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Physiotherapist Mount Edgecombe Estate


Our Mt. Edgecombe branch of Kings Park Sports Medicine Centre (KPSMC) opened at the beginning of 2011. It is based on the same ethos and principles of KPSMC, which is a multidisciplinary clinic in Durban (first of its kind) formed 24 years ago.

This Mt Edgecombe branch is a vibrant and dynamic multidisciplinary clinic which offers Physiotherapy.

Our practitioners treat conditions across the board and are a proud and highly professional unit that integrate well together. We have a strong referral base for conditions that require specialised treatment or further investigations.

This clinic is open to both residents of the estate as well as non-residents – anyone is welcome!

MEET THE TEAM

Kelley Marais

Physiotherapist

B.Sc. Physiotherapy

Click for video: clinic walk-through experience.

PATIENT TESTIMONIALS

KPMED has a great variety of friendly and experienced practitioners - a one-stop shop for my medical needs. I have only ever received excellent service during my visits and interactions with the clinic and its practitioners.

- Blake Springate

I have been to many Physiotherapist in my life and truly have never felt better after a visit to Kelly at the rooms in Mt Edgecombe Country Club. Her professionalism goes way beyond the call of duty.

- Jackie Feuilherade

Great place. Friendly staff and professional service. These are practitioners who genuinely care about their patients and their wellbeing. I would definitely recommend to anyone. Conveniently situated as well.

- Johann Oosthuizen-van der Westhuizen

Why Should You Consider Seeing A Physiotherapist in Mount Edgcombe For Your Neck Pain?

When you lift something, reach for something, or turn your head in any direction, does it hurt? If so, you may be experiencing neck pain. Neck pain is a common condition that affects people of all ages and can result from a single incident (whiplash from an accident) or from prolonged stress on the neck (as in the case of someone who often reads or works at a computer).

It is also common to experience some degree of neck pain as you get older because of natural changes to the spine and nervous system. Understanding the different types of neck pain will help you identify the source and treatment options.

This article will discuss those differences and why seeing a physio for your neck pain could be beneficial.

What Are The Causes Of Neck Pain?

When someone has pain in their neck, it could be caused by many different factors. Some of the most common include:

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Arthritis and degenerative changes in the spine
There are multiple joints in the spine that can become arthritic over time. This can cause stiffness in the joints and make it difficult to move. This can lead to pain in the neck.

Disc problems and degenerative disc disease
The discs in the spine act as cushions between the bones and ligaments in the spine. With age, they can become less springy and be more likely to bulge or rupture, putting pressure on the surrounding nerves and causing pain.

Nerve issues The nerves in the neck can become irritated and inflamed due to injury or poor posture. This can result in pain, tingling, and weakness in certain areas of the body.

Neck Pain From Muscles Being Tense Or Strained

Neck pain that is caused by tense muscles is often a result of poor posture. People who are constantly looking down at a computer screen or handheld device are at a greater risk. Bad posture can put a strain on the muscles in your neck and upper back, making them tight and painful. Muscle strains are very common in the neck and upper back, especially among athletes who perform a lot of overhead motions or lifting with poor form. The best way to treat muscle strains is to rest the area, ice it, take anti-inflammatory drugs, and see a physiotherapist for stretching and strengthening exercises.

Whiplash And Rotational Instability

Whiplash is a common cause of neck pain and can result from any type of car accident. It's the result of the head being jerked forward and back while the body remains still, causing the muscles and ligaments in the neck to become overstretched and injured. The resulting pain is caused by the muscles and ligaments in the neck that are being overworked and are not being used properly. The pain can be treated with anti-inflammatory drugs, rest, and visiting a physiotherapist who can show you exercises that can retrain the muscles in your neck.

Disc Problems

Disc problems occur when the discs in your spine are under too much pressure. They may bulge or herniate, putting pressure on the surrounding nerves and causing pain. Disc problems are often caused by poor posture and lack of exercise. This can make the discs in your spine less flexible, making them more likely to bulge or rupture. Most disc problems can be treated with rest, anti-inflammatory drugs, and physiotherapy that focuses on strengthening the core muscles.

Nerve Issues

Nerve issues are swelling or inflammation of the nerves in your neck caused by injury or poor posture. They are often referred to as nerve impingement and can be painful and debilitating. The best way to treat nerve issues is to rest the neck and wear a brace while you let the inflammation subside. Medication can also help reduce the swelling. It's important to visit a physiotherapist because they can help you retrain the muscles in your neck to prevent injury in the future.

Conclusion

It is important to be aware of the different types of neck pain so you can identify the source and start the treatment sooner. Seeing one of our physiotherapists in Mount Edgecombe is a great option because they specialize in treating injuries to the musculoskeletal system, including the neck and spine. A physio can help identify the root cause of your pain, suggest the best treatment options, and provide exercises that will help you get better faster.

Contact us today to make a booking.