Kirsten offers the assessment, treatment and management of spinal and orthopedic conditions. Modalities used are: joint mobilisation, soft tissue treatment, dry needling and rehabilitative exercise and advice.
Conditions include lower back pain, sciatica, headaches, neck pain, whiplash, disc injuries muscle spasm, fibromyalgia, rotator cuff injuries and strains/sprains.
Post-Operative Rehabilitation – Beginning rehabilitation soon after surgery is highly recommended as it aids recovery and provides the support and reassurance you need after your procedure.
Common conditions include: hip replacements, knee replacement, knee arthroscopies, neck fusion and lumbar discectomies/fusions.
Sports Injury Treatment – Early intervention after a sport injury is highly recommended in ensuring a speedy return to sport. Soft tissue and joint mobilisation reduces swelling and pain and aids healing. Treatment often involves working closely with the biokineticist and other practitioners. Assessment of contributing factors to injury and prevention of recurrence are addressed.
Conditions include: Achilles tendonopathy, ligament strain and tennis/golf elbow.
Chest physiotherapy assists in removing excess secretions from within the lungs. Physical techniques including postural drainage help mobilize secretions. This also includes infants and a suction technique may be used to help clear secretions.
Conditions include bronchiolitis, bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma and sinusitis.
Rehabilitation – To ensure the best possible outcome, you can prepare yourself for surgery with rehabilitation. Research shows that doing pre-surgery exercises can speed up recovery time and can reduce the need for in-patient rehabilitation after the procedure by up to 73%. To strengthen the muscles and increase range of motion pre-operatively will improve post-operative recovery. Practicing on crutches or a walking frame prior to surgery will give one post-operative confidence.
For those unable to get to the practice Kirsten offers treatment in the comfort of your own home within Lonehill and surrounding areas.
Kirsten recommends certain products to assist wellness.
- The GET ONE range of ergonomic office chairs have been designed by a physiotherapist to ensure exceptional back support during long periods of seated work.
- The TOTEM orthopedic schoolbags made of high quality durable fabric offer an orthopedically designed and internally contoured support system to protect the child’s growing spine.
- SLEEP ACTIVE offers a range of MEMORY FOAM mattresses, overlays and pillows and are highly recommended for their therapeutic and pressure –relieving properties. They are also allergy free, anti-bacterial and spring free.
- FITFLOP shoes offer the biomechanically engineered MICROWOBBLEBOARD midsole – a triple-density layer of elastic EVA that can instantly take the pressure off tired feet.