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Rehabilitation of sports injuries

Being injured is the downside of sport. Whether you are a competitive athlete or a weekend warrior, injury can stand in the way of achieving your goals.

Overcoming an injury calls for patience, resilience and determination. At PowersPhysio, we know how frustrating it is to be injured. Our goal is to support you in every facet of your rehabilitation and return you to full participation as soon as possible.

We believe that accurate diagnosis and good communication are the foundations of a successful outcome. The better you understand the cause of your injury, how it needs to be managed, and the timeframe for your return to sport, the easier it is to concentrate on recovery.

Our experience

Andrea’s interest in sports injuries stems from her extensive personal involvement in sport over the years. Having played hockey at a competitive level, Andrea understands the demands placed on the body and the frustrations of being injured.

Her first-hand experience of injuries and successful rehabilitation of them has given her great insight into dealing with her patients’ problems, both physically and psychologically.

After sustaining a knee fracture in 2008, she turned to cycling as her main competitive sport for a number of years, but post children, time constraints mean social trail running and mountain biking are more sustainable. However, she still hopes to shave those 4 mins off her best Argus time to break the elusive 3 hour barrier!

Her current and past work involvement includes:

  • My Training Day Triathlon Club
  • The Atlantic triathlon club
  • The Absa Cape Epic mountain bike race
  • The Sani2C mountain bike race
  • The Cape Odyssey running race
  • The Wild Run
  • The Cape Argus Cycle Tour
  • The Two Oceans Marathon
  • On-field physiotherapy for rugby and hockey teams

Jodi has been actively involved in working at many sporting events over the years, and this has contributed to her special interest in the treatment and rehabilitation of sports injuries.

In addition, she has had numerous hip injuries and surgeries herself, including a labral repair, thus she can empathise with patients and assist them with rehabilitation from first-hand experience.

Her current and past work involvement includes:

  • Club rugby
  • Rugby 7s
  • Two Oceans Marathon
  • Comrades Marathon
  • The Cape Argus Cycle Tour

Our philosophy

Using thorough assessments, we strive for accurate diagnosis and apply a hands-on approach to facilitate speedy healing.

Open communication channels ensure you understand your prognosis and management, and receive the appropriate psychological support to maintain a positive attitude.

We believe in early rehabilitative exercise, progressing to full load and function as soon as possible. Where feasible, recovery is facilitated within the constraints of your training programme. We help you with appropriate goal setting for return to activity, and advice on keeping fit while unable to participate in your sport.

Preventing future injury by addressing causal factors is key and, where feasible, we aim to return you to activity stronger than before. We work closely with coaches and other health professionals, and refer for further investigation and orthopaedic opinions, where appropriate.