- Prehabilitative Treatment
- Rehabilitative Treatment
- Neuro-Muscular Treatment
- Musculoskeletal Treatment
- Biomechanical Analysis and Treatment
- Pulmonary Treatment
- Wide Variety of other treatments within the Physiotherapy Spectrum
Prevention is always better than cure. By means of analysis, evaluation, implementation of preventative exercises and/or treatments and education, we try and prevent injuries and conditions arising in order for the client to not have to go through the trouble of having an injury and then having to go through the whole rehabilitation process.
The aim for physiotherapy is always to ensure the return to the highest quality of everyday functionality. In the unfortunate case that a client has indeed incured an injury, being chronic or traumatic, we strive to ensure the client returns to their everyday activity in a better position as to when the injury occurred. This is done by means of hands-on therapy, electrotherapy, exercising and education.
What is the definition of neuromuscular? Neuromuscular describes anything that has to do with the actual muscle, the nerve that supplies the specific muscle and the junction between the muscle and the specific nerve.
How does physiotherapy help then? During sessions with the therapist, we will try and do the following – maintain independence, maximise the client’s function, prevent and/or decrease pain, increase mobility and strength and ensuring the return to fully functional, everyday living.
Basically, musculoskeletal combines muscle and the skeleton. But, it doesn’t just affect muscle and bone – it incorporates bone, joints, all soft tissue (muscle, tendons, ligaments, cartilage) and the nervous system that supplies both bone and soft tissue. Physiotherapy for the musculoskeletal system incorporates the correct diagnosis of the origin of the client’s symptoms, treatment of the symptoms, treatment of the cause of the symptoms and creating a program that would prevent the diagnosis from re-occurring.
Biomechanics can be devided into two sections, namely kinetics and kinematics. Kinetics is by definition the study of forces acting on mechanisms and how these forces produce or change motion and/or direction of motion. Kinematics on the other hand is the study of the motion of a body, or a group of bodies, without taking into consideration the forces applied to the specific body/bodies. Combine these two aspects and you have the definition of biomechanics – it is the study of the human body, how it moves, what forces create those movements and how external forces impact on the body, its movement and the direction of its movement. Biomechanical analysis and biomechanical physiotherapy therefore combines neuromuscular and musculoskeletal physiotherapy to identify, correct and enhance any diagnosis regarding the movement patterns of the client.
Pulmonary treatments, or commonly known as chest-physiotherapy, is done to enhance the breathing and ventilation of the lungs through inderectly ridding the lungs and ventilation passages of mucus and/or other substances preventing the full functioning of the lungs. This is done by means of hands-on therapy (percussions etc.) and by administaring medication to help decrease the viscosity of the mucus.
Please note that all payments are done by the client on every visit. The client will then submit his/her own claim to the respective medical aid. Cash and Credit card facilities are available. EFT's will be allowed on the therapist's discretion.
Treatment will not be allowed unless the account has been settled, or any prior arrangement has been made.