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What should you do when you have an ankle sprain?

WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU HAVE AN ANKLE SPRAIN? Ankle sprains can occur to the best of us regardless of our race, gender, body shape or the shoes we’re wearing. They often surprise us while we’re chatting on the phone, talking to a friend or just listening to the birds...

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What is that pain in the ball of my feet?

Ball of foot (aka forefoot) pain although not as common as heel pain is still quite frequent in the clinic here. Ball of foot is also known as metatarsalgia. There are many causes of this type of pain and there are many types of foot conditions that result from this...

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When should I stretch? Before or after?

Last week we discussed the importance of warming up before exercise. This week we talk about an equally important, integral part of our training regimen. Remember, done correctly and mindfully, warming up before activity and cooling down post activity may provide...

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5 Step Safety Shoe Check before buying Safety Footwear

Did you know about the 5 Step Safety Shoe Check before purchasing new safety footwear?! A study by Marr & Quine (1993) many years ago about 321 surveyed workers revealed their major complaints about their safety footwear were that they were too hot, the insole...

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What time is best for exercise?

Now that we are well into the first quarter of the year, I have been impressed with the consistency and diligence at which our patients have been keeping themselves active. The iron is continuing to be lifted, pavement regularly pounded and laps being swum. Nice! The...

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Who is Controlling Whom? – You Vs. Your Smartphone

With the rapid advances in mobile technology, we are now more ‘glued’ to our smartphones than ever. Gaming apps such as ‘Angry Birds,’ ‘Clash of Clans,’ and ‘Candy Crush’ help keep boredom at bay while we ride buses and trains. There are increasingly more ways to stay...

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Recover better from the rigours of wearing safety footwear

Protective and safety footwear must be worn to protect your feet from injuries while you operate in the workplace. This is obvious. We all know this. As well as that thought, it’s obvious that you won’t be able to walk as well as you do with regular walking shoes as...

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Get the Mattress right for more better sleep

Last week we discussed the supreme importance of using the right pillow in helping us achieve quality sleep in maintaining a healthy physical and mental state of well-being, especially given the day-to-day stressors we all have to endure. Pillows are used to help us...

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Back to School and your Gut health

It's the first day, week and month back into the new school year. You've just spent the last couple of weeks doing all things relaxing and catching up with doing things you have missed while in your normal routine. This period of time is what many individuals refer to...

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How well do you know your pillow?!

We live in a fast-paced, high-pressure and high-demanding world, where almost on a daily basis, we are subjected to mental and physical stressors – be it from work, home-life and even in recreation (think pounding the pavement, lifting weights or undergoing High...

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Do you know your Stress Type?

They say a little bit of stress is good for you. It can self motivate you to get your tasks done or spur you on to achieve a goal that you 1st thought was impossible. But most of the time our stress levels can start to pile up and we choose to either ‘ignore’ or to...

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Sit Right for Success

Our spines are made up of 24 bones called ‘vertebrae’ that are connected by ligaments, muscles, discs and tendons. Our spines give our bodies form, how we hold ourselves upright in walking and sitting (posture!) and how we function overall. Our spines also houses and...

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How to tell if your child has flat feet

Children from the ages from infancy till toddler will present with a ‘flat foot’ which is completely normal as their joints are still mobile and their fat pad can cover up a developing arch (‘medial longitudinal arch’ – which is commonly viewed to determine flat...

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How to Find the Best Backpack for your Children.

With Christmas now a distant memory, our children are heading back into school from their well-deserved summer holidays. A big-ticket item heading back into school is the humble backpack. Our kids’ backpacks will soon be filled with books, laptops, electronic tablets,...

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Why a disrupted routine and sleep don’t get along

Sleep is an essential part of our life. From allowing us to recharge our own self batteries, for our organs to repair and for overall good health, it is simply something we just cannot live without. The amount of adequate sleep is always different for everyone but...

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A Quick Guide to Buying school shoes

This is the essential quick guide to buying school shoes for yourself or for your kid(s). But firstly, Happy New Year 2017! January has arrived and it means that school kids will have to be ushered around shopping centres to try on new uniforms, backpacks, stationery,...

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What is Shockwave Therapy?

8 QUESTIONS ABOUT SHOCKWAVE THERAPY What is Shockwave Therapy? SWT is the application of acoustic waves carrying high energy to painful spots and soft tissues that are affected by repetitive, acute, sub-chronic and chronic conditions. How does it work? What’s the...

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