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Unlocking Stability: The Remarkable Benefits of Exercise for Ataxia Management

Posted on July 1st, 2024 by Andries Lodder


Ataxia is a characteristic of a group of neurological disorders that affects a person’s voluntary muscle coordination, balance, and speech. It can affect various body parts, leading to symptoms such as unsteady gait, difficulty with balance and coordination, and clumsiness. Ataxia can result from damage to the cerebellum, spinal cord, or peripheral nerves, and it may […]

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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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Understanding Spondylolisthesis: The Role of Exercise

Posted on May 6th, 2024 by Andries Lodder


by Jana van Jaarsveld Spondylolisthesis is a spinal condition that involves instability of the spine characterized by the forward displacement of one vertebra over the vertebra beneath it. This displacement may put pressure on a nerve and can result in pain, stiffness, and reduced mobility, impacting the quality of life for those affected. While treatment […]

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Compression Fractures

Posted on May 6th, 2024 by Andries Lodder


By: Gcina Gumede Compression fractures refer to the collapse or compression of a vertebral body, which is a bone in the spine. They are typically found in the thoracic region of the spine which is the middle of the back. Compression fractures are commonly found in osteoporotic individuals which is a condition characterized by a […]

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Master Your Swing: The Vital Role of Core Strength and Mobility for Golfers

Posted on April 9th, 2024 by Andries Lodder


By Kiara Fitzhenry Introduction: It is essential to recognise the critical role that core strength and mobility play in optimising performance on the golf course. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a weekend warrior, investing in your core strength and mobility can make a significant difference in your game. The Importance of Core Strength: The […]

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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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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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