Peek Practice

Back and Neck Pain Treatment

Human movement is an essential component of a healthy and productive life; at Peek practice we are dedicated to maintaining this fundamental principle by enhancing and maintaining the control of spine stability, posture and balance. Peek Practice provides a multidisciplinary, integrated approach to spine and neuromusculoskeletal disorder treatment. We believe in using the latest, evidence-based information and methods to treat your area of concern. What We Treat: Lower Back Pain Neck pain Headache and Migraine Disc Problems Sciatic Pain Whiplash Pain, Tingling and Numbness in Hands and Feet Pain between Shoulder Blades Sports Injury Repetitive Strain Injuries Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Shoulder Problems Knee and Foot Pain As experts in our field we believe: • You should get results quickly • Your treatment should be cost effective • Your health care team should stay informed • Your treatment should be based on the latest evidence based knowledge

Mission: Providing state-of-the-art treatment strategies for both simple and complex disorders of the spine and nervous system. Key to this tenet is providing accurate diagnosis, logical explanations and individual treatment.

Tame the Beast Professor Lorimer Moseley narrates an animation about rethinking persistent pain, a new approach to taming the beast.

Things I know because of The Simpsons

Hope everyone staying healthy and safe. See you soon!

Homer the Chiropractor. 🤓 - #Simpsons

Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center Johns Hopkins experts in global public health, infectious disease, and emergency preparedness have been at the forefront of the international response to COVID-19.

COVID-19 #CoronaVirus Infographic Datapack — Information is Beautiful

Interesting numbers and stats for COVID-19: it’s no good to just assume that you’re going to be fine without consideration of others. let’s ALL be vigilant to help those that are truly at risk. Updated every few days

Explainer: what is pain and what is happening when we feel it?

Recovery requires a journey of patience, persistence, courage and good coaching.
The best interventions focus on slowly training our body and brain to be less protective. Pain scientists are reasonably agreed that pain is an unpleasant feeling in our body that makes us want to stop and change our behaviour.

What can doctors do for your back pain? Not as much as you can | Ranjana Srivastava Opioids don’t work. Surgery and injections rarely do, and scans are unnecessary. Better to get moving

Perspective | Our dangerous fear of pain

The face of pain management is changing. If you know someone suffering from persistent pain please let them know that we can help! How drug makers, hospitals and insurers taught us to fear discomfort.

America’s most famous back pain doctor said pain is in your head. Thousands think he's right.

It’s important to remember that science changes a rewrites itself. We should remain open to challenging our biases. The new science of back pain does just that!

“Doctors have overwhelmingly failed people with back pain. Many of the most popular treatments on offer — bed rest, spinal surgery, opioid painkillers, steroid injections — have been proven ineffective in the majority of cases, and sometimes downright harmful. Only in the past couple of years, with the rise of the opioid epidemic, has the medical establishment begun to acknowledge this failure and suggest people explore alternatives for their sore backs.”

It’s now mainstream to view chronic back pain as a “biopsychosocial” condition — meaning biological factors (such as a person’s weight or spine structure) may play a role but psychological and social factors can too. Researchers have found, for example, that people who are under stress or are prone to depression, catastrophizing, and anxiety tend to suffer more with chronic back pain, as do those who have histories of trauma in their early lives or poor job satisfaction. But Dr. John Sarno was largely derided by his medical peers.

I’m not a fan of exams. But grateful to be in a position to develop and build on my knowledge 🙏 One more paper down..

Many Orthopedic Surgeries Don’t Work Better Than Placebo

In 2014, an analysis of multiple studies concluded that:

There is strong evidence that lumbar fusion is not more effective than conservative treatment in reducing perceived disability because of chronic low back pain among patients with degenerative spinal diseases. It is unlikely that further research on the subject would considerably affect this conclusion. Research on “sham” surgery shows that effects may be more psychological than physical


Pain is a unpleasant sensory AND emotional experience associated with actual or POTENTIAL tissue damage or described in terms of such damage.

Pain does not always equal tissue damage

What is pain, and why do we experience it differently?

It takes 17 YEARS to get only 14 % of research findings adopted into clinical practice! 🙀

Crazy to think that there is so much in the way of useful information already out there that we don’t utilise and implement today!

