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  • How does acupuncture relieve back pain (Written by Phyllis Berger)

    In recent times more patients attending physiotherapy for all regions of back pain receive dry needling and or acupuncture to ease their symptoms and improve their mobility, function and mood (which in turn affects their coping abilities). Acupuncture is one of the many interventions provided wit...

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  • Protect yourself against ill-trained health care professionals (by SASP)

    What is the public’s protection against health care professionals who are incompetent, poorly trained or downright quacks?

    One major factor is the requirement for a certain level of training before you can claim to be a qualified health professional of one or the other kind, and to registe...

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  • How Respiratory Physiotherapy can help babies and toddlers

    Babies and children are prone to respiratory infections, especially in winter. The SASP Paediatric Physiotherapy Group advises how respiratory physiotherapy can assist in alleviating the symptoms of respiratory infections in babies and toddlers.

    It is important to take note of the warning ...

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  • Asthma, hay fever and sinusitis in children

    Physiotherapists can play an important role in helping to treat children with asthma, hay fever (rhinitis) and sinusitis and can help to support their parents with advice on how best to manage the condition.

    Asthma is dangerous if not managed correctly, as an acute asthma attack can cause ...

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  • Factors that trigger back pain

    A recent study from the George Institute for Global Health and Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney have identified factors that
    trigger back pain and, importantly, which ones are more dangerous.

    “For example being fatigued triples the odds of developing immediate back pai...

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  • Beware of back strains and sprains most likely in the morning

    Sudden attacks of back pain are more likely to begin in the morning than later in the day, Australian researchers have found.

    The researchers also found that back pain is also more likely to be triggered when fatigued or tired or when distracted while performing a ma...

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  • National Physiotherapy BackWeek 2015: Hey kids – how fit is your BRAIN?

    Hey kids – how fit is your BRAIN?

    Children with thinner ‘gray matter’ in their skulls are way better at maths than other children. And what’s the difference between the two groups? Fitness!

    Yes, it may be that little bodies who run around,...

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  • National Physiotherapy BackWeek 2015 - Physiotherapists want you to feel good!

    Physiotherapists want you to feel good!

    That feeling you get when you exercise – that positive, optimistic mood that affects even the regular walker – is real.

    “There’s a great deal of published research that demonstrates that exercise doe...

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  • National Physiotherapy BackWeek: Want a gentle, non-invasive solution for pain with no side effects? Ask your physiotherapist!

    Want a gentle, non-invasive solution for pain with no side effects?
    Ask your physiotherapist!

    What’s the connection between pain and many of our killer diseases, such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease? Well, one strong link,
    says Dr Ina Dien...

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    Dear Stakeholder

    This document serves to inform you of the current position of the SASP within the physiotherapy community and the health environment.

    The SASP is a voluntary professional membership organisation committed to equal opportunities and inclusivity, and striv...

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