Blaauwberg Therapy Centre, 103 Blaauwberg Road, Table
PO Box 11472, Bloubergrant, 7443
Tel: (021) 557 6066
Fax: (021) 557 6038
Email : email@example.com
The Blaauwberg Therapy Centre is a primary multidisciplinary Medical Centre in Table View. Established in 1995 by Mandy Knaap (Physiotherapist) and Janet Bytheway (Psychologist), the Blaauwberg Therapy Centre offers medical and allied health professionals the facilities to run their own practices in a relaxed, friendly and professional environment. At present the Centre hosts physiotherapists, psychologists, dietician, occupational therapist, speech and language therapist, mediator, play therapists, massage therapist and beautician.
OFFICE SPACE TO LET FOR MEDICAL AND ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
(hourly or sessional)
TO ENQUIRE PLEASE CONTACT +27 (0)21 557 6066
The Blaauwberg Therapy Centre has expanded
to include the following para-medical professionals:
MANDY KNAAP - PHYSIOTHERAPIST
Mandy has a special interest in treating shoulder injuries, dancing injuries, sports injuries and neck and back pain.
Mandy has lived in Table View since the age of 2. She attended Table View Primary School and matriculated from Milnerton High School in 1986. She graduated from Stellenbosch University with a BSc degree in Physiotherapy in 1990. Her first physiotherapy post was at Groote Schuur Hospital, but after only 3 months, she accepted a job in private practice and started working at Bayside Centre in Table View in April 1991.
After being employed there for 2 years, Mandy bought the practice and in 1995 moved to Blaauwberg Therapy Centre (BTC).
Mandy regularly attends courses and lectures to keep current with the latest research and to constantly expand her knowledge so as to improve the treatments she is able to offer. She treats acute and chronic conditions and does maintenance treatments.
The broad spectrum of conditions treated include:
- Shoulder injuries
- Neck and back pain (including whiplash)
- Dancing injuries
- Sports injuries
- Muscle strains
- Ligament sprains
- Post-surgical conditions
- Overuse injuries (e.g. tennis elbow)
- Repetitive strain injuries (RSI) (e.g. carpal tunnel syndrome)
- Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) - jaw joint problems
- Osteo-arthritis (OA)
- Nerve entrapment
- Lung conditions (e.g. bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma, emphysema, cystic fibrosis)
- Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
- Breastfeeding related problems (e.g. blocked ducts, engorged breasts, mastitis, cracked or painful nipples)
For a more comprehensive list of conditions, please CLICK HERE.
As a physiotherapist, Mandy most often use a combination of different techniques as this has been proven to be the most effective. The practice has electrotherapy machines should they be needed, but the emphasis is on hands-on techniques which research has shown to be best practice.
Treatment may include the following techniques:
- Spinal mobilisation - mobilisation of the joints of the spine using specific Techniques, such as Maitland, Mulligan, McKenzie and Kaltenborn.
- Peripheral mobilisation - mobilisation of all the other joints other than the spine, such as knees, shoulders and jaw (TMJ). Mobilisation loosens joints, reduces pain and reduces swelling.
- Soft tissue mobilisation - specific soft tissue mobilisation, cross-friction, deep muscle massage. Massage improves circulation, decreases swelling, decreases pain and decreases muscle spasm.
- Triggerpoint (TP) release - a triggerpoint is a taut band in a specific area in a muscle. It causes muscle tightness and pain – local and referred. These triggerpoints can be relieved by various manual techniques such as manual compression, deep stroking massage, sustained myofascial tension and dryneedling.
- Dry needling - dry needling involves inserting a sterile needle into the painful area or tight muscle or TP to loosen the muscle or triggerpoint to decrease pain or muscle spasm in the area. This is different from acupuncture which is part of traditional Chinese medicine.
- Neural tissue mobilisation - mobilisation of an individual nerve or the whole neural system.
- Rigid taping - this immobilises an area to prevent certain movements and stabilises the joint.
- Kinesiotaping - improves circulation, relieves pain, promotes healing, corrects muscle function and enhances performance without restricting the body’s movement.
- McConnell taping - improves faulty biomechanics to decrease pain and improve function and also unloads soft tissue.
- Rehabilitation/exercise prescription
- Muscle re-education
- Injury-specific exercise
- Individual-specific home-programmes
- Post-operative rehabilitation
Exercise improves posture and muscle strength, increases flexibility and endurance, increases mobility, improves balance and proprioception.
- Advice and education to the patient, other family members, helpers and/or carers.
- Ergonomics – computer work-station set-up
- Kinetic handling – lifting methods
- Preventative back and neck care
- Posture correction
- Pain Management
- Exercises – as per rehabilitation/exercise prescription above
- Traction - this is effective for treatment of nerve-root compression.
- Electrotherapy - laser, ultrasound, tens, interferential, combination therapy.
