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 […]
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 […]
Ankylosing Spondylitis and staying mobile with exercise and aqua-therapy Being able to move is one of our primary needs; imagine this becoming more and more difficult. This is what Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) leads to. We have been working with quite a few AS patients lately, all who have mentioned the lack of support and thus […]
Ankylosing Spondylitis is an inflammatory arthritis. Also known as AS, Ankylosing spondylitis is an inflammatory arthritis that predominantly affects the spinal joints. It can be subdivided into two distinct categories. Ankylosing spondylitis where changes to the sacroiliac joint and the spine can be noted on an X-ray. And non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis, where no changes can […]
Post-mastectomy aqua-therapy and rehabilitation. Exercise is medicine, and the prescribed dose is more than 35 minutes per day… I read this in an article recently and it got me thinking. Exercise, whether it is water based or land based, has many physiological as well psychological benefits. It is an essential part of any rehabilitation program […]
We recommend prenatal aqua therapy for all the mommies-to-be out there!!! Not only are we firm believers in the benefits of aqua therapy during pregnancy, but it is also agreed amongst doctors, mid wives and birthing centers that prenatal aqua therapy has many great and soothing benefits. What’s more, it is one of the safest, […]
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 […]