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Arthritis: A pain in my Joints!

Posted on May 3rd, 2022 by Andries Lodder


By Daniel Sauer Have you been experiencing joint pain and discomfort as you get older? Are you noticing swelling in your knees, wrists, shoulders or ankle? Maybe you have arthritis… But what is arthritis? Arthritis is the swelling and tenderness of one or more joints. The main symptoms of arthritis are joint pain and stiffness, […]

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Tendonitis and Overuse Injuries

Posted on March 1st, 2022 by Andries Lodder


By Daniel Sauer Tendonitis is an inflammation or irritation of a tendon, a thick cord that attaches bone to muscle. Tendonitis is most often caused by repetitive, minor impact on the affected area, or from a sudden more serious injury. There are many activities/movements that can cause tendinitis, such as: GardeningPaintingScrubbingTennisGolfThrowingBeginning exercise too quickly and over-loading your […]

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Postural Awareness

Posted on March 1st, 2022 by Andries Lodder


By Sean Pickup Many of us believe that our posture is very good, but the truth is that our brain has adapted to feeling balanced and straight when we’re not.  Posture refers to a person’s body in space and the alignment of different body parts in relation to one another. The human skeleton is designed […]

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Heart Awareness Month

Posted on February 1st, 2022 by Andries Lodder


By Daniel Sauer February is Heart Awareness Month! Here is some information on getting a stronger, healthier heart!  Over the past 4 decades, numerous scientific reports have examined the relationships between physical activity, physical fitness, and cardiovascular health. Expert panels, convened by organizations such as the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the American […]

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Neck Pain

Posted on March 19th, 2019 by Andries Lodder


By Nicole Harran Neck pain is becoming an increasing problem amongst the population. Various factors are contributing towards neck pain which will be discussed and some tips will be provided on how to prevent and deal with it. The Neck: The neck is made up of a series of vertebrae which extend down from the […]

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Prehabilitate Your Golf!

Posted on January 31st, 2019 by Andries Lodder


By Nicole Harran Golf: “a game played on a large open-air course, in which a small hard ball is struck with a club into a series of small holes in the ground, the object being to use the fewest possible strokes to complete the course.” What makes golf so challenging? Golf is a game of […]

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The Importance of Prehabilitation

Posted on January 22nd, 2019 by Andries Lodder


By Jennifer Steele Rehabilitation, the word alone sends chills down most athlete’s spines. Why, because it means the worst has happened and a dreaded injury has crept up and is getting in the way of normal training or competition. Rehabilitation is therefore the approach taken to recover from injury and return to full function. However, […]

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Exercise for the elderly

Posted on November 20th, 2018 by Andries Lodder


By Jennifer Steele   The benefits of staying physically active throughout our lives are numerous. It prolongs physical independence, reduces aging, prevents the risk of diseases such as dementia and Alzheimer’s, it keeps bones and muscles strong, it also keeps your heart and pulmonary system healthy. As we age our bodies under go slow deterioration. […]

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Osteoporosis

Posted on November 13th, 2018 by Andries Lodder


By Jennifer Steele Osteoporosis is the term used to describe porous bones. It is a chronic medical condition that affects the bones of the body. The condition is such that the bones of the body become brittle as their micro-structure is altered. Our bones are living tissue and so from the moment we are born […]

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Getting Started with Exercise

Posted on October 23rd, 2018 by Andries Lodder


By Jennifer Steele How to Get Started: Getting started Getting started with a new gym program or trying to get healthy can be a very daunting task. Walking into the gym for the first time is something all newbies fear. This is why we are here to offer you some advice on how to start […]

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