- Chest physiotherapy techniques
- Nebulising - patients may need to bring their own medication
- Postural Drainage positioning – this assists drainage of phlegm/secretions
- Vibration and shaking – this helps to loosen phlegm/secretions
- Breathing Exercises
- Suctioning – babies up to about 6 months old (only done by Mandy Knaap
Physiotherapy treatments are usually 45 minutes long. This provides enough time for the physiotherapist to properly assess and treat the patient’s condition and to give relevant advice and demonstrate exercises. The patient may be given the exercises to do at home so that treatment can continue between sessions. This may well limit the number of sessions needed for recovery.
Treatment is provided for all ages including sportsmen, sportswomen, children and dancers and also for pregnant women. In addition, home visits can be arranged when necessary.
Mandy is bilingual.
The practice charges recommended medical aid tariffs and submits directly to the medical aid for your convenience.
Debit and most credit cards are accepted.
Treatment is available from 8am to 6.30pm on weekdays and 8.30am to 12.15pm on Saturdays.
Contact Delia de Abreu, the practice Secretary or our Receptionist, on
(021) 557 6066 for any further queries or to make an appointment. You are also welcome to email Mandy on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dynamic, committed, qualified physiotherapist needed as soon as possible (including alternate Saturdays) in a friendly,
Multidisciplinary Allied Health Centre in Table View, Cape Town. Outpatient practice only.
Practice treats mainly patients with headache, back, neck problems and sports injuries.
Please email CV to : email@example.com or fax to : +27 (0)21 557 6038.
I have a special interest in working with children and families.
Who can be seen?
Adults are seen for anxieties (including general anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, post traumatic stress), depression (including post-natal depression and grief work); work stress, relationship difficulties and personal development.
Children are referred with a wide range of difficulties including anxiety (school refusal, phobias), depression, behavioural problems (aggression, lying, stealing), poor academic progress, (learning difficulties, concentration difficulties), trauma (divorce, crime, loss), other life changes.
What happens in an assessment?
Child: A thorough assessment provides the necessary information for an appropriate intervention. All assessments of children (pre-adolescents) include interviews with the parents, the child, the schoolteacher (if appropriate) and other therapists involved with the child. A feedback session outlines the difficulties identified and allows a forum for discussion of treatment options including play therapy, parent counselling and filial therapy.
Filial therapy training for parents is offered as a treatment option as well as a parent-child relationship enrichment option. Filial therapy involves the training of the parent to use basic child centred play therapy skills in order to conduct special play sessions at home with her/his own child.
An adult assessment will usually be conducted in the first session. After which a therapeutic plan will be drawn up in consultation with the client.
A primary diagnosis of alcoholism, drug addiction and anorexia cannot be treated in this practice, as these require specialised interventions. However, I would be happy to facilitate referrals to appropriate organisations.
I work from a narrative perspective. I have been trained to use various therapeutic modalities and have the belief that the correct choice of treatment modality for each individual is essential to ensure a good response to treatment.
The practice is open from 08:30 to 17:30 daily. Medical Aid Rates are charged. Most medical aids accept direct account submissions from this practice.
Janet Bytheway matriculated from Settlers High School, completed her BA (Psychology and English) at the University of Cape Town and her BA (Hons) at University of Port Elizabeth. Masters level training took place at the University of the Western Cape and her internship was completed at Lentegeur Psychiatric Hospital. She started in private practice in Table View in 1992 while lecturing part time in psychology departments of the University of the Western Cape and Varsity College. In 1995 her practice moved to Blaauwberg Therapy Center, a multi disciplinary centre where she continues to work alongside six other psychologists, a remedial therapist, learning styles educator, three physiotherapists, a colon hydro therapist, an occupational therapist, two speech therapists and a masseuse.
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PAMALA PILLAY - DIETITIAN
I grew up in Durban and studied at the then University of Natal in Pietermaritzburg. I qualified as a registered dietitian and am registered with the HPCSA. I spent some time in the pharmaceutical and corporate industries before starting private practice in 2000. I moved to Cape Town and set up practice in 2008 at the Blaauwberg Therapy Centre. I am at present involved in the corporate side of health while running my part time practice.
‘Nutrition is a science and Dieticians are the recognized experts in the field of evidence-based nutrition. There are many unscientific health and nutrition publications, fad diets and nutrition gimmicks around. When you consult a Registered Dietician, you are protected from misleading treatments and misinformation.’ ADSA
I am passionate about my profession and passionate about teaching people about good nutrition. Diet has such a significant impact on all aspects of our lives that not to be armed with the correct knowledge is a great disservice to ourselves and our bodies.
I run a general practice and therefore provide therapy for a wide range of medical conditions in order to prevent or manage the symptoms or complications that arise as a result of these conditions.
My special interest lies in the treatment of Diabetes and Weight loss.
