Physiotherapy

What is physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy is a scientifically-based profession aimed at developing, maintaining and restoring optimum movement and function throughout life. It is a comprehensive treatment approach combining skilled evaluation techniques, ‘hands-on’ manual therapy, education and exercises to identify and treat muscular, neural, skeletal and respiratory disorders resulting from illness, injury, overuse or ageing.

On a physical level, treatment is aimed at optimising the healing process and alleviating pain to aid repair of damaged tissues, while considering the psychological, social and cultural factors affecting injury and disability.

Full rehabilitation is facilitated through exercise to regain independence and return to work, sport or everyday living with minimal or no dysfunction. As an ongoing focus, physiotherapy is also concerned with promoting health and preventing injury through advice and education.

What is physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy is a scientifically-based profession aimed at developing, maintaining and restoring optimum movement and function throughout life. It is a comprehensive treatment approach combining skilled evaluation techniques, ‘hands-on’ manual therapy, education and exercises to identify and treat muscular, neural, skeletal and respiratory disorders resulting from illness, injury, overuse or ageing.

On a physical level, treatment is aimed at optimising the healing process and alleviating pain to aid repair of damaged tissues, while considering the psychological, social and cultural factors affecting injury and disability.

Full rehabilitation is facilitated through exercise to regain independence and return to work, sport or everyday living with minimal or no dysfunction. As an ongoing focus, physiotherapy is also concerned with promoting health and preventing injury through advice and education.

What is physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy is a scientifically-based profession aimed at developing, maintaining and restoring optimum movement and function throughout life. It is a comprehensive treatment approach combining skilled evaluation techniques, ‘hands-on’ manual therapy, education and exercises to identify and treat muscular, neural, skeletal and respiratory disorders resulting from illness, injury, overuse or ageing.

On a physical level, treatment is aimed at optimising the healing process and alleviating pain to aid repair of damaged tissues, while considering the psychological, social and cultural factors affecting injury and disability.

Full rehabilitation is facilitated through exercise to regain independence and return to work, sport or everyday living with minimal or no dysfunction. As an ongoing focus, physiotherapy is also concerned with promoting health and preventing injury through advice and education.

Our approach

At PowersPhysio our approach is holistic. We believe in establishing trust and good communication to ensure our roles are understood and expectations are met.

We pride ourselves on undertaking thorough assessments, and aim to accurately diagnose the cause of your problem through a detailed history and a full physical examination.

As patient involvement is vital in the recovery process, we spend time explaining prognosis and treatment options, and addressing psychological barriers to improvement. Together, we formulate a treatment plan and set goals, based on your finances and individual circumstances.

Our treatment philosophy combines hands-on manual therapy and a focus on rehabilitation. We aim to empower you to manage your condition and prevent your injury recurring.

Throughout the process, we retest and adjust our original hypothesis to ensure we are on track to returning you to full health and pain-free function as soon as possible.

All treatment techniques are evidence-based and include:

  • Manual therapy e.g. massage, myofascial release, manipulation, joint and neural mobilisation
  • Dry needling
  • Electrotherapy modalities e.g. heat, ice, TENS
  • Strapping and wedging
  • Education and advice
  • Rehabilitation exercises in the form of an individualised home exercise programme

Conditions treated by physiotherapy

  • Back and neck pain
  • Whiplash
  • Joint pain
  • Neural problems
  • Chronic pain
  • Respiratory conditions
  • Post-operative orthopaedic conditions
  • Headaches
  • Sports injuries
  • Cartilage injuries
  • Muscle, ligament or tendon injuries
  • Postural and biomechanical problems

Appointments & fees

As first-line practitioners, physiotherapists can be contacted directly without a doctor’s referral.

First assessments are 1 hour and follow-up sessions are 45-60 minutes.

Medical aid rates are charged, but payment is required up-front (cash, EFT or SnapScan) and submission to medical aid is your responsibility. We understand that physiotherapy can be an unforeseen expense, thus in special circumstances exceptions can be made.

Cancellation policy

Appointments not cancelled 4 hours in advance will be charged a cancellation fee.

Our approach

At PowersPhysio our approach is holistic. We believe in establishing trust and good communication to ensure our roles are understood and expectations are met.

We pride ourselves on undertaking thorough assessments, and aim to accurately diagnose the cause of your problem through a detailed history and a full physical examination.

As patient involvement is vital in the recovery process, we spend time explaining prognosis and treatment options, and addressing psychological barriers to improvement. Together, we formulate a treatment plan and set goals, based on your finances and individual circumstances.

Our treatment philosophy combines hands-on manual therapy and a focus on rehabilitation. We aim to empower you to manage your condition and prevent your injury recurring.

Throughout the process, we retest and adjust our original hypothesis to ensure we are on track to returning you to full health and pain-free function as soon as possible.

All treatment techniques are evidence-based and include:

  • Manual therapy e.g. massage, myofascial release, manipulation, joint and neural mobilisation
  • Dry needling
  • Electrotherapy modalities e.g. heat, ice, TENS
  • Strapping and wedging
  • Education and advice
  • Rehabilitation exercises in the form of an individualised home exercise programme

Conditions treated by physiotherapy

  • Back and neck pain
  • Whiplash
  • Joint pain
  • Neural problems
  • Chronic pain
  • Respiratory conditions
  • Post-operative orthopaedic conditions
  • Headaches
  • Sports injuries
  • Cartilage injuries
  • Muscle, ligament or tendon injuries
  • Postural and biomechanical problems

Appointments & fees

As first-line practitioners, physiotherapists can be contacted directly without a doctor’s referral.

First assessments are 1 hour and follow-up sessions are 45-60 minutes.

Medical aid rates are charged, but payment is required up-front (cash, EFT or SnapScan) and submission to medical aid is your responsibility. We understand that physiotherapy can be an unforeseen expense, thus in special circumstances exceptions can be made.

Cancellation policy

Appointments not cancelled 4 hours in advance will be charged a cancellation fee.