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Tanya Bell-Jenje BSc Physio (UCT) MSc Physio (WITS)

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The Overhead Shoulder
Tanya Bell-Jenje (Msc physio) August 10, 2023

The Overhead Shoulder

Shoulder pain affects 18-26% of adults in their lifetime, making it one of the most common regional pain syndromes. Risk of shoulder injury in the workplace increases especially with repetitive overhead work, heavy lifting, vibration and working in awkward positions.

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Rehabilitation in Sport. There is no ‘One size fits all’
Tanya Bell-Jenje (Msc physio) August 5, 2021

Rehabilitation in Sport. There is no ‘One size fits all’

I was recently asked to give a 1-hour online talk on Rehabilitation in Sport. At first I wondered what to do with this topic. It’s so broad & ill-defined. There are so many different sports, so many different levels of competency and competition. There is no ‘One size fits all’ approach. But there are some key points to structure the best management and prescriptive rehabilitation program for each specific athlete.

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5 of my Favourite Abdominal Strengthening Exercises
Tanya Bell-Jenje (Msc physio) July 23, 2021

5 of my Favourite Abdominal Strengthening Exercises

Optimal functioning of the muscles of the Abdominal Wall are essential for many daily tasks such as breathing, rotational activities and transference of loads. Let’s look at 5 of my favourite Abdominal exercises; ones that target the whole system and effectively work the ‘Core’, both the Upper as well as Lower Abdominals, and the Obliques.

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Simply the Thorax
Tanya Bell-Jenje (Msc physio) June 8, 2021

Simply the Thorax

Better known as the big bit above the abdomen in a beetle, good quality research pertaining to the thoracic spine is in short supply, with most proposed managements and exercises being more prevalent on various social media platforms than in randomized controlled trials. Often described as a ‘Cinderella’ region (Heneghan et al, 2018) due to the sparsity of research compared to other regions of the spine, astute clinicians are realizing that this area has been under-explored and may be a silent contributor to various clinical presentations, both proximal and distal as well as visceral and neural.

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