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Cure your Shin Splints

Posted on October 15th, 2019 by Andries Lodder


By Jennifer Steele Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome, commonly known as shin splints refers to the pain experienced on the front of the shins as a result of exercise. Shin splints are most common among runners and individuals that take part in any high impact sports that involve repeated jumping. Shin splints are caused by repeated […]

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How to be the best Warrior!

Posted on October 7th, 2019 by Andries Lodder


By Nicole Harran Are you seeking the new FAD of adventure races? These crazy new obstacle races consist of trail running, military style obstacles and putting your fitness and strength to the ultimate test. As one can assume from all of the above, these obstacle races are not for the faint hearted. Training should not […]

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Top Tips for Training for your Marathon

Posted on September 30th, 2019 by Andries Lodder


By Jennifer Steele For many people the desire to run a marathon or take part in a big sporting event is all about the personal challenge. To test your limits both physical and mental, prove you can do the distance, lose weight and get healthier or simply tick it off your bucket list. The personal […]

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Add a Spring to your step

Posted on September 9th, 2019 by Andries Lodder


By Fatima Jeewa We have officially reached the month of spring! It has been a long couple of cold months and many of us have been hibernating away, not doing much exercise. How can we effectively return back to our routines or start a fitness program? Exercise and routine tips: Consult a GP to gain […]

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Build those biceps!

Posted on August 23rd, 2019 by Andries Lodder


By Nicole Harran As we age, the strength in our arms decreases at a rapid rate. This is due to the increasing disuse of our upper bodies. The lower body is used more often for activities such as: walkingstanding from a seated positionclimbing stairs balancing To keep our independence with activities of daily living, building […]

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Strong, Powerful Hamstrings

Posted on August 8th, 2019 by Andries Lodder


By Jennifer Steele How do we develop strong, powerful hamstring muscles? In our every day lives we spend way too much time sitting. In a seated position the hamstring muscles become weaker. We spend well over half the day in this position and so numerous people regardless of how active they are suffering from weak […]

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Lets get to the core of this

Posted on July 29th, 2019 by Andries Lodder


By Fathima Jeewa The one aspect we commonly hear as athletes and trainers is “have a strong core or core stability”, but what do the “core” muscles consist of and why is it an important component in rehabilitation and sports. Core stability relates to the bodily region bounded by the abdominal wall, the pelvis, the […]

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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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