Sylvia Harvey (Physiotherapist)
I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy from Stellenbosch University, South Africa, in 1996. I followed that by completing an Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy diploma, and has over the years, completed many courses that covered several treatment modalities and neuro-musculoskeletal conditions. As a physiotherapist, I specialise in tendon, muscle, ligament, and joint treatments. I also offer percussive treatments and breathing exercises for lung care.
I have several years of experience as a physiotherapist in various countries, including Australia, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. I aim to not only get rid of the symptoms of muscle, tendon, and joint ailments, but to treat the root causes and prevent them from coming back.
I am also an advocate of women’s health, especially mothers, as after two children, I not only have the knowledge, but also first hand experience of issues we face as women.
I am committed to providing quality medical care, listening to your needs and equipping you with tools and knowledge to recuperate from your injury or condition and reach optimal physical health.
There are several factors that can lead to pain or discomfort in the joints, muscles, tendons, and nerves. And treating them through physical therapy is one of the best options.
Here’s a sampling of common issues I treat:
- Persistent neck and shoulder tension, headaches
- Anterior knee pain
- Plantar fasciitis
- Rehabilitation after joint replacement surgery
- Degenerative conditions such as arthritis and disk disease
- Sport injuries
Restoring Physical Well-Being
You will be thoroughly assessed and examined to determine the cause of your symptoms. My focus is to understand your needs and assist you in restoring your physical health back to its pain and tension-free state.
What is Massage Therapy?
Massage Therapy is a hands-on manipulation of soft tissues (such as muscles, tendons, joints, ligaments, and connective tissues). It has been one of the most commonly used treatment options for improving a person’s well-being, dating back to ancient and medieval times. There are many different types of massage therapies, like sport massage, pregnancy massage, relaxation massage and injury recovery, just to name a few.
What Massage Therapy Treats:
- Stiffness in arms, the neck, back or legs
- General tiredness and weakness
- Tingling in the feet or hands
- Sore muscles
Not only does massage therapy treat one’s physical health, but your mental health as well; while it eases the body from tension, it relaxes the mind, relieving it from stress and anxiety. I use massage in most of my treatments and will also do massage only treatments.
Let Sylvia Harvey Physiotherapy Services help you get into better physical and mental shape!