A joint, also called articulation, is the connection of two bones. We treat various joint conditions including back and neck pain.
There are approximately 640 skeletal muscles in the human body. We can assist you in the treatment and rehabilitation of soft tissue.
IMMELMAN & REDIVO PHYSIOTHERAPY
Immelman & Redivo is a friendly and focused physiotherapy practice. We have a special interest in orthopaedics, musculoskeletal and biomechanics. We aim to empower and educate patients to understand their condition and how to manage it.
Our approach is dynamic and we remain up-to-date with current physiotherapy evidence and trends to achieve our goal. Our goal is to help our patients manage pain, restore optimal function and improve their quality of life.
Our two practices are conveniently located in Pretoria. The Groenkloof Practice serves Groenkloof, and surrounding areas, including Brooklyn, Waterkloof, Muckleneuk, Hatfield and Lynnwood. The Les Marais Practice is located within walking distance of the Life Eugene Marais Hospital, close to the Moot and Wonderboom area.
Physiotherapy is a four year degree course, with an added one year community service in South Africa. It is also called Physical Therapy and is a treatment approach that aims to eliminate pain and restore mobility through a systematic approach, which includes the following steps:
– Comprehensive Patient Assessment
– Appropriate Treatment Regimes
– Correcting the Cause of the Pain
– Maintenance (if needed)
Physiotherapists are medically trained and qualified to assess patients and make diagnoses. You don’t need a referral from a medical practitioner to be treated by a physiotherapist. We aim to work in a multi-disciplinary team with our fellow colleagues. We believe that communication between health care providers is vitally important.
Easy, pain-free movement is an essential component to enjoying quality of life. However, movement can often be restricted through poor posture, injury, muscular tension, inflammation or degenerative changes. The physiotherapist uses many techniques to address these restrictions.
Some of these include:
– Specific Soft Tissue Releases
– Joint Mobilisations
– Neural Mobilisations
– Dry Needling
– Exercise Therapy
– Specific Rehabilitation
– Cranio Sacral Therapy