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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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Muscle Tone: High vs Low

Posted on April 5th, 2022 by Andries Lodder


By Daniel Sauer What is “Muscle Tone”? A term you may have heard alot is “muscle tone”. But what actually is muscle tone? Why is muscle tone important? These are the most common questions one usually asks around the topic. Muscle tone is the amount of tension or resistance to movement in muscles. Our muscle […]

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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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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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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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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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Keeping Injury Free this Holiday Season

Posted on December 5th, 2018 by Andries Lodder


  By Jennifer Steele     It’s officially holiday season and so our routines are thrown out the window. The number of Christmas parties start to increase, the servings of pudding go up. While on the opposite side of the scale the exercise programs get put on the back burner. This is all normal. 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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