Jacques Erasmus Physiotherapists provides a physiotherapy service to clients both as in-patients and out-patients. Patients visiting as an out patient could do so without a referral unless it is a requirement of their medical aid. Patients in hospital only receive physiotherapy on referral of their treating consultant, surgeon or physician.
Your physiotherapist will do an in-depth assessment of your injury or impairment. This will help your physio to understand what the source of your symptoms are to develop a personalized treatment plan.
Your treatment will be specially designed to treat your impairment, improve your function and prevent re-injury/re-occurrence. Treatment modalities will be chosen by your physiotherapist that will best treat and manage your pain/condition.
If necessary your physiotherapist will refer you on to other healthcare professionals or specialists
A variety of conditions are treated and are broadly categorised below but are not limited to these categories.
Muscle spasms & Trigger points
Neck, Shoulder & Back pain
Muscle spasms & Trigger points
Muscle strain & Ligament sprain
Initial Acute phase rehab of:
Spinal cord injuries
Pre & Post Operative Rehab
Physical rehabilitation aimed at regaining physical function following major surgeries
Lower respiratory tract infections
Conservative management of back pain
Manual therapy is used to increase range of motion and reduce pain and muscle spasms.
Dry needling is a technique we use to treat myofascial pain. We use a “dry” needle, without medication or injection, inserted into the area of the muscle, known as trigger points.
Chest physiotherapy are treatments that help improve respiratory efficiency, promote lung expansion, strengthen respiratory muscles, and help eliminate secretions from the chest.
We will assist you in your pre & post operative rehabilitation journey through designing personalized home exercise programs, use of manual therapy and reducing your pain
Kinesio and dynamic taping is utilized to offload injured muscles with the aim of assisting in the healing process. Strapping is more rigid and utilized to stabilize injured joints and to prevent further injury.
Through the use of pilates based exercises, we will assist you in achieving good core stability and strength to prevent injury and reduce pain
Electrotherapy entails the use of various electrical stimuli aimed at the management of pain and tissue healing by enhancing circulation and managing effects of inflammation. Electrotherapeutic modalities are also useful for the management of muscle spasms and myofascial triggerpoints, especially when a more “hands-off” approach is indicated. These modalities include but are not limited to Ultrasound, Interferential, TENS, Muscle Stims.
An integral part of physiotherapy management is education. Understanding your specific injury and/or condition is crucial to recovery and therefore we strive to educate you on all related aspects. This would typically include explanation of the anatomy affected, how it is affected and what to do for recovery. Posture, kinetic handling, ergonomics and theory on exercises will all form part of education during treatment.
Fascia is connective tissue forming a network within the body and is located under the skin and between muscles. Tightness within the myofascial component may cause pain and decreased range of motion. Special manual releasing techniques help to release the fascia and encourages the return of normal or even improved range of motion within the affected body structures.