SCIATICA

Sciatica is a common type of pain affecting the sciatic nerve, a large nerve extending from your lower back down the back of each leg. Lowe back painPain in the rear or leg that is worse when sittingHip painBurning or tingling down the legWeakness, numbness, or a hard time moving the leg or footConstant pain…

WHIPLASH INJURY

A whiplash injury is most commonly thought of as an injury sustained during a car accident. However, it can occur during any incident where there is a sudden change in speed on the body. Your head is heavy, weighing approximately 5kg. Your muscles and soft tissues surrounding your neck do a very good job of…

BALANCE & DIZZINESS PROBLEMS OF THE ELDERLY

BALANCE & DIZZINESS PROBLEMS OF THE ELDERLY

Elderly patients have multiple reasons for losing their balance. Muscles are weaker, spines start to twist, bones may become brittle. Add vascular problems, vision loss, polypharmacy, and a sedentary lifestyle, and it’s no wonder that complaints of vertigo or dizziness affect some 70% of individuals age 65 or older. Doctors report that people over sixty-five…

Physiotherapy Guide To Concussion

A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury. This is caused when a bump, blow, or jolt exerts a force on your brain withinyour skull. This force can c ause a temporary injury to your brain. Symptoms vary greatly depending on which part of your brain has been affected. Concussion may cause physical, cognitive, and…

Why Exercise Matters

Why Exercise Matters

It’s important to keep moving no matter how old you are. Exercise keeps your body and your brain healthy. (always ask your physio for an exercise programme) How does it do that? And what’s the best way to work it into your life? It can help you live a longer, healthier life because it can:…

What is Holistic Therapy

Holistic therapy is a whole-body approach to wellness and health care. Holistic treatments are more about identifying the root of an ailment instead of just addressing symptoms, it is a more realistic approach to healing.  It focuses on wellness and prevention rather than just treating disease. Utilizes a range of techniques to help individuals understand…

Foot Rotation May Increase The Risk of Injury

Too little or too much foot rotation may increase the risk of injury. Pronation is the natural motion of your foot during walking and running. Your gait can show a pattern of neutral pronation, overpronation, or supination (underpronation). The stresses of overpronating or supinating have been linked to a greater risk of injuries. Supination and…