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Why warm up and cool down?

You’re not alone, a large majority of people don’t warm up or cool down. But here’s four reasons why you should.

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Injury can strike at any time

Yolandi du Toit was seen as one of the race favourites for the South African Marathon Championships at Van Gaalens Cheese farm this year, but as it is with competitive sport, injuries can strike at the cruelest of times. Yolandi has had to pull out of one of the biggest races on the calendar during the week leading up to it, but what is great to see is how she puts a positive spin on things during […]

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The Mind’s Healing Power

Many years ago, after having experienced several fairly benign injuries that just seemed to drag on until my race had been and gone before I made a miraculous recovery, I decided to investigate the question of whether our mind can influence the rate of recovery from injury. What I found was that this relatively simple query had not been adequately researched for a complete answer, but I was able to draw some conclusions that should […]

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The True Source Of Pain

One of the biggest and most important lessons I have learned over the years in clinical practice is that patients are like onions. As we discover more about them and their bodies we peel away another layer and begin to dig deeper into what they present us with. Treating the pain and symptoms can often be very unrewarding and is a far cry from real healing. What we are often faced with as practitioners is […]

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