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Sale of sports business, a positive for Zee: The Hindu Business Line – Mobile

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Zee Entertainment Enterprises has decided to sell its sports business (TEN Sports channels) to Sony Pictures Networks India and its affiliates for $385 million.

The sale will help Zee exit its loss-making sports broadcasting business, which contributed ₹631 crore (about 11 per cent) to its consolidated revenue in 2015-16.

The sports business incurred a net loss of ₹37 crore, against a profit of ₹1,027 crore from consolidated operations during the year.

It was in 2006 that Zee acquired a 50 per cent stake (raised subsequently) each in Taj TV, Mauritius, which owns TEN Sports channels, and in Taj Television India, the distribution arm of TEN Sports in India.

A report from Ambit Capital shows that the sports business has incurred losses at the operating level in all years except one since 2005-06.

This is in sharp contrast to the company’s profitable general entertainment channel (GEC) broadcasting business.

Zee has a strong foothold in the Hindi and regional languages GEC space, which forms a chunk of the TV viewership base. Even as it is exiting the sports genre, it is looking at expanding its presence in the regional GEC space (Tamil Nadu, for instance). In January, it acquired Sarthak TV, a leading GEC in Odisha.

TEN Sports has the broadcast rights to the events organised by the cricketing boards of five countries, including South Africa, West Indies and Pakistan, as also to other non-cricket events such as wrestling, football and tennis.

But, it does not have the broadcasting rights for some lucrative events such as the cricket matches organised by the Board of Control for Cricket in India, thereby impacting the company’s subscription revenue from this business.


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10 Hot and Potentially Lucrative Sports Business Ideas #business #printers


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19 Hot Sports Business Ideas

There’s a lot of money in sports. Usually, that adage is associated with negativity high player salaries, ticket prices, concessions but on another level, it’s true on a small business level.

Sports present a lot of small business opportunities to entrepreneurs and there are plenty of sports business ideas that don’t require any athletic ability whatsoever. In fact, there are a number of businesses that are more just ways of marketing established businesses to a sports audience.

Athletics appeal to one of the broadest ranges of people. For many children, youth sports remain a rite of passage. And adults are being encouraged to be more athletic every day.

Check out these hot and potentially lucrative sports business ideas.

Hot Sports Business Ideas

Video Editor

For a lot of blue-chip college recruits, they’re making names for themselves in elementary school literally thanks to the fame they’ve built on YouTube and other video sites. Professionally edited “mixtapes” showcasing their skills serve as a way of getting their names in front of the public and, more importantly, college recruiters.

This isn’t just for the Thon Maker’s of the world, either. Any high school athlete with eyes on an athletic scholarship can benefit from a seamless highlight reel.

Team Photographer

Every youth sports team still takes the time to sit down for team and individual pictures. These images often become family keepsakes and are shared with relatives and friends. And there’s usually a local photographer responsible for delivering those images.

Your community’s youth soccer league generally looks for a local photographer. Marketing your photo studio to these organizations could land a lucrative and long-lasting contract.

Action Photographer

Want to go beyond the standard still team shot or the posed standing-with-bat picture? One of the more popular trends in youth sports is for a team or organization to partner with a photographer who can deliver in-game action shots.

Parents can then check out the real-time photos being taken of their youngster and purchase prints of their kids sliding into second base or hitting a big shot.

Memorabilia Sales

Sure, the value of some of those sportscards has come down drastically in recent years but there’s still a thriving sports memorabilia market.

A word of advice: for as long as there has been sports memorabilia, there has been an active fraudulent sports memorabilia market, too.

Sports League Organizer

We’re not talking the level of the NFL’s Roger Goodell but starting a sports league on the local level is a real possibility for a creative entrepreneur.

Amateur public basketball leagues, kickball leagues, dodgeball leagues all have someone at the helm to keep it all organized.

Referee

Referees are typically in high demand and it can become a regular gig for a lot of solopreneurs. Scholastic and collegiate sports organizations are always in need of refs for any number of sports.

Additionally, amateur athletics organizations like the Amateur Softball Association have a regular call for umpires and other officials.

