Prelude Injury to musicians is something that we are not familiar with. The term injury is almost always synonymous with an incident such as a fall or accident. In fact, often times we associate injuries with sports. During college, my final project was to analyze the risk of injury to a drummer. The case study…

Music is almost always a part of our lives. Many of us have even started formal and informal music education at a young age. The piano and / or guitar are the musical instruments of choice that seem to be obliged to be played by the child — as if it were a household obsession…

I asked myself, when Mr. E came to our clinic. He explained that Yoga has been part of his life for more than 25 years. At the age of 50, he felt that age couldn’t be fooled by him anymore. He had difficulty raising his arms in front of him and his hands behind him….

One afternoon I was watching the television at home when the legendary Dave Mustaine, lead vocalist/guitarist of Megadeth, appeared on my 50 inch screen. My vision and attention was immediately captured by this iconic image as my mind went down memory lane, to the times I used to head-bang to his tunes. I am a…

MRIs are considered the gold standard on identifying structures within the body. However, sometimes, there can be different perspectives to the same fact. Case in Point by Physiotherapist – Jack Allen John, a 40-year-old Caucasian patient came to me for a pre-op evaluation. He was a healthy male who frequently exercised outside of his working…

Hip Pain

Outer thigh and hip pain is common in athletes and non-athletes alike. Can’t run, can’t get comfortable at night, can’t do your regular yoga class without pain. What is causing it? Women in their forties to sixties are especially prone to this type of pain. Specifically, those with leg length inequalities, scoliosis, low back pain,…

We asked Dr Chris Eldridge (Dr CE), at IMC Jelita and Denis Mecklenburg (DM), certified Golf Physiotherapist at PhysioActive about the most common injuries found through playing golf. You may think it’s a sedate sport but the strain on the shoulders, back, hips, knee and wrists can be very impactful. Over 30% of golfers eventually get a golfing injury. Golf is notoriously…

These muscles are a bit like car tyres. We know over time they wear out but we don’t really want to know… and like tyres they CANNOT be ignored! Are you at risk? How do you fix it? Leakage can be avoided… here’s how! Video Credit: On the Couch with Nici

Football (or ‘soccer’) is the world’s most popular sport. There are over 240 million registered players worldwide, and many more recreational football players. Most football injuries affect the lower limb, involving the thigh, groin, knee or ankle; having more knowledge of common football injuries is a great way to help you to prevent getting injured. Here…

The hustle and bustle of city life makes everyday a chase for time. Health experts recommend at least 8 hours of sleep every night but in reality, getting by on less sleep may seem like the only option for many. A good night’s sleep helps us feel energised during the day, make better decisions and helps balance out our emotions….