Physiotherapist Bellville - Leipoldt Sport & Wellness Centre
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Assessing, treating and preventing human movement disorders.



Using suitable walking aids, splints and
appliances, patient education.



Skilled hands on therapy such as mobilisation,
manipulation, massage and acupressure.



Preventing recurring injuries and disability in the
workplace, at home, or during recreational
activities and promoting community health
for all age groups.

 


Treatments for the following:

1. Whiplash
Whiplash is a relatively common injury that occurs to a person's neck following a sudden acceleration-deceleration force,
most commonly from motor vehicle accidents. The term "whiplash" was first used in 1928. The term "railway spine" was
used to describe a similar condition that was common in persons involved in train accidents prior to 1928. The term
"whiplash injury" describes damage to both the bone structures and soft tissues, while "whiplash associated disorders"
describes a more severe and chronic condition.
Fortunately, whiplash is typically not a life threatening injury, but it can lead
to a prolonged period of partial disability.

2. Headaches
A headache is a pain in the head with the pain being above the eyes or the ears, behind the head (occipital), or in the back
of the upper neck. Headache, like chest pain or back ache, has many causes.
All headaches are considered primary
headaches or secondary headaches. Primary headaches are not associated with other diseases. Examples of primary
headaches are migraine headaches, tension headaches, and cluster headaches. Secondary headaches are caused by
other diseases. The associated disease may be minor or major. Tension headaches are the most common type of primary
headache. As many as 90% of adults have tension headaches. Tension headaches are more common among women
than men.

3. Lowerback and Neck Pain
A strain is damage caused by an overstretched muscle or tendon, causing their fibers to be pulled apart and lose the ability
to contract. The severity of injury depends upon the amount of tissue that is damaged. It may be stretched or even torn.
The most common cause of the injury is overuse, which weakens the muscle. Muscles and joints are forced to perform
movements for which they are not prepared or designed. An injury can occur from a single stressful incident, or it may
gradually arise after many repetitions of a motion. The damage can occur in three areas: the muscle itself, the muscle
tendon intersection, or the tendon itself. Strains are described by the severity of damage in three grades.

4. Sports Injuries, Running Injuries
From contact sport like rugby to the more coveruse or chronic injuries like in running, race walking and swimming.

5. Periphoral Joint Pain (shoulder, knee, etc)
For example; shoulder, hip or knee pain mostly because of degenaration.
The
cartilage is damaged or worn away, the bones begin to rub on each other, and degenerative arthritis (osteoarthritis)
occurs. This is the most common cause of SI joint dysfunction. Degenerative arthritis occurs commonly in the SI joints, just
like other weight-bearing joints of the body.

6. Rehabilitation of back problems

7. Rehabilitation of sports injuries

8. Rehabilitation of post-operative conditions
Especially after ALC/Knee ligament repair and meniscus surgery, as well as shoulder operations like acromioplasty or
Bankart Repair.

9. Posture Evaluation and Correction

10. Stress Massage

11. Sport Massage pre and post events

What to do when an injury happens: The R.I.C.E. methode
Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation
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