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What is physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession that assesses, diagnoses, treats, and works to prevent disease and disability through physical means. Physiotherapy treatments are an effective means for the treatment of disease and disability. Physiotherapists use only evidence based manual therapy and various other treatment techniques. They are experts in movement and function who work in partnership with their patients, assisting them to overcome movement disorders, which may have been present form birth, acquired through accident or injury, or are the result of ageing or lifestyle (stress, poor posture and ergonomics).

Physiotherapy aims to empower the patient, enabling them to reach their goals, eliminate or minimise pain and dysfunction and make wise health and lifestyle changes. Physiotherapists spend a lot of energy investigating the cause of a dysfunction, and addressing those factors as to avoid re-occurrence of an injury/problem.

Our physiotherapy treatments

At Fransien Rossouw Physiotherapy practice, our treatment techniques includes various methods and procedures that will help the patient recover to his/her full potential and/or gain full mobility again. Our techniques include selective soft tissue manipulation, massage, myofascial release, dry needling, spinal mobilisation, spinal manipulation, muscle energy techniques, exercise rehabilitation, stretching, Pilates, movement therapy, electrotherapy, ice or heat therapy, taping/sports strapping, bracing, postural training, ergonomic assessment & adjustments, neural mobilisation, chronic pain education, chest therapy (nebulisation, percussions, postural drainage, suction), relaxation techniques/breathing technique training.

Physiotherapy sessions

Typical first session: Upon your first session, a thorough history will be taken as part of the subjective interview. The aim of the interview is to get a holistic picture of you as the patient and your impairment, to ascertain what your expectations and goals are, and to streamline the physical assessment. A thorough physical assessment is then performed with the use of the appropriate clinical assessment techniques, enabling us to rule out certain conditions, get closer to the diagnosis whilst looking for underlying causes. Once a hypothesis has been formed, the physiotherapist will explain to you what her understanding of the problem is, and how she proposes to treat it. Treatment will then commence.

Follow-up sessions:At follow-up sessions, short re-assessments may be performed, where after the appropriate treatment and rehabilitative exercises will commence.

The number of follow-up sessions, as well as how far apart these appointments are booked, depends on the type of condition that is being treated. It also depends on how compliant the patient is in performing their home exercises, avoiding certain aggravating activities and correct medication use where applicable.

Appointment duration: Physiotherapy sessions at this practice are 45 minutes in duration.

Fees: The practice charges fees that are equivalent to most medical aid rates. We do not submit to medical aids, but will provide you with an invoice to claim back from your medical aid yourself. You are therefore personally responsible for the payment of your account after each session. Card facilities are available.

Frequently asked questions about physiotherapy

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93 Bay Beach Avenue, Sunset Beach (next to the Sunset Beach Vet Clinic)