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Do I really need REST?

For any athlete be it a weekend warrior, fitness fanatic, Strava record holder or Professional an injury can be devastating and more than a little frustrating. The major cause of frustration for most, besides being in pain, is the fact that they are unable to do the training or racing they had planned. That dreaded word from your healthcare professional…

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Fascia Release Therapy

Treating back pain; planta fasciitis; ITB inflammation; tight muscles; Irritable Bowel Syndrome; scar tissue; tight calves; sore knees; and headaches (caused from tension). Neck ache; frozen shoulder; poor posture and so much more. This massage is for anyone. It offers a great tension release and helps to improve circulation. It is for those who sit at a desk all day…

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Shoulder Point Pain

Have you ever been playing touch rugby, and in your enthusiasm, you zigged when you should have zagged?  You lose your footing, fall, and land on your shoulder?  Or possibly whilst playing in the surf, you underestimated the big wave that picked you up and dumped you on your head and shoulder?  You may have then experienced a nagging pain…

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Water Polo

Over the past 20 years, water polo participation has grown significantly in the South Africa. Sportsmanship, equipment, and attention to preparation and strengthening can help prevent injuries and enhance and improve performance. Water polo is physically challenging, combining the rigors of swimming, wrestling, and competitive throwing. Similar to basketball, it involves bursts of activity around the goal and during transition,…

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Swimming Injuries

Swimming is among the most popular low-impact fitness activities, with more than a million competitive and recreational swimmers in the United States and many thousands in SA. More than one-third of these athletes practice and compete year-round. Elite swimmers may train more than five miles a day, putting joints through extreme repetitive motion. Most swimming injuries affect the shoulders, knees,…

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Plantar Heel Pain

This is quite a common condition that can affect just about anyone. It is general term for pain on bottom part of the heel of the foot and may be a result of many causes. The most common that we see is plantar fasciitis, also known as plantar fasciopathy or plantar fasciosis. No matter what it is called, it hurts!…

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Sports tips for Tennis

Tennis Injuries Tennis, played worldwide, is one of the most popular racket sports. A high number of tournaments for competitive tennis players may lead to overuse injuries, such as “tennis elbow” or wrist injuries. For noncompetitive tennis players, improper or inadequate physical and technique training may be the cause of overuse injuries. Although overuse injuries make up a large chunk…

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Neck Pain

Neck Pain has become a recurring problem in the lives of many, and although a common assumption appears to be that it’s due to inherent “poor posture”, deciding on a starting point to address this can sometimes feel like an insurmountable task. A simpler approach can sometimes be to break the big picture into smaller, more manageable pieces, and it…

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Preventative Dentistry

Preventative dentistry is focused on preventing unnecessary tooth loss due to tooth decay, enamel wear and gum disease. Preventive dentistry goes hand-in-hand with oral hygiene and by maintaining good oral health; you can not only prevent tooth loss but prevent the related complications and pain that go along with losing a tooth. What does preventative dentistry involve? Initially, Dr Moodley…

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