Team Coach

Solopreneurs with some time to commit can become a team coach. Typically, these roles are filled by former players not necessarily star players, either with a knowledge of how the game is played and taught.

Coaching gigs are typically available through local school districts and at colleges and universities. Also, select and travel teams certainly need coaches.

Private Coach

Tennis coaches. Golf coaches. They’re still in demand and if you’re skilled in the sport, there’s a young protege in waiting who could benefit from one-to-one sessions.

Those examples are pretty standard. Today, specialization in sports has opened new opportunities. Think, a shot coach for basketball. A goalie coach in hockey.

Sports Camp Organizer

Camps can last anywhere from one day to a week or longer. These are specialized training sessions usually held during off-season months for players of a sport to hone their skills.

The best sports camps partner with a locally well-known athlete to boost credibility and attendance.

Personal Fitness Trainer

There’s always a demand for people to help others get healthy. Really, those people need personal trainers to keep them to a fitness regimen.

Becoming a trainer requires a lot less overhead and infrastructure in place to get started, too.

Gym Owner

Whether it’s investing in a gym franchise or starting a small independent weight room, fitness-conscious people and bodybuilders need “their church” where they congregate.

This type of business clearly requires a little investment, obviously. Gym equipment, a gym, and insurance are just the beginning.

Martial Arts Instructor

There is a rise in interest of martial arts of all kinds. This goes beyond the ordinary karate dojo, too.

Martial arts enthusiasts are showing keen interest in more specialized forms of the sport. Of course, the rise of mixed martial arts fighting has increased interest in martial arts, too.

Sports Psychologist

Private practice psychologists can market their scientific skills to the athlete’s mind. There’s usually a lot going on up there.

Create a marketing campaign that targets athletes. And it needn’t be athletes that are struggling with performance slumps either. Coaches needing confidence, assertiveness, and leadership training may seek counsel, too.

Yoga Instructor

Yoga appeals to a particular audience but it can benefit so many more.

Marketing an existing yoga studio to team or field sports athletes can boost the amount of people walking into that studio. Targeting an entire team and offering a package deal on a special night one you may normally not be open may help alleviate any insecurities these athletes may have about attending yoga.

Sports Massage

This is another business that only requires a targeted marketing effort. Reach out to teams local to your practice and offer your services.

Sports Blogger

Got a passion for one particular team, sport, player, or league? Craft a clever domain name hint: a lot of the names you’ve probably already thought of are taken and get to producing a lot of content.

Remember, the sports blogosphere is a crowded one. To stand out, you’ll need a unique take or angle and content quality is of the utmost importance. You ve got to know as much as and more than the average fan.

Sports Bar Owner

Not everyone in the business of sports needs to participate in on-field activities. The public still likes to watch sports more than play them. And they need a place, in public, to watch these games with their fellow die-hard fans.

Bounce House Owner

A popular group outing especially for kids (and their parents) are bounce houses. We’re not talking the blow-up variety at a children’s party, either. Think, a room full of trampolines.

Skate Park Owner

Skateboarding remains one of the most popular action sports. Of course, there are a lot of concerns that need to be addressed before you allow anyone to start going airborne off ramps and trick apparatus.

These are just a few sports business ideas, do you have any to share? List some of your ideas below.

Joshua Sophy is the Assistant Editor for Small Business Trends and the Head of Content Partnerships. A journalist with 17 years of experience in traditional and online media, Joshua got his start in the newspaper business in Pennsylvania. His experience includes being a beat reporter covering daily news. He eventually founded his own local newspaper, the Pottsville Free Press, covering his hometown. Joshua supervises the day-to-day operations of Small Business Trends’ busy editorial department including the editorial calendar and outgoing assignments.

