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Exploring the Relationship Between Muscular Imbalances and Their Role in Lower Back Pain

Posted on May 6th, 2024 by Andries Lodder


By Kiara Fitzhenry Lower back pain often arises from various factors, and muscle imbalance can undoubtedly  be one of them. Muscular imbalances have been shown to play a significant role in the development and worsening of lower back pain. Differences in strength between muscles on opposite sides of the body may lead to poor posture, […]

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The Pathway to Wellness: Impact of Exercise on Vascular Diseases

Posted on March 18th, 2024 by Andries Lodder


by Jana van Jaarsveld Introduction In the intricate landscape of vascular diseases, inflammation emerges as a key player, orchestrating the pathogenesis and progression of conditions like atherosclerosis, peripheral artery disease (PAD), and stroke. However, amidst the ominous shadow cast by inflammation, a beacon of hope shines bright: EXERCISE. In this article, we explore the pivotal […]

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Vascular health and Mental wellbeing

Posted on March 18th, 2024 by Andries Lodder


By: Gcina Gumede Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death in many parts of the world affecting both the old and the young. Mental illness is also a major contributor to the burden of disease around the world. Research has made links on how vascular health could possibly affect mental wellbeing and visa verse. […]

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Upper Body Injuries in Young Athletes

Posted on February 5th, 2024 by Andries Lodder


By Kiara Fitzhenry As our young athletes dive headfirst into their respective sports, it’s important to acknowledge the unique challenges they face on their journey to athletic excellence. One aspect that often goes under the radar is the prevalence of upper body injuries. Understanding these injuries is the first step towards prevention and proper management. […]

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Common lower limb injuries in young athletes

Posted on February 5th, 2024 by Andries Lodder


BY: Gcina Gumede Millions of kids across the globe are involved in youth sporting activities. It is a way for them to grow up fit and build friendships. Unfortunately, lower limb injuries are a common thing in sports and young athletes are prone to several sport related injuries. Sport related injuries can halt a young […]

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On Your Marks, Get Set, Go… Understanding and Preventing Traumatic and Non-Traumatic Injuries

Posted on January 25th, 2024 by Andries Lodder


by Jana van Jaarsveld Introduction In the world of youth sports, the exhilaration of competition often comes hand in hand with the risk of injuries. Sports injuries vary in how they happen, how they appear, and how they should be treated. Sport injury can be defined as “damage to the body’s tissues resulting from sports […]

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Shoulder Injury Rehab and Prevention for Bowls  

Posted on November 10th, 2023 by Andries Lodder


By Marco Mons Shoulder injuries in bowls players often result from the repetitive and precise nature of the sport, where accurate throwing and consistent arm movements are crucial. Two of the most prevalent shoulder injuries in this group are rotator cuff injuries and impingement syndrome. Rotator cuff injuries, such as tendinitis or tears, can occur […]

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Common Lawn Bowls Hip Injuries

Posted on November 10th, 2023 by Andries Lodder


BY: Gcina Gumede With the repetitive movements of lawn bowls, many players suffer from lower limb niggles, including the hip. The repetitive movements overload the hip joint causing it to take a lot of strain that can cause the individual pain making it harder for them to play their best game. The number of times […]

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Avoiding Back Injuries in Lawn Bowling: Tips for a Pain-Free Game

Posted on November 10th, 2023 by Andries Lodder


by Jana van Jaarsveld Introduction Lawn bowling is a relaxing and enjoyable sport that’s popular among people of all ages. However, like any physical activity, it’s important to be mindful of the risk of back injuries. In this article, we’ll explore common causes of back injuries during lawn bowling and offer tips on how to […]

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Isokinetic Testing

Posted on May 22nd, 2023 by Andries Lodder


By Jana van Jaarsveld Do you know your strength? Have you ever measured your strength accurately? Are you recovering from an injury OR have muscle imbalances? If you’ve said yes to any of the above, then we can help you.  The renovation of our Killarney practice inside the gym is now complete, and we have […]

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