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How to alleviate headache pain
29 February 2020

How to alleviate headache pain

Have you ever woken up with a shocking headache, but are too busy to be able to have a quiet day resting at home? Did you know that swiftly coming in for a treatment can not only help to alleviate symptoms, but can also help to identify the cause of your headache. We share 5 simple at-home remedies you can do to alleviate the pain of a headache. read more

5 tips for knee pain
27 January 2020

5 tips for knee pain

If you have been exercising a lot this summer, have you found yourself feeling sore after something went ‘pop’ in your knee? Perhaps you felt something ‘go’ or you’ve just pulled up feeling really sore. Today, we explore what you can do at home to manage your knee pain before you can get in to see one of our therapists. read more

9 simple steps to recover from a muscle strain
28 November 2019

9 simple steps to recover from a muscle strain

Have you ever experienced a muscle strain and wondered what the best way to recover from it is? On the blog today, we discuss what a muscle strain actually is and share 9 simple steps you can do at home to recover from it. read more

7 tips for desk workers to help reduce neck pain
31 July 2019

7 tips for desk workers to help reduce neck pain

Working at a desk for long hours throughout the day can be a common cause of neck pain. Desk workers who practice in a poor ergonomic environment may experience poor posture, excessive muscle tightness, stiff joints and horrible headaches. We share 7 simple tips that desk workers can do to help reduce their neck pain. read more

10 ways to improve your wellbeing
24 June 2019

10 ways to improve your wellbeing

Our wellbeing includes not only our physical health but also our mental and social health as well. Wellbeing is about being both happy and healthy. We all know that sometimes life gets a little crazy and we put our own personal wellbeing to the side, leaving us feeling stressed and overwhelmed. We thought with World Wellbeing Week being celebrated from 24-28 June, we would give you our top 10 ways to improve your wellbeing to help manage your stress and make you feel a little better. read more

5 ways to improve a sore shoulder
2 June 2019

5 ways to improve a sore shoulder

Have you ever woken up with a sore shoulder and thought ‘how did that happen?’ Before you can make it in to see one of our Practitioners at CHH, you might like to do these 5 easy activities at home which could help ease the pain of your sore or injured shoulder. read more

6 ways to recover from an ankle sprain
28 April 2019

6 ways to recover from an ankle sprain

With netball and football season in full swing, a common injury at this time of year is an ankle sprain. You might still be able to walk, but it’s probably pretty uncomfortable. We share our top 6 tips to support your recovery and manage your injury at home until you can receive a full assessment by one of our qualified practitioners at CHH. read more

Top 5 gardening injuries and simple solutions to prevent them
20 September 2018

Top 5 gardening injuries and simple solutions to prevent them

Spring has arrived, the weather is warming up, and that means many of us will be returning to the garden on the weekends. We are getting back into those jobs that we have put off throughout the winter, such as mowing the lawn, pruning trees and planting veggies. These activities do carry with them an unfortunate risk of injury to our bodies, particularly our muscles, ligaments and joints. In this blog, we will discuss the Top 5 gardening injuries we see at Canterbury Health Hub our 5 simple solutions to help prevent them. read more

Common causes of headaches, upper back and neck pain and what to do to prevent it
4 September 2018

Common causes of headaches, upper back and neck pain and what to do to prevent it

Did you know that an average head weighs approximately 5kg, with kids not far behind? Our neck works very hard to hold our head up and consists of 7 small vertebrae, numerous ligaments and muscles that extend from our skull to our shoulders and into our upper back. With this in mind, is it any wonder that poor posture can contribute to headaches and upper back and neck pain! read more

Understanding acute and chronic inflammation
21 June 2018

Understanding acute and chronic inflammation

Inflammation is our body’s natural immune response to foreign harmful stimuli. It is a system of hormonal and cellular responses following injury to attempt to restore the damaged tissue to its pre-injury state. Acute inflammation is essential to allow the affected tissues to heal. However, when chronic inflammation occurs, it can be problematic. We review the difference between acute and chronic inflammation and what you should do if your inflammation becomes problematic or longterm. read more