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‘The new normal’ – Helping kids through COVID-19 post lockdown

As government eases restrictions and announces that schools will reopen, parents are anxious about preparing their kids to the new reality we face. They are challenged with creating ‘a new normal’ were kids can still salvage their childhood while combatting Covid-19. Here are a few guidelines to help parents prepare children for life post lockdown. Parents should not project their…

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CHIROPRACTIC : It’s Never Too Early

The beauty of Chiropractic is the fact that it naturally restores the communication pathways between the brain and the body, thereby restoring normal nervous system function. This in turn unlocks optimal wellness and peak performance in individuals, no matter how young. Children develop through touch, taste, sight, smell and hearing. All of these require an optimally functioning nervous system. The…

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Biopsychosocial Model in Physiotherapy

In healthcare, we strive to treat every person holistically, not just the injury in isolation. A person is more than just an ankle or a back. Patients are people with frustrated employers expecting them to return to work. They are people with families who expect them to cook, take their children to school and play with them after. Maybe they…

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Role of Occupational Therapy in Depression

Major Depressive Disorder is one of the most prevalent mental health disorders in this day and age. Depression is classified under the umbrella of mood disorders. The Occupational Therapist is a well-respected member of the multi-disciplinary mental health team (MDT). Occupational Therapy aims at promoting mental health through the use of meaningful, purposeful and enjoyable activities in order to maintain…

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Field Hockey Sports Tips

Field hockey is one of the oldest sports in existence:  4,000 year-old wall decorations from the tomb of Kheti in Egypt depict players with rudimentary ”crooks” and a ball. The modern game of field hockey was subsequently developed in England in the mid-19th century and exported to the United States as a woman’s sport in 1901.  As the sport has…

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Performance nutrition

Nutrition may not create a good athlete, but it could be one of the factors that make a GREAT athlete. Sports performance is mostly determined by genetic potential, training, and psychological drive. Nutrition is one of those ‘X’ factors that can put one athlete above another. Nutrition plays a vital role in fueling the body to be able to train, replacing…

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Overuse Injuries

There are basically two types of injuries: acute injuries and overuse injuries. Acute injuries are usually the result of a single, traumatic event. Common examples include wrist fractures, ankle sprains, shoulder dislocations, and hamstring muscle strain. While overuse injuries are more common in sports than acute injuries, they are subtle and usually occur over time, making them challenging to diagnose…

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Tips to Relieve Digital Eye Strain

Do you experience headaches, blurry vision, dry eyes, excessive tearing, light sensitivity or neck and shoulder pain? If you answered yes to 2 or more of these symptoms you may be suffering from Digital Eye Strain. DES is a group of eye and vision related symptoms associated with prolonged screen time for both adults and children. Here are a few…

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Rugby Injuries

Rugby is one of the most popular sports in the world alongside soccer and cricket. In the recent years rugby has been gaining in popularity in the United States with athletes from elementary school to adults playing the game. Now more than 80,000 players are registered with USA Rugby, 20,000 of these players are high school age. In South Africa…

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SHOCKWAVE THERAPY – (ESWT) AS A TREATMENT

Shockwave therapy is a multidisciplinary device used in orthopaedics, physiotherapy, sports medicine, urology and veterinary medicine. Its main assets are fast pain relief and mobility restoration. Together with being a non-surgical therapy with no need for painkillers makes it an ideal therapy to speed up recovery and cure various indications causing acute or chronic pain. Acoustic waves with high energy…

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