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OUR SERVICES.

WHAT WE DO

OUR SERVICES

Our qualified physiotherapists provide the following services:

Evaluation

Skilled evaluation of a patient’s injuries and needs.

Personalised Programs

Individually designed exercise programs.

 

Education

Patient education

Electrotherapy

Specialised Electrotherapy Equipment,  Radial Shock Wave Therapy

Hands-on Therapy

Such as: Mobilisation, Manipulation, Massage, Acupressure and Dry needling.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Ask the experts.

WHAT IS PHYSIOTHERAPY?

PHYSIOTHERAPY is the art and science of physical care and rehabilitation.

A physiotherapist provides service to an individual by assessing, treating and preventing movement disorders, restoring normal function or minimising dysfunction.

It enables children and adults to achieve the highest possible level of independence in their lives – preventing recurrent injuries and disability in the workplace, home or during recreational activities. This leads to the promotion of community health for all ages.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PHYSIOTHERAPY, BIOKINETICS, CHIROPRACTIC AND OSTEOPATHY?

There is a natural overlapping of patient management and treatment flow between these careers. Physiotherapist and biokineticist are registered with the HPCSA, where the others are not.

A PHYSIOTHERAPIST is concerned with assessing, treating and the preventing human movement disorders, restoring normal function and minimising dysfunction and pain. They are also concerned with rehabilitation of patients, but it involves far more “hands-on” work. Once a patient has achieved the initial phase of retaliation, they naturally move to the biokineticist.

A BIOKINETICIST is a specialised exercise therapist who works alongside allied health and medical practitioners. They are concerned with the rehabilitation of injury or diseases and uses exercise to balance muscle strengths, weaknesses, lengths and tightness around joints.

OSTEAPATHY is a complementary therapy. It is used alongside conventional treatment to improve health. Osteopathy is a drug-free, non-invasive manual therapy that aims to improve health across all body systems by manipulating and strengthening the musculoskeletal framework.

CHIROPRACTIC is a form of alternative medicine mostly concerned with treatment of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, especially the spine. The main chiropractic treatment technique involves especially spinal manipulation therapy (SMT), manipulations of other joints and soft tissues

WHICH CONDITIONS DO WE COMMONLY TREAT?
  • SPORT INJURIES (Crossfit + Gym related, Golf, Running, School Sport, Cycling and Triathlon, Weight Training, Growth Plate and Overuse injuries in young patients, Pilates and Yoga related biochemical sprains)
  • MINOR RESPIRATORY AND SINUS CONDITIONS
  • SOFT TISSUE INJURIES (Chronic Tendinopathy, Muscle Tears, Fibromialgia, Ligament injuries and long-term management)
  • BACK AND NECK DISORDERS (Headaches, Neck and Back pain, Special Interest in Scoliosis)
  • TEMPORO-MANDIBULAR JOINT DISORDER
  • POST-SURGICAL REHABILITATION (Lumbar Fusions, Lumbar related surgeries, Cervical related surgeries, Joint replacements, Joint arthroscopies)
  • WORK RELATED ERGONOMICS (Postural Dysfunction and Mechanical Headaches)
  • GERIATRIC CONDITIONS
  • BALANCE DISORDERS AND VESTIBULAR RETRAINING
WILL I FEEL BETTER AFTER MY FIRST SESSION?

You will find that Physiotherapy typically offers an immediate level of pain relief, although this is influenced by your injury and how long you have had it. Sometimes we actually have to make it worse in order to get it better. Your physiotherapist will inform you if soreness after your first appointment will be expected.

WILL PHYSIOTHERAPY HURT?

Possibly – your body might need to be moved in uncomfortable positions in order to evaluate your injury accurately. This will never be intentionally, and your therapist will limit this discomfort at best.

CAN YOU FIX MY PROBLEM?

Our primary aim is to assist you in reaching a place of restoration and balance.

Ultimately, a physiotherapy treatment session can offer a level of immediate relief and recovery. However, fixing your problem involves you changing some behaviours and activities in your personal life to eliminate the source of the issue, re-align your body and to feel better and stronger in the end. As therapists, we will provide you with the tools, information and bio-feedback to do this.

Sometimes there’s a quick fix, but (as with most things in life) you also have to put in some work to obtain maximal results from your physiotherapy sessions.

WILL I NEED MORE THAN ONE TREATMENT SESSION?

Not always, but usually yes.

Your progress will often depend on completing exercises and stretches with increasing complexity and difficulty over time. We assess whether you are completing these adequately and  “push” for a speedy recovery within safe parameters.

We may also have to update your other medical providers/contacts periodically with technical data related to your injury progress.

Therefore, if your therapist prescribes exercises/stretches remember to do this will ensure quick recovery (and probably fewer appointments with your therapist!)

OUR SERVICES

Ask the experts.

Evaluation

Skilled evaluation of a patient’s injuries and needs.

Personalised Programs

Individually designed exercise programs.

 

Education

Patient education

Electrotherapy

Specialised Electrotherapy Equipment,  Radial Shock Wave Therapy

Hands-on Therapy

Such as: Mobilisation, Manipulation, Massage, Acupressure and Dry needling.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Ask the experts.

