Tag Archives: balance

General Principles of Injury Treatment and Prevention

sports-injury

Participating in sport has not only been found to be beneficial for physical development in children and adolescents, but can also result in better academic performance such as; higher grade-point averages, higher graduation rates, fewer school absences, less discipline referrals, and increased success at university or college compared to non-athletes (McGuine, 2006). Involvement in sport […]

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Victory for a working athlete – Claude Moshiywa

Claude Moshiywa

Claude Moshiywa (38) became the 1st South African male since 1992 to win the “Up” run (from Durban to Pietermaritzburg) of the iconic 90km Comrades Marathon yesterday. What made this run so extraordinary is that Claude in not a full time athlete unlike most of the leading runners who compete in events of this nature. […]

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Paediatric Hydrotherapy

Buoyancy

Hydrotherapy (therapy in water) has always been one of the preferred therapy options, for adults, children and even animals. However, limited appropriate facilities mean that it is not used enough in South Africa. This article sets out to provide parents with some more information about this therapy option, what it can be used for with […]

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Conditioning in young sports people

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There are many misconceptions about training young sports people. While certain of these may have some truth to them, there are general guidelines to training young sports people. In this article we will be focusing on athletes in late childhood/early puberty phase. In this age group children will be experiencing normal growth development as this […]

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Simple exercises for improving your kids’ balance in sport

Ultimate Balance

A collaboration between Hannah Oguz and Jeff Malan (Biokineticist) Last week we shared with you information pertaining to balance and its importance in daily physical activity and sport. This week we provide some tips for you on how to improve your child’s balance through a simple training sequence that can be done daily at home. […]

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Body awareness and balance in sport

Ultimate Balance

A collaboration between Hannah Oguz and Jeff Malan (Biokineticist) What is balance? Athletic movement is first and foremost about human movement. As humans we use motor programs to allow us to repeat an activity without having to relearn the mechanics. In early infancy, motor programs are first used in movement, whether rolling, crawling, or walking. […]

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A Prep School Sports Teacher Perspective

St Peters Runners

Mary Ann Dove in conversation with Grant Jansen, former Head of Sport at St. Peter’s Boys School, Johannesburg, South Africa. MD: What was the greatest challenge you faced as head of sport at a primary school? JG: As a teacher the natural thing for you to do is to help others and play a part […]

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