All Back classes are small group classes, designed and taught by our Physiotherapists, to ensure a high standard of instruction, supervision and an understanding of the pathophysiology of back pain. The classes work on your postural muscles to help regain control of your posture and body awareness. Strength, flexibility and balance are included in the classes. The classes aim to equip you with the knowledge of appropriate exercises, which you can regularly perform at home, to maintain a healthy physical life-style, and to manage your specific condition. We offer alternate mat and ball classes where all the equipment is provided.Current Class times:
Tuesdays 8.00am and 8.45am
Duration of each class is 45 minutes.
Please call for availability. You will be required to make an appointment to see the physiotherapist at the rooms before joining the classes. An initial assessment and instruction of the basic exercises, which are utilized in the classes, will be performed.
The Back Classes are held at the Claremont Congregational Church hall.
To facilitate speed of recovery your physiotherapist will often give you some exercises to do at home. These are tailor made to your specific needs and requirements.
We do home visits after you have undergone spinal surgery, total hip replacements, knee replacements, etc.
We will assist you with rehabilitation in the home environment until you are strong enough to visit our practice.
Your physiotherapist may recommend use of an item to help ease or prevent the re-occurrence of your problem. Newlands Physiotherapy carries a limited stock of various braces. However, should you require specific equipment that we do not have in stock please consult one of our medical equipment suppliers, following the recommendation of your physiotherapist.
- Physio balls
- Lumbar supports
- Happy huggers
- Strapping and taping
We do lend out equipment to our patients, which include crutches, ankle braces, wobble-boards, heel raises and shoulder slings. In some instances supportive or corrective taping or bracing may be used. If this is for a long term problem, then patients will be shown how to do this for themselves. Please follow your physiotherapist's instructions.
- Accommodation over December & January 2008/9 at 4 Hibiscus Ave Newlands
- South African Society of Physiotherapists: www.saphysio.co.za
- Health Professions Council of South Africa: www.hpcsa.co.za
- Sports Science Institute of South Africa: www.ssisa.com
- The International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapists: www.IFOMT.org
- Sports Physiotherapy For All: www.IFSP.NL
- Orthopaedic Manual Physiotherapy Group: www.omtg.co.za
- Neurodynamic Solutions: www.neurodynamicsolutions.com