World Physiotherapy Day

8th of September was World Physiotherapy Day. We celebrated the positive impact that physiotherapists have within the community, helping you to keep moving, stay active and remain independent throughout your life. Physical activity or exercise can improve your health and reduce the risk of developing several diseases like type 2 diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease. …

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Fitness for seniors

You look at your figure in the mirror and ask yourself, “When did this happen?” Or, you painfully drag yourself out of bed and ask, “What did I do to deserve this?” The fact is, life happens. People grow older, muscles, bones and organs begin to break down and pain sets in. Is there hope? …

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Exercise with arthritis

The pain and discomfort of arthritis can turn off even the most determined person from exercise. However, if you know the benefits of exercising with arthritis, you may be more willing to give it a try. But a word of caution: Don’t overdo, and if possible, perform exercises under the supervision of a health professional …

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Dry Needling

The word acupuncture comes from the Latin word for needle (acus) and it means “puncturing of bodily tissue for the relief of pain”. Physiotherapy use of acupuncture in the form of dry needling is often confused with the Eastern medicine practice of acupuncture. While Chinese acupuncture is based on healing through correcting the energy flow …

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Common myths about physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is a specialised and useful mode of treatment, which helps recovery from neuromuscular injuries and joint conditions, among other health problems and complaints. Some people think of physiotherapists as either drill sergeants or glorified exercise coaches. However, physiotherapists are highly trained professionals who have studied the design, structure and function of bones, muscles, ligaments …

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Breathe right

We all need to breathe to live. We can go for weeks without food and days without water, but we will die if we are deprived of oxygen for more than a few minutes. Breathing right can strengthen the heart and lungs, provide energy, speed up recovery from illness and calm the nerves, among other …

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Are your heels in pain?

Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain. It is an irritation or inflammation of the plantar fascia – the structure that runs from the heel to the ball of the foot. This is a strong, dense strip of tissue that supports the arch of the foot, almost like the string …

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