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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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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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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Sprains and strains

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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WINTER SKI ORTHOTIC SPECIAL ON NOW!!

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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Weight lifting disc injuries

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.

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Post Injury – When Is It Safe To Get A Massage?

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

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Can Acupuncture Help Treat Your Running Injury?

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.

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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 tight quad muscles, and eventually a tweaked knee. A sports massage will loosen those tight muscles and facilitate greater circulation so you can recovery quicker and ride pain free.

Along with benefited recovery after training, massage therapy has also shown to boost your circulation according to a study by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago (1). In the research healthy sedentary adults participated in a hard leg workout or dead press until it was too sore to continue. Half of the participants received a post-exercise massage while the other half did not. A control group received a massage without participating in any exercise. The 2 groups were assessed on muscle soreness after exercise and all groups had their blood flow measured by ultrasound at various intervals up until 72 hours after the exercis

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