Kirsten Morse

portraits-corner-1Kirsten Morse received her BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy from The University of Witwatersrand in 1989. She worked for several years in hospital practices and has been practising in Lonehill for the past 20 years. She completed her Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy (OMT 1) post graduate course in 1996 and has a keen interest in neuromusculoskeletal problems, especially headaches, neck and lower back problems.

Kirsten is a member of the South African Society of Physiotherapy (SASP), Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy Special Interest Group (OMPTG) and is registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HSPCA).

Kirsten is well known for her home visits in Lonehill, paediatric chest physio, and she has a passion for treating the elderly. She prides herself in aiming to restore optimal health and function to her patients and to ensure a speedy, pain- free recovery.

In October 2015 Kirsten relocated to Concourse Medical Centre in the heart of Lonehill. She enjoys running, cycling, tennis and hiking and spends a lot of time outdoors with her two sons.

What is a Physiotherapist?

A physio is a medical practitioner trained to assess and treat injuries, illness and disabilities through manual therapy, exercise and movement.

What does a Physiotherapist Do?:
  • Functions within professional alliance to health and medicine, and is recognised by and registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa.
  • Encourages recovery and development; enabling patients to remain active, or return to activity after an injury or illness.
  • Assists in the management of pain and disability.

Contact Our Physiotherapist

Call Us On - 011 465 2419

Neuro-Musculo-Skeletal

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.

Respiratory Therapy

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..

Home Visits

For those unable to get to the practice Kirsten offers treatment in the comfort of your own home within Lonehill and surrounding areas.

Products

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.