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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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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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