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FEARING THE FIRST STEPS IN THE MORNING BECAUSE OF FOOT PAIN

Waking up in the morning should be the starting point of a new day full of possibilities. However, if the mere process of getting out of bed and standing up is associated with excruciating pain in the heel, it is enough to spoil anyone’s day. The pain usually eases after a couple of minutes, but in severe cases can persist all day and be painful on every step.

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POSTURE IN CHILDREN-THE AGE OLD PARENTING DILEMMA

The world is ever changing and as Technology advances are becoming less active as individuals. More time is spent sitting than doing activity and this is also becoming more evident in our children. The increasing availability to Computers, Phones, Tablets, and Televisions is changing the way children are growing up and this can be clearly seen in the increasing prevalence of poor posture, muscle weakness and back pain in children.

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THE DISEASE OF THE 21ST CENTURY

Research has indicated that between 70-90% of the population will experience back pain at some stage of their lives. This common problem is getting worse due to a number of factors including inactivity, increase in sitting activity and increases in body weight. Fortunately, Low Back Pain (LBP) is a condition that responds well to conservative treatments and exercise.

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Back to School – Taking the guessing out of correct school bags

Taking proper care your child’s spine this Back-to-School Season.

The long summer holidays are coming to an end and that means a return to school (and for most mothers this couldn’t come soon enough). New uniforms and school stationary is needed, but with that comes the question of what is the correct school bag for my child. This is a question that we as physiotherapists hear all the time and while there is no definitive answer, we can offer some guidelines to help in choosing the correct bag for the year.

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