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Couch to 5K running program

Couch to 5K running program

Who is it aimed at? This program is suitable for any and all beginner runners. As the name suggests "Couch to 5k", is a program to get you from a standing start, to running 5km over the course of 9 weeks. It's a wonderful program that eases you into running thus...

Practical advice for managing COVID at home

Practical advice for managing COVID at home

At our hospital sites our physiotherapists have formed part of the team of frontline workers treating COVID positive patients. We are approaching the peak of the second wave of infections in South Africa and, with hospital beds hard to come by, many people are...

5 ways to maximize your off-season

5 ways to maximize your off-season

5 ways to maximize your off-season   We’re already on the downhill slide to the end of the year: can you believe that 2020 is nearly over? What an incredibly challenging one it’s been. 2020 has certainly given us a renewed appreciation of our health and all our...

Athlete care during a pandemic

Athlete care during a pandemic

No-one could have been prepared for the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and, more especially, the restrictions of a hard lockdown. Many of us found the limitations on our ability to leave the house and exercise hugely...

What is Lymphoedema?

Lymphoedema affects affects 1 in 5 people following breast cancer treatment. It is defined as a long-term abnormal swelling in part of the body caused by a collection of lymphatic fluid in the tissues below the skin as a result of a dysfunctional lymphatic system.

Breastfeeding 101

Breastfeeding 101

“Less than 10% of South African Women exclusively breastfeed their children for the first six months of their lives”. In celebration of World Breastfeeding Week 1 - 7 August 2020, we asked Sudha Maharaj, one of our resident physiotherapists with a special interest in...

What is Pain

What is Pain

With pain being the number one reason why people seek out the help of a physiotherapist, the answer to this question is something I would consider to be a fundamental concept that needs to be understood by both the physiotherapist and client. At first glance this many...

The Youth Movement

The Youth Movement

With Youth Day around the corner, now is the perfect time to talk about activity and exercise in the younger people of today.  The physical and cognitive benefits of exercise on our health and wellbeing are well documented, thanks to abundant research in this...

We are open again and as always your wellbeing is our primary concern

We are open again and as always your wellbeing is our primary concern

We have infection control and screening measures in place at all our physiotherapy sites and are compliant with government regulations for re-opening during the Covid-19 level 4 lockdown.   Our thanks go to our in-house education department Up-Skill who have...

Understanding Neck Posture

Understanding Neck Posture

The month of May sees Worker’s Day celebrated - a day to honour the contribution of working class men and women to the economy even in these difficult times. This year, amidst the global pandemic, it has been required of many people to adapt or change their working...