The team with the healing touch
The Physiotherapy department is full of sunlight and the enthusiastic voices of a team that insists that being assertive and upbeat is part of the job. This department runs an inpatient and outpatient physiotherapy service.
Physiotherapy improves your physical condition by restoring normal body functions and prevents disability that may arise from disease, trauma or injury. Physiotherapy encompasses posture, balance and movement, knowledge of diseases, injury and the healing process.
The role of a physiotherapist:
To promote a healthy lifestyle, prevent illness and injury and to rehabilitate and restore function following injury, surgery or disability.
Refqah Isaacs – Physiotherapist
Head of Department, Physiotherapy
Refqah Isaacs obtained her BSc. Physiotherapy degree from the University of the Western Cape in 2006. She has been working at VHW since January 2007, taking over as HOD in 2016.
She is passionate about improving patient care and strives to ensure an effective and efficient physiotherapy service to the patients at VHW through maximising the available resources.
She is enthusiastic about the training and development of the physiotherapy staff and university students. Refqah has a keen interest in cardiac rehabilitation and Lung Function Tests.
She values patient relationships and family and is a mother of four young children.
There throughout the healing process
Offering outpatient care for patients after being discharged from hospital.
Physios teach healing exercises and offer massage to full joint replacement patients.
Physios help patients affected by strokes and all orthopaedic operations.
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