It is a common condition that affects more women than men, most common in the age range 40-60 years and has been estimated to affect 1 in 20 people.
Frozen shoulder leads to inability or difficulty in performing daily tasks like dressing, grooming, driving and sleeping. In some cases, there could be inability to move the affected shoulder at all which is why the condition was known as frozen shoulder. In untreated cases, the muscles of the shoulder will start to waste leading to the shoulder getting thinner.
Cholesterol is an important compound in our blood stream; it helps in the production of hormones and bile acids. In fact it could be said that without cholesterol, human race may face extinction. However, high level of certain types of cholesterol in the blood stream is also dangerous. Cholesterol is commonly described as a soft, wax-like substance. There two major types of cholesterol, namely the Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL) and the High Density Lipoprotein (HDL). more »
Development Coordination Disorder (DCD), also commonly known as dyspraxia is a movement disorder in children.
It usually manifests as clumsiness, tripping and falling, tiredness, lack of interest and poor performance in sporting activities, muscle pain, poor handwriting skills, poor dressing skills, general lack of organization and sometimes accompany with poor speech and language skills to mention but a few.
Children that are diagnosed with this condition usually will have no other known condition that could predispose them to the symptoms listed above.
Healthcare is the most important service to human kind, a need second only to food. It is not surprising then that healthcare requires huge spend by governments and families. It is therefore imperative that the arrangement of such system should not only be cost effective but also accessible and efficient.
It is a bone disease that leads to increased risk of fracture. It can also be described as a bone weakening disorder.
Simply put, ASD is a neuro-developmental condition that affects social and emotional performance of an individual.
ASD is typically characterized by social deficits, communication difficulties, stereotyped or repetitive behaviors and interests, sensory processing disorder and in some cases, cognitive delays.
The cause of ASD is a subject of ongoing research as well as controversy. One thing all clinicians, scientists, and practitioners agree on, is that the specific cause is still elusive. However, genetic and environmental factors are increasingly being fingered as risk factors.
A good posture is the position of the body in space such that, the body parts are in alignment and allows minimal exertion of the body tissues. Good posture entails training your body to stand, walk, sit and lie in positions where the least strain is placed on supporting muscles and ligaments during rest, movement or weight-bearing activities.
Whether at work, school, play-area, home or in bed, good posture is key to preventing pain, undue fatigue and stiffness. When it comes to posture, “mama” knows best. Her frequent reminders to stand up straight and stop slouching are good advice.
Early diagnosis allows for better outcomes of management of most types of arthritis especially reduction in pain and disability as well as improving quality of life. In addition, with early diagnosis and treatment, it may be possible to prevent tissue damage caused by arthritis.
Early, aggressive treatment is particularly important for rheumatoid arthritis in order to help prevent further damage and disability down the road. If you are experiencing symptoms like pain, stiffness, fatigue etc, it is recommended that you visit your Chartered Physiotherapist or General practitioner.
Arthritis actually means joint inflammation, it is also known as rheumatic conditions. There are more than 100 types of the disease. It affect the joints, the tissue that sorround them and other connective tissues.
Certain rheumatic conditions can also involve the immune system and various internal organs of the body. The pattern, severity and location of symptoms can vary depending on the specific form of the disease. more »
Low back pain is one of the commonest health complaints. In fact researches have shown that everyone will have low back pain sometimes in their lifetime. Many episodes of low back pain will resolve by itself. However if the pain lasts for more than three days, it is wise to contact your Chartered Physiotherapist.