Treatments We Offer
Back and Neck Pain
Post - Operative Rehab
Neck and Back Conditions
Deskbound jobs, sedentary lifestyles and high stress levels have seen an increase in Headaches, Neck and Lower Back complaints. These can often result in chronic debilitating conditions if not addressed appropriately.
Physiotherapy, rehabilitation and education are considered to be an integral part of the management of these conditions.
What management can be expected?
- Comprehensive Injury assessment
- Appropriate manual therapy techniques
- Soft tissue therapy
- Dry needling
- Postural Kinesio tape
- Mobility exercises to improve flexibility
- Rehabilitation program
- Core work
- Postural muscle strengthening
- Vestibular exercise program to address Vertigo
- Workstation assessment and ergonomic set-ups
- Stress management
If you sustain a sport injury you can expect the following management:
- Injury assessment and diagnosis
- Biomechanical assessment specific for your sport
- Manual therapy techniques
- Dry needling
- Game Ready (ice therapy)
- Compex (NMES)
- Exercise and rehab
- Proprioception and balance training
- Core muscle work
- Strengthening and conditioning
- Flexibility training
- Sport specific skills
- Return to play protocols
- All athletes (e.g. runners, cyclists, athletics, rugby players, soccer players, cricketers, tennis players, golfers, swimmers, surfers, basketball players and triathletes) can request an injury risk assessment and advice on recovery techniques and how to optimize performance
Post Operative Musculoskeletal Injuries
Post-operative musculoskeletal conditions require intensive rehabilitation, to improve both range of movement and strength to ensure a full recovery. These programs are closely monitored and comply with the specific surgeons requirements.
The following managment can be expected:
Appropriate manual therapy techniques
Closely supervised specific exercise and rehabilitation program
Workstation assessment and ergonomic setups
Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive treatment that involves creating a series of low energy acoustic wave pulsations that are directly applied to the injury through the client’s skin offering pain relief and mobility restoration.
What is it used to treat?
- Shoulder injuries
- Chronic Achilles tendonitis
- Plantar fasciitis
- Elbow tendinopathies
- Chronic muscle syndromes
- Hip bursitis
What does shockwave feel like?
There may be a slight discomfort during the treatment, depending on the level of pain the patient is already experiencing in the area. Since the treatment lasts only about 5 minutes, most clients tolerate this discomfort.
Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation
What is NMES?
Neuromuscular electrical stimulation therapy is a therapeutic electrotherapy treatment administered via electrodes that applies electrical stimulation to create a muscle contraction. Electrical stimulation excites the nerves that innervate the desired muscles, causing them to contract. Stimulating muscles to contract in this way enhances motor learning, muscle re-education, strength, and endurance. It allows for hard work without any constraints on the joints. When lower frequencies are used, research has shown a decrease in pain and oedema too.
When you do an exercise without NMES you will only recruit 40% of the muscle fibres while with NMES at least 60% to 80% of muscle fibres get recruited speeding the muscle strengthening process. This has shown accelerated return to function or sport in post-operative conditions and injuries.
Why do we use NMES?
- Decrease pain
- Improve circulation
- Promote healing
- Decrease muscle spasm
- Prevent muscle atrophy
- Improve muscle strength
- Muscle Recovery
When do we use NMES?
- Haematomas or oedema
- Post Muscle Strains
- Post Orthopaedic Surgery e.g. ACL repair , Rotator Cuff Repair
- Arthritic conditions
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need a Doctor’s referral to see the physio?
Are consultants covered by medical aid?
This would depend on your Medical Aid plan. If you have the appropriate cover, you will be able to claim back from your Medical Aid.
Where should we park?
There is free undercover parking available at the Westin Hotel. You can park in B3 or B4 and come straight up the 19th floor.
How long is the session?
Approximately an hour.
We may offer and hour and a half if more rehab is needed. Hydrotherapy sessions with hands-on may laso take longer.
How many treatments do I need?
This will depend on your injury, your goals as well as the what you need to return to your full function. We will be able to give you an idea of how many visits as well as the time frame required.
What should I wear for the session?
Please dress comfortably or bring your owns shorts.