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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 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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Pain Free Hockey – from the ground up. Advise from “The Gait Doctor”

Winter means hockey. The best way to stay on the pitch and win, is to remain injury free. Prevention is way better than treatment. Here is a great tip to keep you on the pitch

The role good quality footwear cannot be understated. However, sometimes, good boots are just not enough. Performance and injury prevention are often dependent on controlling your foot biomechanics inside the boots. Custom foot orthotics, prescribed by Dr Cherye Roche, uniquely for your feet, using the GaitScan System®, and designed specifically to fit inside your hockey boots, can have a significant impact on your game performance, and reduce your risk of injury?

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KI-FLEX ORTHOTICS – Normally $397, now just $347 – that’s $50 off of the normal price! *t’s & C’s apply

Get your order in NOW. Remember, it can take up to 3 weeks for your custom orthotics to be ordered, manufactured in Canada and shipped back to NZ. So, act now to get them in time.

Skiing, boarding or skating are very different from walking or running, biomechanically speaking. When you are doing these sports you are not going through the normal “heel to toe” foot motion. You are primarily on the ball of your foot, leaning forward as you fly down the hill or across the ice.

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Back to school Tip 1 # Buying School Shoes

When buying school shoes, parents should choose:

The right time of day to buy shoes. Feet spread and swell during the day, so the afternoon is the best time of day to go shopping.
The right fitting shoes. Make sure your child’s foot is fully extended (no toe-scrunching) and measure while your child is standing. Allow ½ inch between your child’s longest toe and the edge of the shoe, and make sure your shoes aren’t too tight or too loose, as both cause problems.
A shoe with a non-slip or patterned sole to minimize the risk of slipping. Soles should be flexible but durable and thick enough to prevent injury.

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Running Injuries Bad Training Or Bad Biomechanics? Top Running Problems Revealed and Resolved!

The best way to stay injury free is to train properly, eat right, and keep the body in balance and alignment. Prevention is the best way to avoid injuries that can halt your training very quickly. If you are experiencing any of the common running injuries, you will recognize one of the conditions on this list. These questions take a look at running injuries from ‘outside the box’.

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The Auckland Marathon Is Only Six Months Away!

The definition of insanity: “Doing the same thing repeatedly, and expecting a different result.”

So, you’ve had some treatment, rested, done the rehab, used the “anti-flam”, tried to train smarter, BUT as soon as you are back to full training – WHAM – the injury recurs and you are back for more treatment. Sound familiar?

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Cricket and Chiropractic?

Yes indeed, Cricket and Chiropractic. As Channel Magazine is focusing on cricket this month to honour the 150th anniversary of North Shore Cricket Club, we at Pure Healthcare in Albany, thought we would have a cricketing theme for our article this month. Dr. Cherye Roche, Sports Chiropractor, focuses this article on how Chiropractic care can help bowlers with spinal injuries recover better and faster.

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orthotics: when self-help and sports therapies don’t go far enough

In the last issue, I looked at the basic anatomical and biomechanical dysfunctions that often lead to overuse injuries in the joints and specifically at the role of faulty foot mechanics (PP 205, November 2004). The current article goes on to consider a range of treatment regimes for chronic sports injuries, including orthotic therapy and prevention.

The focus here is on chronic, recurrent injuries that are a result of repetitive micro-traumatic overuse syndromes, including shin splints, foot arch pain, runner’s knee, jumpers knee, ilio-tibial band syndrome, sacro-iliac joint dysfunctions, and chronic low back pain. Such overuse injuries are commonly caused by underlying biomechanical weaknesses in the involved joints. These weaknesses, in turn, can be caused by such previous severe macro-trauma as fractures or severe ligament sprains. However, the emphasis here is on the biomechanical role of the foot in absorbing shock at impact, and facilitating propulsion at push-off during the gait cycle.

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Baby Carriers and Spinal Stress

Baby wearing can be very beneficial for both parent and child when used properly, however certain types of carriers and incorrect positioning can pose a risk to safety, health and optimal development.

A baby’s delicate growing spine needs to be carefully supported in the correct position for age and stage of development. Abnormal pressures or movements and especially forcing their spine into a position it is not ready for may adversely affect the development of spinal curves, interfere with normal motor skill development and neural integration. Parents also need to be aware of their own posture and ergonomics when carrying or wearing their baby to help prevent abnormal muscle tension and skeletal imbalance from a prolonged altered center of gravity.

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