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  1. Is poor posture affecting your breathing?

    We inhale. We exhale. O2 in. CO2 out. It seems simple enough; however, the majority of us are quite inefficient when it comes to how we breathe. It should come as no surprise that our increasingly sedentary lifestyle and slouched spinal postures would impact our ability to breathe well, but to what extent? The average Australian…

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  2. Dry Needling vs. Acupuncture

    As a physiotherapist, I frequently use dry needling as a treatment modality and one of the most common questions I get asked is – what is the difference between dry needling and acupuncture. Dry needling and acupuncture both involve puncturing the skin with thin filament needles for therapeutic purposes. While they use similar needles and…

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  3. A Dancers Warm Up

    At the age of 12, I began dancing in shows alongside professional ballerinas from the Royal New Zealand Ballet. I remember seeing how intensely they warmed up and used to think they were mad doing all that extra work on their bodies right before a tiring 8-hour rehearsal. My warm up at that age consisted…

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