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There are two physiotherapists working at Jan Kriel School.  Learners from grade R to grade 12 receive therapy according to their needs.

Physiotherapy is aimed at improving the development of the learner’s balance and co-ordination which play a vital role in their progress.  Therapy for physically disabled learners is geared towards the promotion of independence and maintenance of function.

Physiotherapy treatment has the following aims:

  • To identify, assess, develop and treat learners with developmental delays in grade R to grade 3.
  • Therapy is given individually and in groups to improve balance and motor skills.  Stimulation programmes are developed to fit the individual needs of each learner.
  • Adaptations are made regarding the seating and positioning of learners in class in order to maximize the learners’ attention and concentration and to ensure each learner receives optimal attention.
  • Physically disabled learners are correctly seated in their wheel chairs to prevent deformities and secondary complications like pressure sores.  Stretching of their muscles and joint mobilization is done regularly to retain and improve mobility.
  • Treatment of sport injuries is given after injuries in various sports like rugby, netball and tug-of-war.
 
Enquiries

Judy Nell
Telephone nr.:  +27 21 903 1108 / +27 21 900-3262
Fax nr.: +27 21 903 1220
E-mail address: jks@jankriel.co.za