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Climbing injury

Postby stephan » Mon May 07, 2007 8:28 am

Can anyone recommend a good doctor/physio who specialises in shoulder injuries in Jhb (the West Rand would be the best)?? Obviously a doctor/physio who is also climber would be best...

I've had a niggling shoulder injury for a while now and would like to get a second opinion. I've already been to physio a few times (and I have been doing the exercises shown on &, although they are extremely boring to do, and it doesn’t feel as if I'm making any progress... :cry:

Any help would be much appreciated.

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Postby myself » Mon May 07, 2007 10:41 am

Danny Pinkas' wife, Claire had an ongoing shoulder injury and apparently found a great physio who has helped her sort it out. get hold of him at rockfrog resoles (if he's back from his honeymoon).

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Postby BAbycoat » Mon May 07, 2007 12:05 pm


Physios study for at least four years to make the exercises as boring as possible. Stick with them - they work in the end.

If your injury is just tissue or muscle, you probably want a physio - not a doctor. (If it's serious enough the physio will refer you to a specialist).

In Jozi I know of at least two physios who climb (or climbers who pay for their climbing with physio practices, depending on your point of view):
- Mark Seuring (
- Andrew Tyler (+27 83 707 2595)
I'm sure there are many more. I haven't been to either Mark or Andrew, so can't comment on their skills.

Lou-Ann Rivett is a well known sports physio in Jozi. She doesn't climb, but as a former Springbok triathlete I think she'll understand your injury. Her rooms are in Randburg - look her up in the telephone book.

Hope you recover quickly

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