It’s recommended that you contact a physio if you have had pain for a few days which hasn’t improved, a recurrent problem or if you are in severe pain. Coming for treatment soon after trauma will help to hasten the healing process.
Your physio will assess your injury, take a detailed history of your condition, give you a diagnosis and discuss an appropriate course of treatment. The first session will include an assessment and a treatment
This depends on the severity of the problem and how long you’ve had it. A few patients are fine after one treatment but quick fixes don’t usually work! Most patients have between 3 – 6 treatments, on average 3 or 4 treatments. With rehabilitation we look at a six week program, usually attending treatment once a week.
The HPCSA defines biokinetics as a profession concerned with preventative health care, the maintenance of physical abilities and final phase rehabilitation through scientific exercise prescription in the absence of pain.
A physiotherapist is a first line practitioner who will diagnose your problem, treating it with hands-on techniques and an exercise prescription until final phase rehabilitation is required.
We enjoy working with biokineticists as a team, with the patient’s interests in mind.
No, unless you belong to GEMS medical aid and wish to claim for your treatment cost.
Please indicate which practice you would like to visit and briefly what your problem is so that you can be booked in with the appropriate physiotherapist.
New patients can download a patient information form to fill in at home if they would like to save a bit of time. We otherwise do ask a new patient to arrive 10 minutes before their appointment time to complete the paperwork.