what we do
Backs, necks and all other joints

Ouch… Is getting out of bed a pain in the neck?… or back?… At Physios in Touch we can help you with all those aches and pains from your joints and muscles – from those niggling ones to the severely disabling ones.

We treat all spinal conditions, including low back pain, sciatica, neck pain, headaches, whiplash etc. ranging from acute to chronic conditions.

We start with a comprehensive assessment, and plan your treatment, aligned with your personal goals.

sPORTS iNJURies

Whether you are a weekend warrior or a professional athlete, being injured never comes at a good time. At Physios in Touch we understand how frustrating an injury can be.

Accurate diagnosis through thorough assessment is the key to successful treatment of any sports injury.

Soft tissue and joint mobilisation techniques and rehabilitative exercises ensure a speedy return to training and participation in your sport.

Working closely with biokineticists on our premises, we address contributing factors to injury in order to prevent recurrence and to ensure optimal conditioning.

pAIN management

Are you suffering from ongoing pain? Is your pain interfering with your life?  Do you feel that you’re no longer yourself because of your pain?  We want to help you to get your life back…

Pain can be useful when it warns us of potential or actual injury and encourages us to rest and protect the damaged tissue while it heals.  But what if pain persists after tissue healing has occurred? What if it outlives its usefulness and now it’s preventing you from doing the things you need to or want to do?  This is called chronic pain and it is a result of subtle physiological changes which take place in the nervous system.

A thorough assessment can help determine what factors are contributing to your pain.  Next we can address these factors by: using treatment techniques, teaching you about how pain works, setting progressive achievable goals and by working in conjunction with other health professionals.  Together we can help you in your journey back to regaining your life.

CHEST AND SINUSES

There is nothing worse than a persistent cough, recurrent chest infection or debilitating sinus headache or infection.

At Physios in Touch we are well-equipped to assist with treating these symptoms and preventing reoccurrence.

rehabilitation and post operative care

Physiotherapy after othopaedic surgery has been shown to play an important role in full recovery.

We will liaise with your surgical team to implement the correct protocol for your procedure. Your condition will be thoroughly assessed, and an individualised treatment protocol will be devised in alignment with your specific goals and lifestyle.

We will help you achieve the best possible result after your surgery so you can return to all your favourite activities that you have been missing out on.

Maternity CARE

The arrival of a new baby is a joyous and happy occasion! And physiotherapy treatment makes it as smooth a path as possible by assisting with some of the common glitches that can accompany motherhood.

Pregnancy backache? We offer non-invasive, safe, drug free treatment.

Cracked nipples and sore engorged breasts? They are effectively helped with laser and ultra sound therapy.  We advise on managing engorgement, breast feeding and postures to prevent back and neck pain so as to make breast feeding enjoyable for both mum and baby.

Mums also need exercises that help “wake up” the pelvic floor muscles to restore normal function and help prevent bladder complications in later life.  In addition abdominal/core exercises can help to restore your figure.

PELVIC HEALTH AND INCONTINENCE

Sometimes that sudden laugh or cough or sneeze causes an embarrassing leak. This common condition is called stress incontinence, and is due to weakness of the muscles of the pelvic floor. This can happen to both women (sometimes after pregnancy or menopause) as well as men (after a prostatectomy). This can go away with retraining of muscle function. Most people need about 12 sessions to successfully manage the condition.

The other type of incontinence is called an ‘overactive bladder’ or urge incontinence – when you have to go to the bathroom you have to go right now!

We will assess your pelvic floor function and toilet habits and identify ways that you can reduce or eliminate urinary incontinence without surgery or medication in a private comfortable environment.

keeping older people active

As you get older, maintaining good health is essential to retain independence and play an active role in your family and community. A sedentary lifestyle predisposes you to a number of lifestyle diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, stroke, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis and cancer, as well as exposing you to the risk of falls. Regular physical activity assists with healthy aging and with preserved physical and mental functioning. Even moderate levels of regular exercise can reduce the risk of early mortality.

Quality of life and function (through strength, endurance and balance training) can be improved at any age. We can assess you and supervise an appropriate exercise programme based on your goals, which may range from basic improvement of function to challenging your athletic abilities. We also run group exercise classes, and the regular participants show amazing improvements in their quality of life and reduction of pain.

aNIMAL physiotherapy

Animal physiotherapy arose as a field of physiotherapy from the needs of the patient. “Now that you have fixed my neck/back up, do you think you could do something for my horse/dog/springbok?”

Thrive is a group intervention led by our team of physiotherapists in collaboration with our psychologist, biokineticists, dietitian and an occupational therapist. Our target groups are people living with persistent pain including back pain, osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia and cancer survivors, as well as older people who want to maintain health and physical and cognitive functioning.

Group sessions run over 10 weeks. A thorough assessment is performed before joining a group to ensure that you join the most appropriate group for you.

Each group session incudes a knowledge component to answer questions such as “what is pain”, and “why am I still sore?”. We also cover lifestyle topics like stress management, sleep hygiene, nutrition and maintaining cognitive health. We include mindfulness training, which has a significant effect in reducing pain, and an exercise session including strength, endurance and balance training and falls prevention.