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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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