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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 […]


Staying Strong at the Center: The Benefits of Core Strength

Posted on February 28th, 2023 by Andries Lodder

By Gcina Gumede Core strength is important for overall physical fitness and stability. A strong core can improve posture, balance, and stability, reduce the risk of injury, and enhance performance in physical activities such as sports, activities of daily living and exercise.  It also supports the proper alignment of the spine and hips, which can […]


Shoulder Stability in Overhead Sports

Posted on February 7th, 2023 by Andries

Shoulder stability and mobility should have a spot in any well thought-out training program for any athlete. Stability and mobility will help with soft tissue health, as well as allow an athlete to perform at his/her highest potential. Good mobility in the shoulder, thoracic and cervical spine can have a positive impact on athletic performance […]


Balance and Stability in Sports

Posted on October 24th, 2022 by Andries Lodder

Balance and stability in sport, and everyday life, is essential to ones performances and well-being. Balance is our ability to keep our centre of mass within the limits of our base of support, whether this is static or dynamic. It is responsible for keeping us upright whether standing still or moving. Stability is the ability […]


The Final Stretch of the Year

Posted on August 25th, 2022 by Andries Lodder

By Daniel Sauer We are in the final quarter of the year, and our bodies may be feeling the effects of every day life. It may seem like there aren’t enough hours in a day to fit in exercise and stretching, or sometimes those meetings run a bit over time. As a result, our bodies […]


Chronic Pain Awareness

Posted on August 25th, 2022 by Andries Lodder

By Daniel Sauer Many chronic pain sufferers live without ongoing chronic pain solutions and, as a result, their quality of life diminishes progressively over time, including their physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. The medical definition of chronic pain is any pain lasting longer than 12 consecutive weeks. Unlike acute pain, which comes on suddenly for […]


Core Training

Posted on June 6th, 2022 by Andries Lodder

By Daniel Sauer Core training is an essential element of athletic performance. This helps players start a motion in their legs and carry it through to their arms, or vice versa, with the most efficient transfer of energy. In movements such as kicking, throwing, running, jumping or swimming, an athlete’s core is involved in every […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]