You will have access to up to date treatment techniques and modalities with highly qualified professionals.
The Team consists of:
PHYSIO4U is owned by Petrina Spencer-Walker. Petrina graduated as a Chartered physiotherapist from The University of Wales College of Medicine in UK in 1997, with a BSc Hons Degree. She is also a UK State Registered Physiotherapist, a member of the UK Health Professions Council and a Kenya Registered Physiotherapist .
Petrina completed her MSc degree in Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapy at the University College of London, in UK, in 2009. She is also a member of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists of the UK and the Kenya Society of Physiotherapists’ which is affiliated to the World Congress of Physical Therapists.
Petrina has 17 years of experience in musculoskeletal patients, amputees, sports injuries, Pilates, pre and post-operative rehabilitation and neurological rehabilitation.
Dimple Goswami graduated as a physiotherapist from the Rajiv Gandhi University in Banglore, India, in 2008 with a Bachelor Degree in Physiotherapy. She is registered with the Kenya Society of Physiotherapy, which is affiliated to the world Congress of Physical Therapists. Dimple also gained a Bachelor Degree in yoga in 2008 and completed a course in reflexology. Dimple worked at Kenyatta Hospital for 4 months and has been in private practice for the last 3 years, with experience in musculoskeletal out-patients and community patients.
Brenda Bett graduated as a physiotherapist from The Kenya Medical Training College in 2003, with a Diploma. she is registered with the Kenya Society of Physiotherapy, which is affiliated with the World Congress of Physical Therapists and is a member of the UK Health Professions Council. Brenda is currently doing her BSc Hons Degree in Physiotherapy, at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, to be completed in December 2014.
Brenda has 11 years of experience working in various hospitals and clinics with inpatients and musculoskeletal outpatients in Nairobi Hospital, MP Shah Hospital and Jaipur Foot Trust overseas.
Physiotherapy is a therapeutic health profession, which can assist diagnosis of your injury or condition, refer or liase with other Medical Professionals regarding the condition and decide on whether physiotherapeutic intervention is appropriate and if so to implement the necessary treatment.
Successful treatment must first identify the cause of the problem. This is not always easy when there has been no injury and therefore in this case a thorough history of when the problem started is taken by the therapist, which may include questioning about lifestyle postures and ergonomics at work, if your work is physical and if so what type, whether you have a healthy lifestyle etc. Once the cause is identified, which can take a couple of sessions if the patient remembers some of the answers to the questions at subsequent sessions, then treatment is implemented. Treatment will always include if appropriate, prevention of recurrence of the condition if, correction of posture and ergonomics and exercises to strengthen weak muscles, stretch tight muscles and coordinate muscle groups.
To facilitate recovery, Physiotherapists use a variety of manual therapy techniques like massage, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, joint mobilisations (Cyriax, Maitland, Mulligans). Refer to the services section, which describes these in more detail. In addition, equipment like ultrasound, interferential therapy, combination therapy, neurotrophic stimulation, Faradism and traction are used where necessary. Muscle energy techniques, taping with rigid or Kinesiology tape, acupuncture are other excellent treatment modalities used.
Anyone from children to the elderly with aches, pains or injuries can all be treated.
Physiotherapists are trained to assess the underlying causes of joint, muscle and nerve injuries so you can be confident of the treatment and advice that you receive.
You will get effective treatment that uses a wide range of drug-free techniques to:
To do this, the treatment you receive may include education and advise about your condition, joint mobilization and manipulation, therapeutic exercise and stretches, electro physical agents (such as ice, ultrasound & laser) and soft tissue massage.