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The prevalence and pattern of myofascial trigger points in the shoulder girdles of swimmers as compared to non-swimmers in the greater Durban area.
Objectives: Myofascial pain dysfunction is a common musculoskeletal disorder, known to affect athletes. This research aimed to create a map of myofascial trigger points (MFTPs), to ascertain sport specific combinations. ...
Racial variations of selected thoracic spine radiographic parameters of males in the greater Durban area
Aim: The aim of this study was to evaluate the normal selected radiographic parameters (thoracic kyphosis (TK), anterior vertebral body height (AVBH), posterior vertebral body height (PVBH), intervertebral disc height ...
The characteristics and outcomes of patients undergoing percutaneous balloon pulmonary valvuloplasty in the paediatric population
(The Society of Medical Laboratory Technologists of South Africa, 2013-06)
Background The immediate results along with short term and medium term results of percutaneous balloon pulmonary valvulo-plasty (PBPV) for the treatment of pulmonary stenosis (PS) have been well documented in literature. ...
A prospective, epidemiological pilot study to investigate the level of knowledge of homoeopathy and its contextualization in health shops in the Gauteng area
Globally, complementary and alternative medicine is a rapidly expanding sector of which homeopathy and the sale of ‘over-the-counter’ homeopathic medicines is an integral part. In South Africa, the sale of homeopathic ...
The relative efficacy of homoeopathic Simillimum treatment as compared to psychological counseling (cognitive therapy and behavioral therapy) in the management of Generalized Anxiety Disorder
This double-blind placebo-controlled study investigated the relative efficacy of Homoeopathic similimum treatment as compared to psychological counselling (Cognitive therapy combined with Behavioural therapy), in the ...
The influence of component materials on Graston technique effectiveness during the treatment of myofascial pain syndrome
This pilot study was a pre-post clinical investigation assessing the influence of component materials on the effectiveness of GTISTM in the treatment of MPS, in terms of clinical outcomes.
A prospective, epidemiological pilot study to investigate the level of knowledge of homoeopathy and its contextualization in pharmacy front shop assistants in the KwaZulu-Natal area
It was my perception, after having worked in the Complementary and Alternative Medicines Industry, that the knowledge and understanding of homeopathy by retail providers, was poor. Considering that pharmacies also sold ...
An investigation into the effectiveness of dry needling of myofascial trigger points on total work and other recorded measurements of the vastus lateralis and vastus medialis muscles in patellofermoral pain syndrome in long distance runners
According to Wood (1998), patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) refers to a syndrome that comprises of the following signs and symptoms: anterior knee pain, inflammation, imbalance, instability, or any combination thereof. ...
A placebo controlled study determining the effectiveness of a homoeopathic complex (Caladium seguinum 30CH, Nux vomica 30CH, and Staphysagria delphinium 30CH) as compared with homoeopathic similimum treatment in the management of tobacco addiction
A sudden decrease in the use of nicotine containing products, which was used daily for at least several weeks, can cause Nicotine Withdrawal Syndrome (American Psychiatric Association, 1994: 244). The mental symptoms of ...
The effectiveness of dry needling versus Flurbiprofen LAT patch in the treatment of myofascial pain syndrome of the upper Trapezius muscle
Background: Dry needling is known to be effective and efficient in the treatment of myofascial pain syndrome; pragmatically however, patients utilise Flurbiprofen LAT patches as home therapy anticipating similar results. ...