Physiotherapy

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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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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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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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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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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Neck Pain

In the age of technology the human race has managed to develop and evolve in so many impressive ways, however the one thing we have not managed to master is the ability to fully adapt our posture and ergonomics with in the workplace. Neck pain seems to be the new normal in the workplace. With the increased time spent working…

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Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain can be one of the most debilitating conditions to live with. It is a condition that will leave you questioning what caused it, how to be able to get through your activities of daily living, and what is the best way to stop the pain. Back pain can happen at any age for a variety of reasons.…

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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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Ankle Injuries

Ankle injuries are one of the most common types of injuries we treat as physiotherapists.  It is also one of the most overlooked injuries; less than half of those who sprain their ankles seek help or rehab, which actually increases the chances of an ankle injury recurring. There is no such thing as a simple ankle sprain. The foot and ankle…

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A General Guide to Pain Relief

Pain is subjective. Pain relief looks and feels different for every individual. Sometimes pain has a purpose — it can alert us to an injury. But for many people, pain can overstay its welcome, causing suffering and poor quality of life. When your pain is lasting weeks or even months, you should be aware that you have options! Instead of…

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