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Business Management Software, Sports Team Management Software from HY-TEK #business #report


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Business Management Software

Overview

Sports Business Manager is built to support the financial needs of both small and large sports teams of all types. Improve invoicing and expensing processes, including the tracking of dues, entry fees, travel funds, sales, fundraising, and more with the do-it-all tools of Business Manager. Designed for the non-accounting person, the system is incredibly easy to use, yet powerful enough to manage multiple sites and an unlimited number of families. By handling entry fee escrows and fundraising, your teams can consolidate all checking/saving accounts into one account and Business Manager will keep the funds separate. Gain more operational oversight by running reports on address lists, family rosters, attendance lists, mailing labels, age group rosters, USS card lists for swimming, account balances and transactions. Entry fee charges can be imported from HY-TEK’s Team or Meet Manager.

Features

Sports Business Manager Advanced Options:

Quick Billing

Quick billing is all about saving you time! Establish fee structures and automatically process monthly charges for hundreds of athletes in a matter of seconds. You can also charge a one-time fee to any group of athletes or families, easily and without hassle.

Checkbook Ledger

Say goodbye to numbers that don’t match up. With the Checkbook Ledger option, you can balance your checkbook and categorize payments and deposits for easy-to-read business reports, including payroll reports. Stay on top of finances by creating a budget that details your income and expenses, showing whether you are “over” or “under” during any period of months.

Invoice Emailing

Eliminate the hassle and cost of printing by automatically emailing invoices to your swimmers and parents. It’s quick, easy and will save you hundreds of dollars on postage!

Pro/Network

Sports Business Manager Pro is designed for sports organizations that need to “share” the Sports Business Manager database. With Pro, you can access the database from multiple computers, allowing you to delegate responsibility to your staff and ensure everyone has the most current financial information. Sports Business Manager Pro is supported by any standard peer-to-peer network and comes with various login options, so you retain control over database access.

Packages

Customers

Managing the financial tasks involved in running a swim team can be complicated and time consuming. Some of the teams using HY-TEK Business Manager to make this a snap include:

  • Clayton Shaw Park Swim Team
  • Edge Aquatics
  • McAllen Swim Club
  • Alief Aquatic Club
  • Westmont Swim Club
  • Boca Swim Academy
  • Seagulls Swimming Club
  • Orcas Swim Club
  • South Louisiana Swim Team
  • Vincennes Swim Team
  • Scenic City Aquatic Club
  • Elk Grove Swim Club
  • Taunton Deane Swimming Club
  • Central Illinois Aquatics
  • Council Bluffs Swim Club
  • Crimson Aquatics
  • T.E.A.M. Swim Team
  • Sarpy County Swim Club
  • Barnstaple Swimming Club
  • DC Recreation & Park Swim Team
  • Sea Dragons Swim Club
  • Mid Sussex Marlins
  • Aces Swim Club
  • Kodiak Kingfishers Swim Team
  • Rappahannock Raiders Swim Club
  • Big Gator Swimming
  • YMCA of McHenry County Piranhas
  • Millard Aquatic Club
  • Marietta Family YMCA
  • Prince Rupert Amateur Swim Club
  • Aer Lingus Swimming Club
  • Jerry L. Garver YMCA
  • Shockwave Aquatic Team
  • JCC Sailfish
  • VACS Southside YMCA
  • WSY Swimming
  • Tidal Wave Swim Team
  • Tiger Aquatic Club
  • Angleton Aquatic Club
  • Bengal Tiger Aquatic Club

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Sale of sports business, a positive for Zee: The Hindu Business Line – Mobile

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Zee Entertainment Enterprises has decided to sell its sports business (TEN Sports channels) to Sony Pictures Networks India and its affiliates for $385 million.

The sale will help Zee exit its loss-making sports broadcasting business, which contributed ₹631 crore (about 11 per cent) to its consolidated revenue in 2015-16.

The sports business incurred a net loss of ₹37 crore, against a profit of ₹1,027 crore from consolidated operations during the year.

It was in 2006 that Zee acquired a 50 per cent stake (raised subsequently) each in Taj TV, Mauritius, which owns TEN Sports channels, and in Taj Television India, the distribution arm of TEN Sports in India.

A report from Ambit Capital shows that the sports business has incurred losses at the operating level in all years except one since 2005-06.

This is in sharp contrast to the company’s profitable general entertainment channel (GEC) broadcasting business.

