How does treatment work, what will be done?
The appointment itself is 45 minutes to an hour in which the therapist will evaluate and treat you.
Your physiotherapist will evaluate you to find out what the origin of your symptoms is. You will be asked to expose the affected area for evaluation, palpation and treatment thereof. The physiotherapist will then discuss a treatment plan with you and treatment will commence.
Your account is submitted to your medical aid if you have a savings option, otherwise it will have to be settled after each treatment.
Some techniques used to bring about relief of symptoms include:
- Mobilisation of joints ("loosening" stiff joints, as well as pain-relieving mobilisations)
- Massage and trigger point release
- Strapping (rigid and kinesio-taping)
- Dry needling
- Exercises for strength and stability
- Electrotherapy (including ultrasound, interferential therapy and laser)
- Respiratory techniques to help clear phlegm and restore lung capasity
- Home programme and advice
- Pilates-type exercises and rehab