Run Auckland 2017

Run Auckland 2017 Peak Pilates are proud to be providing physio support to the participants of this year’s event “Run Auckland” which is in its 11th year. It’s starting soon, so get your running shoes on, get fit, and prepare for some amazing...

Acupuncture Vs Dry needling???

As a physiotherapist with dry needling qualifications, patients often ask me what is the difference between acupuncture and dry needling? And how can these techniques help me with my musculoskeletal injury? Is one better than the other? So here’s the break down…. Most...

Pink Ribbon Breakfast 2017

In 2016 over 3,200 Kiwis hosted a pink ribbon breakfast and collectively raised over 1.7 million dollars for breast cancer research. We are very proud supporters of this very worthy cause, many of us have been touched by this terrible illness in some way. Every bit of...

Strengthening for Flexibility

Whether I am grunting in the gym, chilling on the couch, doing Pilates at work, or training with my football team, one of the most common physiotherapy issues I am asked about by friends, family, teammates and patients alike is how to deal with tightness in muscles....

Have you seen a crooked body?

What is a crooked body? As described by Robin McKenzie, a crooked body is a lateral shift where the upper body has apparently tilted to one side, and the back pain associated with this condition. This is common in patients with disc herniation. Pain and/or tingling...

An introduction about stretching

Static, dynamic, ballistic, passive, active…. Do I stretch before I exercise, or after, or both??? Stretching should be a vital part of our exercise routine and not an after thought every now and again. If you want to help prevent injuries and train better – you will...

Breathing and Pilates

Breathing is vital to our survival as we know, so with this knowledge, why are we not more focused on its importance? We focus so much on what we eat, the shoes we wear and even the soap powder we use to wash our clothes in, but for so many of us, the importance of...

Late March Resolution!!

This title doesn’t have the same ring to it as a ”New Year’s Resolution” but I feel I might be onto a winner! Not sure? Let me explain….. January can be a hectic time between getting over the Christmas period from a physical, emotional and financial perspective. It is...