I PROVIDE TREATMENT FOR THE FOLLOWING:
Spinal conditions

Long-standing or recent back- or neck pain, including sciatica, disc problems, muscle spasm, piriformis syndrome, headaches, thoracic outlet syndrome and other conditions related to the spine.

Joint problems

I see mainly shoulder problems, including Osteo Arthritis, Frozen shoulder, bursitis, tendinitis, rotatorcuff tears, impingement, shoulder replacements and rehabilitation of the shoulder after surgery.

Other joints such as the elbow, wrist, hand, hip, knee, ankle and foot can also be treated.

Rehabilitation

Following spinal or shoulder surgery to facilitate patients to return to their normal activities, work and sport.

For patients with chronic pain, to facilitate them to return to their previous life goals and to lead a full life.

Soft tissue injuries

Muscle spasm, sprains or strains of muscles / ligaments / tendons.

Ergonomic Assessent and intervention

I do visits at home or at the workplace for inidividuals or groups, to assess workspace set-up and make recommendations to optimize the space to minimize work related injuries, prevent chronic pain and promote well being.

MODALITIES / INTERVENTIONS OFFERED:

A combination of techniques are used depending on each patient’s specific needs

  • Comprehensive Assessment.

  • Pain education through Therapeutic Neuroscience Education

  • Manual Therapy Techniques for the spine and peripheral joints

  • Therapeutic Massage and Myofascial Release for soft tissue.

  • Neural Mobilization

  • Stretching

  • Rehabilitation through individualized exercise prescription and education.

  • Rehabilitation of movement and gait.

  • Electrotherapy modalities: Laser and Tens

  • Strapping / Taping of joints and muscles.

  • Education regarding Ergonomics

WHAT TO EXEPECT:

  • The first visit is mainly used for a comprehensive assessment, which takes about 1 hour.

  • You will be asked questions about your medical history and about the area you are experiencing problems or pain with.

  • You will receive a physical examination to test the involved areas. Shorts or appropriate clothing will be provided where necessary.

  • A discussion will follow about the findings and suggested treatment plan.

  • Treatment will be commenced for the remainder of the time and most patients require a follow up appointment.

  • If the problem is not very complex and only requires a simple assessment, a full treatment will be received on the first visit as well.

  • Follow up visits usually takes between 30 minutes to 1 hour, depending on the condition treated.

  • The frequency and number of visits will depend on how your body responds to the therapy, as well as  on the condition treated.

PAYMENT POLICY

 

  • Medical aid and private patients are requested to settle their account after each consultation and then claim from their medical aid.

  • Credit Card facilities are available.

  • The patient remains ultimately responsible for settling the account with the physiotherapist.

  • A cancellation fee may be charged if patients do not give at least 4 HOURS NOTICE for cancellation of
    a treatment session or for a non-arrival, within reason.

 

Promotion Of Access To Information Act (PAIA) 

  • Download PAIA manual 2017

  • Download PAIA form C 2015

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