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Snapping Hip Syndrome

Posted on July 16th, 2019 by Andries Lodder


By Nicole Harran Have you ever struggled with hip pain and not known who to turn to or what to do? The prevalence of hip pain is increasing at a steady rate due to a variety of factors (posture, obesity, sedentary lifestyle and various others). Snapping hip syndrome is one possible reason for hip pain, […]

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Peroneal Tendonopathy

Posted on July 11th, 2019 by Andries Lodder


By Jennifer Steele Are you suffering from pain on the outside of your foot while running, walking or jumping? If the pain is directly behind the little bone that sicks out on the outside of your ankle, then you could have Peroneal Tendonopathy. Peroneal Tendonopathy occurs when the Peroneal Tendons become inflamed. This can be […]

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Whiplash Associated Disorder

Posted on June 26th, 2019 by Andries Lodder


By Fathima Jeewa Trauma to the neck is common during motor vehicle collisions and injury during sport. A common neck injury is whiplash which is a sprain to the upper cervical region. Neck sprains typically occur at the extremes of motion, a violent muscle contraction or an external force. The cervical region forms one of […]

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Important facts about Asthma

Posted on June 18th, 2019 by Andries Lodder


By Nicole Harran Asthma is a condition in which a person’s airways become inflamed, narrow and swell, producing extra mucus, making it difficult to breathe. It can be a minor attack or severe which can interfere with daily activities. In some cases, it can lead to a life-threatening attack. The exact cause of asthma is […]

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Obesity and Exercise

Posted on June 6th, 2019 by Andries Lodder


By Jennifer Steele Obesity is a complex disorder that involves an excess of body fat. This is not just a cosmetic concern as it can result in numerous health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure. Classification An individual can be classified as obese in several ways. BMI When an individuals Body […]

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Lung Function Testing

Posted on June 3rd, 2019 by Andries Lodder


By Nicole Harran Lung function testing consists of a variety of tests that check how efficiently the lungs work. The most commonly practiced test is spirometry. Spirometry is used to detect the amount of air the lungs can hold and how forcefully one can empty air from the lungs. It is commonly used to screen […]

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Fitness Testing; VO2Max and More

Posted on May 14th, 2019 by Andries Lodder


By Jennifer Steele Fitness Tests: Fitness tests can be used to measure certain abilities of the human body. Every fitness test has a specific outcome or value that it aims to measure. This outcome then becomes an athletes baseline value. Future tests and results can then be compared with this baseline and it can be […]

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Cardiovascular Endurance with Injuries

Posted on April 24th, 2019 by Andries Lodder


By Fathima Jeewa One of the most common phrases we often hear is “you need to improve your fitness levels” …But what does that mean?! Cardiovascular endurance is also known as aerobic capacity. This is the body’s ability to sustain submaximal exercise over an extended period of time. This ability depends on the competence of […]

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Common Golfing Injuries

Posted on April 16th, 2019 by Andries Lodder


By Nicole Harran Golf is an extremely complicated sport when it comes to analyzing the biomechanics of one’s swing. Due to the swing being such an asymmetrical repetitive motion, it places the body under huge amounts of stress from multiple directions. The body is not designed to withstand these unnatural forces and without enough strength […]

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Common Cycling Injuries

Posted on April 10th, 2019 by Andries Lodder


By Jennifer Steele Humans have been riding bicycles since the early 1800s and it is now one of the most popular weekend sporting activities to take part in. Whether it be road racing, mountain biking, completing a few laps at your local bike park or just popping out for a coffee, there are always people […]

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