102014Aug

Women’s Month – Pelvic Floor

August is Women’s Month, and we have chosen to focus on the importance of pelvic floor control. You may ask, what is the pelvic floor? The Pelvic Floor is a group of muscles that lie in the pelvis, forming the base of the abdomen.  They are shaped like a  “hammock” supporting the bladder and the…

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222014May

Hamstring Strains

Hamstring strains are common injuries in many sports, including running, hockey,rugby and dancing. The Hamstring is not just one band of muscle, but comprises three bands that allow you to bend the leg at the knee. During exercise one of these muscles may overstretch or start to tear – this usually happens during exercise that…

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202014May

Summer’s affect on the feet

Feet vs Flip Flops: As Capetonians, we spend the whole of summer traipsing from beach to beach, or along the beautiful Sea Point promenade in the same pair of flippy floppies.  Let’s have a look at the effect it might have after a long, sunny summer… I found this neat picture on Pinterest…

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142014May

Rotator Cuff Syndrome

What is Rotator Cuff Syndrome? Let’s understand the anatomy: the muscles, the bones, and the subacromial bursa (lubricating sack). The Shoulder is a relatively unstable ball and socket joint controlled by the Rotator Cuff muscles:  subscapularis, supraspinatus, infraspinatus and teres minor are the small rotator cuff muscles that control and stabilize shoulder movement on the shoulder blade (scapula). These muscles…

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