Stephen Louw provides rehabilitation for various sectors, including final phase orthopaedic rehabilitation and sports injury rehabilitation.
His goal with rehabilitation is to identify any obstacles that may hinder your recovery before providing treatment. This way, you can work towards identifying the root factors impacting your recovery and ensuring they are dealt with.
Orthopaedics is a field that covers the musculoskeletal system of the body, including the muscles, joints, ligaments and bones. Rehabilitative care for orthopaedic conditions includes the management of muscle, joint and bone pain, post-operative treatment and restoring functionality.
Stephen’s speciality involves the final phase of orthopaedic rehabilitation, which focuses on strengthening the musculoskeletal system. Treatments you can expect for orthopaedic rehabilitation include manual therapy, strengthening exercises and guided Pilates.
Examples of orthopaedic conditions he manages include:
- Joint pain
- Back pain
- Limited range of motion
Injuries, whether chronic, recurring or sports-related, can be managed with rehabilitative techniques that aim to restore function and reduce pain. As an experienced biokineticist, Stephen has extensive experience treating athletes and patients with various injuries.
He designs structured programmes that cater to each type of injury and utilises a range of therapies to restore function, build strength and ease the pain. Your individual needs and goals help Stephen establish a tailored programme that aids in a speedy recovery.
Examples of injuries Stephen rehabilitates are:
- Chronic injuries
- ACL ruptures
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Pulled muscles
- Stress fractures
What to expect
First, Stephen needs to assess your condition and understand your needs and goals. The initial consultation helps establish your medical history and current condition in detail. He may also perform a few tests to check your stability, balance, pain, strength and range of movement.
From here, he will develop your tailored treatment plan and set up your first session. He will work with you to restore your movement and functionality through various techniques. All of his rehabilitation plans are tailored to each individual and encompass exercises and treatments that help to achieve your goals and meet your needs.