Physiotherapy practice specialising in sport physio and workmans compensation rehabilitation with offices in Sanhall Office Park, Kirsty Close, Ballito
Lianca Dookran, the founder of Assess and Progress Integrated Therapy Center, is a physiotherapist with a passion for Orthopaedics and sport injuries. She provides evidence based non-surgical treatment for acute injuries, chronic conditions and post operative rehabilitation. Her preferred therapy is a Hands On approach using manual massage on soft tissue, joint manipulation, core strengthening exercises and acupuncture (Dry Needling). She also offers a mobile therapy service visiting home and offices in a time suited to the client.
Assess and Progress Integrated Therapy
The Assess and Progress Center offers an Holistic approach to healthcare. A variety of therapists working in support and in conjunction with one another to secure the best possible outcome for all patients.
Conveniently situated behind Netcare Alberlito Hospital, therapists work closely with private and hospital patients in rehabilitation and recovery across a spectrum of specialities.
Lianca has a passion for hands on evidence based physiotherapy with a special interest in Orthopaedics, Sport Injuries and injury on duty claims.
Physiotherapy Services Offered
A Comprehensive range of treatments applied for various muscular, skeletal ailments. A combination of hands-on remedial treatments including massage, manipulation, movement, exercises and acupuncture (dry needling) to successfully rehabilitate affected areas to optimum function.
Back and Neck Pain
Back and neck pain are extremely common conditions seen by physiotherapists daily. Approximately 80% of people will experience mechanical back ache at some stage in their life. Pain in the back and neck can originate from many different causes. Some common causes include:
- Standing, sitting or bending down for prolonged periods
- Lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling loads that are too heavy
- Performing daily tasks in an incorrect manor tasks in the wrong way
- Injury sustained from a trip or a fall
- Being stressed or anxious
- Poor posture
There may be a more serious underlying cause of the pain which can be identified by a physiotherapist and they can then assist you with an appropriate referral. Treatment of back and neck pain will depend on the assessment findings and are different for each individual.
Workplace / Office Physiotherapy Services
The most common reasons for employee absenteeism include stress-related illnesses and repetitive injuries, which can be treated with physiotherapy. Onsite & Workplace Physio will help in enhancing the functional capability of your employees. Our professionals visit your workplace for the purpose of offering onsite sports and musculoskeletal physiotherapy treatment for your employees.Our services comprise elements of office ergonomics and work-related injuries assessment, and treatment including pain relief techniques, joint mobilization and manipulation, clinical and sports massage, therapeutic exercise, stretches to improve alignment and sports taping. We also educate employees about recurring conditions and help them to work on strategies to prevent these conditions.
Sports Injury Physio
Sports Physiotherapy deals with injuries and issues related to sports people.
Sports injuries differ from everyday injuries. Athletes normally require high level performance and place an increased demand on their bodies. This stresses muscles, joints and bones to the limit. Sports physiotherapists help athletes recover from sporting injuries, and provide education and resources to prevent problems.
Women’s Health Physiotherapy
Women’s Health Physiotherapy is the therapeutic treatment of all disorders affecting the pelvis and pelvic floor: From incontinence to prolapse, pelvic pain or constipation, there is growing evidence that physiotherapy can alleviate, and in many cases cure these symptoms.
Most women don’t know that help is available. The pelvic floor muscles are often described as a hammock lifting and supporting the pelvic organs above. These muscles need to be able to contract to keep us continent, but also they must relax to allow for urination, bowel movements, child birth and sexual intercourse.
Problems with the pelvic floor can occur when these muscles are too weak (hypotonic) or too tight (hypertonic). It is also possible for these muscles to combine a pattern of too much tension in some areas while too relaxed in others!
Post-Op Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy
Surgery is generally the final step in any problem and is only undertaken when more conservative measures such as physiotherapy have failed to produce the desired or optimal result.
In most cases, Orthopaedic Surgeons ensure that their clients have received a comprehensive physiotherapy assessment and course of treatment before other interventions or surgery are contemplated.
Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy is a specialised area of physiotherapy treating injuries and conditions which affect the muscles, joints, and soft tissues.
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Lianka also offers a ‘Return to Work Program’ – more information can be found here.
Physiotherapy Tips and Advice
Lianca Dookran offers professional tips and advice for people suffering from common aches and pains. Physiotherapy offers an holistic approach to pain management and lifestyle activities associate with remedial treatments