We are all familiar with ‘Covid-19’ by now. This pandemic has changed the way we live. It has influenced how we act, how we think and how we go about our daily lives. So how do we adapt to live our best life during this pandemic? We can start by improving our immune systems through […]
Diabetes mellitus (DM), simply put, is a group of metabolic diseases associated with hyperglycaemia – high blood sugar, as a result of either insufficient secretion or inefficient processing of insulin (Kokil, Veedu, Ramm, Prins & Parekh, 2015). In this article we will focus on Type 2 Diabetes, signs and symptoms of the disease, and how […]
Orthopaedics can be described as the branch of medicine concerned with the skeletal system (bones). Furthermore, orthopaedics can be broken down into 2 categories: Orthopaedic conditions such as arthritis or bursitis which affects the musculoskeletal system and are generally more chronic in nature, and Orthopaedic injuries which are often caused by sudden trauma, such as […]
Dear Client, In light of the nation address by our President last Sunday and the current situation globally we would like to provide you with some information from our side as well as ask for your cooperation.
In our previous article we mentioned that prevention is better than the cure BUT what if you are sitting with the problem already? What are the various components of rehabilitation? In general, the ‘process to recovery’ would start with the person seeing their general practitioner (GP), the GP would then refer to a specialist if […]
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.