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Iliotibial Band Syndrome

Posted on October 1st, 2018 by Andries Lodder


By Jennifer Steele   In our previous post we looked at what Fascia is and at one of the most common conditions associated with it, Plantar Fasciitis. Following on from that topic, another common and painful condition associated with fascia is Iliotibial band syndrome or ITB Syndrome. ITB syndrome or ITB friction syndrome is a […]

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This one is for the oldies out there! Just a few minutes of low intensity exercise can help you lower your death risk!

Posted on March 19th, 2018 by Andries Lodder


The importance of exercises for older adults By Xavier Mc CreanorHow physically active are you? Some might answer “I am to busy to fit in a exercise session”. Others might say that “I am to old to do exercises”.  The recommended guidelines for exercise for older adults are at least 150 minutes a week of moderate […]

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Static Stretching – should it be included in a pre-exercise warm up

Posted on January 19th, 2017 by Andries Lodder


 Stretching is a form of physical exercise during which a muscle or tendon is deliberately flexed or stretched in order to improve the muscles elasticity, range of motion and control. There are different types of stretching such as ballistic, dynamic and static stretching. Before strenuous exercise or sports performance, a warm up needs to be […]

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Stretching – The Truth

Posted on July 25th, 2016 by Andries Lodder


By Gretchen ReynoldsWHEN DUANE KNUDSON, a professor of kinesiology at California State University, Chico, looks around campus at athletes warming up before practice, he sees one dangerous mistake after another. “They’re stretching, touching their toes. . . . ” He sighs. “It’s discouraging.”If you’re like most of us, you were taught the importance of warm-up […]

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