WELCOME TO MILLER AND ASSOCIATES PHYSIOTHERAPISTS

Miller and Associates Physiotherapists is a practice based in Melkbosstrand near Cape Town.

OUR VISION

To assist our patients through treatment and prevention to regain, maintain and enhance optimal function.

OUR MISSION

We are committed to offer our clients quality Evidence Based Service.

OUR HISTORY

Miller and Associates Physiotherapists was established in 2008 and is situated in Melkbosstrand.

WHAT WE TREAT

Our staff has been providing physical therapy to a countless number of patients. At Miller and Associates Physiotherapists, we provide conservative treatment that is non-pharmaceutical to treat pain, injuries and disease. We treat:

  • Sports Injuries
  • Back and Neck Conditions
  • Joint & Bone Problems
  • Neurological Conditions
  • Biomechanical Problems
  • Nerve Conditions
  • Soft Tissue Conditions (Muscle, Ligament and Tendon conditions)
  • Postural Problems
  • Post-Operative orthopedic conditions
  • Antenatal & Postnatal
  • Chest Conditions
  • Womans Health

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • What should I expect from my first visit?

    On your first visit, the physiotherapist will compile a full history of your condition and carefully assess the problem using questions, medical information e.g x-rays and special tests. The therapist will explain the condition and her findings and together discuss and agree with the patient on the plan forward. Some treatment will commence. The number of visits required will depend on the severity of the condition.
    The aim of each visit is to improve the problem and return the patient to optimal function. Your physiotherapist may include different treatment modalities such as joint mobilisation, electrotherapy, massage and movement an exercise regime for you and lifestyle changes.

  • Will I feel sore after my treatment?

    It is normal to experience some soreness after treatment with hands on treatment techniques. However, it is very important that you give feedback to your physiotherapist about this, so that your treatment can be modified.

  • Do I need to make an appointment?

    Yes, appointments are required to attend the practice. This is to ensure that you receive the optimal time required for effective treatment of your condition. Contact us today for availability.

  • Will my medical aid cover physiotherapy?

    We charge medical aid rates and submit to medical aids. Different medical aids have different rules and payment options. The patient is optimally responsible for his/her account if the medical aid funds are depleted. Miller and Associates physiotherapists are on the preferred provider list of Bestmed. We are also certified with the back and neck risk stratification programme of Medscheme and Fedhealth.

  • Do I need a referral from my doctor?

    A qualified physiotherapist is a first line practitioner and you do not need to be referred by a doctor to see a physiotherapist.

  • What does a physiotherapy session entail?

    A typical session with a physiotherapist is unique to a patient’s needs and their health condition. Treatment also depends on the scope of practice of the physiotherapist.
    However, a ‘typical’ session may involve:
    • Assessing and diagnosing the patient’s condition and needs.
    • Working with the patient to set and attain goals—whether that’s maintaining mobility and independence in aged care to running a marathon
    • Developing a treatment or prevention plan that will take into account lifestyle, activities and general health
    • Prescribing exercise and physical aides if required.

  • Where do physiotherapists work?

    Physiotherapists work in a range of settings including in private and public hospitals, community health services, in private clinics, or working with older people in residential aged care facilities and occupational health.

  • What qualifications are required to practice as a physiotherapist?

    A physiotherapist needs to have successfully completed a four year degree in Physiotherapy at an accredited university. Then they can register with the HPSCA and can then work as a physiotherapist.

    The physiotherapist uses non-pharmaceutical methods to restore, improve and enhance your physical condition to help the patient to maintain optimal function and prevent disability and chronic pain that may arise from disease, trauma or injury.

  • What is the difference between Physiotherapists, Massage Therapists, Biokineticists and Chiropractor?

    Physiotherapists are first line practitioners that are trained to TREAT AND DIAGNOSE pain and pathology within their scope of practice. The treatment is based on assessment and a complex evaluation. The physiotherapist can prescribe exercise and rehabilitate from acute to final phase as well as prevention for of injury and lifestyle management.

    The biokineticist cannot treat or work with pain and pathology but work during the final phase of rehabilitation and in prevention of injury and promotion of lifestyle management.

    A massage therapist can perform massage techniques but cannot diagnose, treat or rehabilitate pain or pathology.

    The practice of chiropractic is the assessment of conditions related to the spine, nervous system and joints and the diagnosis, prevention and treatment, primarily by adjustment of dysfunctions or disorders arising from the structures or functions of the joints.

DO YOU HAVE A QUESTION?

We will contact you within one business day.

ACCREDITATION

  • "My voet is 100%. Ek doen steeds elke dag die oefeninge om seker te maak als bly mooi in plek. Baie dankie vir jou uitstekende diens!"

  • "Ek wil ook net dankie sê vir die goeie behandeling wat ek van jou ontvang het."

  • "Thank you so much for all your concern. You have an incredible bedside manner and I will highly recommend you to everyone I know!"

  • "All of the staff was fantastic! The care I received was impeccable. Great place! I also love the availability of the plan for continued support after my discharge."

    MARY ROBERTS
    Neck Pain Treatment
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