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Do you have muscular or joint pain? Do you have pain or limited movement following surgery, an accident or an injury? Do you have back or neck pain or suffer from headaches? Is a cardiac condition hindering you from performing your normal activities of daily living? Are you suffering from arthritis? Do you experience difficulty moving as a result of a stroke, Parkinson's disease or another condition? Have you lost strength and balance as a result of aging? All of the above and more are reasons to see us.

Physiotherapists use their manual skills including massage and joint mobilisation, they prescribe therapeutic exercises, and they use physical agent modalities such as ultrasound to treat a variety of conditions and to help individuals restore or attain normal functional movement.


In this section

Arthritic complaints

One of the major complaints in patients seeking the help of a physiotherapist is arthritis. There are over 100 types of arthritis, but the two most common types are rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and osteoarthritis (OA). Read more →

Asthma

Asthma is one of the most common chronic diseases in children, but many adults are affected as well. Through specific exercises, physiotherapy can be an effective management program for asthma. Read more →

Back problems

In some cases, back problems are serious enough to warrant a person to seek medical help. Back problems can be treated by physiotherapy with very positive outcomes. Read more →

Cardiovascular disease

In recent years cardiovascular diseases have been on the increase, however people are living longer with the disease due to improved medical care, which includes physiotherapy. Read more →

Core stability

The core muscles have been described as the corset of muscles that wrap around the abdomen and back. Core stability is critical for proper posture, movement and balance. Read more →

Diabetes

Diabetes is a chronic illness that affects the body’s ability to transport and utilise glucose. This means that digested carbohydrates remain in the blood instead of getting into the cells of the body where they are needed to provide... Read more →

Ergonomic consulting

Physiotherapists are knowledgeable in the areas of anatomy, physiology and kinesiology, thus they are well equipped to perform ergonomic consulting in the workplace and the home. Read more →

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that manifests itself among other things in widespread pain and tenderness, fatigue, weakness in the limbs, poor sleep and low grade fever. Read more →

Flexibility

Decreased flexibility may be the result of aging, illness, injury, post-surgery, a chronic physical condition or being overweight. Physiotherapy can help you regain or improve your flexibility. Read more →

Incontinence

Urinary incontinence is more common than bowel incontinence and can be experienced by women after childbirth or during and after menopause or by men who have had prostate cancer surgery. Read more →

Injury prevention

A great part of the physiotherapy treatment protocol has to do with injury prevention. Let’s take a look at some ways we can help you prevent injury. Read more →

Joint injuries

Joint injuries are among the most common problems experienced by physiotherapy patients. These injuries may result from trauma such as injury or from wear and tear to the joint as in the case of arthritis. Read more →

Lymphedema

Many women who have had breast cancer surgery or radiation treatment develop swelling in the arms known as lymphedema. Read more →

Motor vehicle accident rehabilitation

Physiotherapy is involved in all phases of rehabilitation, from the acute stage through to recovery. We treat patients who have suffered whiplash injuries and provide rehabilitation following fractures and major trauma. Read more →

Multiple sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease, meaning that the body’s immune system attacks itself. The disease affects the central nervous system which comprises of the brain and spinal cord and symptoms may be present in different... Read more →

Musculoskeletal conditions

As physiotherapists, we treat a number of musculoskeletal conditions – a broad term that encompasses damage to bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons and nerves. Read more →

Neck pain and headaches

Neck pain and headaches are more than just irritating. They can be very painful. Physiotherapy is extremely effective in treating headaches which are often linked to dysfunction of the cervical spine. Read more →

Occupational rehabilitation

Occupational rehabilitation is the process of restoring function to injured workers so they can return to work. Depending on the type of injury, the individual may have to be trained in a new line of work. Read more →

Osteoarthritis

Treatment for osteoarthritis will centre on pain management, improving range of motion, maintaining muscular strength and endurance and slowing the progression of the disease. Read more →

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a condition where bone composition is affected. Bone density is lowered by the loss of bone mineral. When the bones are less dense, they become more fragile which increases the likelihood of fractures. Read more →

Post-fracture rehabilitation

Many people think a fracture is not a serious condition. However a fracture is a broken bone, and as such it requires emergency attention. Read more →

Post-operative rehabilitation

Post-fracture rehabilitation encompasses placing the patient in the care of a team of professionals consisting of a doctor, nursing staff, a physiotherapist and an occupational therapist. Read more →

Posture correction

Poor posture can contribute to back, neck and shoulder pain, headaches, nerve impingement leading to upper and lower limb pain and weakness as well as fatigue, breathing difficulties, indigestion and sleep problems. Read more →

Pregnancy

Regular exercise is as important to a woman's overall health during pregnancy as it is after pregnancy. Women who were previously inactive should speak to their doctor before embarking on any exercise programme during pregnancy. Read more →

Sciatica

Sciatica is a common condition that causes pain to radiate in the buttocks and groin, down the back of the leg and into the foot. This pain is the result of compression of the sciatic nerve. Read more →

Tingling or numbness

This article will deal with tingling or numbness as it applies to these two conditions, although there are many other conditions such as impingement of the cervical nerves or sciatica that may also produce paraesthesia. Read more →

Whiplash

Whiplash is a very common injury that can affect anyone. Whiplash occurs most frequently during rear-end motor vehicle accidents. Read more →


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