Conditions

Neck and Back pain is a common ailment which could be the result of long periods of sitting, lifting heavy objects, performing repetitive movement pattern in a bad stance, osteoarthritis and Injury.  Assessment to determine what triggers the pain is performed. The focus of our treatment begins with the upper back muscles, such as the sternocleidomastoid muscles, levator scapularis, rhomboids, trapezius, teres muscles, and the longissimus. From there, our attention shifts to the mid-thoracic muscles, such as rhomboids, lower trapezius, and teres muscles. Finally, we address those in the lower back, which includes the quadratus lumborum and para-vertebral muscles. The modalities used are specific to the type of pain help to relieve muscle spasms, nerve impingement, and referred pain.

It is discomfort where 2 or more bones articulate. The cause could be Arthritis, Injury, Sprains, Strains, overuse or under-use. Depending on the cause of pain, treatment program is designed, administered and home program given.

Arthritis is inflammation of joints causing pain and stiffness

 

Injury is damage or physical trauma to the body

 

Sprain is a twist to a joint resulting in pain and swelling

 

Strain is a force bringing about a great or unusual effort

Muscle Tension is a continuous state of muscle contraction. It is often due to long periods spent in one position, resulting in excessive strain on one or more specific muscle groups. Sometimes it is caused by physiological effects of stress. If left unattended it forms muscle knots known as Trigger Points. Treatment is focused on de-acticating the contracted muscle by use of dry Needling and Taping. The use of Heat Packs encourage blood circulation. Soft Tissue Mobilization and Exercises are used to increase muscle extensibility improve movement patterns

We offer a range of rehabilitative treatments for post-surgical patients in fields that include:

Orthopaedics

Orthopaedics cover rotator cuffs, fractures, back surgery – such as discectomies and laminectomies – and joint replacements.

Our aim is to help people with these conditions to restore normal physical activity by assisting them to strengthen weak muscle and increase their range of movement.

Obstetrics

Obstetrics cover treatments for pre- and post-delivery cases, as well as Caesarean section and Hysterectomy patients. These include laser for the reduction of scar tissue and physiotherapy to encourage mobility in hospitalised patients. We also treat incontinence with exercises to strengthen weak pelvic floor muscles/Kegel Exercises

Neurosurgery

Here, the focus is on patients who have undergone back operations and are in need of critical care. We aim to encourage mobility and provide respiratory therapy to help ICU patients clear their airways.

  • Sports Injuries are the results of acute trauma or repetitive stress associated with athletic activities. 
  • tennis elbow;
  • ligament injuries of the knee and ankle;
  • groin injuries;
  • muscle tears and sprains; and
  • strains
  • Shin Splints
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Immobilization/mobilization of joints by use of different devises depending on the stage of injury/recovery.

We assist bedridden patients who have sustained a stroke to regain their mobility. We are also able to help patients with Guillain-Barré syndrome, peripheral neuropathies, and facial palsy, as well as children with cerebral palsy or head injuries.

We provide sputum induction therapy for patients with bronchitis, bronchiolitis, bronchiectasis, asthma, and pneumonia. Additional treatments include nebulisation, bronchodilators, and specialised manoeuvres to open the airways and drain phlegm.

Urinary incontinence and cervical prolapse in women is often the result of multiple births or age when the combined weight of the foetus and amniotic fluid stretches the pelvic floor muscles.

Older males, who have undergone a proctectomy, frequently experience the same problem. In each case, we teach our patients to strengthen their pelvic floor muscles by performing Kegel exercises.