Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy, also known as physical therapy, is a healthcare profession focused on improving and restoring movement and function in individuals affected by injury, illness, or disability. Physiotherapists utilize a combination of manual therapy techniques, exercise prescription, education, and modalities such as ultrasound and electrical stimulation to help patients achieve their physical goals and optimize their quality of life.

Physiotherapists offer a wide range of services tailored to meet the specific needs of their patients. These services may include:

1. Assessment and Diagnosis: Physiotherapists conduct comprehensive assessments to identify the underlying causes of movement dysfunction, pain, or impairment. This may involve evaluating posture, range of motion, strength, flexibility, and functional abilities.

2. Treatment Planning: Based on the assessment findings, physiotherapists develop individualized treatment plans tailored to address the unique needs and goals of each patient. Treatment plans may include a combination of manual therapy techniques, therapeutic exercises, and other interventions aimed at reducing pain, improving mobility, and restoring function.

3. Manual Therapy: Physiotherapists use hands-on techniques such as joint mobilization, soft tissue massage, and manipulation to alleviate pain, improve joint mobility, and enhance tissue healing.

4. Exercise Prescription: Physiotherapists prescribe customized exercise programs designed to improve strength, flexibility, endurance, and overall physical fitness. Exercises may include stretching, strengthening, balance training, and functional movement patterns.

5. Education and Self-Management: Physiotherapists provide education and guidance on injury prevention, ergonomic principles, proper body mechanics, and self-management strategies to empower patients to take an active role in their recovery and long-term health.

6. Modalities: In addition to manual therapy and exercise, physiotherapists may use modalities such as ultrasound, electrical stimulation, heat, cold, and traction to complement treatment and promote healing.

7. Rehabilitation: Physiotherapists play a key role in post-surgical rehabilitation, helping patients recover from orthopedic procedures, joint replacements, and sports injuries. Rehabilitation programs are designed to facilitate optimal recovery, minimize pain and swelling, and restore function as quickly and safely as possible.

8. Sports Performance Enhancement: Physiotherapists work with athletes of all levels to optimize performance, prevent injuries, and facilitate recovery. This may involve sports-specific conditioning programs, biomechanical analysis, and injury prevention strategies.

Overall, physiotherapy offers a holistic approach to healthcare, addressing the physical, psychological, and social aspects of health and wellness. Physiotherapists are dedicated to helping patients of all ages and backgrounds achieve their maximum potential and lead active, fulfilling lives.

All treatments are charged at medical aid rates. All medical aids are accepted.

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Practice number: 0792713

Amy Abel

Amy Abel

Physiotherapist

Amy Abel, owner of Amy Abel Physiotherapy, is a Registered Physiotherapist.

She obtained her degree from the University of Stellenbosch in 2014. And has worked in various provinces broadening her exposure to a variety of cases.

Her special interests are sports injuries and the rehabilitation thereof, back and neck pain, pain management, as well as pre and post-surgical rehabilitation.

Amy is registered with the HPCSA (Health Professional Council of South Africa), and is a member of the SASP (South African Society of Physiotherapy), and affiliated with the Sports Physiotherapy interest group.

Amy has a keen interest in sporting activitiesand enjoys keeping fit in her spare time by playing netball, swimming and gyming. As a sports person herself she understands the needs and demandsof the sporting community.

She has obtained her provincial and national colours in various sporting codes. Her aim is to help each client regain pain free, optimal functioning by means of evidence- based practice.

“Each individual is unique in his/her own way and so are their circumstances.

Therefore, treating one is a like working your way through a maze or a massive jigsaw puzzle.

There are various ways in which to achieve the goal set out by the individual as well as the therapist.

Everything you say and do helps me make the correct decision when to turn left or right. Adding to the puzzle that allows me to identify the cause and best possible treatment plan for your injury.” Amy Abel

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    About Meraki In Motion

    Meraki in Motion is a tranquil lifestyle and Wellness Center in Brackenhurst that brings like-minded practitioners and therapists together to assist our clients on their journey to well-being by promoting a balance between body mind and soul, and our surrounding environment.

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    Meraki in Motion Wellness Center

    28 Rae Frankel street, Brackenhurst, Alberton, 1448
    E-mail: info@merakiinmotion.co.za
    Tel: 010 880 2 880 

    WORKING HOURS

    Mon- Fri: 08h00 - 17h00. 
    Sat: 08h30 - 13h00. 

    After hour treatments at therapist's discretion.

    Fitness studio classes available until 21h00