20 years of clinical and academic experience in the treatment headaches, and th..
6 steps to beating Acne
Most of us, except for the occasional lucky sods, suffer from hormonal acne at some point in our lives. Young males are the common victims during their teenage years due to the hormonal roller coaster...
Get Relief from a stiff neck
Constant stiffness and aches in the neck can make life challenging, whether it be affecting your work and hobbies, or quite simply the way you function on a day to day basis. Massage therapy has prove...
Getting moving after whiplash
The severity of the whiplash injury does not always correlate to the degree of injury, even a minor whiplash type injury can result in severe symptoms
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
You probably think it’s strange for a chiropractor to be writing about carpal tunnel syndrome, as you think they “only deal with the spine”. In my extensive training to become a doctor of chiroprac..
Poor breathing habits and chronic neck pain
Breathing is the most basic and yet arguably the most vital act that our body needs to perform in order to stay alive. If done poorly, it may lead to neck pain, and ultimately a headache.
Reduce Menopausal Hot Flushes with Acupuncture
Are you or a loved one going through menopause and can’t take the heat? Studies show acupuncture may be effective in reducing the severity of symptoms such as hot flushes and night sweats during meno...
How a post-ride rubdown can improve your recovery as well as your circulation
After a long and hard training ride on the saddle, you can’t deny the fact that your muscles will feel tight, tense and taut. Before you know it, an achy lower back may lead to a tight hip, causing t..
A Sports Chiropractor’s take on Bike set-up Biomechanics
Dr. Jason Berry, a Sports Chiropractor at Pure Healthcare in Albany, wants to help you ride faster and stronger. Having the right bike set up is critical to be in efficient and injury free on your bi...
Are you at risk for Osteoporosis?
15% of women and 3% of men over the age of 50 suffer from osteoporosis. Bone degeneration and subsequent loss of height, due to osteoporosis was accepted as a normal part of ageing but that doesn't ha...
Increase your chance of conception
Seeing an acupuncturist as the first step in infertility treatments could save time, energy and cost
Looking for a Change? March 11th is “Change Day NZ”
From the Change Day NZ website: “Change Day is a time when we can all come together to help improve the healthcare experience for everyone. We’re inviting you to become a change-maker and make a di..
Pregnancy Fatigue
Top Tips to experience a Healthy Pregnancy with less fatigue, discomfort and distress. Chiropractic care throughout pregnancy removes interference to the mother's nervous system, enhancing baby dev...

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Equestrian Sport and Rider Biomechanics

Victoria writes…… “I met Dr Cherye Roche at Pure Healthcare in Albany approximately two months ago and, boy, I am glad I did!

I am one of NZ’s top dressage riders, and had been going to another excellent chiropractor who helped improve my posture and spine health.

When my Chiropractor left the practice and Dr. Cherye Roche took over, I fervently resisted going to another chiropractor, as I was so happy with the one I had. Little did I know, this change would be groundbreaking for me in terms of my riding and performance.

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Choosing The Right Practitioner For Your Joint / Muscle / Nerve Problem

Similarities and Differences

In our truly integrated, alternative and complementary multi-disciplinary practice, we bypass competitive and restrictive professional boundaries when choosing your course of treatment. Our chiropractors, osteopaths, acupuncturists, naturopath, and massage therapist work co-operatively to create the best outcome for you so that you have the best chance of a speedy recovery and return to your work, play, fitness, and/or sport. Your initial assessment is the same no matter which of our practitioners you see. Following a thorough health history, examination, and diagnosis, will we recommend the most appropriate course of treatment. This removes the question of which therapy is best for your needs until after you have been assessed.

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ITB Syndrome how to recognise and fix it

Hi, I’m Dr. Jason Berry a chiropractor at Pure Healthcare, with a special interest in working with athletes to not only treat sports injuries but to improve sports performance. In my years of working with athletes at various levels one of the most common injuries seen would have to be Ilio-tibial band (ITB) syndrome, which is generally characterised by pain down the outside of one or both legs, between the hip and the knee.

Firstly at bit anatomy, the ITB is essentially an extension of the Tensor Fasciae Lata muscle, which attaches from the crest of the ilium to the outside of the knee, and functions to control hip movement and stabilise the outside of the knee.

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Back Pain and Depression

Hi, I’m Dr Jason Berry, doctor of chiropractic at Pure Healthcare. In the light of depression being such a big topic at the moment, I decided to blog to increase awareness about the link between back pain and depression. Many people are unaware of the relationship between back pain and depression, until they are in the depths of depression, and it just seems a never-ending cycle.

Sufferers of chronic back pain, and those going through relapses of back pain, are those most likely to develop pain related depression. According to experts, depression is not a risk factor for everyone with back pain. But if you have severe or long-lasting back pain, then you might need to be concerned about your mental health as well as your physical health. Healthcare experts in this field agree that major depression is thought to be four times greater in people with chronic back pain than the general population.

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Do you suffer with pain, numbness, or tingling in the palmar surface of your thumb, index and middle finger?

Do you feel it worse at night?

Do you experience general clumsiness of your hand, or difficulty in gripping with your thumb and index finger?

Then you may have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

You probably think it’s strange for a chiropractor to be writing about carpal tunnel syndrome, as you think they “only deal with the spine”. In my extensive training to become a doctor of chiropractic we become specialists in treating musculoskeletal problems of the spine as well as the extremities, which includes shoulders, elbows and wrists, as well as knees, ankles and feet. I am writing this article as I often hear “Oh, I didn’t know chiropractors dealt with wrist pain”, or “I really wish I hadn’t had surgery because there has been very little improvement in my symptoms”.

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Boost your “flu-fighter” with Chiropractic care

The Chiropractors at Pure Healthcare in Albany NZ, are reaching out to our community to help in the fight against “the flu” and other health challenges that result from a compromised immune system. We know that your immune system can tackle and defeat most viral invaders with relative ease, given that it is not otherwise challenged by a compromised nervous system. Every aspect of your physiology is controlled by your brain and nervous system. When it is compromised, you immune system can also be compromised, leaving you susceptible to becoming ill from a viral infection.

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Is your posture causing your headache / migraine?

Your Mum and Nana were very concerned about your posture; remember their advice?… “Sit up straight, Don’t slouch”… and now as we sit using our smart dvices… – “put that device away, it will ruin your posture”. These are all too familiar expressions of concern that we have heard from early childhood right through to our adult lives, and perhaps there is indeed wisdom to be appreciated from Mum and Nana.

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7 Signs That You Need to See a Chiropractor for Your Neck Pain

Everyone gets a stiff neck once and awhile. It might happen first thing in the morning after a bad nights sleep, or it might be at the end of a long stressful workday. If you are battling to turn your head from side to side, and your neck really hurts, then it’s definitely time to see a chiropractor to sort out your neck pain.

There are a few things you can try at home to help manage the pain until you can get an appointment to see your chiropractor.

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Getting moving after whiplash

Whiplash results when the soft tissues (the muscles and ligaments), and joints of your neck extend beyond their typical range of motion. This is usually because of a rapid movement backward and then forward, from a car accident or even a “simple fall”. In many cases, the symptoms might not be apparent for the first 24 hours following the incident, and may take a few days to develop.

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