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  • At Align Chiropractic, we take care of a range of athletes and sportsmen and woman athletes from weekend warriors, to New Zealand representatives through to Olympic athletes.  This includes cricketers, rugby players, soccer players, mixed martial arts (MMA) athletes, runners, golfers, swimmers, divers, netballers, and weight lifters, to name a few. Some athletes see us to enhance athletic performance, other athletes have chiropractic care to help prevent injury, and others to help recover from pain and injury. The great basketballer Michael Jordan said “I don’t know how much I could improve until I started seeing a chiropractor.  I’ve improved

  • Sitting is the new smoking is a phrase that researchers have been using recently to describe the deleterious effects of prolonged sitting. Looking at our current lifestyles it could not be more true.  The average office worker spends around 6 ½ hours sitting, per day.  Add on the hours spent in front of the tv or computer at night and you have close to 10 hours of sitting!! The Mayo Clinic (1) reported on an analysis of 13 studies of sitting time and activity levels and found that those people who sat

  • A concussion is the common name used to refer to traumatic brain injuries – or TBI - with a variety of different symptoms and mechanisms of injury. Previously, they have been referred to as mild traumatic brain injuries. However, experts found that the word "mild" was misleading and this qualifying word has since been removed from the description. It is caused by a blow to the head or a hit to the body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth. This sudden movement can cause the

  • If you’re reading this then you, or someone you know likely suffers migraines. When I was 11 and 12 years of age, I also had migraines so can relate to the pain and disability they bring. According to the International Headache Society (IHS), a migraine is defined as a headache on one side of the head, with a pulsating quality of moderate to severe intensity that is aggravated by routine physical activity.  There is also nausea and/or vomiting and sensitivity to light. Migraine can be further divided into migraine with aura and migraine

  • Checking your phone frequently can be a real …pain in the neck. Text neck syndrome, also known as tech neck or smartphone neck, is a relatively new term that describes neck pain and damage due to looking down at electronic devices for prolonged periods. On average, people between the age of 18-45 send over a 100 messages per day; add in the time spent watching videos, editing pictures, tapping out emails or even just scrolling through social media and it comes to an average of 3 hours and 15 minutes spent