Pinched Nerve

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A pinched nerve occurs when too much pressure is applied to a nerve by surrounding tissues, such as bones, cartilage, muscles or tendons. This pressure disrupts the nerve’s function, causing pain, tingling, numbness or weakness. A pinched nerve can occur at a number of sites in your body.

Options for Joint Pain

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What Are Your Options When Suffering from Joint Pain? Over the years, the body’s joints are subjected to a lot of stress and strain so we should not be too surprised if, on occasions, we may experience a bit of discomfort in a knee, a hip or, a shoulder. However, while a little rest and […]

Services from experienced Physiotherapists

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Exploring the Services of an Experienced Physiotherapist in Pretoria We all experience aches and pains on occasion. Often, they will occur after a session of unaccustomed exertion, or perhaps from sitting for too long in an uncomfortable position. In most cases, however, we are able to get over this relatively minor degree of discomfort with […]

Sports Massage Explained

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The Aims and Techniques of the Sports Massage Although originally developed as a means to assist athletes in preparing their bodies to perform optimally under the demanding conditions of their sport, or to aid their recovery after an event, sports massage has since been introduced into the public domain. Now, its many benefits are also […]

Physiotherapy Promoting Health

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Physiotherapist in Pretoria Aims to Promote Health and Optimise Function As we tackle our daily chores, often taking on tasks that should not be tackled single-handedly, minor sprains and strains are almost inevitable. Unfortunately, when affected, many of us choose to overlook the discomfort rather than interrupting our endeavours to seek treatment. Over time, however, […]

Handling Sport Injuries

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The Prevention and Treatment of Common Sport Injuries Sport injuries are quite a common problem, especially among the amateur sportsmen and women, who tend to lack the experience of their professional peers, while those most at risk are young children. The possibility of mishaps, however, is a risk shared by everyone who enjoys exercise or […]

Physiotherapy For Back And Neck Pain

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Physiotherapy Can Outperform Painkillers for Treating Back and Neck Pain All too often, when we experience persistent physical discomfort, we are inclined to respond by settling for alleviating the symptoms rather than addressing their root cause. Such is the role of the humble aspirin and its many subsequent derivatives, as well as more powerful analogues […]

Dry Needling vs. Acupuncture

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How Does Dry Needling Differ from Acupuncture? More formally known as myofascial trigger point dry needling, this is a form of treatment employed by some physiotherapists for the alleviation of pain and impaired movement. The inclusion of the qualifying adjective, dry, serves to underline the fact that no pain medication is injected during the process. […]

Ways to Reduce Joint Pain

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Painkillers Are Not the Only Way to Reduce Joint Pain There are a number of possible explanations for joint pain, of which the most common is osteoarthritis. This is a progressive, degenerative condition in which the layer of cartilage normally covering and protecting the articulating surfaces between adjacent bones becomes eroded. Instead of gliding smoothly […]