Acupuncture Explained!

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Acupuncture has been around for centuries and there are so many people around the world that swear by its effectiveness. For so many of us though, the only information we have on it is what we've gleamed from watching cartoons or movies that usually involve some kind of offensive stereotype. Needless to say this is not a good way to gain an understanding of what acupuncture actually is. Source: Physiotherapy…

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Good Desk Posture
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Good Desk Posture

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Are your days at work starting to feel longer and harder? Are you just not as energetic and productive as you used to be? Well there could be a number of factors that are influencing this, but one you might not have thought of is bad posture!  That's why we've put together these 5 tips to help you improve your posture and overall health when spending those long hours working…

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Accidents happen when we least expect them…

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Have you ever closed a car door on your hand, bumped your head on your own furniture, or stubbed your toe on a step you walk over every single day? I don’t think there’s a single person on this planet who hasn’t experienced some kind of injury. The funny thing about these injuries is they tend to happen when we least expect them!  This 17 year old unfortunately found himself…

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A Millennial’s Testimony

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A Personal Experience Dear (fellow) Patients, This month the newsletter is personal. A testimonial from a just-short-of-thirty, overgrown teenager’s first-hand experience with physiotherapy. A bit about me; while my responsible friends are getting married, buying houses and creating the next generation; I’m still under the delusion that I can make a living from music. My favourite food is junk and my only exercise is skateboarding (with some occasional yoga).  Basically self-care has…

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Your Core is the Key!
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Your Core is the Key!

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Your Core is the Key! Physiotherapy Bedfordview wishes every single member of our community a happy, safe, healthy and prosperous 2022! Let’s hope it’s not twenty-twenty, too. This time of year is full of resolutions and goals; have you made any? Have you already given up on some? (No need to be embarrassed, it’s the way of the world)! Whatever your case is, we have the only resolution that matters…

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Overuse Injuries – EXPLAINED!

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Overuse Injuries - EXPLAINED! Training smart is an art! It's a common story at this time of year, with many people getting over the winter blues, lacing up their takkies and hitting the road/field/trail only to find themselves sidelined by an injury. Nothing ruins new-season-motivation quite like it; so this month we're taking a closer look at overuse injuries and how to avoid them by training smart. What Are Overuse…

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Summer Running, Having a Blast! Pt 2

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Summer Running, Having a Blast! Is the song still stuck in your head? It's stuck in ours, (see the bottom of this emailer for a throwback treat)! As we mentioned a few weeks ago, the birds are chirping earlier and a little louder; let's use that motivation to dust off your takkies and hit the road or trail! We have pulled together three interval training programs to get you going…

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Summer Running, Having a Blast! Pt 1

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Summer Running, Having a Blast! Now that we've all got a groovy song stuck in our heads, and the birds are chirping earlier and a little louder; let's use that motivation to dust off your takkies and hit the road or trail! We have pulled together three interval training programs to get you going from any level; 1. Returning to running following an injury or a long break of 1 month…

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Long COVID – How Can Physio Help?

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What is Long COVID? South African National Physiotherapy Week runs from the 6th - 12th of September this year, the theme is "the mental health impact of Covid – and how physiotherapists, can help".  With this in mind, we thought we'd look specifically at the long-lasting effects of the disease, as they're often directly linked to mental health. It can be incredibly taxing on your mental health when it seems…

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Sports Physios and the Olympics…

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What is sports physiotherapy?  Sports therapy is a specialisation of physiotherapy that is primarily focused on the physical assessment and treatment of injuries related to sports. There is very little difference between a normal musculoskeletal physiotherapist and a sports physiotherapist in their training and knowledge. However, they differ more in the types of physical injuries they will treat in their day-to-day practice. Sports injuries are often different from everyday injuries. Athletes…

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