Sports injuries include a whole range of pathologies across the entire body; Muscles, ligaments, nerves, joints, tendons and bones all get hurt on the sports field.
The science of Biokinetics is the study of human movement and the use of exercise in rehabilitative treatment or enhancing performance. It is employed as an exercise therapy for the prevention of injuries and the rehabilitation of sport and other ailments.
Pilates is a form of exercise that was designed by Joseph Pilates during the early 1900’s. Pilates focuses on strengthening the core muscles of the body, while at the same time helping with relaxation, concentration, breathing, flexibility, co-ordination and control of movement.
Physiotherapy plays a very definite role in managing arthritis. This can be achieved by helping you improve mobility, flexibility and strength in the affected joints. Together with the medication prescribed by your doctor, the therapy can also help to reduce pain.
Often patients experience tender knots in their muscles – called Myofascial trigger points. These knots cause pain and a loss of flexibility and strength. At times, physiotherapists will suggest using dry needling when the normal massage therapy is unable to release the trigger points.
At Johannesburg Physio we employ highly skilled physiotherapists and biokineticists who are able to fully assess spinal injuries and ailments. Often the pain and discomfort may be originating from another part of the body, so it is vital to carefully evaluate the symptoms and to find the root cause.
TMJ (Temporo-Mandibular Joint (TMJ) Dysfunction)
The TMJ disorders are problems are also referred to as myofacial pain dysfunction. The muscles and joints should work seamlessly together but a problem with any of them often results in pain in the ear, stiffness, misaligned bite, headaches or may even cause locked jaws.
Once you have sustained an injury and the non-surgical procedures have been found to be ineffective, the only solution is to resort to surgical correction of the problem. Our orthopaedic physiotherapists will do a full evaluation of your needs and devise a customised treatment plan to get you through the surgery and back up on your feet successfully.
Respiratory and Sinus
Our physiotherapists treat patients who have respiratory and sinus conditions that affect their lungs and breathing capabilities. For many people, constant coughing, getting repeated chest infections or suffering from chronic sinusitis is almost unbearable. At Johannesburg Physio we are highly experienced in helping you get relief from these ailments.
Ante and Post Natal Care
Physiotherapy plays a crucial role during pregnancy. We can safely (for both mom and the developing baby) treat neck, lower back and pelvic related pain, educating the mom on how to take care of her body, gentle and effective exercises to strengthen the surrounding muscles. Closer to the time of delivery, physiotherapy can help with relaxation techniques, breastfeeding advice and care post-pregnancy.
Recovery after exercise is essential for muscle and tissue repair ad strength building. Enhancing recovery can ultimately lead to peak performance. We utilize cupping, hypervolt treatment, dry needling as well as various form of myofascial release techniques to optimize recovery.
Electrotherapy uses electrical signals to interfere with the transmission of neural pain signals into the brain. It effectively slows down or distracts the message from the nerve to the brain. From a physiotherapy point of view, affecting one’s ‘Pain Gate’, whether in an acute or chronic pain episode, is crucial area of treatment and electrotherapy is a very useful resource where conventional medicines are not as affective.