Tag Archives: stability

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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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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Kinesiotape – Pink tape that makes you run faster?

Kinesiotape

If you watch a sport event these days, one of the most visible sights is the “pink tape” that seems to hold many of the athletes together. Your kids probably think it is pretty cool that their favourite hero is wearing “pink tape”. But what is its really doing…..? Definitions Before I give my two […]

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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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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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