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WELLNESS AND WHOLENESS

Our Services

Arthritis (Osteoarthritis)

What is osteoarthritis?

This is the most common form of arthritis. This occurs when the “cushioning” in the joints, called cartilage, starts breaking down. This then causes the bones to rub together. The exact causes are still not fully understood.

What are the risk factors?

- Increasing age

- Obesity

- Previous joint injury

- Overuse of the joint

- Weak muscles

- Genetics

What are the symptoms?

The most common symptoms are:

- Sore and stiff joints after inactivity or overuse

- Stiffness after resting, that goes away with movement

- Pain that is worse after activity or towards the end of the day

Initially the pain may be manageable and come and go without affecting your day to day activities. Some people’s symptoms never progress past this early stage, but others may experience an increase in the severity and intensity. 

How can physiotherapy help?

Your therapist will not be able to do anything about the root cause of the problem – degenerating joints. He/she will, however, be able to assist in the following ways:

- Management of pain and inflammation

- Release of shortened soft tissue structures (in response to the tender joint)

- Correction of muscle imbalances through strength exercises and stretches

The last point is the most important in managing this condition. Muscles that are functioning at their optimum length and strength will support the affected (and all) joints correctly, therefor reducing the load on those joints. Good, balanced movement mechanics may slow down or even halt the degenerative process.

 

How I work

I assess and treat every patient holistically, taking into account the physical, emotional and biochemical aspects. I spend time to determine the root cause of the problem and to educate my patients on what I have discovered. I involve my patient in his/her rehabilitation by way of discussions, coaching and home exercise programs, which I tailor to their schedule and current activity level. I work together with my patients in order to rehabilitate them back to personal power, wellness and wholeness.

Benefits of using Monique De Beer Physiotherapist

Relieving symptoms, but treating the
cause

Education in understanding your problem

Focus on prevention of future problems

Provide appropriate home exercise
program to facilitate self-management

Aim for an average of 3 treatments

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Support and Guarantee

I guarantee that I will use all my knowledge and experience responsibly towards achieving the best outcome for my patients. I am available to answer questions, upgrade exercise programs and just give general advice and support if patients, present or past, are unsure about managing their conditions.

Why use me?

Take a comprehensive history

Provide undivided attention for the duration of the treatment

Treat you as a whole person, not just a sum of symptoms

I believe in making a correct diagnosis

Referral to the appropriate specialist if needed

Know your injury