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A year of flourishing and Concussion Workshop details -Newsletter by Debbie Cameron

Updated: Dec 8, 2022

Dear Valued Patient

Our theme for 2022 is ‘flourishing’ and we are delighted to say that as a team we have achieved it.

  • Physiotherapist, Mark Waller, and I have completed the FIFA Sports Diploma which included 42 modules covering the following subjects in depth - lower limb, team care, upper limb, spine, and target groups, as well as sports medicine.

  • Senior Physiotherapist, Amanda Schamrel, completed the ‘Physical Treatment of Thoracic Disorders’ online course which covers the latest evidence-based practice on the assessment and treatment of thoracic disorders.

  • Mark has been working with soccer players from Inchanga Primary School, Ayabonga (defender), Sihle (goalie), and Minenhle Ntinga (goalie). He has been doing "prehab' training with them – this means preparing and strengthening the athlete to prevent an injury from occurring rather than having to rehabilitate an injury once it has already happened.

  • Debbie participated in the long-distance spinning challenge with Sean Suttie at Virgin Active Hillcrest. The training got more intense but so did the bantering and laughing.

  • Senior Physiotherapist, Kay Twiddy, completed the Pilates Academy South Africa’s Intermediate Pilates Matwork course with Katya Kinski in her beautiful Pilates studio in Cape Town. Physiotherapist, Megan Fryer, will be doing this course in December.

Concussion Workshop

Following on the success of our Concussion Workshop held in September we will be running two workshops in November:

The next Concussion Workshops by physiotherapists, Megan Fryer and Mark Waller, will take place on:

  • Thursday, 24 November at 6pm

  • Saturday, 26 November at 9am

They will be held at Debbie Cameron Physiotherapy in Hillcrest Medical Centre and costs R450 per person. To book contact Michelle Seppings at 031 765 8898 or email Seats are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

Three CEU points will be allocated, and a certificate will be issued. The workshop covers the following:

  • The mechanism of injury, the pathophysiology of the injury as well as the risk factors.

  • Presentation of the injury, on and off-the-field management, and the role of physiotherapy.

  • The return to work and play protocol, post-concussion syndrome, and secondary impact syndrome plus demonstrations of neck strengthening exercises.

Please note that the Pilates classes will close on 16 December and reopen on 16 January 2023. There will be an increase in price in February from R400 to R440 per class.

Debbie Cameron Physiotherapy will remain open throughout the festive season except for Public Holidays. Please don’t leave your injuries to be looked at until the New Year as this will compound the situation which means a lengthier recovery.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support over 2022 and to wish you and your family a blessed Christmas.

Yours sincerely,

Debbie Cameron

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