WHAT IS PHYSIOTHERAPY?

PHYSIOTHERAPY is the art and science of physical care and rehabilitation.

A physiotherapist provides service to an individual by assessing, treating and preventing movement disorders, restoring normal function or minimising dysfunction.

It enables children and adults to achieve the highest possible level of independence in their lives – preventing recurrent injuries and disability in the workplace, home or during recreational activities. This leads to the promotion of community health for all ages.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PHYSIOTHERAPY, BIOKINETICS, CHIROPRACTIC AND OSTEOPATHY?

There is a natural overlapping of patient management and treatment flow between these careers. Physiotherapist and biokineticist are registered with the HPCSA, where the others are not.

A PHYSIOTHERAPIST is concerned with assessing, treating and the preventing human movement disorders, restoring normal function and minimising dysfunction and pain. They are also concerned with rehabilitation of patients, but it involves far more “hands-on” work. Once a patient has achieved the initial phase of retaliation, they naturally move to the biokineticist.

A BIOKINETICIST is a specialised exercise therapist who works alongside allied health and medical practitioners. They are concerned with the rehabilitation of injury or diseases and uses exercise to balance muscle strengths, weaknesses, lengths and tightness around joints.

OSTEAPATHY is a complementary therapy. It is used alongside conventional treatment to improve health. Osteopathy is a drug-free, non-invasive manual therapy that aims to improve health across all body systems by manipulating and strengthening the musculoskeletal framework.

CHIROPRACTIC is a form of alternative medicine mostly concerned with treatment of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, especially the spine. The main chiropractic treatment technique involves especially spinal manipulation therapy (SMT), manipulations of other joints and soft tissues

WHICH CONDITIONS DO WE COMMONLY TREAT?
  • SPORT INJURIES (Crossfit + Gym related, Golf, Running, School Sport, Cycling and Triathlon, Weight Training, Growth Plate and Overuse injuries in young patients, Pilates and Yoga related biochemical sprains)
  • MINOR RESPIRATORY AND SINUS CONDITIONS
  • SOFT TISSUE INJURIES (Chronic Tendinopathy, Muscle Tears, Fibromialgia, Ligament injuries and long-term management)
  • BACK AND NECK DISORDERS (Headaches, Neck and Back pain, Special Interest in Scoliosis)
  • TEMPORO-MANDIBULAR JOINT DISORDER
  • POST-SURGICAL REHABILITATION (Lumbar Fusions, Lumbar related surgeries, Cervical related surgeries, Joint replacements, Joint arthroscopies)
  • WORK RELATED ERGONOMICS (Postural Dysfunction and Mechanical Headaches)
  • GERIATRIC CONDITIONS
  • BALANCE DISORDERS AND VESTIBULAR RETRAINING

WILL I FEEL BETTER AFTER MY FIRST SESSION?

You will find that Physiotherapy typically offers an immediate level of pain relief, although this is influenced by your injury and how long you have had it. Sometimes we actually have to make it worse in order to get it better. Your physiotherapist will inform you if soreness after your first appointment will be expected.

WILL PHYSIOTHERAPY HURT?

Possibly – your body might need to be moved in uncomfortable positions in order to evaluate your injury accurately. This will never be intentionally, and your therapist will limit this discomfort at best.

CAN YOU FIX MY PROBLEM?

Our primary aim is to assist you in reaching a place of restoration and balance.

Ultimately, a physiotherapy treatment session can offer a level of immediate relief and recovery. However, fixing your problem involves you changing some behaviours and activities in your personal life to eliminate the source of the issue, re-align your body and to feel better and stronger in the end. As therapists, we will provide you with the tools, information and bio-feedback to do this.

Sometimes there’s a quick fix, but (as with most things in life) you also have to put in some work to obtain maximal results from your physiotherapy sessions.

WILL I NEED MORE THAN ONE TREATMENT SESSION?

Not always, but usually yes.

Your progress will often depend on completing exercises and stretches with increasing complexity and difficulty over time. We assess whether you are completing these adequately and  “push” for a speedy recovery within safe parameters.

We may also have to update your other medical providers/contacts periodically with technical data related to your injury progress.

Therefore, if your therapist prescribes exercises/stretches remember to do this will ensure quick recovery (and probably fewer appointments with your therapist!)

PAARL

Cecilia Square

100 Cecilia Street, Green Pastures, Paarl, 7646

OPENING HOURS

Weekdays, 08:15-18:30

VAL DE VIE ESTATE

Val de Vie Estate

Polo Village Office Block, Building 3B, Groundfloor, Val de Vie Estate

OPENING HOURS

Weekdays, 08:15-18:30

FRANSCHHOEK

 Village Artisans 48                           

Unit 48, Cabriere Street, Franschhoek, 7690             

OPENING HOURS

Weekdays, 09:00-16:30

CONTACT US

Want to book an appointment?

TELEPHONE  0647519958 EMAIL info@aldersladephysiotherapy.co.za