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.
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.
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
Alternative therapy for Cerebral Palsy and Autistic Teenagers Throughout their lives, teenagers suffering from cerebral palsy and autism get frustrated by physical and mental limitations. Some are simply not physically able to participate in certain activities. While others are unable to handle the over-stimulation