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...

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...