Is this really what’s going on?


Whilst it may seem to feel this way it’s not how it works. Knowing what’s really going on can be much more reassuring.

The language we use and the thoughts we have around that language can HINDER our recovery!

Choose a practitioner who follows the EVIDENCE

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Magnesium and health outcomes: an umbrella review of systematic reviews and meta-analyses of observational and intervention studies

Strong evidence according to the GRADE suggests that Mg supplementation reduces the intensity/frequency of migraine. Approx Dose - 400 - 600 mg / day. Purpose To map and grade all health outcomes associated with magnesium (Mg) intake and supplementation using an umbrella review.

Pain is a complex experience, unique to each individual.

The social and psychological components of pain are inseparable from the biological.

Be kind, listen, validate and support those you know in pain.

Medical Doctors, Chiropractors Top Choices for Spine Care

The vast majority of neck and back pain patients who saw a chiropractor in the past year say their chiropractor listened to them (93%), provided convenient and quick access to care (93%), demonstrated care and compassion (91%), and explained things well (88%). U.S. neck and back pain sufferers are most likely to seek care from a medical doctor, but those who see a chiropractor or a physical therapist rate their care experiences better across four measures.

100 million Americans have chronic pain. Very few use one of the best tools to treat it.


Despite the tired narratives, chiropractic is backed by evidence

Critics like to propagate an old narrative that the chiropractic profession is not evidence-based. Canada’s new guideline for opioid therapy and chronic non-cancer pain, which includes recommendations of first-line therapies provided by chiropractors, demonstrates this is not the case. This criticism is antiquated, revealing potential bias, and lacks awareness of current clinical studies. Chiropractors can provide front-line assistance in tackling serious health crises – so don’t paint all practitioners with the same brush

Sitting or standing? Which is best?

It’s not all about one or the other.

Movement is key 🤸🏽‍♂️🏃🏽‍♂️

Should you mostly sit or stand at work? If you’re confused by seemingly duelling headlines about the negative health effects of prolonged sitting and prolong...

Tame The Beast — It's time to rethink persistent pain

Pain is not simple, but changing the we think about it can be powerful. Pain science is evolving and it’s time we RE-EDUCATE ourselves and understand why it is and where it fits! #tamethebeast

Pain scientists starting to think differently about persistent (chronic) pain and its causes, are they're making exciting discoveries - like how you think ab...

Peek Practice - Spine Care / Back Pain / Neck Pain / Headache | PATIENT RESOURCES

🙌 We’ve updated our website! ✏️

Check out our new patient resources section for tips and tricks to improve your spine care and maximise treatment benefits 🏂🏌🏽‍♂️🤸🏽‍♂️🏊🏼‍♀️ Peek Practice - First line treatment for back pain, neck pain and headaches. ACC registered chiropractic services, experienced, licensed practitioner.

Treating Chronic Pain With Non-Drug Approaches: What Does the Evidence Say? - RELIEF: PAIN RESEARCH NEWS, INSIGHTS AND IDEAS

“There is a growing recognition that these [non-drug] treatments are really valuable for chronic pain, because unlike invasive procedures and drugs, there is the possibility that they offer longer-term relief,” A recent study shows evidence for long-term benefits of exercise, psychological treatments and other non-pharmacological strategies.

Modern Manual Therapy

Get moving! 🏃🏽‍♂️🚵‍♀️🏊🏽‍♂️ #Repost @physicaltherapyresearch
Your Brain and Exercise.
Cool video covering some research on the effects of sedentary lifestyle and how it can affect your brain!

It may seem obvious that I’m interested in this. But this is what makes me tick! I have a fascination with neuroscience and pain science.
Managing patients effectively with chronic persistent pain is the holy grail and that’s why this year I’ll be doing a postgraduate in Pain and Pain Management - Otago University

We're lucky to have a florist extraordinaire! Happy Tuesday

Science of Us

For some, a combination of physical and mental training may provide substantial help.


Could the way you sleep be really bad for your neck?


2. Correct your posture. Poor posture places pressure on your back and can cause degenerated discs to become more painful.

