Cape Physio offers physiotherapy in and around Cape Town including Sea Point and Green Point. Our physiotherapy practice is situated at 144 Main Road, Sea Point in Cape Town. For your convenience we accept all major medical aids and credit cards. Our practice is especially geared to treat the Cape Town population working in an office environment. We understand the challenges the office environment has on your body and our physiotherapists are well trained to treat them i.e. postural management, neck management, back management, headaches due to facial muscle strain and tension, and general muscle strain. At Cape Physio our physiotherapists are here to treat you and offer you a better sense of well being.
Your Cape Physiotherapist Practice Principle is Fatima Hartley Bsc Physiotherapy (UCT) and Bsc Occupational Therapy (UCT). Fatima earned her physiotherapy degree at the University of Cape Town (PT Bsc. UCT) after practicing for a number of years as a Qualified Occupational Therapist (OT Bsc. UCT). She has since been asked several times to lecture the Biomechanics course at the University of Cape Town.
Fatima has years of experience in stroke rehabilitation and recovery, post-surgery physiotherapy and recovery and general rehabilitative physiotherapy and recovery.
Due to Fatima's unique experience gathered both as Physiotherapist and Occupational Therapist, the practice is well geared to treat Acute Respiratory Disorders(including COVID-19), Bone Conditions, Cardiovascular Disease, Cervical Spine Disorders, Hip and Knee Disorders, Lumbar Spine Conditions, Mental Health and Neurological Conditions, Geriatrics and Osteoarthritic Conditions and all other Orthopaedic Conditions of your body i.e. head and face muscles, neck muscles, back muscles, postural management, arm and wrist muscle management and muscles of the leg and foot.
As qualified orthopaedic physio's, we diagnose and manage treatments of the musculoskeletal and neuromuscular systems. We are trained to treat pains in the neck and back, arms, legs, hands and feet, conditions of the spine, sports injuries as well as post-operative procedures involving the same areas. Cape physio's are specialist in rehabilitative treatments for patients suffering strokes, heart attacks, amputations and dreaded disease having nearly 10 years experience in this field.
Lower back pain occurs due to incorrect posture, weak core or abdominal muscles due to incorrect sitting, standing postures and can be corrected using massage and stretching techniques.
Shoulder stiffness occurs due to incorrect posture, whether sitting or standing, and repetitive arm movements such as driving for extended periods.
Wrist and hand pain mostly occur due to repetitive strain injuries. Most computer users as well as any profession where the hands are seated in non-standard positions for long periods of time will at some point experience pain in your hands and wrist.
Migraines and headaches occur mostly due to tension in the head and neck, or tension from your eyes.
If you are feeling tension in the facial area this could be due to stress and strain eminating from the scalp, eyes, neck and jaw area of the face.
Tension in the facial and neck area could lead to one grinding one's teeth. Stress and strain causes facial muscles to tense up and stiffen and this leads to the muscles in your jaw to tighten.
Neck pain is classified as pain or stiffness in the side or back of the neck, pain at base of head and neck, pinching sensations in your neck area. Neck pain can transfer into your shoulders and back.
Back pain usually occurs due to weak back muscles due to inactivity and then set off by a wrong bodily motion or movement.Sitting for very long periods of time weakens back muscles and can result in back muscle pain or spasms.