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New Zealanders experience the effects of stress on a regular basis. When this becomes recurring it becomes chronic stress. Chronic
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.