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…

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 makes  joint stiff (Why they hurt and how to treat them)

What makes joint stiff (Why they hurt and how to treat them)

Potential causes of stiff joints and what to do about them Many people experience stiff joints as they age. Others may experience joint stiffness due to medical conditions and lifestyle choices.  As you age, your cartilage –– the spongy material that protects the ends of your bones — begins to dry out and stiffen. Your…

Health Benefits of Regular Muscle Strengthening Activities Highlighted in BJSM Systematic Review

The widespread health benefits of undertaking regular muscle strengthening activities have been highlighted in a paper published online by the British Journal of Sports Medicine (BJSM). Written by a Japan-based team led by Haruki Momma, from the department of medicine and science in sports and exercise at Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine in Sendai,…