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WHAT WE OFFER

We offer treatment for a wide range of orthopaedic, respiratory, and neurological conditions for in-patients at Milnerton Medi-Clinic as well as out-patients at the Milnerton and Table View rooms, suburbs of Cape Town. These include:
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Head and Neck:

•  Headaches
•  Neck pain due to postural problems
•  Whiplash
•  Arthritic conditions (osteoarthritis)
•  Post-operative rehabilitation
•  Temporomandibular joint problems (TMJ)
Petro Vorster and Partners Inc at Blouberg Physio

Shoulder:

•  Frozen shoulder
•  Post-operative rehabilitation
•  Sports injuries
•  Repetitive strain injuries
•  Muscle strains or tears (eg Rotator Cuff injuries)
Petro Vorster and Partners Inc at Blouberg Physio

Elbow:

•  Tennis elbow
•  Golfer's elbow
•  Post-operative rehabilitation
•  Sports injuries
Petro Vorster and Partners Inc at Blouberg Physio

Wrist and Hand:

•  Carpal tunnel syndrome
•  Trigger finger
•  Sports injuries
•  Post-operative rehabilitation
Petro Vorster and Partners Inc at Blouberg Physio

Back:

•  Disc injuries
•  Arthritic conditions
•  Post-operative rehabilitation
•  Back strains
•  Sciatica
•  Muscle strains
•  Sports injuries
•  Sacro-iliac joint problems
Petro Vorster and Partners Inc at Blouberg Physio

Hip and Pelvis:

•  Rehabilitation after hip replacements or other surgery
•  Osteoarthritis
•  Bursitis
•  Acute hip injuries, eg due to sports injuries or car accidents
•  Piriformis syndrome
•  ITB
Petro Vorster and Partners Inc at Blouberg Physio

Knee:

•  Rehabilitation after knee replacement and other surgery
•  Knee strains
•  Overuse injuries
•  Sports injuries
•  ITB
•  Patello-femoral syndrome
Petro Vorster and Partners Inc at Blouberg Physio

Ankle and Foot:

•  Strains and sprains
•  Ligament injuries
•  Muscle injuries
•  Rehabilitation after fractures and surgery
•  Plantar fasciitis
•  Achilles tendonitis
Petro Vorster and Partners Inc at Blouberg Physio

Chest infections (for all ages):

•  Bronchitis
•  Pneumonia
•  Cystic fibrosis
•  Asthma
•  Emphysema
•  Sinusitis
Petro Vorster and Partners Inc at Blouberg Physio

Neurological conditions:

•  Rehabilitation after strokes
•  Delayed development of milestones in children ("low tone")
•  Cerebral palsy (includes handling techniques for parents and home programmes)
•  Rehabilitation after head injuries
•  Peripheral neuropathies


THERAPEUTIC TECHNIQUES

A wide variety of techniques are available depending on the individual needs of each patient. The choice of specific treatment techniques depends on the type of condition as well as the outcome of the patient assessment. Treatment techniques can include:

•  Spinal and peripheral joint mobilisation and manipulations
•  dry needling
•  strengthening and stretching programmes
•  ergonomic and postural re-education
•  soft tissue techniques (massage, trigger point release, specific soft tissue mobilisation)
•  strapping (rigid and kinematic)
•  electrotherapy (laser therapy, ultrasound, interferential therapy, functional electrical stimulation)
•  rehabilitation of movement and gait
•  pilates training
•  nebulisation
•  deep breathing exercises
•  intermittent positive pressure ventilation
•  suction for sputum specimens
•  postural drainage
•  neurodevelopmental rehabilitation for children (at the Table View rooms)

Home visits within the Table View and Milnerton area can also be arranged. We offer treatment in English, Afrikaans, and German.

Products

We stock the following:

•  strapping material
•  microwaveable bean-bags (hot-packs)
•  theraband
•  ice-packs
All other rehabilitation equipment (eg balls or sponge blocks), braces, heel raises etc can be ordered for our patient's individual needs from our suppliers, and are usually available within 24 hours.

Useful links

•  Our Facebook Page (on which you will find our newsletter): Petro Vorster and Partners Inc

•  Health Professions Council of South Africa: www.hpcsa.co.za

•  South African Society of Physiotherapy: www.physiosa.org.za

•  South African Neurodevelopmental Therapy Association: www.sandta.co.za

•  Orthopaedic manipulative physiotherapists group: www.omptg.co.za

 
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