Did you know that falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries among adults aged 65 years and over? As Biokineticists, we dedicate ourselves to promoting health and wellbeing for all individuals, especially for those we feel are at increased risk. We strive to ensure a healthy lifestyle is maintained as well as […]
During pregnancy, it is to be expected that the body will undergo many physiological changes. Prenatal exercise can help your body adapt to these changes. Some of these include postural changes, lumbar lordosis resulting in lower back pain and a shift in the center of gravity resulting in gait changes. Women also experience increased levels […]
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 […]
Most of us are aware of the benefits of aquatic therapy as a rehabilitation mode due to the weightlessness and reduced impact on the joints. However, not many people know that including aquatic training for runners as a supplement to your schedule may allow you to train harder, as well as train at a higher […]
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 […]
Cholesterol and why you should know your levels. Cholesterol is essential for the formation of bile acid, which assists in the digestion of fat. Everybody needs to have some cholesterol to be healthy, however it is when you have too much cholesterol that problems start to occur. This is often termed as hypercholesterolemia. High blood […]
Life Changes You Can Make to Improve Your High Blood Pressure Risk factors for high blood pressure (BP) can be broken down into 2 categories: modifiable and non-modifiable. Your non-modifiable risk factors (risk factors that you cannot change) include your gender, age, family history and race. Your modifiable risk factors include your weight, diet, physical […]
High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a symptomless condition which often results in cerebrovascular accidents, heart disease, and renal failure. Hypertension among adults is defined as a blood pressure greater or equal to 140 over 90 mmHg. 1 in 8 people in South Africa have hypertension.
Living with Ankylosing Spondylitis In November we did an overview article on AS, along with a follow-up article on safe exercises to do when living with Ankylosing Spondylitis. With that in mind, we asked one of our current clients, Petal Wainwright, to share her story. This is her account of her journey from her diagnosis […]