Arthritis

Physiotherapy Services Ballito.

Amy Stranack is a physiotherapist who provides physiotherapy services Ballito. If you are looking for the best physiotherapy services Ballito you’ve come to the right place. Here physiotherapy services Ballito include: 

 

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What is

Arthritis

Treatment & Info

physiotherapy for arthritis

physiotherapy for arthritis provided by our physiotherapist in Ballito. We have  extensive experience in treating physiotherapy for arthritis

Arthritis

What is very important to remember with arthritis is that it does not develop overnight and could have been there for years before the pain started. Also that arthritis is a normal aging process that will be present in all people over a certain age.

Therefore it is important to keep in mind that just as you once were without pain while having arthritis it is possible to return to having no or manageable pain once again despite the arthritis. It is not a life sentence and there are many ways to manage it well. The most important of which is movement!

Physiotherapy services include rehabilitation which involves teaching you which exercises are safe for you to do and will not flare up your joints and also which exercises will help to strengthen the muscles around your joints, thus creating a natural brace to take some of the load off of the joint itself.

Joints love being able to move freely and stiff joints become inflamed and therefore painful.

The Physiotherapist can therefore use joint or spinal mobilisations to get stiff joints to move again which will help with pain management, get you back to better function and take the load off of the other joints and muscles that have been doing all the work as a result of the stiff joint.

What is very important to remember with arthritis is that it does not develop overnight and could have been there for years before the pain started.

Also arthritis is a normal aging process that will be present in all people over a certain age. physiotherapy for arthritis is non invasive way to treat and manage the condition. 

Therefore it is important to keep in mind that just as you once were without pain while having arthritis it is possible to return to having no or manageable pain once again despite the arthritis. It is not a life sentence and there are many ways to manage it well.

The most important of which is movement! Physiotherapy services include rehabilitation which involves teaching you which exercises are safe for you to do and will not flare up your joints and also which exercises will help to strengthen the muscles around your joints, thus creating a natural brace to take some of the load off of the joint itself. physiotherapy for arthritis

Joints love being able to move freely and stiff joints become inflamed and therefore painful that’s why physiotherapy for arthritis is a great option.

The Physiotherapist can therefore use joint or spinal mobilisations to get stiff joints to move again which will help with pain management, get you back to better function and take the load off of the other joints and muscles that have been doing all the work as a result of the stiff joint.

Conditions We Treat:

Tennis and Golfer’s Elbow

If you stand with your arms by your side with your palms facing forwards then tennis elbow is when the pain is on the side of your elbow that is furthest away from your body and golfer’s elbow is on the side closest to your body. Both are conditions of the tendons that move your wrist up and down and definitely are not limited to those who play tennis or golf. As a Physiotherapist I

Trochanteric and Subacromial Bursitis

Bursae are small sacs of fluid that occur normally in various places in the body including on the side of your hip or upper thigh (trochanteric) and under the bone at the very top of your shoulder (subacromial).

Muscle strains and tendon sprains

For the first 12 days after a muscle (strain) or ligament (sprain) tear the body sends inflammation to the area which contains the ingredients necessary for healing but this inflammation also contains chemicals that irritate the nerve endings which is what causes pain. It is important to leave

Frozen Shoulder

Often when a shoulder injury is left untreated for a prolonged period it can lead to a frozen shoulder which is when the capsule around the shoulder joint becomes extremely stiff and results in very limited shoulder movement for up to 2 years! This is what we always try to avoid

Shoulder pain, rotator cuff tendinopathy and strains

The shoulder is held in place by a set of five very important muscles that attach to the shoulder blade called the infamous rotator cuff! The mistake so many patients make is to think of rotator cuff injuries as one size fits all when there is actually a long spectrum ranging from just overuse

Neck pain and headaches

Neck pain often comes from cervical postural syndrome which is caused by long periods spent driving or sitting at a computer for example in the incorrect position or posture which leads to certain muscles of the neck being placed under a lot of unnecessary load which leads to dysfunction in these muscles and trigger points being activated which can even cause referrals into the head and face.

Lower Back Pain and Sciatic Nerve Referral

Low back pain can come from the various components that make up this commonly affected area namely the lumbar spine made up of joints, discs and ligaments, muscles that protect and move the low back and the spinal cord and nerves.

Other conditions that Amy Stranack Physiotherapy can assist with include:

  • TMJ / conditions of the jaw
  • Whiplash
  • Hip, knee and shoulder replacements
  • Tendon and ligament, labrum and meniscus repair post operative care
  • Piriformis syndrome
  • ITB (iliotibial band syndrome) and runner’s knee
  • Calf tightness, Achilles tendinopathy and tears and shin splints