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The effectiveness of manipulation of the subtalar joint combined with static stretching of the triceps surae muscles compared to manipulation alone in the treatment of Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar Fasciitis (PF) is a common injury, and one which is known to be stubborn to many forms of treatment. The purpose of this investigation was to determine the effectiveness of manipulation of the subtalar joint combined ...
The efficacy of homoeopathic simillimum in the treatment of chronic sinusitis
The purpose of this placebo-controlled study was to evaluate the efficacy of homoeopathic simillimum treatment of patients suffering from chronic sinusitis, in terms of the patient’s perception of the treatment.
The immediate effect of spinal manipulative therapy on club head velocity in amateur golfers suffering from mechanical low back pain
Background: Back pain among the golfing population is considered endemic as it has been recommended to golfers that they should attempt to use a state of maximal spinal rotation in their golf swing in order to achieve ...
An evaluation of the homoeopathic drug proving of Gymnura natalensis in light of a doctrine of signatures analysis and a comparison between the proving symptomatology and venom toxicology
The aim of this study was to determine the effect of Gymnura natalensis 30CH on healthy volunteers, and to record the signs and symptoms produced, so that it may be prescribed to those requiring it according to the Law of ...
A model for the integration of primary health care services in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
BACKGROUND In South Africa, Integration of Services Policy was enacted in 1996 with the aim of increasing health service utilization by increasing the accessibility of all services at Primary Health Care (PHC) level. ...
The evaluation of normal radiographic measurements of the lumbar spine in young to middle aged Indian females in Durban
To evaluate the lumbar lordosis, lumbosacral angle, lumbosacral disc angle, lumbosacral lordosis angle, intervertebral disc angles and heights, interpedicular distances, sagittal canal diameters and the lumbar gravity ...
The influence of the workplace environment on breastfeeding practices of working mothers returning to work : a case study of two companies in KwaZulu-Natal
Purpose: Breastfeeding is a key child survival strategy important for the long-term health of both the mother and child. The number of women in paid employment has increased exponentially, yet very few of ...
An investigation into the factors affecting underutilisation of the Phelandaba clinic labour ward by low risk pregnant women in Maputaland Northern KwaZulu-Natal
An exploratory descriptive research design was used for this study which investigated the underutilisation of a rural clinic’s labour ward by low risk pregnant women (LRPW). The study took place in Maputaland, Northern ...
The efficacy of homoeopathic simillimum in the treatment of premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
This study was intended to evaluate the efficacy of homoeopathic simillimum in the treatment of premenstrual syndrome (PMS). The sample group consisted of women between the ages of eighteen and forty, living in the greater ...
To investigate the effectiveness of proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation combined with heat therapy as opposed to proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation with cryotherapy in the treatment of mechanical neck pain caused by hypertonic posterior cervical muscles
Due to sustained partial neck flexion when operating a computer terminal for prolonged periods and by holding a stooped posture being proposed aetiologies for hypertonic posterior cervical muscles and subsequent mechanical ...