Embracing Eustress

How to BOUNCE out of lock down – Embracing Eustress

We are ALL living through unprecedented times, amidst the global pandemic Covid-19 and its impact around the world including here in New Zealand. Everyone has been affected. We cannot change the past but must instead focus our energy towards how we react. Taking control and implementing positive action forwards from here. There are likely more turbulent times ahead and it is your mindset that will help you through. 

Stress often carries a negative connotation but in fact it is a natural reaction which can be positive.  Let me introduce EUSTRESS which is linked to positive emotions of excitement, fulfillment, meaning, satisfaction and well-being. Eustress is what motivates us to get out of bed in the morning and can be reflected upon when considering what we have achieved in a day. Work significantly contributes to eustress. In turn eustress contributes towards motivation, work ethic, sense of accomplishment, contentment and a positive mindset.

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Growing, is it painful?

Growing, is this painful?

Avenues Physio-Fitness is regularly referred adolescence or children with “growing pains”. Although there is reference to pain reported by children between the ages of 3-5 years and 8-12 years, there is no evidence that growing is a painful process. The reported literature describes pain in the legs and within the muscles- namely front of the thighs, in the calves or behind the knees. This almost always occurs in both legs and lasts for no longer than a couple of weeks.

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Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (Shin Splints)

Medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS) is a common overuse injury of the shin provoked following weight bearing activities including exercise [1-3]. MTSS is characterised by pain along the bottom two thirds of the inside of the shin bone [1, 3-5]. This condition is a common cause of pain and dysfunction amongst athletic populations, particularly those involving repetitive dynamic or impact based loads such as running, dancing or jumping [1, 3, 6, 7] and is something that we regularly treat at Avenues Physio-Fitness. Read More

Injury Prevention & Load Management

Early in every sporting season, we notice a specific trend in relation to youth injuries that present to Avenues Physio-Fitness. As training and competition start to get into full swing, or as training loads peak, many young athletes become overloaded and niggles begin. At this point, all athletes are at their highest risk of suffering serious and often, season-ending injuries. Additionally, many dynamic sports, with explosive movements, repeated landings and sudden changes of direction significantly increase the risk of serious injuries. The team at Avenues Physio-Fitness have some timely tips and tricks to keep our athletes in top shape and injury free.Read More