Celebrate International Day Of Older Persons

On Monday, October 1, 2018 join us in celebrating International Day Of Older Persons. Thank them for their wisdom and love and remind them that a regular exercise program and a healthy eating plan can do wonders for any person regardless of age or ability.   Senior Exercise and Fitness…

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Scans, surgeries and opioids rarely the right answer for back pain

Most people suffer back pain at one point or another in their lives. Back pain is now the leading cause of disability worldwide, yet the way it is often treated makes it worse, according to a team of international health experts and backed by leading Perth physiotherapist Professor Peter O’Sullivan.…

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Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Awareness

About Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus What is Spina Bifida? Spina bifida is the most frequently occurring permanently disabling birth defect. It affects the development of the spine, spinal cord and the brain. For everyone born with spina bifida at least one spinal vertebra is only partly formed and the spinal cord at…

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Therapeutic-Exercise Prescription the backbone of Physiotherapy

Exercise can be defined as the prescription of a physical activity program that involves the client undertaking voluntary muscle contraction and/or body movement with the aim of relieving symptoms or improving function, or improving, retaining or slowing deterioration of health (Licht S (1984).  Physical therapy, which is the care and…

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Stroke Rehabilitation: Adapting Research Findings into Clinical Practice. Are we ready?

The role played by physiotherapists in stroke rehabilitation Physical therapists specialize in treating disabilities related to motor and sensory impairments.Rehabilitation helps stroke survivors relearn skills that are lost when part of the brain is damaged. For example, these skills can include coordinating leg movements in order to walk or carrying…

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Parkinson’s: 2.5 hours of weekly exercise benefits mobility, quality of life

Parkinson’s Disease Sports Medicine / FitnessRehabilitation / Physical Therapy  http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/316573.php Written by Honor Whiteman Published: Friday 24 March 2017 email Exercising for at least 2.5 hours every week may help maintain physical health and quality of life for patients with Parkinson’s disease, a new study suggests. Researchers suggest that exercising…

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Acupuncture improves effectiveness of standard treatment for chronic pain and depression

NEW YORK, Acupuncture improves effectiveness of standard treatment for chronic pain and depression Health specialists at the University of York have found than acupuncture treatment can boost the effectiveness of standard medical care, lessening the severity of chronic pain and depression. In a report published in the National Institute for…

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6 of the Best Post Bariatric Surgery Exercises

After bariatric surgery you’re preparing for a new chapter in your life. A chapter that includes healthy eating choices and regular exercise, resulting in a new and improved you! There are a variety of different exercises that you can do while you’re recovering from bariatric surgery. As you progress, you…

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Welcome to Nompumelelo Dlamini

Welcome to Nompumelelo Dlamini who has joined the practice pemanentley. Nompumelelo qualified in 2010 at the university of Cape Town. She did her community service in 2011 at Livingstone hospital in port Elizabeth. 2012-2013 worked at Sunward Park Netcare Hospital doing both rooms and hospital patients. 2014-2016( Oct) worked at…

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Physical therapy during pregnancy

Physical therapy during pregnancy can be useful for remedying common discomforts like back pain or for enhancing your body’s ability to have a smoother pregnancy and birth. Physical therapy is not just for recovery. Talk to your health care provider about incorporating physical therapy into your prenatal care. Physical Therapy…

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