Be SunSmart this Summer!

South Africa has one of the highest incidences of skin cancer in the world.   Here are a few tips to keep you safe this summer:   1. Wear suncreen! Apply 20 minutes before going outdoors and reapply every 2 hours. Don’t forget to protect those lips too! 2....

Breathing & Your Bike

Being out on your bike is probably one of the best feelings in the world for you; you can feel your muscles working and your heart pumping and for a couple of hours you can let go of the stresses of your day and take in some beautiful scenery. However this...

Beyond the Six Pack: Health Tips for Men

Why men’s health physiotherapy matters In South Africa 5 times more men than women commit suicide • The life expectancy of South African men is 50.7 years • Worldwide, 1 in 6 men will get prostate cancer – the stats are higher for black men at 1 in 4....

I’ve had a mastectomy, now what?

There are countless thoughts running through your head after a mastectomy - the entire process can be quite a daunting experience. Here are some tips that could help you navigate your post-mastectomy gauntlet.   1. Taking pain medication:   Don’t be too brave. If you...

WHY YOU SHOULD GET YOUR BUTT OFF THE BIKE

Cyclists often ask why, even though they spend hours and hours training, they have such a wasted butt. Well, the answer lies in the question... You are probably spending way too much time on your bike and way too little time cross-training. Your Gluteus...

My Back Pain Just Won’t Go Away!

My back pain just won’t go away!  Lower back pain is the single leading cause of disability according to the Global burden of disease, as it affects 1 in every 4 people. We are not talking about acute back injuries but more about constant unrelenting pain,...

Free to be active – Take back our streets!

Take back our streets! A woman out walking the dogs in Zoo Lake, Joburg’s iconic park; a woman getting some exercise, packing in some of the many physical and mental benefits of bodily activity… and suddenly she is overwhelmed, dragged into the bushes,...

I Slipped my Disc….!

Can you really slip your disc? This common phrase has been used for decades by many individuals with neck and lower back pain. This is a common misconception, as in the literal sense it is virtually impossible for your disc to slip out of your spine. A...

Happiness Is My Trigger

I truly believe that healing ones relationship with food starts with understanding your emotions. I think I have always known this, and for many years as a dietician I just ignored this really big area of my clients lives. I suppose it’s easier to be a...

How healthy is your Pelvic Floor?

As a physiotherapist with a passion for Women’s Health, I often chat to my patients/friends/colleagues (basically anyone who will listen!) about the importance of a strong and healthy pelvic floor. The first comment I hear is: “You do Physio, WHERE??!”...

Learning to Keep Healthy at Work

Trying to stay healthy, be productive at work and reserve time for family and friends can be an incredibly difficult and daunting task in this day and age. With increasingly high demands placed on our work force and ever present deadlines adding to stress...

The International Forum on Elite Sport

The International Forum on Elite Sport is being hosted at Prime Human Performance Institute in Durban in August this year, this is the first time the forum will be hosted in Africa. The Forum has been set up to establish communication and collaboration...

Mandela Day

International Mandela day happens every year on the 18th of July. It is a day where we try to embody Madiba’s spirit of care, giving and service. On this day we dedicate 67 minutes of our time(one minute for every year of Mandela’s service) to helping the...

The Ultimate Human Race

Brent Grimsley, one of HG Physio’s directors and a physiotherapist at One Sports and Wellness Hillcrest, has been involved in providing physiotherapy services at the Comrades Marathon for the past 14 years. In fact, last year, all his hard work and dedication was...

Wayne Claims 5 Gold Medals At World Master Games

The World Masters games, is basically the equivalent of the Olympic games for masters sports.   Masters sports start at different ages, depending on the sport and you compete in age group categories (5 years grouped together, e.g. 40-44 years old) which enables you to...

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