OUR SERVICES

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.

Assessment

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.

Treatment

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.

Referral

If necessary your physiotherapist will refer you on to other healthcare professionals or specialists

CONDITIONS TREATED

A variety of conditions are treated and are broadly categorised below but are not limited to these categories.

Musculoskeletal

Headaches

Muscle spasms & Trigger points

Neck, Shoulder & Back pain

Muscle spasms & Trigger points

Muscle strain & Ligament sprain

Neurology

Initial Acute phase rehab of:

Strokes

Head injuries

Spinal cord injuries

Pre & Post Operative Rehab

Respiratory Rehabilitation

Physical rehabilitation aimed at regaining physical function following major surgeries

Respiratory Conditions

Cystic Fibrosis

Pneumonia

COPD

Lower respiratory tract infections

Spinal Rehab

Scoliosis Corrections

Spinal fusions

Lamenectomy

Conservative management of back pain

TREATMENT MODALITIES

Manual Therapy

Manual therapy is used to increase range of motion and reduce pain and muscle spasms.

Dry Needling

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

Chest physiotherapy are treatments that help improve respiratory efficiency, promote lung expansion, strengthen respiratory muscles, and help eliminate secretions from the chest.

Rehabilitative Exercises

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

Taping/Strapping

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.

Pilates

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

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.

Education

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.

Myofascial Release

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.