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Our Physiotherapy Practice

Ask your medical doctor about physiotherapy:
Did you know that physiotherapists are so called "first consultants" in South Africa? It means that you can go to your physio even if your doctor did not refer you. Physios can accurately diagnose especially musculo-skeletal conditions and certain other conditions. We also know when to refer to other medical specialists.

Some medical aids have in recent years placed an emphasis on general practitioners (your GP/ medical doctor) as "gatekeepers" to limit medical costs. Depending on your doctor's knowledge & personal experience of physiotherapy he/she may or may not refer you for physiotherapy.

There are some conditions that may take very long to improve without physio if at all. Physio can therefore potentially save health care costs as well as suffering. There are other conditions where physio is not advised. Be sure to tell your physio about all your conditions. This is to ensure that you can react positively on physio. Your treatment regime may be adapted to accommodate for your medical condition. Best is to also ask your physio if you are unsure whether physiotherapy can help you.

Remember, physio is usually not only a consultation, but a treatment too. Having a "treatment reaction" is not always a bad thing, but should always be discussed with your physio in the same way that you would discuss an adverse reaction to a tablet with your doctor. It should be evaluated by your physio and the treatment adapted in consultation with the patient and sometimes in consultation with the doctor too.

In my practice, I do prefer patients to have the benefit of expertise from both your medical practitioner/ specialist and your physiotherapist. This is to ensure that you obtain your health goals within the best possible time frame and spend your healthcare resources wisely. Remember, you should be an active part of your health care team!

Kindly note that you will need to obtain a referral letter from your doctor or specialist for any children treated in my practice who are under the age of 18 years. Parental consent will also be required according to the current legal requirements in South Africa, and whenever possible I also obtain the child's consent for treatment. Your understanding in this regard is appreciated!

MAP & DIRECTIONS

address Unit 105 A, Medical Suites, Office Top Floor, Corner of 95 Bram Fischer Drive & George Avenue, Ferndale, Randburg.

Location directions:
Take Republic off William Nicol Road, turn left in Bram Fisher drive, turn right into George street (3rd road on right) and Bram Fischer Complex is immediately on your left. Park anywhere and use lift or stairs to Office floor. Stairs are behind the cell phone shop on the shop floor.

Take Boundary Road off Malibongwe Drive. Turn left into Bram Fischer drive, turn left into the Bram Fischer Complex just after you pass the intersection at Will Scarlet Road, second shopping centre on your left just before George Road. Park anywhere, use lift or stairs behind the cell phone shop. Medical Suites are on the office floor.

CONTACT DETAILS

telephoneRandburg : 082 608 0474

emailpalmus@netactive.co.za