The spread of the COVID-19 (Corona) virus has many people worried about physical contact with others. But there is no need to have this interfere with your physiotherapy requirements. Here’s why…
As you may already know, physiotherapists are well-versed in infection control and as a bonus, our most common and most effective treatment options are:
These approaches involve very little if any physical contact and can as such, also be used in virtual consultations, on platforms typically utilised for video conferencing (this follows the allowance from the HPCSA in April 2020). Research over decades have shown how much more effective and long-lasting these approaches can be in addressing pain and dysfunction and we have therefore, long before Corona, started moving away from the old-fashioned treatments which rely so heavily on massage and machines.
Our consultations in the rooms should carry no increased risk to your health as we have excellent ventillation from all the open windows in the rooms and we adhere strictly to infection control guidelines. Furthermore, the regulations around masks, coughing into elbows, hand washing and general personal hygiene recommended to the public, applies in our rooms as well. Infection control is made a priority for any medical practitioner from day one, so please rest assured, this is not new to us and for the more concerned individuals, we'll continue offering the option of online consultations for as long as what the HPCSA allows it.
Your health and physical wellbeing should be a priority deserving of quality care. Make sure to discuss any concerns, pain or infection-related, you may have directly with your preferred physiotherapist, so that you can receive the appropriate guidance for your unique situation.
082 334 9028
Valley Centre Offices
396 Jan Smuts Avenue
(Convenient parking off Marian Road, behind the centre, up the ramp)
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