Prevention better than cure

For some, the hardest part about running is staying injury-free. Getting injured is frustrating whether you have a specific running goal or enjoy running for the mental-health boost it gives. An effective strengthening programme has the goal to improve strength,...

The Importance of sleep

Good Sleep, Healthy Body As we get closer to the end of winter and the mornings start getting lighter, we can see the light at the end of the tunnel, as we count down the days to summer.  We tend to reflect over the course of the winter months on how cold, wet and...

Neurokinetic Therapy

Are you constantly frustrated with the same old pain that has been coming back for hours, days, months, or even years? Have you been experiencing that constant dull ache in the background of your daily life? Have you seen a masseur, chiropractor, natural-path,...

What the “eff”?

Understanding  self-efficacy! “Self-efficacy is defined as one’s confidence in their own ability to develop strategies and complete tasks necessary to be successful in various endeavours.” (Bandura 1977) It is proposed that self-efficacy is formed and affected by four...

Life is a Balancing Act

As part of any patient’s rehab, be it a teenage netballer or a tradie in his mid 50s, I always emphasise the importance of practising a variety of balance and proprioception exercises as part of their home programme. This helps them return to their normal daily...

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...