Advertorial:Who are Physiotherapists and what do they do?

2016-03-03 06:00

PHYSIOTHERAPISTS are qualified medical professionals that are registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa.

‘Physios’ assist people of all ages, backgrounds and lifestyles to maintain their desired level of active living and physical functioning.

With their applied knowledge and understanding of the human body in action, physiotherapists are able to help you to increase mobility, relieve pain, build strength, and improve balance and cardiovascular functions.

Why choose physiotherapy?

Physiotherapists will not only treat the cause of a particular condition, but by spending time with the patient the physiotherapist is often able to provide advice on how to minimize the impact and prevent a recurrence. You can benefit from physiotherapy at any time in your life.

Nerusha Perumaul Physiotherapy is consulting at the following premises in Verulam and Tongaat:

* 38 Wick Street, Yasseen Centre, Verulam, phone: 032 533 0075

* Suite 3 Medimen Centre, 6A Laura Street, Tongaat. Phone: 032 811 2555

This physio is contracted to all medical aids. Feel free to contact them for an appointment. Also enquire about pensioners’ discount and selected discount rates.

What treatments are offered by this physiotherapist?

Nerusha Perumaul Physiotherapy brings expertise and treatment to patients on a wide range of conditions like:

- Neurological : stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s)

- Neuromusculoskeletal : back pain, whiplash associated disorder, sports injuries, arthritis)

- Cardiovascular: chronic heart disease, rehabilitation after heart attack)

- Chest conditions: asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cystic fibrosis.

- Spinal problems: including prolapsed discs, degeneration, sciatica, lumbago, stiff/painful neck and referred arm and leg pains

- Joint problems: arthritis, injury, pain and swelling, stiffness in joints

- Injuries: to muscles ligaments, cartilage and tendons. Work related conditions such as repetitive strain injury (RSI) and sports injuries

- After surgery: rehabilitation after orthopaedic surgery e.g. hip and knee replacements or general physiotherapy after general surgery

- Fractures: treatment to increase the healing rate and gain full function once the bones have healed

We offer:

- hands on therapy such as mobilisation, manipulation, massage and acupressure;

- individually designed exercise programmes;

- specialised electrotherapy equipment : ultrasound, interferential therapy, shortwave diathermy; and

- acupuncture, heat, ice and traction to relieve pain and assist healing.

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