February is Healthy Lifestyle Awareness Month, encouraging us to live our best life! In 1946 The World Health Organisation defined health as “A complete state of mental, physical and social well-being not merely the absence of disease”. So, what is a healthy lifestyle? A healthy lifestyle is about taking responsibility for your decisions and making […]
For many years it was thought that there was considerable deterioration in the various body tissues because of the aging process, however more recently, research is showing that the deterioration experienced is more due to disuse as opposed to the aging process itself. Here we outline some of the tissue changes that occur and how […]
We often hear of someone who has sprained their ankle, strained a muscle or dislocated a joint. But what do these types of orthopaedic injuries entail? A sprain can be defined as the overstretching or tearing of the ligaments supporting a joint. Ligaments attach bone-to-bone or cartilage-to-bone. A strain on the other hand is the […]
Following on last month’s article, we will continue focusing on the neurological aspect of things. Though in this article we will be looking into neurological injuries and more specifically at brain injuries.
Neurological conditions occur when there is damage to the neural pathways involved in sensory, cognitive, motor and autonomic control. Depending on where the damage occurs, movement, thought processing, communication and vision can be affected. Damage to these neural pathways can be the result of trauma, infection, degeneration, structural or genetic defects.
Paediatric Conditions can be treated with physical therapy. Assisting the child to achieve gross motor skills and functional mobility skills considered acceptable for their age or their condition.
Chronic conditions can be defined as diseases which effect human health, are long lasting in nature and persists for longer than three months. Physical activity though aquatic therapy can be a powerful tool in its ability to both lengthen and enhance quality of life.
Rehabilitation is the action of restoring someone to health or normal life through training and therapy after illness or trauma. The primary aim of musculoskeletal injury rehabilitation is to restore the person to their full function in the shortest time possible. What does this mean in the scope of Biokinetics? As stated in one of […]
Beginning an exercise regime for the first time can often be daunting and overwhelming. Where do you begin? What exercises do you do? Are you doing the exercises correctly? Group classes provide a platform to learn and grow in your knowledge of exercise and allow you to work on your fitness or rehabilitative goals in […]
We might be a bit biased when it comes to this form of therapy, but Fish and Field Biokineticists are firm believers in the benefits that aqua therapy holds for so many. Whether you are recovering from back surgery, suffer a chronic illness or experience high pain levels, the water is the perfect place to […]