What is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapists are qualified health providers who help people affected by disease, injury or disability through manual therapy, education, movement and exercise rehabilitation. They rehabilitate and maintain health for people of all ages, helping them manage pain, prevent disease and maintain overall bodily strength and well being. The profession also helps to encourage development and facilitate recovery, enabling people to stay in work while helping them to remain independent for as long as possible.
How To Become A Physiotherapist
Physiotherapists qualify with a four-year BSc degree from one of the following South African institutions:
- University of the Witwatersrand
- University of Pretoria
- University of the Western Cape
- Stellenbosch University
- University of Kwazulu-Natal
Once an undergraduate degree has been obtained, the physiotherapist registers with the HPCSA (Health Care Professions Council of South Africa) and is required to do one year of community service in the public sector. Thereafter the therapist has the option to move into private practice or stay within the public sector. Physiotherapy scope of practice, according to the HPCSA includes:
To achieve the best possible outcome with treatment, Faeda de la Rey Physiotherapy will conduct a thorough assessment to determine the underlying cause. Thereafter, a treatment plan is designed to fit the specific needs of each patient and their condition. The treatment includes a hands-on approach of manual therapy and an exercise program prescription when needed. Professional physiotherapy in Bryanston and Sandton. All your physiotherapist needs in Fourways.