Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid arthritis – The difference explained

Two common problems experienced as one ages are osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis. Often the difference between these two conditions is misunderstood. It is important to understand these conditions as arthritis is the leading cause of disability in adults.1 ‘Arthritis’ is a term which refers to over 100 conditions which affect the joints, however the two

Helping your teenager to prevent ‘technology’ related hand injuries

In today’s world, technology has become so advanced that one can do almost everything from their smartphone/tablet. Be it emailing, tweeting, smsing, online shopping, reading etc etc.  Most teenagers of today own one of these smartphones/tablets which they usually use for many hours of the day. There has been minimal research conducted on this topic

Be gentle on your hands –Osteoarthritis of the thumb explained

In today’s world most people lead extremely busy lives. From holding a job to looking after one’s family, socializing engaging in leisure activities – the list is unending. We find ourselves running from one place to the next to ensure that all our commitments are met, often forgetting our most important asset – our hands.

Outreach in the DRC

Over a period of two days, 43 patients were seen by another skilled Occupational Therapist and myself. The patients included paediatric, adolescent and adult cases. These patients were lovely people, so friendly and grateful for the help which we offered. It was a challenging experience as most people in the DRC speak French, however we

New Years Resolutions – A Balancing Act By Roxanne Wentzel (Hand Therapist)

It is the New Year and time for a fresh start. Many people set New Years resolutions within this time, however statistics have shown that these are usually only maintained for 6 weeks. It is an exciting time where one can choose aspects of their lives to improve, both for themselves and those around them. In the busy life