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Back-Pain
Back pain

Back pain Causes Back pain is a common symptom experienced by many people, from children all the way to the elderly. Common causes include; poor posture, poor mattress or sleeping patterns, repetitive movements (from house work or sports) and lifting of heavy objects. More serious causes of back pain include, motor vehicle accidents (which cause […]

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Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s Disease What is Parkinson’s disease? Parkinson’s Disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that’s mainly affects the body’s ability to produce Dopamine. Dopamine is an important neurotransmitter and helps send signals to nerve cells. When there is insufficient dopamine, the following symptoms can be experienced by the patient: Tremors, bradykinesia, limb rigidity, gait, and balance problems. […]

Type 2 Diabetes and exercise roodepoort
Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes and Exercise More and more, doctors are prescribing exercise as medicine. Biokineticists are exercise specialists that deal with numerous conditions to help with improving a patient’s condition. Being Physically Active Helps Your Mind and Body in Many Ways Physical activity plays an important role in patients with Type 2 Diabetes. Other important […]

Knee joint pain
Knee Joint Pain

Knee Joint Pain The knee joint is between the bones of the upper and lower leg so it allows the leg to bend and provides strength to support the weight of the body. The knee supports motions such as walking, running, crouching, jumping, and turning. Various parts help the knee to do its job, including bones, […]

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Arthritis

World Arthritis Day World Arthritis Day was established in 1996 by Arthritis and Rheumatism International (ARI) and is celebrated each year on 12 October. People with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs) from around the world can join together to make their voices heard on this day. The aims of World Arthritis Day are to: Raise […]

Dystrophy Nadine Brown biokineticist
Muscular Dystrophy

Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Day Casual Day is one of the fundraising events that Muscular dystrophy foundation of South Africa participate in every year in order for them to raise much-needed funds towards the cause. Muscular dystrophy is the name given to a group of more than 70 different neuromuscular disorders causing progressive wasting and weakness […]

Heart disease
Heart Disease Awareness Week

Heart Disease Awareness Week Cardiovascular disease (CVD – which includes heart disease and stroke) is the leading cause of death in South Africa after HIV/AIDS. Heart disease is responsible for 18% of all deaths in South Africa. 120 people suffer from a heart attack daily. World Heart Day is a global initiative of the World […]

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Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis Osteopenia or Low bone density is when your bone density is lower than normal, but not low enough to be considered osteoporotic. It may mean that you have a greater chance of getting osteoporosis if you lose bone density in the future because you have less bone to lose. What is Osteoporosis and What […]