Zee has a strong foothold in the Hindi and regional languages GEC space, which forms a chunk of the TV viewership base. Even as it is exiting the sports genre, it is looking at expanding its presence in the regional GEC space (Tamil Nadu, for instance). In January, it acquired Sarthak TV, a leading GEC in Odisha.

TEN Sports has the broadcast rights to the events organised by the cricketing boards of five countries, including South Africa, West Indies and Pakistan, as also to other non-cricket events such as wrestling, football and tennis.

But, it does not have the broadcasting rights for some lucrative events such as the cricket matches organised by the Board of Control for Cricket in India, thereby impacting the company’s subscription revenue from this business.


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Kids In Sports Franchising #kids #in #sports, #kids #franchise, #educational #sports #franchise, #children #franchise,

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Kids In Sports is a specialized educational sports franchise dedicated to teaching children ages 12 months to 12 years sports skills in a safe, fun, friendly, and supportive environment. Our thriving business model affords you the opportunity to make a difference in your community and in your life.

If you have a passion for working with children, coaching, and sports and you are looking to start your own business that is rewarding to own and operate, Kids In Sports may be right for you.

Kids In Sports offers:

Classes

  • Multi-sport classes teaching the fundamentals of team sports
  • Preschool alternative classes combining sports and education
  • After school sports programs
  • Sport-Specific classes for young athletes

Camps

  • Multi-sport summer camps with flexible registration
  • Outdoor and indoor camps
  • Mini and holiday camps throughout the year

Parties

  • Sports-themed birthday parties
  • Specific lesson plans designed for parties
  • Party favors available for parents to purchase
  • Sports events for schools and corporate functions

Kids In Sports

Kids In Sports
1420 Second Ave. (74th st.)
New York, NY 10021

2014 Kids In Sports Franchising LLC

The materials on this website regarding the Kids in Sports franchise opportunity are for general information only and are not intended to be a franchise offer to anyone accessing this site. Offers are made only after delivery of an effective Franchise Disclosure Document in compliance with applicable laws.


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Oklahoma City News, Sports, Weather & Entertainment #oklahoma #news, #oklahoma #weather, #oklahoma #business, #oklahoma

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NewsOK: Oklahoma City News, Sports, Weather & Entertainment

Weekend EF2 tornado rips through Tulsa

  • World Athletics Championships

  • The Pro Football Hall of Fame Ceremony

  • FireLake Fireflight Balloon Fest

  • Meet the Sooners Day

  • OSU Fan Appreciation Day

    NewsOK Videos: Editor’s Picks

    Energy FC: OKC 2, Real Monarchs SLC 0

    Lyric Theatre’s “In The Heights” to begin its OKC run at Civic Center

    OU Football Media Day: Sooners lose a receiver

    OU Football Media Day: Baker Mayfield

    OSU Football Media Day: Mason Rudolph

    OSU Football Media Day: Mike Gundy

    ‘Disruption’: The end of retail as we know it?

    OU Football Media Day: Lincoln Riley

    Keith Bryant sworn in as new United States Fire Administrator

    OKC Police video: Surveillance footage of burglary

    OKC Dodgers Update: 20th season weekend and Pack the Park Pink

    OU Update – First Practice 2017

    Thunder Thursday: What’s the hold up, Russ?

    Energy FC Weekly Update: Episode 14

    Conversation with U.S. Rep. Steve Russell

    Surveillance video of Wednesday evening earthquake that shook Edmond

    Joe Dorman talks Heroes Ball and Watermelons

    Energy FC: OKC defeats Reno 1868 FC 1-0

    OSU Practice Report

    Strange odor grounds JetBlue plane in OKC

    OU Football: Sooner secondary

    OSU Football: Justice Hill

    Criminal case against schools superintendent Joy Hofmeister dropped


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  • ODU – s Rutherford, Young, Bainbridge named 1st team All-Conference #college, #sports, #chesapeake, #ncaa

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    ODU s Rutherford, Young, Bainbridge named 1st team All-Conference

    IRVING, Texas (ODU Media Relations) Jared Young and Zach Rutherford both earned specialty awards and a total of six Monarchs earned All-Conference USA honors, the league office announced on Tuesday.

