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    Cardiac rehabilitation is a customized program of a specifically designed exercise program and education, designed to help you recover after a heart attack, from other forms of heart disease or after surgery to treat heart disease.

     

     

     

    Cardiac rehabilitation is often divided into phases that involve supervised progressive exercise protocols, nutritional counselling (dieticians), emotional support (Psychologists) if needed and support and education about lifestyle changes to reduce your risks of further heart problems. Cardiac rehabilitation programs increase your chances of survival. Both the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology recommend cardiac rehabilitation programs.

    The goals of cardiac rehabilitation are to help you regain optimal physical functionality and strength, to prevent your condition from worsening and to reduce your risk of future heart problems.

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    Many recent studies have shown the risk reversal effect that physical therapy has on risk factors for cardiovascular disease including:

     

    • Hypertension (High Blood pressure)

    • Type 1 & 2 Diabetes

    • High cholesterol

    • Obesity

    • Stress & Depression
    Through thorough assessment, education and prescription of scientifically based supervised exercise programs, preventative lifestyle modification strategies are employed to lower mortality in patients with high risk for cardiovascular disease.

     

    A multi-disciplinary approach is crucial to ensure the best outcome.

     

    A long term lifestyle adjustment with the help of Doctors, Dieticians and other medical professional’s plays and integral role in preventing heart attack and stroke.

     


  • Conditions include:


    • Amputations

    • Musculoskeletal/orthopaedic disease, disability and injury

    • Muscular/ligament strain,

    • Joint replacement

    • Post operative rehabilitation

    • Osteo-/rheumatoid arthritis,

    • Osteoporosis,

    • Cervical and lumbar dysfunction (Upper back/neck & lower back pain),

    • Neuromuscular disorders and disease

    • Neurological problems,

    • Spinal cord injuries,

    • Stroke.

    Orthopaedic rehabilitation focused on restoring function to the muscular and skeletal systems.

     

    Biokinetics concerns it's self with the various types of disorders and injuries affecting our muscles, bones, and joints while discovering the important role physical therapy plays in managing orthopaedic conditions.

     

    The Biokineticist focuses on restoring function and reducing the risk of future injury or degeneration.

     

    Scientifically designed protocols are used for each specific condition to progressively increase functional ability.

     

  • Physical Selection is a scientific assessment of the workplace to place manual labourers in

    specific areas based on their physical attributes.

     

    The job description of a specific occupation requires specific physical characteristics to

    ensure the worker’s ability to perform the task at hand successfully and productively.

     

    The aim is to reduce the risk of injury to employees in order to create a healthier workforce

    with less absenteeism. Employers are then able to measure the workers suitability for a specific task.

     

    The process starts by the assessing the facility and various tasks that need to be

    performed within this facility.

     

    Based upon the results of this assessment the physical components required to perform these tasks are identified.

     

    The aim is to create an environment that is safe, more productive and less time consuming, with employees that experience more work satisfaction.

     

    Ergonomics is also considered part of physical selection and focuses on the office worker.

     

    It is defined as the science of designing the job, equipment, and workplace to fit the worker.

     

    Proper ergonomic design is necessary to prevent repetitive strain injuries, which can develop over time and can lead to long-term disability.

     

    Ergonomics involves workstation set-up and design, body posture evaluation and prevention of computer-related injuries and more.

     

    Ergonomics is employed to fulfil the two goals of health and productivity.

  • We recognise that sportsmen and women often demand more from themselves, both physically and mentally, and they want fast access to physiotherapy services, with a physiotherapist who can identify and effectively treat the problem presenting and also address the risk factors for recurrence of injury.

     

    We will look at each person as an individual and address these areas to

    minimise time out of action:

     

    • rehabilitation programs

    • manual techniques to reduce areas of restriction and facilitate muscle activity

    • Biomechanical problems

    • movement and postural dysfunction

    Some of the Sports Injuries we treat are:

     

    • Muscle tears

    • Tendon and ligament problems

    • Overuse injuries

    • Post-surgical rehabilitation

    • Knee, ankle and foot pain

    • Shoulder problem

    • Tennis/golfer's elbow

    • Foot conditions

     

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