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3 weeks ago

PHYSIOSOUTH Christchurch
Meet Jessie, one of our new graduates based out of our Northwood and Pegasus clinics.Jessie is a qualified physiotherapist from the University of Otago. Whilst born and raised in Wellington, Jessie has lived in the mainland since 2017.Jessie is passionate about helping people maintain active lifestyles, she believes it’s important to treat people with a holistic approach by focusing on both the physical injury and understanding the cause of the injury.Jessie has a 10-year competitive surf lifesaving background, and these days she loves to run, swim, surf, and ski.Jessie has worked with the Varsity Colt's Rugby Team in Dunedin, the Marist Albion Colt’s Rugby Team in Christchurch and is now the physiotherapist for the Cashmere Technical Football Club Women's Premier Team. ... See MoreSee Less
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Strength training is a very crucial part of training for any running based sport. Strengthening is important for enhancing running efficiency and preventing injuries from occurring. Studies have shown that strength training increases your muscle capacity and neuromuscular control which help you run more effectively with less effort 💪🏃‍♀️🙌These 5 exercises focus on key muscle groups that are essential to run with power and speed. 1. Bulgarian split squat - step 4 steps from a chair. put your back foot on top of the seat. Slowly lower your knee so your front leg is at 90 degrees. Repeat x 10-12 2. Single Leg squat - step out from the chair. Lower down into the chair so you touch the surface then stand back up. Aim to not let yourself sit down completely. Make sure your knee isn’t going over your toes by sitting your buttock backwards. Repeat × 10-12 3. Single leg calf raises - ensure to hold onto a wall or chair. Distribute your weight through your second toe so your ankles don’t collapse. Repeat until fatigue.4. Front plank - ensure you are maintaining a straight line from your shoulders to your ankles. Hold until fatigue.5. Side plank - maintain a straight line. Hold until fatigue.*to make the planks easier, go onto your knees. Aim to complete x 3-4 sets. Optimal frequency for strength sessions is 3-4 times a week. If you have any questions or want to find out more about how you can improve your running efficiency , come see one of our friendly physios in clinic‼️ ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

PHYSIOSOUTH Christchurch
Kia Ora, it's Māori Language Week! Check out these translations of commonly used words within PHYSIOSOUTH. Make sure to practice these and give them a go next time you are in clinic😊Translations found from maoridictionary.co.nz/. This is an amazing online resource, we would recommend checking it out!#maorilanguageweek ... See MoreSee Less
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✈️ PHYSIOSOUTH goes globalOur Physio Lidia is heading off to Jordan with the @tallferns as the team physiotherapist. They are competing in the FIBA 2021 Asia Cup against some very tough competition. 🏀 Good luck to Lidia and the team 🥇 ... See MoreSee Less
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