    ODU shortstop Zach Rutherford

    Young, a juco transfer from Connors State Community College in Oklahoma, was named the Newcomer of the Year, while Rutherford was named the Defensive Player of the Year.

    Rutherford, Young and Adam Bainbridge were all named to the all-conference first team, while the freshman trio of Kyle Battle, Vinnie Pasquantino and John Wilson all landed on the all-freshman team.

    Rutherford, a shortstop from Chesapeake, was named the Defensive Player of the Year, in addition to landing on the all-conference first team. Rutherford has committed just four errors this season, while leading the league in assists with 191, 30 more than any other player in the conference. Rutherford s current fielding percentage of .985 would be a single-season school record for shortstops. At the plate, Rutherford is hitting .345 with 25 doubles, two home runs and 55 RBIs. His 25 doubles lead the conference and rank third in the nation, while the 55 RBIs are second in C-USA.

    ODU s Jared Young

    Young, a second baseman from Prince George, Canada, earned both Newcomer of the Year and first team all-conference honors, following a breakthrough season in his first year at ODU. A juco transfer from Connors State Community College, Young leads the Monarchs with a .376 average, seven home runs and an OPS of 1.037. Young, who was also named to the C-USA All-Academic Team yesterday, hit a league-leading .433 in conference games, 20 points higher than any other player.

    ODU pitcher Adam Bainbridge

    Bainbridge, a left-handed pitcher from Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania, is 7-3 with a 3.46 ERA on the year. The Saturday starter, Bainbridge leads the conference in innings pitched with 91.0 and has struck out a team-high 67, while walking only 19. Bainbridge is one of just four pitchers in C-USA who have thrown two complete games and also tossed a four-hit shutout against Charlotte, the first by a Monarch pitcher since 2013.

    Battle, Pasquantino and Wilson marked three of the 11 selections on the all-freshman team. Battle, an outfielder from Glen Allen, is hitting .335, which ranks third on the team, with 35 RBIs and six stolen bases. Pasquantino, a first baseman from Moseley, is hitting .324 to go along with five home runs and 35 RBIs, which both rank third on ODU. Wilson, a starting pitcher from Pittstown, New Jersey, is 6-1 with a 3.41 ERA in 12 starts. Opponents are hitting just .213 off of Wilson, who has been the starting pitcher in two combined shutouts this season.

    For more information on the Conference USA Baseball awards, visit ConferenceUSA.com. In addition, a full list of honorees can be found below.

    2017 CONFERENCE USA BASEBALL AWARDS

    PLAYER OF THE YEAR
    Dylan Burdeaux, Sr. 1B, Southern Miss

    PITCHER OF THE YEAR
    Nate Harris, Sr. RHP, Louisiana Tech

    FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
    Matt Wallner, Fr. OF, Southern Miss

    NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR
    Jared Young, Jr. 2B, Old Dominion

    DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
    Zach Rutherford, Jr. SS, Old Dominion

    KEITH LeCLAIR COACH OF THE YEAR
    Scott Berry, Southern Miss

    ASSISTANT COACH OF THE YEAR
    Chad Caillet, Southern Miss

    FIRST TEAM ALL-CONFERENCE

    IF Dylan Burdeaux, Sr. Southern Miss
    IF Tyler Frank, Sr. Florida Atlantic
    IF Zach Rutherford, Jr. Old Dominion
    IF Jared Young, Jr. Old Dominion
    OF T.J. Nichting, Sr. Charlotte
    OF Raphael Gladu, Sr. Louisiana Tech
    OF Sam Finfer, Sr. Marshall
    C Brent Diaz, Sr. Louisiana Tech
    DH Aaron Aucker, Jr. Middle Tennessee
    UT Taylor Braley, Jr. Southern Miss
    SP Adam Bainbridge, Sr. Old Dominion
    SP Nate Harris, Sr. Louisiana Tech
    SP Colton Laws, So. Charlotte
    SP Kirk McCarty, Sr. Southern Miss
    RP Nick Sandlin, So. Southern Miss
    RP Colt Smith, Jr. Southern Miss

