Pool­ing ex­per­tise for the ben­e­fit of the pa­tient

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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.

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