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Flu Season and Allergies

Flu Season and Allergies

We all know someone or have met a person that seems to sneeze a lot, always has runny nose or blocked nostrils during a particular time of the year or even all through the year. Having the above listed symptoms during a particular time of the year is called having...

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Wrist sprain and its management

Wrist sprain and its management

Wrist sprains are one of the most common musculoskeletal injuries that affect our day to day lives. Although, some individuals are prone to wrist sprains more than others it can be effectively managed. The wrist joint is not a single joint but comprises of the...

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What Causes Neck Pain?

What Causes Neck Pain?

The use of smartphones and other handheld devices, especially in an ultra-tech age like ours, increase the tendency of staying seated for long. This in turn also increase the chances of spinal mal-alignment and countless musculoskeletal injuries. Have you ever had a...

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Managing acute musculoskeletal injuries

Managing acute musculoskeletal injuries

Musculoskeletal injuries are injuries and disorders that affect the musculoskeletal system (i.e. muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, discs, blood vessels, etc.). They can either be acute (as a result of a single traumatic event that causes macro trauma to the body...

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Managing Hypertension

Managing Hypertension

Did you know that physical activity, exercise, medication adherence and lifestyle modifications provide a protective effect on your cardiovascular system; especially against hypertension and a wide range of cardiac disease? With one-quarter of the world’s adult...

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Lessons from Dry January

Lessons from Dry January

Since its inception in 2012, millions have participated in what has become a life changing movement termed Dry January. What is Dry January? Dry January or Booze-free January is a public health campaign urging people to abstain from alcohol in the month of January...

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Easing into the New Year

Easing into the New Year

It’s a New Year with countless opportunities at being a better person, with or without New Year resolutions. First off, it’s important to understand that taking steps to be healthy no matter how small, goes a very long way in the end. Here are a few tips to help you...

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Ncds deserve more attention

Ncds deserve more attention

This year has had its fair share of global health disasters. From another Ebola outbreak in DRC to cholera, humanitarian crises and collapse of the public health system in Yemen, global health leaders have been kept on their toes all year long. The opioid crises and...

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How to benefit from different forms of exercises

How to benefit from different forms of exercises

It would be great to start off by first understanding what terms like physical fitness and physical activity mean. Physical activity and exercise are often used interchangeably, but these terms are not synonymous. Physical activity which could be light, moderate or...

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Morning exercise versus Evening exercise

Morning exercise versus Evening exercise

I was curious as to why people choose different times of the day to go for a workout or exercise. Some folks love the morning workout before heading out for their daily jobs or to start off their schedules while others love the evening workouts when they return from...

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You can beat DOMS

You can beat DOMS

Have you ever felt pain and stiffness in your muscles just a few hours or even days after your first exercise regimen in the gymnasium, or your workout routine, or jumping onto the football pitch or athletics track? The pain and stiffness felt is called Delayed Onset...

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Active travel and your health

Active travel and your health

Active travel implies that there is such a thing as passive travel; and that, most often than not, is what we mean when we generally refer to traveling. Passive travel simply means utilizing little or no physical effort to move from one place to another. Think of...

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Sofas and your postural health

Sofas and your postural health

We pay way more attention to the look, colour, and stylishness of our sofas before considering how we would feel when we actually sit in them and later on attributing the symptoms of pain or aches in our bodies to stress when really, it’s the furniture or simply just bad posture when in that furniture.

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Cervical Spondylosis

Cervical Spondylosis

Cervical spondylosis is a degenerative disorder at the level of the cervical spine. It can be described as the result of degeneration of the intervertebral discs or the vertebral bodies in the cervical region. Cervical spondylosis is characterised by: Formation of...

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Physical activity and non-communicable diseases

Physical activity and non-communicable diseases

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) impose a large burden on human health worldwide. Currently, more than 60% of all deaths worldwide stem from NCDs. Thankfully, physical activity - which includes exercises - significantly reduces the risk of NCDs. NCDs are defined as...

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Physiotherapy and shoulder dislocation

Physiotherapy and shoulder dislocation

The first thing you need to know about a dislocation is that it is completely different from a fracture. Oftentimes, these two terms have been used interchangeably when used to describe an injury to a joint but they do not mean the same thing. A fracture describes a...

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What you need to know about Erb’s palsy

What you need to know about Erb’s palsy

It’s a beautiful thing bringing into the world a new and perfect being; one that looks just like you. A marvelous bundle of joy. Everything is expected to be absolutely perfect; perfect eyes, nose, mouth, toes and nails but then, you notice something, your baby isn’t...

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Physiotherapy and meningomyelocele

Physiotherapy and meningomyelocele

Meningomyeleocele (MMC) belongs to a class of birth defects called spina bifida. Though treatment for these defects can commence as soon as they are diagnosed (even in an unborn child), management of these conditions typically require an iterative multidisciplinary...

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How to breathe properly and efficiently

How to breathe properly and efficiently

Ever heard anyone say breathing is a passive process? Well it’s true. Breathing is a passive thing that just happens as we move about doing our daily activities whether while we are awake (like now) or while we are asleep. It all starts normally with the nasal...

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Physiotherapy and low back pain

There are different definitions of low back pain (LBP). According to the European Guidelines for prevention of low back pain, low back pain is defined as “pain and discomfort, localized below the costal margin and above the inferior gluteal folds, with or without leg...

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Physiotherapy and non-communicable diseases

For centuries infectious diseases such as malaria, tuberculosis and cholera were the main causes of death worldwide and any advances against infection have been reversed by the rise of the HIV-related disorders [1]. Against this gloomy background, noncommunicable...

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An Introduction to Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy (also Physical Therapy) as referred to by the World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) is a healthcare profession concerned with human function and movement and maximising potential. It is concerned with identifying and maximising quality of life...

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