    SECOND TEAM ALL-CONFERENCE

    IF Riley Delgado, Sr. Middle Tennessee
    IF JC Escarra, Jr. FIU
    IF Chase Lunceford, Sr. Louisiana Tech
    IF Brett Netzer, Jr. Charlotte
    IF Jordan Washam, Sr. Louisiana Tech
    OF Brewer Hicklen, So. UAB
    OF Mason Irby, Jr. Southern Miss
    OF Matt Wallner, Fr. Southern Miss
    C Dominic DiCaprio, So. Rice
    DH Jared Shouppe, Sr. Florida Atlantic
    UT Dane Myers, Jr. Rice
    SP Zach Flanagan, Charlotte
    SP Tyler Giovanoni, UTSA
    SP Thomas Lowery, UAB
    SP Wade Martin, Marshall
    RP Karl Craigie, Sr. UTSA
    RP Cameron Ragsdale, Sr. Florida Atlantic

    ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM

    1B Vinnie Pasquantino, Old Dominion
    OF Eric Rivera, Florida Atlantic
    OF Kyle Battle, Old Dominion
    OF Matt Wallner, Southern Miss
    C Zack Smith, Charlotte
    P Matt Brooks, Charlotte
    P Nick MacDonald, FIU
    P Tyler Myrick, FIU
    P Kyle Griffen, Louisiana Tech
    P John Wilson, Old Dominion
    P Matt Canterino, Rice


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    Physio Dynamix #physio, #physiotherapy, #physio #therapist, #physiodynamix, #physio #dynamics, #physioworx, #postnatal, #postnatal #care, #corporate

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    Samantha graduated from UCT with a BSc Physiotherapy in 1992 and has been in private practice since 1994 initially at Constantiaberg Medi Clinic in Cape Town. She then spent a year in private practice in Johannesburg where she completed the OMT1 course. Sam returned to Cape Town and Constantiaberg Medi-Clinic in 1996. This practice grew and developed into Constantia Sports Medicine Centre and was a predominantly orthopaedic and sports injury based practice incorporating a Sports Physician and Biokinetics Practice.
    In 2004 Sam moved to Johannesburg and joined Physios in Touch in Rivonia where she was an associate until January 2013. Sam practices from the Cramerview rooms and has a special interest in orthopaedics, sport and women’s health
    Sam is the Course Coordinator for the SPT1 Course in Johannesburg and is involved in post-grad lecturing for OMT1 and privately.
    Sam is married to Stewart and has 2 beautiful daughters, Jozi Lynne and Mia Rose.

    Bryan obtained his BSc Physiotherapy at Wits University in 1969. He married in 1970 and went to live in London where he worked at St Mary’s Paddington for 2 years. On his return to South Africa, he joined a large Physio Practice in Johannesburg. In 1985 he set up a solo practice and moved to Sandton Medpark. During those years he joined Civil Defence with Dr John Boden and helped organise the First Aid programme at St Stithians College. The Rugby Festival was held at St Stithians for 10 years and he was active with first aid and treatment of injuries.
    He has also helped the Sandton Medi-clinic with their ante-natal programme.
    He has been married for 43 years, has two sons. a daughter-in-law, a grandson and a granddaughter.
    He joined Physiodynamix in March 2013.

    Maria qualified with a BSc Physio from Stellenbosch University in 2002. After a year of community service in northern KZN, Maria moved to the greater Johannesburg area. Over the next 6 years she worked in Krugersdorp, Norwood and Randburg, before then joining a private practice in Rivonia as an associate for just over three years.
    During this time Maria developed special interests in orthopaedics, spinal and sports injuries as well as pain management. Having completed her Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy Course (OMT1 course) in 2007, she has subsequently assisted and lectured on OMT1 courses, and assisted on sports physiotherapy courses (SPT1). More recently Maria has completed a number of modules in the National Pain Management Course, and is a registered PGAP (Progressive Goal Attainment Program) provider.
    Maria Botma is currently working in an out-patient setting at the Physiodynamix rooms in Bryanston.