10 Tips to Prevent Neck Pain While neck pain can be caused by conditions such as a herniated disc or cervical stenosis, it may also be the result of small injuries to the muscles, tendons, and ligaments of the cervical spine. Follow these 10 tips to protect your neck from the daily strains and injuries you're most susceptible to.

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This Is What Sitting for Too Long Can Do to Your Body

if you're an office worker and you have a bad back, have you asked your boss if you can get a stand up workstation?? If not please ask us for a contact if you would like to purchase one. They're not too expensive and well worth it. With the continuous progress of technology, we need to put less and less effort to get the things done. And it’s not…

Peek Practice's cover photo

Peek Practice's cover photo

It's over 1 year since we opened! And we're going great thanks to your support. Looking forward to being of service to you all in 2015

Acupuncture as effective as drugs in treating pain, trial shows An acupuncture trial in four Melbourne emergency departments has found it is just as good as drugs in relieving lower-back pain and that from sprained ankles and migraines.

A couple of other remedies you can use your Organic Muscle Rub for ... thanks BioFormulations

Use #101.....try as a substitute for Vicks on the chest or soles of feet when a cold starts setting in. For congestion, add a pea-size amount to hot water and inhale.


Located within a BRAND NEW multidisciplinary clinic in Ponsonby on one of the "HIPPEST" streets in Auckland. Ponsonby Central is less than five minutes walk.

We currently have a Chiropractor, part-time Massage therapist and Personal Trainer. We are looking for a like-minded professional such as a Physiotherapist, Massage Therapist or Health Practitioner interested in working for themselves within our well-established business.

Our current practitioners have busy practices and often refer out. We are also located next door to Labtests, this medical foot-traffic generates a decent flow of business. Available now.

Call Nicki on 09 378 7367 between 8 am and 6 pm or mobile 0211 891 707 after hours.

Thanks Hannah Jensen for 'Pohutukawa Love' - the newest addition to our beautiful space... And its for sale... well thats if we will let go of it :)

Sharedspace > Office Space > BRAND NEW multidisciplinary clinic BRAND NEW multidisciplinary clinic

For anyone who might have missed seeing the Ponsonby News last month...

[11/06/13]   We are looking for a Physiotherapist to be a part of a BRAND NEW multidisciplinary clinic in Ponsonby. We are located on one of the "HIPPEST" streets in Auckland. Ponsonby Central is less than five minutes walk. Currently we have a chiropractor and neuromuscular therapist, both of whom are dedicated to patient centred care.

We are looking for a physiotherapist or Pilates instructor who wants to be a part of a integrated team. Ideally the candidate should have some experience as well as a client base. We are also however open to discussion and would consider looking at a therapist starting out who is willing to work on a commission basis.

We have 20+ sq meters of warehouse space ideal for an open plan exercise/pilates studio. The space is yours to remodel and make your own.

Our current practitioners have busy practices and often refer out for physiotherapy services. We are also located next door to Labtests, this medical foot-traffic generates a decent flow of business.

Please share/pass this message on to anyone you know that might be interested. Call Nicki on 09 378 7367 between 8 am and 6 pm or on mobile 0211 891707 after hours.

The Peek Practice Team

Peek Practice is ALL Go!

We're settled in.. Its been a great start! Thanks to all for making it happen.. (the PP team)

We're settled in.. Its been a great start! Thanks to all for making it happen.. (the PP team)

Our Story

Peek Practice provides a multidisciplinary, integrated approach to spine and neuromusculoskeletal disorder treatment. We believe in using the latest, evidence-based information and methods to treat your area of concern.

Whilst manual therapy and in particular spinal manipulation are primary treatment methods at this clinic, we also utilise a range of other evidence-based approaches to patient care. These include, soft tissue therapy, joint mobilisation, western/medical acupuncture and dry needling.

Equally, exercise prescription, lifestyle advice and relevant pain educational tools are utilised as primary management strategies in this clinic.

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58 Brown St

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 19:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 19:00
Wednesday 07:00 - 13:00
Thursday 10:00 - 19:00
Friday 07:00 - 13:00
Saturday 08:30 - 11:00
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