Foot Injuries

Foot injuries are common among athletes during their career and can cause a lot of pain, discomfort and in some cases can sideline them for some time. Overuse, overtraining, weak muscles and tendons, trauma, poor technique and incorrect footwear can all lead to foot injuries. In this article, we will look at some of the …

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Joint injuries

Joint injuries are among the most common problems experienced by physiotherapy patients. These injuries may result from trauma such as injury or wear and tear to the joint as in the case of arthritis. Patients may also seek physiotherapy following surgical procedures. Hip, knee, elbow, shoulder, wrist, hand, ankle and spinal surgery are all common. …

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Diabetes is a chronic illness that affects the body’s ability to transport and utilise glucose. This means that digested carbohydrates remain in the blood instead of getting into the cells of the body where they are needed to provide energy. The result is low energy levels, muscle weakness, excess weight and other complications such as …

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Core stability

A lot is being said lately about the core muscles and their role in improving athletic performance and preventing certain types of injury. However, there is some confusion about what muscles make up the “core”. The core muscles have been described as the corset of muscles that wrap around the abdomen and back. They are …

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Neurological problems

Neurological problems stem from a wide range of conditions relating to defects in the function of the brain, spinal cord and nerves. Neurological problems may manifest themselves in difficulty in walking, abnormal muscle tone, poor coordination, decreased sensation, perceptual problems, muscle weakness and a host of other symptoms, depending on the nature and scope of …

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Injury prevention

Many people come to see us after they have suffered an injury, and we are happy to help them, but many of these injuries could have been prevented if they had come before they had the injury. A great part of the physiotherapy treatment protocol has to do with injury prevention. Depending on your lifestyle, …

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Cardiovascular disease

Cardiovascular disease is a broad name for a number of conditions affecting the function of the heart and blood vessels. In recent years these conditions have been on the increase, however, people are living longer with the disease due to improved medical care, which includes physiotherapy. Nowadays, early rehabilitation of the cardiac patient is standard …

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Many patients are ashamed to bring up this topic and therefore suffer needlessly and in silence. However many sufferers can be significantly helped, by the non-surgical approach physiotherapists have to offer. Urinary incontinence is more common than bowel incontinence and can be experienced by women after childbirth or during and after menopause or by men …

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The dictionary meaning of “nutrition” is the process of being nourished. However, for many people, their way of eating does little to nourish their bodies and more to promote illness and disease. We treat many patients who suffer from conditions such as cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, obesity and Type 2 diabetes which can all …

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Back pain

Most people will suffer from back pain at some point in their lives. Back pain is common among athletes who strain their back muscles or it may be the result of spinal injuries such as fractures or sprains. Accidents, falls and direct blows to the back can also cause back pain. However, many people report …

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