    Georgie qualified in 2008 with a BSc(Hon) Physiotherapy from Wits University. She spent a valuable year working at Baragwanath hospital in 2009 for her community service year. She moved to the private sector in 2010 and began working at Ian Hacker’s sports practice at Wanderers which involved working closely with the Wanderers Rugby team. She moved to Physios in Touch in 2011 and began working in Orthopaedics at Sandton Medi Clinic. She has worked in trauma and burns ICU at Milpark hospital as well.
    She completed her OMPTG course in 2011 and is currently supervising on the 2013 course this year.
    She still works in Orthopaedics at Sandton Medi clinic each morning and at the Physiodynamix Cramerview outpatient practice in the afternoon.
    Her areas of interest include sports injuries, post-operative treatment and rehabilitation, back and neck pain, and pain management.
    Georgie loves the outdoors and enjoys cycling and running in her spare time.

    Premilla qualifyed in 1980 with a BSc Physio from UKZN. She then worked at King Edward VIII General Hospital as a Physiotherapist and assumed a Junior Lecturers position at UKZN in 1982, lecturing in Paediatrics, Post Natal care and Surgery.
    She completed her NDT course at Stellenbosch University in 1984.
    Premilla married in 1985 and relocated to Johannesburg where she took up a Senior Physiotherapist position at Leslie Williams mining hospital on the West Rand. Premilla worked in her own private practice from 1989 until 2009 at LenMed Clinic in the South of Johannesburg.
    She is currently working at Life Fourways Hospital as a part time Physiotherapist with Physiodynamix with a principal focus on post natal/post-surgery care.

    Keryn graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand in 2008 and worked in the Government clinics for a year of community service. This instilled a passion for community work and she now lectures for WITS in the Public Health section of the Physiotherapy Department.
    In the last two years she has worked in a Sports practice in Fourways and an orthopaedics practice in Parkwood. Weekends were taken up with ICU work at the Netcare Olivedale hospital.
    From 2011 Keryn works at the rooms in Rivonia and at Fourways Life Maternity unit. Mornings are taken up with Equine Physiotherapy and she works with notable race horse trainers as well as showjumpers and dressage horses. Keryn is also currently doing the OMT1 Course this year.
    In her spare time she rides as a Senior Quadrille rider for the South African Lipizzaner team which performs on Sundays at the Centre in Kyalami. She is also a director of a tutoring and extra lesson company which she runs with her brother and mum.

    Merinda qualified in 2002 from the University of Pretoria as a Physiotherapist. She practiced in Cape Town at Wynberg Military Hospital until 2006, worked at Stellenbosch University in 2007 and has been working in private practice in Rivonia, Johannesburg since September 2007.
    Merinda is currently doing her Masters in Physiotherapy through WITS University. Her interests are post-natal care and education, the treatment of children with developmental delays and the treatment of neck and back pain.

    Fiona studied at Stellenbosch University, graduating in 2009 with a BSc Physio. While at University she was involved with the Cape Argus for 3 years, Maties and Durbanville Rugby clubs and the Cape Epic.

    Fiona did her Community Service year in Vereeniging’s District hospital, managing the running of the Physiotherapy Department and working within the multi-disciplinary team.

    In 2011, Fiona moved into private practice where she gained much experience in the areas of neuro, trauma and vascular surgery. She gained her training in Dry Needling and also found an interest in Woman’s Health Physiotherapy. She has since gained much experience through post graduate courses.

    Fiona has been working at Sunninghill Netcare Hospital’s vascular unit since 2011 and Morningside Medi Clinic’s Post Natal and Surgical units, with PhysioDynamix, since April 2012.


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    Knee Arthroscopic Surgery #orthopedic #surgery, #sports #medicine, #dr #david #j #chao #md, #board-certified #orthopaedic

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    ACL Reconstruction

    A tear in the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the most common knee injuries. An injury to this ligament causes the knee to become unstable and the joint to slide forward too much. ACL tears occur most often in athletes.

