Archive for 2020

Better posture for better health

Good posture is the proper alignment of your body especially when we are standing or sitting. We must train our body to position itself correctly against gravity. The proper alignment of our spine with good posture has many benefits such as: 

•    Reduction in neck and back pain
•    Improved digestion and mood
•    Improved lung capacity
•    Burns more calories and builds a stronger core
•    Optimal muscle and joint function 
•    Improved spinal health

Here is an example of bad posture in standing and sitting. This person has weak back muscles (Posterior chain) and tight chest muscles (Anterior chain).

Here are some easy home exercises you can do which will strengthen a weak posterior chain and stretch out a tight anterior chain. These exercises should be performed hourly with numbers of 3 sets of 15 reps for each part of the spine.

Back extensions for your lower lumbar spine.
Bent arm rows for your mid thoracic spine
Chin tucks or retractions for your upper cervical spine

With time the result will be a good standing and sitting posture.


Covid-19 Update

It is with a heavy heart that after 30 years we close the clinic doors for the first time as the pandemic affects our country.

We do what we do because we want to help people. We are blessed to have such an amazing team and the most wonderful patients that have supported us since day one. The support of the government will allow us to keep this super team together and more importantly keep us all safe.

We will use this time to grow stronger as a team and do whatever we can to continue to help those around us. As soon as this is over and the time is right for us to return to work – we will be there to help you, motivate you, improve you and get you back to doing what you want to do.

Unfortunately, it is no longer safe to offer face to face appointments at present, however we are already consulting via video conferencing and for now there will be no ACC surcharge and private consultations will be $40.

If you wish to make an appointment simply call us on 04 499 3504 and Ed will sort it out.

We apologise to all of you who were due to see us this week and the month to come, we will be contacting all our patients individually, as soon as possible, to see how we can continue to help you. If you have any issues in the next few weeks, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will do whatever we can to help on 04 499 3504 or email us

Until we see you all again – stay safe, be kind and look after each other.

Love and best wishes,
All of the team at Central City Physiotherapy Clinic

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