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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 pa...

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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 Die...

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  • STATUS OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN SOCIETY OF PHYSIOTHERAPY (SASP®)

    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 str...

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  • National Physiotherapy BackWeek: Lift your legs – lift your mood!

    Lift your legs – lift your mood!

    It’s spring in South Africa. Is your mood in tune with the season – or are you feeling blue?

    Many of us have the ‘winter blues’ as the season draws to a close, but if it continues into spring, it may be real depression...

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  • National Physiotherapy BackWeek: Get your move on!

    Get your move on!

    South African physiotherapists urge their fellow citizens to move for health

    “Move for Good Health – Exercise!” was the rallying call from the South African Society of Physiotherapy (SASP) during National Physiotherapy BackWeek (7-13 September 2015). Physiotherap...

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  • Physical activity for the prevention of chronic diseases

    All physiotherapists have a thorough understanding of movement and exercise, and the ways in which it promotes health.

    Some physiotherapists, called paediatric physiotherapists, have a special interest in working with children. A physical therapy assessment is particularly important for c...

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  • Obesity in Childhood

    According to the World Health Organization, the number of overweight or obese children is likely to increase from 42 million in 2013 to 70 million in 2025.

    The vast majority of overweight or obese children live in developing countries, where the rate of increase has bee...

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