    ACL reconstruction is usually not performed until several weeks after the injury, when swelling and inflammation have been reduced. The torn ligament is completely removed and replaced with a new ACL. Simply reconnecting the torn ends will not repair the ACL. Part of another ligament, usually in the knee or hamstring is used to create a graft for the new ACL. Choosing the proper type of graft depends on each patient’s individual condition.

    Arthroscopic Surgery

    Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that allows doctors to examine tissues inside the knee. It is often performed to confirm a diagnosis made after a physical examination and other imaging tests such as MRI, CT or X-rays.

    For some patients, it is then possible to treat the problem using a few additional instruments inserted through small incisions around the joint, including those with meniscal tears, mild arthritis, loose bone or cartilage, ACL and PCL tears, synovitis (swelling of the joint lining) and patellar (knee cap) misalignment.

    Because it is minimally invasive, arthroscopy offers many benefits to the patient over traditional surgery. These include:

    • No cutting of muscles or tendons
    • Less bleeding during surgery
    • Less scarring
    • Smaller incisions
    • Faster recovery and return to regular activities
    • Faster and more comfortable rehabilitation

    Arthroscopy is not appropriate for every patient. Your doctor will discuss the options that are best for you.

    Cartilage Repair/ Re-growth

    Cartilage is the smooth coating on the end of the bones that provides cushioning and support for comfortable, fluid movement. Cartilage damage occurs as a result of injury or degeneration and can lead to severe pain and arthritis. The cartilage eventually wears away and leaves the bone unprotected. Fortunately, there are now several techniques used to repair damaged cartilage and restore normal movement.

    Cartilage repair is a relatively new field and long-term results are still not proven. These procedures aim to restore movement with the best possible tissue and to prevent further cartilage damage. Two common procedures used in cartilage repair include autologous chondrocyte implantation and osteochondral autograft transplant (OATS).

    Meniscus Repair/ Meniscal Transplants

    The menisci are C-shaped pieces of tough cartilage that rest on either side of the knee, which help to distribute body weight across the knee. A meniscus tear is common after a traumatic injury, and most frequently occurs when the knee joint is bent and the knee is then twisted.

    A torn meniscus causes pain and swelling, and may also be accompanied by a frequently locking joint and the inability to completely straighten the knee. Some people experience a popping or clicking sensation within the knee as well.

    Treatment for a meniscus tear often begins with conservative methods such as rest, ice or over-the-counter medication. If these treatments are not effective and symptoms continue, you may benefit from meniscus repair surgery. Meniscus repair is an arthroscopic procedure in which the torn segment of the meniscus is removed and the torn edges are sutured together, which allows them to heal properly.

    Partial and Complete Knee Replacement

    Arthritis and certain knee injuries and diseases can damage the cartilage that normally cushions the knee joint, leading to pain and stiffness. A knee replacement may be recommended when more conservative treatments — such as anti-inflammatory medications and cortisone injections — fail to relieve pain or improve movement.

    During a total knee replacement, the entire joint is replaced with an artificial prosthesis. The surgery itself lasts between one-and-a-half and three hours. After the procedure, patients usually experience immediate relief from joint pain. Knee replacements today last about 20 years in 85-90% of patients.

    Partial knee replacement may be possible for patients with damage to one part of the joint. In a partial knee replacement, only the diseased parts of the knee are removed and replaced; the healthy portions are left untouched. Successful partial knee replacements can delay or eliminate the need for a total knee replacement. They also allow a greater range of movement than standard (non-high-flex) total knee replacements.

    Patella Femoral (Knee Cap) Disorders

    The knee cap (patella) connects the muscles in the thigh to the shinbone. In a healthy knee, the patella rests in a groove in the thighbone and slides up and down as you bend and straighten your leg. The knee cap may be injured as a result of a fall, sports injury, motor vehicle accident, overuse, or several other factors. Patients with knee cap disorders may experience pain, stiffness, swelling and instability within the knee.

    Treatment for knee cap disorders varies depending on the type and severity of the injury, but may include realigning the joint, removing damaged bone ends, and other kinds of surgical repair. The goal of treatment is to stabilize the knee and restore strength and function, while relieving pain and other symptoms. Your doctor will determine which treatment is best for you.

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