Tag Archives: injury

Parental role in managing children’s sporting injuries

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We all know that playing sport has a number of benefits for our children such as improved fitness levels, self-esteem, coordination and self-discipline; however it can also put them as risk of incurring sports injuries. These injuries range from minor scrapes and bruises to more traumatic injuries like a broken leg or overuse conditions such […]

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Conditioning in early adolescent sports people

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In the last article we focused on pre-adolescent sports people. Here we will focus on the early adolescent/early puberty phase where young people are experiencing considerable physiological changes which will therefore have implications for training. I still believe that in this phase it is vital for children to be playing as many sports as possible […]

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Commonly occurring injuries in young sports people

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Sports-related injury is the leading cause of injuries among school-aged children (Luke et al., 2011). Not surprising, since regular training of children and adolescents is becoming more common in sport, and competitive sports are indulged in with increasing intensity at ever-decreasing ages (Carter & Micheli, 2011; Peterson & Renström, 2001). Young athletes can derive many […]

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Body awareness and balance in sport

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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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Do’s and don’ts of stretching

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A collaboration between Guillaume (Jeff) Malan and Dr. Kim Nolte (PhD – Human Movement Sciences).   Most people know that stretching can be beneficial specifically in terms of injury prevention and sports performance. However, it is important that stretches are performed correctly in order to get the benefits of the stretches therefore this article addresses […]

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Ergo skills for children

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Does your child spend at least 1 hour per day on a computer or laptop? Most parents will answer this question with a “yes”………… Has your child complained of neck , shoulder, lower back pain or headaches? If the answer is yes, then consider that the hours spent on the computer may well be the […]

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Secretly strengthening your child’s core: Fun with the Physio Ball

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As adults, most of us have heard of the ‘core’ or stabilising muscles of the trunk. They are vital to assist in trunk stability, and joint control. The muscles of this ‘abdominal canister’ co-contract to produce and control intra-abdominal pressure and assist in stability and load transfer across the lumbo-pelvic area. These muscles, or ‘core’, […]

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Don’t get caught out by the law! Get educated.

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Listen to what a personal injury lawyer has to say (Mary Ann Dove, from PSP in conversation with Tzvi Brivik, from Malcolm Lyons & Brivik Inc.) On 4th May 2011 in the Western Cape High Court a landmark judgement was handed down by Judge Burton Fourie when he determined that a high school rugby player […]

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