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The perceptions of selected stakeholders on the integration of chiropractic into the KwaZulu-Natal healthcare system
Background: Chiropractic in South Africa seems to be gaining acceptance by medicine with increased recognition from the private healthcare sector. This trend is reflected by the recognition of private healthcare providers ...
A quantitative analysis of ionising radiation exposure to the hands, thyroid and whole body of orthopaedic registrars at King Edward VIII Hospital during fluoroscopic internal fixation of the lower limbs
The portable C-arm image intensifier has been of great value to orthopaedic registrars for many years. One of its common uses in trauma surgery is during controlled reduction of long bone fractures and accurate placement ...
An investigation into the factors that contribute to the late presentation of rural Zulu patients with cancer to the two major provincial cancer treatment centres in KwaZulu-Natal (prior to December 2002)
Cancer is an inexorably progressive disease and a favourable outcome in its management often depends on early intervention (Mackillop, Zhou and Quirt, 1995: 532). Early detection of the disease is therefore important for ...
A study to determine the relationship between core muscle strength and chronic lower back pain in amateur female road runners and non-runners
It is well known that the lifetime incidence of lower back pain (LBP) is particularly high (Richardson et al., 1999). Most cases of LBP are self-limiting, however certain regional biomechanical deficits may be overlooked, ...
The relative effectiveness of myofascial trigger point manipulation as compared to proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitative stretching in the treatment of active myofascial trigger points: a pilot clinical investigation
Myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) is defined as the sensory, motor and autonomic symptoms caused by myofascial trigger points (MFTPs), or hyperirritable spots within skeletal muscles that are associated with palpable nodules ...
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. ...
A comparison of symptoms derived from a C4 trituration and the materia medica of an existing, well-proven homoeopathic remedy
C4 trituration provings are a somewhat controversial method of uncovering the therapeutic value of homoeopathic remedies. The key advantage of this method over traditional proving methods is that a substance can be proved ...
A survey to dertermine the perceptions that exist amongst pregnant adults towards the use of homoeopathy during pregnancy
This study sought to determine the perceptions that currently exist amongst pregnant women towards homoeopathy, in light of the fact that drug use during pregnancy is limited. This study aimed at identifying myths and ...
The inter-examiner reliability and validity of the Myofascial Diagnostic Scale as an assessment tool in the diagnosis of myofascial pain syndrome
The aim of this study was to evaluate the Myofascial Diagnostic Scale, for its inter-examiner reliability and to assess its reliability and validity as an assessment tool in the diagnosis and treatment of Myofascial Pain Syndrome.
A double-blinded, placebo controlled clinical trial evaluating the efficacy of the Harpago and celery seed cream in mild to moderate degenerative joint disease of the knee
To determine the efficacy of the Harpago and celery seed cream in mild to moderate degenerative joint disease of the knee in terms of subjective and objective clinical findings