Level 2, 21 Caledonian Road,
St Albans, Christchurch

Posts by iain

Christmas closing period 2022 – 2023

Our office will be closed over the period MONDAY 19th DEC 2022 – MONDAY 16th JAN 2023.  Although we will be checking messages and emails periodically, for all urgent matters over this period please contact your GP. Have a safe and happy Christmas 🙂  

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Posted: December 15, 2022Category: Uncategorized

We are now able to offer PRP at substantially reduced cost

We’ve been offering PRP as a treatment for a range of musculoskeletal conditions for some years now. Anecdotally, the feedback from our patients is excellent, with most reporting moderate to excellent pain relief following treatment. Conditions we have had great results with include osteoarthritis, plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow and hamstring injuries. Precision injection techniques are ...

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Posted: April 11, 2022Category: Uncategorized

Why do I have to wait so long to see you?

We realise that there is an unavoidable wait for non-urgent problems.  There are several reasons for this, but one of the most important is that pain can’t be assessed in a 15, or even 30 minute appointment. Dr Bell spends up to an hour, at times longer, with new patients in order to conduct a ...

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Posted: March 22, 2021Category: Practice FAQs

We are now an official Gymna Shockwave Treatment Centre

We are proud to announce that we are now able to offer Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT), using a state-of-the-art Gymna Shockwave machine. Shockwave therapy can effectively treat a number of conditions, including plantar fasciitis (heel pain), calcific tendonitis of the shoulder, tennis elbow, and hip pain (commonly known as trochanteric bursitis). Treatments typically involve up ...

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Posted: February 22, 2020Category: Practice FAQs

Do I really need a referral to see you?

In order for us to perform a comprehensive assessment and put together a comprehensive treatment plan, we need to know everything we can about you. That is why we require a referral letter prior to seeing you. Your referrer needs to provide a detailed referral letter, outlining the history of your condition, treatment provided to ...

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Posted: January 27, 2019Category: Practice FAQs

Dr Bell awarded 2018 New Zealand Pain Society Prize

Dr Bell has been awarded the 2018 New Zealand Pain Society Prize.  This prize is awarded to the graduate receiving the highest overall grade in the Master of Health Sciences Pain and Pain Management programme. ‘I’m proud to receive this award, in recognition of several years of hard work towards this tertiary qualification. I have ...

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Posted: January 27, 2019Category: Practice FAQs

Dr Bell presented Award for Excellence

Dr Bell has won an Award of Excellence from the Australasian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine (ASUM) for his presentation at the annual ASUM Conference in Auckland, titled ‘The accuracy of point of care ultrasound in the diagnosis of painful shoulder disorders’. In presenting him with the award, ASUM noted that ‘...you are top of your field ...

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Posted: October 27, 2018Category: Practice FAQs

Is it safe for Doctors to perform ultrasound?

Until recently, ultrasound examinations were only performed in specialist radiology (XRay) departments, such as in Hospitals. In recent years however, Doctors such as Musculoskeletal Medicine Physicians, Sports Medicine Physicians and Rheumatologists are performing ultrasound examinations as part of a clinical consultation. In New Zealand, there is no requirement for a Doctor to have had any ...

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Posted: October 7, 2018Tags: Category: Medical Topics