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LEAD PHYSIO | ACUTE & CHRONIC PAIN
Sarah is a qualified physiotherapist passionate about pain empowerment, education and management! So passionate in fact that she completed her Masters in Physiotherapy at UCT focusing specifically on pain management. From acute to the more complex, chronic and persistent pain, the more informed you are the more empowered you are, which is why she started the your-pain-matters platform.
In the physiotherapy practice, Sarah will assess and help you manage your: acute sporting injuries; post operative orthopedic rehab; including joint replacements and other soft tissue related surgeries… think ligament and tendon repairs etc., general day-to-day injuries- think headache, neck and back pain as well as other joint niggles. Sarah is also skilled in chronic or persistent pain states – think fibromyalgia, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), failed back syndrome, chronic back pain, chronic headaches, osteoarthritis (OA), and rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
“Let’s get learning, moving and doing together!” Sarah.
Practice Owner | Pelvic & sexual health
Candice is a pelvic and sexual health physiotherapist and founder of the Health Matters Physio branch of the Health Matters Medical Practice based in Ballito, South Africa. Candice is passionate about public education about the ‘taboo’ topics associated with pelvic and sexual health, she therefore spends her time educating through a variety of platforms both online and in-person in an effort to increase access to care.
Candice is a holistic and hands on physio trained to assess, manage, treat and facilitate rehabilitation for concerns relating to the pelvic region. Symptoms might include; pelvic pain, vaginismus, postpartum return to exercise, incontinence, constipation, lower back/hip/coccyx pain.
Candice will be pursuing a job offer in the Cayman Islands, where she intends on expanding her knowledge & Skill base within her field of interest. You can connect with her by clicking here.
Yours in “pee, poo, pleasure, pain and periods” ~ Candice
Pain Management Physiotherapy
Pain is the number 1 reason why people seek the help of physiotherapists. Here at Health Matters Physio we do not believe in “cookie cutter” care, you are uniquely you and so is your pain. Assessment and management therefore also needs to be unique and individually tailored.
Assessment, treatment and management for:
Back, Neck, Headache and TMJ
Together back and neck pain are the most common complaints presenting to physiotherapists, even though this is a common complaint we do not believe in a once size fits all approach in managing your pain. Our body systems work together, a proper holistic assessment which may include looking at areas of the body that don’t seem immediately obvious to your complaint of neck or back pain, may hold the answers for successful management.
Post Operative Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
For most people surgery is the last resort, and once you have taken the plunge, it can feel like you have taken the final step and the rest should come naturally over time. Although time is defiantly an important factor, surgery alone is not the magic bullet. Rehabilitation after surgery is just as important as the surgery its self! Whether it be back or neck surgery, hip, knee or shoulder replacements or arthroscopic procedures, etc etc, getting guidance on the do’s and don’t’s, education on the healing process and what to expect, and exercises is what will get you on the path to full recovery.
STOP! Before you click away, it’s not only elite athletes that get sporting injuries. The recreational and occasional athlete is also welcome (yes, I’m talking to you, the “I hiked in the mountains and tweaked something” and the “I played catch with the grandkids” athletes)! If they are acute or long-standing difficult-to-shake injuries, assessment is the first step in addressing, managing and preventing future re-injury.
If you’ve had a diagnosis of anything from: fibromyalgia, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), failed back syndrome, chronic back pain, chronic headaches, osteoarthritis (OA), and rheumatoid arthritis (RA), then you will know that living with pain is no fun! And living with pain where you have tried every therapy, treatment, lotion and potion is discouraging and can leave you feeling hopeless! BUT, there is hope! A thorough assessment which looks at your specific contributors to your pain experience, and really listening to your pain story is an important first step. Thereafter management is based on the most up to date, evidence based information we have, and will include a combination of education, hands on therapy and exercise. All of which are tailored specifically to you.
Pelvic Health Physiotherapy
Please note that this service is not currently available at the practice as Candice is travelling.
Assessment, treatment and management for:
PELVIC FLOOR PHYSIOTHERAPY
Treatment for; Pelvic pain, dyspareunia, vaginismus, vulvodynia, vestibulodynia, constipation, urinary incontinence, urinary urgency/frequency, pelvic floor weakness, postpartum check up, rectus diastasis, return to exercise postpartum, coccyx pain, pelvic girdle pain, pelvic organ prolapse.
HEADACHES & TMJ
Headaches and TMJ (jaw) pain often overlap with pelvic health concerns and symptoms. Management and treatment for the above mentioned concerns therefore play an important role in my practice. It may seem like a strange connection, I look forward to discussing it with you!
BACK & HIP
Everything is connected! Lower back pain and long standing hip pain are common presentations in my physio practice. Considering our anatomy and the proximity of the hips, thoracic spine, lumbar spine and the pelvis, one can imagine the importance of ensuring comprehensive assessment, treatment and management in order to obtain your unique goals.