Therapy involves the following:
1 – Assessment and counselling of the patient/client. This involves dietary, biochemical and physical analysis.
2 – Eating plan and guidelines if necessary
3 – Ongoing monitoring and nutritional support and counselling as required.
I am contracted into medical aids
I am contracted into the CDE network (Centre for Diabetes and Endocrinology)
I am contracted into the Discovery Vitality network
The practice is open on Saturdays only from 8.30-2pm.
Medical aid rates are charged and are submitted on your behalf.
For an appointment, please contact the centre on 021 5576066 or email: email@example.com
LEANNE SHELLEY - SPEECH LANGUAGE THERAPIST
I grew up in Worcester and matriculated from Worcester Gymnasium in 2000. I then studied to be a Speech Therapist at the University of Stellenbosch. I completed my first two years in Stellenbosch and then moved to the medical campus in Tygerberg where I completed the last two years. I qualified in 2004 and spent the next year in Kimberley completing my community service year. I worked at Kimberley Hospital Complex. It 2006 I moved back to Cape Town and worked for a practice in Bellville. In 2008 I bought a small practice in Table View and it has been growing ever since. My practice moved into the Blaauwberg Therapy Centre in March 2012.
What is a Speech-Language Therapist?
A Speech-Language Therapist is a highly trained professional who evaluates and treats children and adults who have difficulty communicating with others as well as those who have difficulty sucking, chewing, or swallowing food or liquid.
A Speech-Language Therapist has a minimum of a four-year professional degree from a university. All Speech-Language Therapists are registered with the Health Professionals Council of South Africa.
What do Speech-Language Therapists treat?
- People who have difficulty pronouncing sounds
- People who have difficulty developing the speech patterns we use to communicate
- People who have difficulty planning and coordinating the movements needed to make speech sounds
- People who stutter
- People who have voice problems
- People who have difficulty understanding language
- People who have difficulty using language
- People who have difficulty with social communication
- People who have hearing impairment
- People who have an auditory processing disorder
- People who have pervasive developmental disorders
- People who have experienced traumatic head injury
- People who have experienced a stroke
Tel: 082 881 8801
RENE SMITH - BEAUTICIAN
ILANA SACHAR - MEDIATOR
Mediation - a Co-operative Solution to Conflict
Mediation is an effective, co-operative, form of dispute resolution that gives the people involved an opportunity to find a solution that suits them, without destroying the possibility of a future, even if different, relationship.
During the process the mediator works with the parties to identify their needs and find their own solutions, helping to create an environment conducive to problem-solving rather than finger-pointing and blaming. This applies equally to family/divorce mediation and to commercial mediation, even though the mediation strategies differ.
The mediator acts as a neutral third party in a confidential, voluntary process that is conducted without prejudice. In more cases than not, the disputing parties find that through mediation they are able to find solutions to all, or most, of their points of difference.
Often the mediation process provides an opportunity for the people involved in the dispute to hear each other anew, or even for the first time. It also allows the participants to arrive at their own agreements or arrangements rather than having these imposed on them by a magistrate or judge.
Ideally, mediation should be undertaken before participants go to court, in family matters before divorces are finalised, in commercial matters before formal proceedings are instituted.
While no legal advice is offered during the mediation process, nor psychological therapy conducted, the family mediator can help with any of the problems that arise when couples split up, such as drawing up a parenting plan, which would include care and contact arrangements for children; maintenance/financial support; property and other financial matters.
Ilana Sachar is an accredited family and commercial mediator, practising from the Blaauwberg Therapy Centre in Table View.
083 535 0474 (cell)
021 554 1758 (tel)
SIMONA CASTELLETTO - CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST
My special interests: In addition to offering a general practice, I have a special interest in the following:
My training: I have a MA (Clin Psych) degree from Rhodes University (2003). I am registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA), as a Clinical Psychologist.
My professional background: From 2004 - 2010, I held a dual appointment as a Senior Psychologist/Senior Lecturer at Stikland Hospital/University of Stellenbosch. I managed psychological services in the therapeutic admissions ward, worked in outpatient services, lectured under- and postgraduate students from the Health Sciences Faculty of the University of Stellenbosch, and supervised Psychiatry Registrars and Clinical Psychology Interns in Psychotherapy.
My approach to psychotherapy is to ensure that the intervention chosen best fits the needs of the client. For this reason I offer a wide range of interventions. These include, evidence-based treatments such as Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and brief and long term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. I also have an interest in acceptance-based approaches such as Mindfulness.
Borderline Personality Disorder;
Bipolar Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, Anxiety Disorders; and
I have a practice at the Blaauwberg Therapy Centre, where I work both weekdays and Saturday mornings. I also consult at a group practice in Kenilworth during the week. Please feel free to contact me on 021 557 6066 or by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other staff members include Delia , Sam and Henna (cleaning / tea lady).
Sam and Delia
Physiotherapy and a Good Bed
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