Triple Peaks Challenge - Havelock North
The Focus Health Team:
Mt Erin: Mitch Lang
Kahuranaki: Dino Michalakis
Te Mata Peak: Marie O'Connell
Good Luck Team,
Looks like it is going to be a great day.
Results: click here
ASB Classic 2013
Jackie Sutcliffe. Focus Health Physio (Royston)
Sports roundup for weekend
Marie competed in ‘The Tinman' at Mt Maunganui and was 5th in her age group despite only starting formal swim training 10 weeks ago and the swim was terrible as rough and windy.
Dino got 2nd in the Ironmaori on Saturday.
And 'Focus Health' are in the Business House Squash finals on Thursday night (Dino, Colin, Todd and Gay).
Mental Health Week
8th-14th October this year was Mental Health Awareness week, and for those that get anxious from time to time, this link from the Mental Health Website, is a great resource for 'mindfulness' a technique used to relieve and control anxiety.
With practice these techniques can enhance your relaxation and breathing.
Ross completes K2 event on the coromandel
Hand Therapist Ross Simmons took time at the weekend to cycle around the coromandel peninsular, in the fun ride which covers 200km from Tairua - Whitianga - Coromandel - Thames - Tairua. He completed in a time of 5.43 hrs. and placed 35th overall.
Focus Health Physio,
Ross Simmons survives the cold and wet weather to complete the Tour of the Bay in a time of 2.31hrs. placing 5th in the chasing group just 40 seconds behind the winner Josh Page of Hastings.
Fingers and Toes and everything inbetweenwas cold or numb or both after the 105km ride, in the blustery cold and wet southerly conditions.
A leg rub down after the event by other staff members from Focus Health, Colin, Gay, Marie and Susan was greatly appreciated by Ross and other riders. Donations were made to the Blind Foundation in order to sponsor guide dog training.
Results -Tour of the Bay -- website
Jo Eames - Breathing specalist
Watch our Breathing Specalist feature on the TV one series "is Modern Medicine Killing You"
See the epiosde here:
Is Modern Medicine Killing You?
Focus Health Breathing specialist Jo Eames is about to feature in a new TV series airing on TV 1, starting on Wednesday the 3rd of October.
Each episode features two patients who have tried to get well using a number of prescription drugs, over-the-counter medication and even bizarre remedies that have no scientific merit at all.
When none of these remedies work, they turn to Dr Frances Pitsilis, an Auckland GP who uses integrated medication; natural and complementary medicines; and therapies which have a scientific basis to help treat the patient rather than mask their symptoms.
Right from the initial consultation between the patient and the doctor, the audience sees a diagnosis and watches each patient follow a path to discover what is wrong and what could be the answer to their sickness nightmare. They'll visit specialists, talk to health experts – giving the viewer unprecedented insight into holistic healing. Encapsulated within each case study are fascinating medical facts as well as easy to understand information on common health conditions, treatments and medicines.
Wednesday 8pm TV ONE.
Jo will feature in the second episode - Oct 10th 8pm