Coronary artery disease Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) continues to be the leading cause of death and a major cause of morbidity and loss of quality of life. It is evident that the growing cause of death and disability in South Africa is CAD – accounting for 10% of total deaths.
What is a Stroke? A stroke is often called a brain attack and should be treated as seriously as a heart attack. A stroke occurs when blood flow to a region of brain is obstructed, resulting in a rapid loss of brain function. Majority of strokes are ischemic, resulting from a thrombosis or embolism. Some […]
Understanding Back Pain and possible treatments Most people experience some form of back pain during the course of their lives. This can be caused by either trauma (injury), or by over- and miss use of muscles. Examples of these are falling and landing badly, car accidents or lifting objects the incorrect way. While malalignment in […]
Pre- and Post-Operative Rehabilitation Postoperative rehabilitation is well known, recommended by surgeons and practised by most individuals after undergoing surgery. Unfortunately, preoperative rehabilitation is often overlooked or not even suggested to the individual going for surgery.
Have you ever spoken to someone with neck pain, and they reply with the word Whiplash. . .? What does whiplash technically involve? Whiplash is classified under an acceleration/deceleration injury. This means that the neck is rapidly accelerated and thereafter rapidly decelerated.