UMHLANGA PHYSIOTHERAPY AND REHABILITATION CENTRE
We provide a variety of physiotherapy services.
Our outpatient Rehab is fully equipped and our skilled physiotherapists will be able to help you regain your functional independence. We provide services for Strokes, head injuries, post op orthopaedic procedures.
Who We are
Mervyn Naicker: B. Physio (HONS) (UKZN)
Preshantha Pillay: BSc. Physiotherapy (HONS) (UWC)
Parisksha Gobind: Occupational : B.Occ. Therapy (UDW)
Pam Appalsamy: Practice Administrator
We also offer our services in-hospital and have physiotherapists at Ethekwini Hospital and Heart Centre as well as Umhlanga Hospital.
We are proud to announce that we now including a respiratory clinic to our list of services offered.
Please find a brief description below of Inspiratory Muscle Training
Inspiratory muscle training is defined as a course of therapy consisting of a series of breathing exercises that aim to strengthen the bodies’ respiratory muscles making it easier for people to breathe. Inspiratory muscle training is normally aimed at people who suffer from asthma, bronchitis, emphysema and COPD.
The respiratory muscles need to be trained because during exercise the body’s demand for oxygen increases and our breathing volume or ventilation must also rise to cope with the oxygen increase.
This important role of the inspiratory muscle training has huge benefits for respiratory muscles, fitness and sports training as well as to help improve running performance.
MISS PARIKSHA GOBIND – OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST
Miss Gobind qualified as an Occupational Therapist after obtaining her Bachelor of Occupational Therapy degree (honours) at the University of KwaZulu Natal in 2002. Her community service was completed at Vryheid Provincial Hospital. Miss Gobind then worked at the Pietermaritzburg Assessment and Therapy Centre for a short while, before immigrating to the UK where she worked as a specialist Occupational Therapist at the Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust until 2009 when she was promoted to clinical lead for inpatient orthopaedic occupational therapy within the hospital trust.
Miss Gobind returned to South Africa in 2013 working as a sessional Occupational Therapist at Entabeni Hospital’s rehabilitation unit and began a part time private practice. Miss Gobind moved to private practice full time in 2015 and now runs a busy practice from EThekwini Hospital and Heart Centre and Beacon rock medical centre.
- Assessment and treatment of paediatric conditions, such as developmental delay, congenital abnormalities, hydrocephalus, cerebral palsy and scholastic difficulties.
- Neuro-rehabilitation including, CVA/Stroke, spinal cord injuries, oncology related conditions and traumatic brain injuries.
- Hand rehabilitation and splinting.
- Provision and manufacture of pressure garments, scar management.
- Functional Capacity evaluations
- Home visits within Umhlanga and Durban North for patients who are unable to travel to rooms due to physical limitations.
- Injury on duty
We look forward, to patient support and input in establishing our medical centre as a landmark facility.
Beacon Rock, 21 Lighthouse Rd, Umhlanga Rock, 4320
031 575 8300
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