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Poonam Haria Physiotherapy is located at the Rivonia Sports Centre, conveniently situated for people in the Sandton and surrounding suburbs.

The Aim of Physiotherapy is:

  • To regain mobility by the use of joint mobilizations, soft tissue release, stretching and strengthening
  • To improve and try to correct incorrect movement patterns and biomechanics by correcting muscle imbalances due to tight and weak structures
  • To treat and resolve symptoms from foot pain to headaches to enable you to participate in all activities whether you are training for a big sporting event or suffering from pain due to everyday lifestyle or work.

Poonam is a hands-on therapist and will use additional modalities such as: electrotherapy, taping, dry-needling and traction as needed to enable me to perform individualized and appropriate treatments for you.
Our goal is to ensure that we target the underlying root cause of your problem; helping to prevent a recurrence in the future. We strongly focus on a holistic, multi-disciplinary management approach in order to accurately diagnose and manage your problem and will refer you to a relevant medical practitioner if necessary.

Poonam Haria obtained her BSc Physiotherapy degree at the University of Witwatersrand. Following graduation, she completed her community service at Natalspruit Hospital than worked at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital for many years. She worked in several areas including, orthopaedics, musculoskeletal outpatients, neurological rehabilitation, acute and chronic paediatric care, respiratory physiotherapy as well as acute care ICU.

She has a special interest in the management of patients with orthopaedic and sports injuries and Women’s Health related problems. She completed a year of post graduate studies to obtain a certificate in Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy; upon graduating she was honoured the top achiever award. She currently supervises current students on this course.

She completed various specialised courses in Women’s health issues, Dry Needling, taping techniques including Kinesio taping and Strapping and Temporomandibular Joint  (TMJ)Dysfunction (jaw pain) to mention a few.

Poonam is a graduate in classical Indian dance, enjoys going to the gym, dancing and reading in her spare time.

We understand that it may be challenging to get an elderly or ill family member to the therapy rooms hence, we offer home physiotherapy in these special circumstances. Please feel free to speak to us should you need to arrange home therapy.

We welcomed Dayne to the practice in 2017.

Dayne Haworth completed his BSc. Physiotherapy degree at the University of Witwatersrand in 2011. He than went to complete his community service at Helen Joseph hospital. He has since worked in various private practices focussing on neuro-rehabilitation, intensive care units, medical, surgical and orthopaedic wards. He has also worked at a back and neck rehabilitation clinic and various general out patient practices dealing with sports injuries, back pain and various orthopaedic conditions.

Dayne’s interest areas for physiotherapy are sport, orthopaedic, neurology and spinal rehabilitation and geriatrics (Care for the elderly).

Dayne prefers the use of a hands on therapy and prides himself in conducting a thorough assessment to ensure that he fully understands your condition. Dayne thoroughly enjoys guiding his patients through a complete rehabilitative program to ensure that underlying weakness, imbalances or faulty bio-mechanics are corrected to prevent a recurrence of the injury and to increase performance with regards to sports, hobbies or work.

Dayne has completed specialised post graduated courses in dry needling, kinesiotaping, Mckenzie Back MDT approach, upper quarter and lower quarter rehabilitation and Management, vestibular management and neurological rehabilitation.

Dayne enjoys running, playing football, hiking and cooking in his spare time.

Working hours:

Monday- Friday: 7h00 to 18h00
Saturdays: (by appointment)
Sunday: Emergency

Contact us to arrange an appointment
Reception
: 011 802 2498
E-mail: reception@phphysio.co.za
Emergency: 081 543 8825
Web: www.phphysio.co.za
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/apexphysiotherapy1

Billing:

We charge medical aid rates, however we are contracted out of medical aid.

Conditions managed include:
Arthritis
Back pain and stiffness

Corporate health and Ergonomics
Chest conditions (asthma, pneumonia, bronchitis)
Disc and facet injuries

Headaches
Ligament injuries
Muscle strains, tears and spasms
Neck pain and stiffness
Orthopaedic conditions: pre-operative and post-operative rehabilitation
Posture related problems
Sinusitis

Sports injuries
TMJ (jaw pain)
Whiplash

Neurological Rehabilitation

Women’s Health Related Issues

  • Incontinence
  • Pelvic pain
  • Pregnancy Related pain
  • Bowel dysfunction
  • Sexual dysfunction (related to the pelvic floor muscles)