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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.
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.
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?
Sprain type injuries is a peculiar facet in the world of sports. It affects just about every physically demanding sport from water sports such as water polo to a field sport such as hockey (maybe not chess, even though its considered a sport. But who knows!).
In the grand scheme of the sports world, a sprain becomes an everyday part of the package. Either you yourself or a teammate is complaining of knee issues or a rolled ankle, or whatever it may be.
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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.
I’m Dr Jason Berry, a chiropractor at Pure Healthcare, and over the last 14 years, I have treated numerous athletes from weekend warriors to elite level, and had the pleasure working with some great practitioners, to help treat and rehabilitate athletes that have injured their discs while training or competing.
With regards to injuries sustained training in the gym, a disc injury is a very serious one, and one that could potentially lead to recurring pain and dysfunction or even end a sporting career. This type of injury involves a lot more care than just pain relief and should be tackled by a health care professional trained in neuromuscular diagnosis and treatment.
Injury is not something we aim for; but it is something that so many of us have done, and continue to do. Being injured is hard, and it’s important to acknowledge that. Getting back to your injury-free state can be easy when you understand the healing process and learn what to do.
To deeper understand the continuum of the healing process and when massage therapy is advisable, it is important to know that there are 4 main phases of healing. It is just as important to know that we go through these healing phases at our body’s own pace, and that we deal with injury and pain uniquely
Sports injuries are injuries that typically occur while participating in organized sports, competitions, training sessions, or organized fitness activities. These injuries may occur for a variety of reasons, including improper training, lack of appropriate footwear or safety equipment.
The injuries are of two general types. The first type is called an acute traumatic injury. These injuries usually involve a single blow from a single application of force, like getting a cross-body block in football. The second type of sports injury is called an overuse or chronic injury. Chronic injuries are those that happen over a period of time. Chronic injuries are usually the result of repetitive training, such as running, overhand throwing, or serving a ball in tennis.