PHYSIOTHERAPY

There are two physiotherapists employed at Jan Kriel School and these services are provided to learners from Grades R to 12 with specific needs.

Physiotherapy focuses on the development of motor skills such as balance and coordination. Physically disabled learners receive therapy that promotes independence and/or maintaining function.  

Physiotherapy has the following purpose:

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Identification, assessment, development and treatment of developmental disadvantages in learners from Grade R to Grade 3.

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Positioning and referral of physically disabled learners in wheelchairs to prevent secondary complications.

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Adjustments are made in classes through positioning of desks so that every learner can get maximum attention, but also to maximize the learner’s attention and concentration

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Treatment of sports injuries.

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Involvement in the quarterly assessment in the foundation phase.

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Stretch and mobilization programs for physically disabled learners aim to improve or maintain muscle strength and extent of movement at the joints.

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Stimulasieprogramme om bogenoemde aan te spreek word volgens elke leerder se spesifieke behoeftes aangepas.

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Sport for physically disabled people is offered as an extension of therapy and to contribute to the development of a balanced lifestyle.

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Therapy is offered on an individual and group basis to develop and improve balance and motor functions. Stimulation programs to address the above are tailored to each learner’s specific needs.