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Fasting: To exercise or not to exercise?

Fasting: To exercise or not to exercise?

“Ramadhan is a month of fasting and abstaining from things considered impure for the mind and body.” There is an increased interest in fasting from food worldwide.  People fast for many reasons, including medical reasons (incl. epilepsy, diabetes), religious reasons...

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Comprehensive Winter Illness Chart

Comprehensive Winter Illness Chart

As the chilly season approaches, it's essential to arm ourselves with knowledge on common winter lung related ailments, their symptoms, and effective treatments. This invaluable chart serves as a handy reference, offering an overview of prevalent conditions like the...

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Smoking and Surgery

Smoking and Surgery

Physiotherapists often spend more time 1-on-1 with patients than any other member of the health care team. Conversations might start with purely clinical things, but often progress to talking about life in general and various ways of keeping healthy. One of the common...

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How to choose the best sporting shoes

How to choose the best sporting shoes

If you have spent any time wandering around a mall you will have no doubt seen plenty of shoe stores. Men’s shoes, ladies’ shoes, casual, smart, and the just plain strange. The variety can be quite bewildering. Most folk will be happy if the shoe looks good, fits...

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5 Amazing physio services you may not have known about

5 Amazing physio services you may not have known about

I have had the opportunity of visiting may countries around the world as part of my work as a physiotherapist. I have met with literally thousands of my professional colleagues, both qualified professional physiotherapists and students starting out on their...

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What is Lymphoedema?

What is Lymphoedema?

Lymphoedema is an abnormal, long term swelling of parts or parts of the body caused by a collection of lymphatic fluid in the tissues below the skin. It occurs when there is a dysfunction in the lymphatic system. Primary Lymphoedema This happens when lymphatic vessels...

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Redeeming your daily commute

Redeeming your daily commute

Commuting to work, to school, or to the shops can be less than exciting sometimes. The time you spend travelling around often seems like its time wasted. Whether you travel alone, or on public transport, you have probably asked yourself how best to redeem this time to...

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Improve your metabolic health with these supplements

Improve your metabolic health with these supplements

The best defense that you have against any disease (COVID included) is the quality of your immune system BEFORE you are exposed to the disease. The more robust your body’s own defense mechanisms are, the less likely you are to suffer serious symptoms. As part of a...

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Things to bring to your first physio appointment

Things to bring to your first physio appointment

Have you ever had that uncomfortable experience of going to an appointment with a doctor, or physio, or pretty much any first-time meeting, and just not being sure if you have made all the right preparations? Which documents must I bring? What clothes must I wear?...

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Post Covid-19 Rehabilitation

Post Covid-19 Rehabilitation

Pandemic…Covid19…Coronavirus!!!! I am sure you a tired of hearing these phrases repeating in the news, on adverts and even on the radio. Unfortunately, we cannot deny the immense impact this disease has already had and still has on our lives today. Brief overview:...

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4 Easy exercises you can do at home

4 Easy exercises you can do at home

Exercising is not restricted to the young and fit and does not require a gym or training facility. You can build up a good level of fitness right at home with just 4 exercises. Physiotherapists the world over keep encouraging their patients to exercise and stay...

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Breathing for better health

Breathing for better health

How aware are you of your breathing? Most of us don't really consider our breathing, until we exert ourselves physically or develop a respiratory ailment. Breathing doesn't just keep us alive - if done properly, it will improve our health as well. Rhythm is...

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5 Things you do every day that make pain worse

5 Things you do every day that make pain worse

Virtually all the patients we see at our practices are dealing with pain, and they have come to see us because they hope we can take the pain away. The irony is that most pain can be avoided or alleviated by our patients themselves. How? Very often we are our own...

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Take the road less traveled and start WALKING!

Take the road less traveled and start WALKING!

Physical activity and movement are one of the most important things you can do for your health. By deciding to read this article we already know that you made the decision to change to a healthier YOU. Walking has been identified as one of the most popular forms of...

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Back Facts

Back Facts

In our physiotherapy practice we treat all types of problems and injuries, but the most frequent issues are usually related to the back. Here are 10 interesting facts that can help anyone experiencing back pain.

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Are Baby Walkers safe?

Are Baby Walkers safe?

A baby walker or infant walker, most commonly referred to as a walking ring in South Africa, is a familiar sight. We’ve all seen them at the homes of family and friends or used them for our own children. But are they safe? A walking ring is a wheeled base-supported...

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Text Neck Syndrome

Text Neck Syndrome

The use of digital devices has had a major impact on people worldwide, but there is a very real physical consequence that you need to be aware of. In the past few years there has been a progressive increase in the number of smartphone users worldwide (Kim, 2015)....

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The Desk-job “PROBLEM”

The Desk-job “PROBLEM”

Are you tired of experiencing aches and pains after sitting at your desk for long periods of time? You know how it goes… The year already started with a “bang” and now you need to help with one project…then another and before you know it you’re already sitting for 5...

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Pregnancy and your Pelvic Floor

Pregnancy and your Pelvic Floor

This presentation was given at a general information day and is intended for non-professionals for use as part of their preparation for childbirth.   DOWNLOAD THE...

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Chronic pain: Non-drug approaches are ‘Preferred’

Chronic pain: Non-drug approaches are ‘Preferred’

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC's) draft clinical guidelines on the use of opioids for chronic pain make it clear: drug-free approaches such as physical therapy are the "preferred" treatment path for chronic pain. The American Physical Therapy...

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Exercise is Medicine

Exercise is Medicine

Pop quiz: Which has the greatest benefits for your health - Healthy eating, quitting smoking, or regular physical exercise? - The answer may surprise you. There is compelling scientific evidence to show that physical fitness provides more health benefits than either...

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15 things you didn’t know about back pain

15 things you didn’t know about back pain

Managing back pain costs the State more than cancer and diabetes combined. Most of these costs are related to treating people with ongoing pain. Scientific research in the area of back pain has progressed in recent times and it is challenging widespread beliefs held...

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