Think of an Aero chocolate compared with a solid bar – the word osteoporosis (from the Greek for ‘bone’ and ‘pore’) tells us that the affected bones have holes in their structure. Osteoporosis has been called the ‘silent disease’, progressing without any outward sign, sometimes for decades, until a fracture occurs. Today, regular bone mineral […]

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With acknowledgement to the British Chiropractic Association and the Chiropractice Association of South Africa Today, back pain can be considered as one of the most common of all physical complaints in the world. It is therefore one of the single most important factors in time lost from work and recreation – the condition should be […]

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Does your mind slow down or speed up your recovery from an injury? Ian Craig thinks it does, and supports this theory with a convincing literature review.. Injury is one of the biggest challenges that an athlete (whether elite or recreational) will face in his or her athletic career. It is a barrier to successful […]

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Concerned parents are all too familiar with the sight of their children slouching off to school under the burden of an overweight school bag. Dr Frances le Roux offers advice on how to avoid resulting long-term posture problems. The musculoskeletal system of the human body is a very finely tuned piece of mechanical engineering. Every […]

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