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14 Norman Anderson St

Da Nova, Mossel Bay

Consulting Rooms

Our services include out-patient treatments at our residential address at 14 Norman Anderson Street, Da Nova, (close to Bayview Hospital) , as well as inpatient physiotherapy treatment at Life Bayview Private Hospital and Vidamed sub acute hospital. Being a multi-therapist practice we are able to provide treatment for a wide range of conditions both at our consulting rooms and / or in the private hospitals.

Please feel free to call us to discuss whether you will benefit from physio treatment if your condition is not listed.

Musculo-skeletal conditions ranging from soft tissue (muscle) conditions to neck and back problems

  • - Neck pain
  • - Cervogenic headaches (headaches resulting from neck spasms)
  • - Back pain or other joint pain
  • - Acute muscle injuries such as tears and sprains
  • - Ligament and tendon injuries
  • - Overuse and chronic injuries
  • - Acute peripheral nerve injuries such as neuropraxias and nerve impingements
  • - Degenerative problems in the joints (including osteo- and rhumatiod arthritis)

Chest physiotherapy after hospital discharge or for acute exacerbations of chronic conditions to prevent hospital admission

  • - Sputum mobilization (children and adults)
  • - COPD, Asthma and other chronic lung conditions
  • - Sinusitis and upper respiratory conditions
  • - Pulmonary rehabilitation (how to manage your chronic lung condition and retain function)

Neurological Rehabilitation post hospital discharge / after medical diagnose

  • - Stroke rehabilitation
  • - Head injuries
  • - Spinal cord injuries
  • - Long term maintenance of chronic conditions

Sports injuries and sport specific rehabilitation (Stage I-IV)

  • - Acute injuries that happened during sport
  • - Overuse and/ or chronic injuries that are sport related
  • - General fitness, strength and flexibility exercise programmes for deconditioned individuals or individuals who want to work towards specific personal health goals
  • - Patients who are still deconditioned (weaker) post discharge after an extended hospital stay
  • - Cardio-pulmonary rehabilitation after bypass surgery with the aims to promote full recovery

We provide the *complete decongestive therapy *for the management of lymphoedema.

Lymphedema is *treatable* and *management *include:

  • - Risk factor reduction
  • - Information and support about self-management
  • - Manual drainage therapy
  • - Compression bandaging and garments
  • - Skin care
  • - Tailored exercise and movement
  • - Pain management and psychological screening with possible referral

Hospital-Based Services

Life Bay view Hospital

7 Days a week inpatient
services available at
Life Bay View

Vidamed Sub-Acute hospital

7 Days a week inpatient
services available at
Vidamed Sub-Acute Hospital

Life Bay View Hospital

  • - Pre- and Post Bypass and valve replacement rehabilitation (ICU)
  • - Post Chest (thoracic) procedures
  • - General fitness of the weakened patient
  • - Any respiratory related illness that will benefit from physiotherapy
  • - Acute Stroke rehabilitation
  • - General weakness/ loss of mobility
  • - Rehabilitation after the loss of a limb
  • - Any conditions that may benefit from a walking aid, including measurement and advice on appropriate walking aids
  • - Advice on suitability of other prosthetics and orthotics (such as insoles, braces and artificial limbs)
  • - Staged return to exercise and function after surgery of the spine (back and neck surgery)
  • - Staged restoration of function and / or choice of external support and orthotics after peripheral nerve surgery (including brachial plexus, radial, ulnar and sciatic nerve injury)
  • - Pre-mapping for epidural procedures
  • - Post intracranial (brain) surgery – comprehensive rehabilitation to maximise function
  • - Hip- and Knee Replacement rehabilitation focussing on regaining full joint range of motion and muscle strength to encourage return of independent function
  • - Total Shoulder Replacement and other shoulder surgery rehabilitation and support as above
  • - Hand and foot surgery
  • - Post trauma (other bone fractures) support and rehabilitation after the bone(s) has been reset
  • - Regaining full joint range of motion and muscle strength post bone fracture / other surgical conditions involving broken bones or removal of fixations (such as plaster of Paris, wires and screws/other instrumentation)

Paediatric services (0 – 16 years)

  • - Chest and upper respiratory tract treatments to clear secretions and improve work of breathing
  • - Sport and other acute injuries
  • - Rehabilitation to improve range of motion after fractures has been set

Vidamed Sub-Acute hospital

A comprehensive exercise and patient education programme delivered in a medically supportive, sub-acute inpatient setting by a multi-disciplinary team of dedicated staff who specialise in rehabilitation.

The sub-acute patient is someone that requires the services of a coordinated, multi-disciplinary team to design and implement a goal-orientated programme for the patient with the aim to return patients to the community or transition them to a lower level of care. Treatment is usually rendered immediately after, or for certain patient conditions, instead of acute hospitalisation.

Stroke, and other acute brain injury, spinal cord injuries, other central neurological conditions (MS, and Guillain-Barre) as well as other peripheral neuropathies.

*This list is not exhaustive: please contact the facility to discuss any patients with other neurological conditions who you would like to refer to determine suitability for sub-acute rehabilitation*

Sometimes the underlying medical condition has been cured, but the recovery of the body is slow and a general strengthening programme is needed. This is common after intensive care stay, post fall or any other surgery or inpatient hospital stays where the patient’s recovery was delayed or prolonged due to (now treated) acute medical conditions. .Acute medical conditions for example such as intensive care admission or prolonged intensive care stay, post-surgery prolonged stay, post fall or other acute medical conditions (respiratory conditions included) that has now been reversed.

  • - Strengthening and returning to activities of daily living (ADL) after joint replacement surgery.
  • - Strengthening and managing recovery after any other joint or muscle surgery; particularly after spinal surgery.
  • - Strengthening programmes for recovery after fractures.

Structured and graded exercise and patient education sessions for patients with the following lung conditions: COPD, Brongiectacis, lung fibrosis and other obstructive or restrictive lung conditions where a recent acute episode suddenly caused a decrease in quality of life and function.

The above list of types of patients who can benefit from inpatient rehabilitation is by no means conclusive. Please contact Sr M Kleynhans (Sub-acute Unit manager), Theo or your treating doctor to discuss any other individual patients not mentioned here that you would like to refer to the sub-acute unit for rehabilitation.

Treatment Modalities

We cover the whole range of treatment modalities consisting of soft tissue- and joint mobilisation and manipulation (including massage and traction), exercise therapy (stretch and core muscle-programmes, cardio and resistance training), electro-therapy and dry needling. Respiratory care consists of manual mobilisation of secretions, deep breathing exercises, nebulization, fitness programs and general coping strategies.

Please make sure that the therapist explains these modalities and that you are comfortable with the proposed treatment.

Please ask about our additional speciality treatment modalities.