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The efficacy of the Graston technique instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilisation (GISTM) in the treatment of plantar fasciitis in runners
Plantar Fasciitis (PF) or “painful heel syndrome” is an inflammation of the plantar fascia at its insertion on the medial calcaneal tubercle. Accounting for 7-9% of total sports injuries, this condition is predominantly ...
Spirituality in social work in South Africa : insights from a survey with academics
(Sage Publications, 2013-05)
Historically, spirituality has shared a tenuous position with social work. Scholarship underpinning its relevance to client well-being and anti-oppressive practice has proliferated, entrenching its niche in education. In ...
Trifluoroacetic acid: An efficient catalyst for paal-knorr pyrrole synthesis and its deprotection
In the present work, we demonstrated a simple and an efficient method for the condensation of substituted aryl/heteroaryl amines with acetonylacetone in the presence of trifluoro acetic acid to afford the corresponding ...
Steps That Count: The association between the number and intensity of steps accumulated and fitness and health measures
(Human Kinetics Journals, 2014-01)
Background: Pedometer-based recommendations for accumulating steps/d largely focus on volume, with less emphasis on intensity and fitness/health outcomes. We aim to examine this relationship. Methods: A convenience sample ...
Achieving prehospital analgesia
Manipulative and multimodal therapy for upper extremity and temporomandibular disorders : a systematic review
Objective The purpose of this study was to complete a systematic review of manual and manipulative therapy (MMT) for common upper extremity pain and disorders including the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Methods A ...
Variations in housing satisfaction and health status in four lower socio-economic housing typologies in the eThekwini Municipality in KwaZulu-Natal
(Taylor and Francis, 2013-07-26)
A study was done in the Durban Area, South Africa amongst residents (n = 300) of four lower socio-economic housing typologies: Reconstruction and Development Programme (RDP) houses, informal settlements (IS), traditional ...
The clinical responsiveness of motion palpation as a post-manipulation diagnostic tool in patients with chronic ankle instability syndrome
Introduction: Motion palpation is a commonly utilised clinical assessment tool of joint fixations. Most research surrounding motion palpation discusses inter and/or intra-examiner reliability as a pre-treatment tool. ...
Correlation between glutathione S-transferase Mu 1 (GSTM1) and glutathione S-transferase pi gene (GSTP1) polymorphisms and markers of inflammatory stress in pregnant females
(Academic Journals, 2013-03)
The Mother and Child Environmental Cohort (MACE) study piloted in South Africa in 2010 to 2011, collected genetic, biochemical and clinical data from pregnant females residing in south and north Durban. We evaluated birth ...