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Archive for November, 2013

Ankle Sprain Grade II Tear

Posted on November 18th, 2013 by Andries Lodder

Last week we looked at how to manage a grade I ankle sprain, this week we look at grade II, a more serious tear, that if mismanaged can leave the ankle and yourself vulnerable to greater injuries, long term.The overall management plan is the same as for a grade I (Grade I ankle sprain)Phase 1 […]


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Ankle Sprain Continues

Posted on November 11th, 2013 by Andries Lodder

Last time I spoke about ankle sprains in general and how it might happen and different severities of it. Today I’ll be more specific and speak about a Grade I ankle sprain and the different rehabilitation phases and how to manage it.The overall goal is to initially reduce inflammation, increase range of motion (ROM) and […]


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Rugby of “OLD”

Posted on November 6th, 2013 by Andries Lodder

The rugby world according to Ockie Oosthuizen (ex Springbok prop) (to really appreciate this, you must have played the game in its “old” amateur form!)  It is largely unknown to players and followers of the modern game that rugby started off purely as a contest for forwards in opposition in line-outs, scrums, rucks and mauls. This […]


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Ankle Sprain

Posted on November 5th, 2013 by Andries Lodder

An ankle sprain is a stretching or tearing of ligaments. Ligaments are tough bands of fibrous tissue that connect one bone to another. They help to stabilize joints, preventing excessive movement.Sprained ankles often result from a fall, a sudden twist, or a blow that forces the ankle joint out of its normal position. Ankle sprains […]


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