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Sports Massage Therapy Cape Town

Sports Massage is a popular form of treatment for soft tissue injuries. It is geared towards active people of every kind, from professionals to weekend joggers. Sports Massage focuses on areas of the body that are overused and stressed from repetitive and often aggressive movements.

How to avoid cramping in endurance running events?

The loss of electrolytes happens when you train and neglect to consume enough fluids. This dehydration occurs in all weather, training intensity, or terrains. However, it is most detrimental when you train in hot, humid conditions. It is detrimental because electrolytes are lost through sweat and...

What is Over-training Syndrome?

Over-training syndrome or Greedy syndrome manifests itself in various forms. One form is the failure to incorporate adequate periods of rest into the training schedule. Another common form is impatience, often attempted by gaining benefits from a peaking programme in the absence of sufficient base...

The benefits of Proprioception training?

Lets start with the fact that proprioception is very important for runners. Proprioception is a system that consists of receptor nerves called proprioceptors which capture information and transmit it to your brain. I hope this is clear so far. These receptors are in muscles, tendons, ligaments and...

Hip Flexor Strain

A hip flexor strain is an injury characterized by tearing of one or more of the hip flexor muscles and typically causes pain in the front of the hip or groin.

Pre and Post Surgery Rehabilitation

When surgery is necessary, I can enhance the outcome both before and after surgery. The physical therapy will maximize your range of motion, strength and function prior to surgery, making the recovery and healing quicker. Seeing the same therapist post-surgery is helpful for a continuation of your...

What do I do as a Sports Therapist?

I am a graduate Sports Therapist from the University of Central Lancashire, UK. I have been practicing in Cape Town as a Sports Therapists since 2012.
Sports Therapy is an aspect of healthcare that is specifically concerned with the prevention of injury and the rehabilitation of the patient back...

Patellar Tendinitis

Patellar Tendinitis, or Jumper's knee, is an extremely painful and frustrating injury that puts a big strain on the front of the knee joint, just below the knee cap. Patellar tendinitis is very common among runners and cyclists, however it does not usually occur in an instant like a hamstring strain...

Runner's Knee or Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS)

Patellofemoral pain syndrome, otherwise known as anterior knee pain and runner's knee, is the most common running injury, accounting for roughly 20 percent of all running injuries. It usually causes aching pain around the kneecap, that is generally mild at first and experienced only during running...

Plantar fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis (also known as plantar fasciopathy or jogger's heel) is a common painful disorder affecting the heel and underside of the foot. It is a disorder of the insertion site of the ligament on the bone and is characterized by scarring, inflammation or structural breakdown of the foot's...

Cyclists Hands: Handlebar Palsy

Handlebar palsy is also known as ulnar neuritis or ulnar neuropathy. This condition is generally experienced by long-distance cyclists. In handlebar palsy, the ulnar nerve in the wrist gets compressed due to long periods of direct pressure on the nerve when the weight of the upper body is resting on...

Snapping hip syndrome: A case of weak stabilizers

Snapping hip syndrome is a condition where one feels snapping sensation in the hip while walking, getting up from a chair or while swinging the leg around. This is accompanied by popping or snapping noise. Pain and discomfort is felt in some cases. This pain decreases with rest and diminished...

Is Achilles pain linked to poor glute control?

Over the last few years, sports medicine professionals examining injuries have increasingly looked at what they call the kinetic chain, or the body parts that work together during an athletic movement. It is now widely believed that hip weakness and instability increases the risk of developing...

Massage during pregnancy

Therapeutic massage has been used for centuries to improve overall health, reduce stress, and relieve muscle tension. Massage and pregnancy has often received ambivalent responses from the health community regarding the safety and purpose of massage during pregnancy.

Piriformis Syndrome: Pain in the butt, hip and leg

In addition to causing gluteal pain that may radiate down buttocks and the leg, the syndrome may present with pain that is relieved by walking with the foot on the involved side pointing outward. This position externally rotates the hip, reducing the stretch on the piriformis and relieving the pain...

The importance of pre-rehabilitation

Pre- Rehabilitation, or pre hab, is a form of strength training which aims to prevent injuries before the actual occurrence. Since rotator cuff and elbow injuries, among other things, are common among athletes in a wide range of sports, training the muscles surrounding these vulnerable joints can...