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Orthopaedic assessment and rehabilitation
  • Final phase rehabilitation of the musculoskeletal system.
  • Strengthening and conditioning before surgery.

 

Cardiac rehabilitation

Designed for people with heart disease to reduce future heart risks. Consists of management of lipid levels, hypertension, weight and diabetes, physical activity counselling and exercise training.

 

Chronic disease exercise monitoring
  • Cardiovascular diseases:  Myocardial infarction, Revascularization, Angina and Silent Ischemia, Atrial fibrillation, Pacemakers and Defibrillators, Chronic heart failure, Cardiac transplant, Hypertension, Peripheral arterial disease, Aneurysms.
  • Pulmonary diseases:  Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Chronic restrictive pulmonary disease, Asthma, Cystic fibrosis.
  • Metabolic diseases:  Hyperlipidemia, End-stage metabolic disease, Diabetes, Obesity, Frailty.
  • Immunological and Hematological disorders:  Cancer, AIDS, Chronic fatigue syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Anemia.
  • Orthopaedic diseases and disabilities:  Arthritis, Lower back pain syndrome, Osteoporosis, Lower limb amputation.
  • Neuromuscular disorders:  Stroke and brain injury, Spinal cord disabilities, Muscular Dystrophy, Epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy, Parkinson’s Disease.
  • Cognitive, Psychological and Sensory disorders:  Intellectual disabilities, Alzheimer’s disease, Mental Illness, Stress and Anxiety disorders, Deaf and hard of hearing, Visual impairment.

 

Elderly assessment and exercise

Cardio respiratory, strength, neuromuscular, flexibility and functional performance tests asses current functional levels of clients. Appropriate exercise programmes are developed accordingly.

 

Posture analysis and correction

Poor posture is a faulty relationship between the various parts of the body which produces increased strain on the supporting structures. This leads to less efficient balance of the body over its base of support.

 

Sport specific assessment and training

Tests and measurements can be used to assess athletic talent, identify physical abilities in need of improvement, provide reference values to evaluate the effectiveness of a training programme and set realistic training goals.

Sport specific tests that are available for individuals or teams:

  • Body composition
  • Postural analysis
  • Flexibility
  • Explosive power
  • Speed
  • Agility
  • Muscle strength
  • Muscle endurance
  • Aerobic assessment (Cardiovascular fitness)
After such testing, a sport specific report and training programme will be provided.

 

 

Functional training
  • Functional training is a method of strength training that stimulates improvement in the functional ability of the body which relates to specific movement patterns in sports or activities of daily living.
  • Training movement, not muscles and involves exercise using multiple joints in multiple planes. E.g. Core and TRX suspension training.

 

General fitness assessment

This evaluation comprises a comprehensive medical history and risk stratification, a full biomechanical analysis, which includes a postural analysis, body composition including fat percentages, flexibility tests, identifying muscle imbalances, strengths and weaknesses, cardiovascular fitness and balance and proprioception.

 

Weight management

Anthropometric assessment and general fitness assessment, programme prescription and dietary advice.

 

Pre and post natal exercises

Regular exercise during pregnancy can improve your posture and decrease some common discomforts such as backache and fatigue. Physical activity may prevent gestational diabetes, relieve stress and build more stamina needed for labour and delivery. Exercise after delivery is important to shed all the excess weight picked up during pregnancy.

 

Discovery Vitality, Momentum Multiply and Virgin Life Care fitness assessments

This is for everyone who wants an overview of their eating, exercise and general health habits; so that they know which areas to focus on for improvement. Your insurer may offer special rates and reward you with points for doing an assessment.

 

Sport massage

This type of massage is typically used before, during and after athletic events. The purpose of the massage is to prepare the athlete for peak performance, to drain away fatigue, to relieve swelling, to reduce muscle tension, to promote flexibility and to prevent injuries.

 

Kinesio-taping

Kinesio tape is used to re-educate the neuromuscular system, reduce pain, optimize performance, prevent injury and promote improved circulation and healing.