WP Physiotherapists Lockdown Statement

Written by Zipho Hobongwana | March 27 2020

We are open for EMERGENCY cases only, by appointment only! In accordance with the NICD (National Institute for Communicable Diseases), the Department of Health and the South African Society of Physiotherapy we have decided to ONLY SEE PHYSIOTHERAPY EMERGENCY CASES in our patient practices whilst in national lockdown. What is seen as an emergency case? All patients that fall into the following criteria will and should be seen as cases

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Prevention of Coronavirus Disease

Written by Zipho Hobongwana | March 16 2020

We have taken steps to protect all our patients from contamination by doing the following: Strict handwashing protocols for all patients before and after treatment. We request patients to bring their own pillow and towels with for the treatment session. We have removed all linens from our beds. We disinfect the bed before and after every treatment as well as equipment. All communal areas are wiped off more than 3x

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Shockwave Therapy

Written by willem van der Meijden | September 15 2017

What is Shockwave Therapy? Shockwave Theapy refers to mechanical pressure pulses that expand as a wave in the body. Shock waves are similar to sound waves, high amplitude pulses of mechanical energy. The waves are generated by an electromagnetic coil. Recent studies have shown that shockwave therapy delivers great results in the treating of various conditions (see coditions listed  below) How is shockwave therapy done? A noninvasive probe is applied to

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Office posture

The Sitting Disease:

Written by willem van der Meijden | February 20 2017

Office Posture In nature there are certain shark species that constantly need to move or else they die. The reason for that is that they need constant movement of water over their gills to extract the oxygen out of the water and that in return lets them breath. The moment they stop moving they stop producing the oxygen their body needs. Nature is full of these types of examples. Should

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Diabetes and Exercise

Written by willem van der Meijden | June 12 2016

What Is Diabetes: Diabetes, or diabetes mellitus, is a group of metabolic diseases in which the person has high blood glucose (blood sugar), either because insulin production is inadequate, or because the body’s cells do not respond properly to insulin, or both. Patients with high blood sugar will typically experience polyuria (frequent urination), they will become increasingly thirsty (polydipsia) and hungry (polyphagia). Type 2 Diabetes accounts to 90% of all

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