Why people see us
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
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 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 →
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 →
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 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 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 →
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 →
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-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 →
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 →
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 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 →
Scoliosis is a condition in which a person's spine is curved from side to side and appears as an 'S' or a 'C' shape on an x-ray film. The condition may be idiopathic or it may be congenital. Read more →
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 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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