Patients and General Public

 

General Public

For many years members of the general public have been unaware of the many services that physiotherapists, occupational therapists, biokineticians, psychologists and other members of the paramedical professions have to offer. Listed below are a few of these services but for more details please contact us and we will try to answer your queries as promptly as possible and to inform you of the closest RehabSA centre.

Back and Neck Pain

One of the most common problems to affect our modern society. This month on the site is an article on posture written by Joop Jaakke whose extensive experience and research in this area has helped many patients over the years. If you are a sufferer we are sure that you will benefit from reading it

Children

Physiotherapists, occupational therapists and psychologists help to treat illnesses (eg asthma, pneumonia, bronchitis), congenital problems (cerebral palsy, hydrocephalus), trauma (eg head injury, fractures) but also disorders of development (eg ADD, children with low muscle tone)

Sportsmen and women

It doesn’t matter if you run marathons or just walk around the block and kick it under the bed, you are still training! The RehabSA team is there to help you recover from injuries, advise you on progressing your programme, even if you have a back problem or arthritic knees. If you are a diabetic we can help. A little careful exercise has tremendous benefits so have fun!

Women's Health

Few women know that many incontinence problems can be helped with gentle electrical stimulation. Few doctors encourage their patients with osteoporosis to take part in gentle guided exercise programmes. Too many women end up with painful stiff shoulders following mastectomy. If you suffer from any of the above problems or any other women’s health problems then contact us.

Respiratory

Using massage techniques and specific breathing exercises physiotherapists help clear the lungs of secretions. This is particularly important around the time of surgery, but also in cases of pneumonia and bronchitis. Valuable advice and assistance is available for asthmatic and graded respiratory exercises can help the patient with emphysema or chronic bronchitis.

Neurological

The whole therapeutic team is involved in the rehabilitation of the patient following a stroke or who has had a head injury. With limiting of funds too many patients are not allowed to reach their full potential leaving a heavier burden on the relatives and care givers.