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Osteoarthritis Whats New? blog

Osteoarthritis Whats New

by Carmen Andrews - Physiotherapist

A look at the osteoarthritis (OA) research in 2019 to challenge current assumptions. Tips for decreasing your risk, managing the condition, and considerations for runners.

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Brain Breaks at School blog

Brain Breaks at School: National Physiotherapy Back Week

by Carmen Andrews - Physiotherapist

Three-minute movement breaks are said to be ideal for children 6-12 years olds. Tips from the SASP about brain breaks at school.

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Happily Ever After Injury blog

Brain Breaks at Work: National Physiotherapy Back Week

by Carmen Andrews - Physiotherapist

Stop! Get up. Get down. Get moving…and BOOST YOUR BRAIN! Tips from the SASP to build brain breaks into your day.

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Happily Ever After Injury blog

The Key to “Happily Ever After Injury”: A Short Story on Prince Rehab

by Carmen Andrews - Physiotherapist

Is rehab a fairy-tale? Or the hero that saves the day? A short story explaining the link between pain and injury, and how rehab can set you free.

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Myo Fascial Blog

The Myofascial System, Movement and Tensegrity

by Carmen Baier - Physiotherapist

‘Tensegrity’ helps to explain the role of myo-fascia in movement. Fascia supports the body’s systems and structures as they work together to give us function.

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Carmen Physio move blog

We’re Moving to 1 Stan Road, Sandton CBD

by Carmen Andrews - Physiotherapist

Our practice is moving up Grayston Drive into Sandton CBD. We will be practicing at 1 Stan Road, Sandton, 2196 from March 2019.

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Prevent Running Injuries in 2019

by Carmen Andrews - Physiotherapist

The stats say runners get injured. So how does one go about preventing injury? Here are a few science-based tips to keep you on the road this year.

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Your Goal for 2019: Physical Resilience

by Carmen Andrews - Physiotherapist

Physical resilience should be your health goal, whether you are a ‘super athlete’ or ‘super disinterested’. Learn how and why in our latest blog post.

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Children…and Exams: Physical Support from Parents

by Carmen Andrews - Physiotherapist

Exam times are stressful…for both children and parents! Here are a few tips about desk setup, effective study breaks, and managing pain that will help you to support your child.

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How to Breathe…Better?!!

by Carmen Andrews - Physiotherapist

I know that when you read the title of this blog you thought “Is there NOTHING we do ‘correctly’ anymore?!!” And you might be perfectly justified in a response of “Hmmph! I don’t have rigor mortis, my breathing is fine.” …Or would you?

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How neck tension can cause headaches

by Carmen Andrews - Physiotherapist

Headaches have multifactorial causes – in some people it’s clearly hormonal, others have food intolerances and in many people, they are linked to stress.

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Tension in Your Shoulders: A Reason Why, Whether at Your Desk or On A Run

by Carmen Andrews - Physiotherapist

The reason? The position of your rib-cage! Everyone spends hours each day sitting. Let’s test how the position of your rib-cage affects you as you are sitting reading this post.

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Bone Health: How Physiotherapy Can Help You Achieve Your Best Bone Density

by Carmen Andrews - Physiotherapist

Bone health throughout your lifespan relies on a synergy between diet and bone building physical activity. If you do not balance diet and physical activity you may not reach peak bone mass or may start to lose bone mass. (This is explained earlier in our series.) At times you may not know how to exercise, or even if it is safe exercise, when you have pain. Physiotherapy is useful in managing pain and guiding your return to physical activity.

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Bone Health: Considerations for You from Your 30’s To Post-Menopause

by Carmen Andrews - Physiotherapist

You need your skeleton to last for as long as you do. You reach your peak bone mass (the total amount of bone present when the skeleton is fully mature) in late adolescence. Your bones are being continually renewed throughout your life, with your body breaking down old bone (resorption) and replacing it with new bone (bone formation).

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Bone Health: Important Considerations for Your Children and Teenagers

by Carmen Andrews - Physiotherapist

Regular physical activity and good diet are vital for bone health throughout your life. This is particularly true during childhood and adolescence, with a peak of bone building activity during puberty. It is important that you make sure that your child’s diet includes a healthy amount of calcium and that they are involved in activities in weight bearing, or activities with impact against another surface or object. Examples would include running, jumping, dancing, and kicking / striking a ball.

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