Physiotherapy

Lelani du Plessis Physiotherapy at PILATES DYNAMICS STUDIO

The practice is contracted to medical aids, charges medical aid rates and submits claims directly via EDI.

Lelani du Plessis has been a physiotherapist for 21 years and has worked in a variety of settings over the years. She believes in spending quality time with her patients and will do her utmost to help those patients who have been through the system but were unable to get the help they needed.

“I love my job and I am passionate about this new venture in Randburg.”

Lelani has spent the past 10 years focusing a on women’s health, but mote recently has started addressing men’s health issues too.

“Physiotherapy can have such a positive impact on a person’s quality of life, but the field is very under serviced, with very few therapists available to patients, and it is my dream to make the availability of service known to more people in and around South Africa.”

Academic Info:

Lelani completed her B.Sc. Physiotherapy degree at Stellenbosch in 1994 and over the past 21 years has worked in South Africa and the USA.

She has experience working in a wide range of settings, including hospitals, workmen’s compensation clinics, retirement homes, step-down facilities, sports clinics and in private practice.

During her first 10 years of practice, her focus was mainly sport and orthopaedics. Over the past 10 years she has focused on women’s health, and more recently on men’s health as well.

The specific areas she addresses include:

Women:

– Pregnancy-related pain, post-partum pelvic recovery and breastfeeding issues
– Pelvic pain
– Urinary and bowel incontinence
– Bowel issues (constipation, IBS, etc.)
– Pelvic organ prolapse
– Menopause
– Osteoporosis
– Sexual dysfunction and pain related issues

Men:

– Prostate cancer
– Urinary and bowel incontinence
– Sexual dysfunction (erectile dysfunction, painful conditions etc)
– Pelvic pain
– Hernias
– Bowel issues

Physiotherapy in conjunction with Pilates can assist with the following pathologies:

– Neck and back pain and dysfunction:
1. Postural dysfunction
2. Facet joint problems
3. Disc problems
4. Whiplash
– Headaches
– Roatator Cuff problems
– Tennis/golfer’s elbow
– Sprained wrists
– Patellofemoral dysfunction
– ITB dysfunction
– Runner’s knee
– Muscles strains and spasms
– Groin strains
– SIJ dysfunction
– Hip pain
– Knee ligament tears
– Ankle sprains

We also use an EMG machine which is an electrodiagnostic medicine technique for evaluating and recording the electrical activity produced by skeletal muscles.

Contact details:

Tel no: 082 821 0070

Email:  lelani@lelaniphysio.co.za

How Physiotherapists work alongside Pilates instructors:

Incorporating the traditional application of physiotherapy values and goals with the principles and theory of Pilates will improve strength and flexibility, mobility, range and functionality and reduce pain. Therefore, Pilates Dynamics works closely with our in-house physiotherapist – or any  physiotherapist – to ensure that we are addressing clients’ needs while safeguarding them from injury.

Follow this link to read more about how Pilates can assist with rehabilitation.

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