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Physiotherapy rehabilitation in the context of HIV and disability in KwaZulu-Natal.
Aim: The purpose of this study was to describe the experiences of people living with the human immunodeficiency virus who underwent a physiotherapy rehabilitation programme, with the aim of informing and improving future ...
Role of massage and stretching in recovery from exercise and in delayed onset muscle soreness.
Adequate recovery from intense exercise is essential to optimise performance and reduce the associated symptoms of tiredness, fatigue and lethargy. The purpose of the study was to :- i. investigate the effects of massage ...
A randomised controlled trial to assess the effect of a balance and stability training intervention on balance and functional independence in stroke patients.
Introduction: Balance dysfunction, particularly in standing, is a devastating sequel to stroke since the ability to balance is one of the most critical motor control factors in daily life. Physiotherapists use a variety ...
A study to determine the practices, attitudes and experiences of public sector physiotherapists and occupational therapists in the post operative rehabilitation of flexor tendons of the hand.
The management of flexor tendon injuries in the hand is complex and requires skill not only on the part of the surgeon but also the rehabilitation therapists and compliance on the part of the patient. Anecdotally it is ...
The feasibility of including Distortion Product Otoacoustic Emissions (DPOAEs) in the annual medical surveillance test battery for the identification of noise-induced hearing loss in a group of workers in a beverage manufacturing industry.
The study investigated the feasibility of including DPOAEs in the annual medical surveillance test battery for the identification of NIHL in a group of employees in a manufacturing industry in KwaZulu-Natal. Feasibility ...
Racial integration and dynamics amongst occupational therapy students at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
Post democracy lecture venues within the Discipline of Occupational Therapy and campus at the University of KwaZulu-Natal display racial clustering where homogenous racial groups self-segregate and sit amongst those that ...
Kinesio Taping® of the metacarpophalangeal joints and its effect on hand function in individuals with rheumatoid arthritis.
Background Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic systemic disease that affects the hands bilaterally, resulting in inflammation, pain, joint instability, diminished grip strength and difficulties with function. The ...
A study to investigate the relationship between obstetric brachial plexus palsies and cephalopelvic disproporation (including fetal macrosomia)
In view of the lifelong impact of Obstetrical Brachial Plexus Palsies (OBPP), prevention of OBPP would be of great significance. Despite contemporary advances in antenatal planning and assessment, OBPP remains an unfortunate ...
A correlation between injury incidence, injury prevalence and balance in rugby players.
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A survey to determine the need and scope for a cardiac rehabilitation programme at Grey's Hospital in KwaZulu-Natal : a multi disciplinary perspective.
Aim : The study was explored within the context of a survey to determine the need and scope for a cardiac rehabilitation programme at Grey’s Hospital in Kwa Zulu-Natal. A multi-disciplinary perspective was sought as a ...