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 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 […]
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.
Improve your sitting posture to relieve upper back and neck pain. Are you an office worker? Spending hours in front of a desk and computer? Do you experience upper back and neck pain and ever wondered why? Here is some insight as to why you experience that pain. And how you can improve your sitting […]
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.
Fight Winter Blues Fight winter blues and body aches associated with the colder temperatures with aqua-therapy in a heated pool at Fish & Field Biokineticists. Sadly, the time of year has come, where the mornings and evenings have a definite chill, the nights are longer
Multiple Sclerosis and Staying Mobile with Aqua-Therapy Have you ever considered what will happen when you can’t walk anymore or have severe difficulties with mobility? If so, this article on curbing the effects of multiple sclerosis on the the nervous system to stay mobile through aqua-therapy treatment is for you. Lower body mobility is the […]
Keeping the heart healthy to ensure longevity There are many cardiac conditions that can impact heart health throughout your life. Some of these cardiac conditions can range from a simple skipped heart beat or altered heart rate (atrial fibrillation) to more severe heart conditions such as chronic heart failure and aneurysms that can go undetected. Arterial […]