PUT YOUR BODY
IN GOOD HANDS
As a physiotherapist my aim is: to assess, treat and prevent human movement disorders, to restore normal function or minimize dysfunction and pain in all with a physical impairment. I aim to enable them to achieve the highest possible level of independence in their lives; preventing recurring injuries and disability in the workplace, at home, or during recreational activities.
I studied in Bloemfontein and graduated in 2007 with a Bachelor’s degree in Physiotherapy. I have special interests in all musculoskeletal disorders, pulmonary rehabilitation, oncology and women’s health. I strive to provide the highest quality care in a comfortable and warm setting, and to tailor that care as much as possible to the individual needs of each patient.
"Always ask yourself if what you're doing today is getting you closer to where you want to be tomorrow."
- Paulo Coelho
Dry needling is a technique physical therapists use (where allowed by state law) for the treatment of pain and movement impairments. The technique uses a "dry"needle, one without medication or injection, inserted through the skin into areas of the muscle.
Dry needling is not acupuncture, a practice based on traditional Chinese medicine and performed by acupuncturists. Dry needling is a part of modern Western medicine principles, and supported by research
Manual physical therapy is a specialized form of physical therapy delivered with the hands as opposed to a device or machine.
In manual therapy, practitioners use their hands to put pressure on muscle tissue and manipulate joints in an attempt to decrease back pain caused by muscle spasm, muscle tension, and joint dysfunction.
Rehabilitation is care that can help you get back, keep, or improve abilities that you need for daily life. These abilities may be physical, mental, and/or cognitive. You may have lost them because of a disease or injury, or as a side effect from a medical treatment. Rehabilitation can improve your daily life and functioning.
People who may benefit from rehabilitation include people who have suffered injuries (like fractures), who had a stroke, major surgery and chronic pain.
ADVICE AND EDUCATION
One of the main aspects of physiotherapy involves looking at the body as a whole, rather than focusing on the individual factors of an injury.
A physiotherapist can give you specific advice that you can apply to everyday activities to look after yourself and reduce your risk of pain or injury.
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Cnr Atterbury & Oberon Avenue, Faerie Glen, Pretoria, 0043
Cell: 062 116 4520