Pooling expertise for the benefit of the patient
Recent research by the University of Western Australia has linked too much sitting, whether at work, study or play with increased risk of Bowel cancer, even in those who are otherwise fit and active. SitActive is a new product that lets you move while you sit by simply placing the SitActive Active Posture Cushion on your seat or the floor and sitting on it. The slightly unstable nature of the air filled cushion prevents slouching and enables you to continually and naturally adjust your seating The effect is similar to sitting on a Swiss BAL but the SitAcvtive cushion is more discreet, safer to use and portable. We are encouraged to take more exercise, but sometimes do not have the time or the inclination. SitActive allows us to work out, targeting the core and those difficult to reach lower abdominals while at work without even breaking into a sweat. SitActive is distributed in New Zealand by Peace Pillows.
The therapists at Cromwell Health, Queenstown Health and Alexandra Health have been called on to treat the All Blacks, the Australasian PGA, the NZ Commonwealth athletic teams international ski and ice hockey teams as well as numerous local teams. But according to clinic director, Neki Patel, who has built the family focussed practices over nearly 20 years, the secret of their success, is combining to diagnose, treat and rehabilitate Chiropractors, physiotherapists, cranial osteopath, massage therapists and associated independent medical professionals pool their expertise for the benefit of the patient. All members of the team take the trouble to understand, appreciate and respect each other’s special area of expertise. We take a keen professional pride in the overall standards of the team, delivering a consistently high quality of service that speaks for itself. Treatment protocols are individualised to best suit the person, the injury and their lifestyle. Preventative screening and injury prevention. We assess factors including posture, workload and positions, flexibility and core and hip stability and use this information to give you the most appropriate programme to minimise your chance of picking up injuries, or stopping that niggle from becoming an issue that will keep you out of work or off the slopes. Injury management After giving you a thorough assessment and discussing your diagnosis with you, our highly skilled therapists use techniques such as manipulation, trigger point release, kinesiotaping, massage, joint mobilisations and dry needling to manage your pain and a combination of stretching, strengthening, pilates and core stability to get you functional and strong again. So whether you’ve stacked it on the half pipe, your neck is tight sitting at your work desk, you are pregnant, your child needs treatment or you want to get yourself strong for next season, come see us and we’ll get you moving in the right direction. There is always a therapist available to suit your needs. Queenstown Health, Cromwell Health, Alexandra Health – Getting to the cause of your problem for your best health.