OUR SERVICES
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HAND THERAPY AND SPLINTING

Any upper limb or hand dysfunction will have a significant effect on your quality of life in performing your daily activities. If you have had any surgery, injury or other illness /condition, which has an effect on the functionality of your Shoulder, Arm, Elbow, Forearm, Wrist, Hand or Fingers hand therapy will benefit you. Our practise was the first practise to make use of Wood Cast - a biodegradable, environmentally friendly splinting material imported from Finland. 

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ORTHOPAEDIC REHABILITATION &
JOINT REPLACEMENT (ANTHROPLASTY)

We supply assessment, rehabilitation and treatment for Orthopaedic conditions though our unique arthroplasty (joint replacement) program (The Smit-Botha BCOP), where each patient's Bio-Psychosocial and Risk-factors are assessed and treatment is adapted accordingly to influence your outcome and healing process.  Physiotherapists also care and treat any fractures or injury to muscles, tendons or nerves. 

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SPORT INJURIES AND SPORT CLINIC

We provide treatment of Sport-related injuries such as sprains and strains, dislocation, tendon rupture, myofascial disorders, incorrect posture & technique, inadequate muscle strength and offer strapping and splinting as well. At our sports clinic, we focus not only on treatment and rehabilitation following an injury or surgery but also toward prevention with strength and endurance training through sports and exercise.

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PRE-MATURE BORN BABIES

We provide Premature and newborn baby assessments of the baby's reflexes, Neuro-development and Sensory environment as well s programs with the aim of preparing you in taking care of your baby’s special needs. We also provide Neo-natal ICU care where we will take care of your babies' Sensory Stimuli, Positioning and Neuro-developmental movements.

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NEUROLOGICAL, PSYCHIATRIC AND COGNITIVE CONDITIONS

We provide a variety of cognitive, neuro- and psychiatric assessments, treatments and cognitive and behavioural therapy adaption programs addressing aspects such as concentration, memory, attention deficit, perceptual and other execute functional impairments. 

 

We also provide Neurological Rehabilitation for Patients who are suffering from a neuro-vascular incident or impairment, post CVA- and head injuries, TMJ disorders and associate headaches. 

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BURNS, PRESSURE GARMENTS AND SCAR MANAGEMENT
Post burns injury rehabilitation
Scar and scar tissue treatment, Laser and massage therapy 
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NEURO-LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE

It is a manual techniques used by a trained therapist to help with lymph drainage. Persons who experience pain, functional difficulties, swelling and tiredness may benefit and experience a more functional and balanced life. This treatment helps to improve the normal function of the lymph system, assist in pain relief, lowers stress levels, and improves your sleeping pattern. 

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SHOCKWAVE THERAPY

Low-intensity extracorporeal shock wave therapy is a non-invasive solution for chronic musculoskeletal pain. Low-intensity extracorporeal shockwave therapy is frequently used in physiotherapy, Orthopaedics and sports medicine. Applications are mostly associated with the treatment of chronic muscular and tendon disorders, back and cervical pain. 

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WORKABILITY ASSESMENTS AND LEARNERSHIP PRE-PLACEMENT SCREENING PROGRAM

STO’s Learnership Pre-Placement Screening (LPPS) programme assists employers select candidates who are more likely to complete the learnership training successfully.  Successful completion of learnerships benefits both employer and worker.  The worker receives a recognized qualification that enhances their employability and/or promotion opportunities.  The employer qualifies for a learnership allowance while increasing their company skills base.   

Post Hire Pre-placemenent assessments are done for employers to ensure fitting the man to the task.  Training Selection and placement assessments and recomendations are done to ensure that the worker has the ability and competence  to advance  into new proposed fields of work. 

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ERGONOMICS ASSESMENTS AND WORKPLACE PROGRAM

We provide ergonomic Assessments and recommendations to individuals and companies to  improve or decrease the identified health risks with regards to ergonomics, motion economy and preventative programs.  

We are also able to assess Ergonomics and health risks for employers where we provide practical recommendations to help employers and employees reduce the number and severity of injuries in their workplaces. 

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P-TRACK CASE AND
DISABILITY MANAGEMENT

We use the web-base case and disability management system, P-Track, is a treatment, training and quality control platform where treatments and outcomes are tracked as part of benefits and solutions for service providers, patients, employers, medical aids and funders.

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PAIN MANAGEMENT

Physiotherapists perform individualized assessments, to assess all possible components that can cause dysfunction and pain. With proper assessment the components causing the problems can be treated and managed. Our goal is not only to treat the symptoms that are causing the dysfunction or pain, but to manage the problem. Following the assessment, in depth education is done so that the patient understands the problem and the solution. Working together enables us to optimize our treatment and management of all conditions.

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GROUP THERAPY

STO uses Life-Skills to empower individuals to co-exist with all negative experiences which might be part of their daily lives. We use group therapy as a tool where patients meet to describe and discuss their troubles or difficulties in a group, where certain dynamics within the group are utilized to facilitate healing. We facilitate a safe learning environment where they can gain knowledge,  grow, heal and become more skilled and competent in applying these skills.

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WELLNESS/ LIFESTYLE PROGRAMS
HEALTH PROGRAMS

We present Lifestyle-, Life Skills and Wellness programs which help employees to adopt and maintain healthy behaviours and increase physical fitness which will lower the health risks and decrease the chronicity of disease, injuries and depression

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HOME AND WORK VISITS

Therapists travel to your home, nursing homes, old age homes and work environment for assessments, and recommendations are made to improve or decrease the identified health risks with regards to ergonomics, motion economy and preventative programs.  ​