Lower limb injuries are the most common area of pain in children and 90% of these cases are associated with the foot. Flat feet (also called Pes Planus) have a bad reputation nowadays and we are often presented with children and their concerned parents seeking advice regarding their children’s feet and any implications this may have for future issues. This stigma largely came about from a study done on military personnel where a large number of soldiers were medically dischar
My dad was diagnosed with diabetes when I was in high school, for years he controlled his blood glucose with healthy eating and daily walks. I love and admire my dad and he is a big part of the reason why I became a dietitian. I wanted to help people deal with this subtle yet widespread metabolic condition. According to the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), 17.3% of the UAE population between the ages of 20 and 79 suffer from type 2 diabetes, in 2017, placing the count
Prolonged poor posture results in a build up of pressure on muscles, which have to work extra hard to compensate for the malalignment. When in correct posture, the spinal bones help to create an efficient system. However, when the alignment is lost, due to poor posture, the muscles come under increasing strain. This is when you can develop those nasty aches and pains. It is interesting to note that for every inch that the head moves forward on the shoulders, the weight of the
By Jeanne Bedard, Head of Dietetics and Nutrition at Perfect Balance. When is the last time you went to a brunch, buffet style lunch or gathering? How did you feel afterwards? Do you remember what you ate? As research shows that increased variety affects how much we eat, here are a few strategies to stay in your comfort zone and true to your health goals. 1. How hungry will you be when you get there? We all know that going grocery shopping when we are starving is not the best
Rehabilitation Pilates with our Physiotherapists Pilates is well known for its overall benefits of adding strength, length and agility. However, few people know about the added benefit of rehabilitation pilates. When returning to exercise after a period of time off; having the correct alignment, activation of the stabilizing muscles and an efficient core is a great way to prevent injury and help with overall strengthening. Rehabilitation pilates is a great way to tick all the
My dad loves to tell jokes and stories. He used to tell me this story…. “One day the different parts of the body were having an argument to see which should be in charge. The brain said, “I do all the thinking so I’m the most important and I should be in charge.” The eyes said, “I see everything and let the rest of you know where we are, so I’m the most important and I should be in charge.” The hands said, “Without me we wouldn’t be able to pick anything up or move anything.