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:
Identification, assessment, development and treatment of developmental disadvantages in learners from Grade R to Grade 3.
Positioning and referral of physically disabled learners in wheelchairs to prevent secondary complications.
Adjustments are made in classes through
Treatment of sports injuries.
Involvement in the quarterly assessment in the foundation phase.
Stretch and mobilization programs for physically disabled learners aim to improve or maintain muscle strength and extent of movement at the joints.
Stimulation programs to address the above are tailored to each learner’s specific needs.
Sport for physically disabled people is offered as an extension of therapy and to contribute to the development of a balanced lifestyle.
Therapy is offered on an individual and group basis to develop and improve balance and motor functions.