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Welcome to The Cape Hand Clinic - Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS)

At our physiotherapy clinic in Cape Town, we specialize in the treatment of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS). Our experienced team of physiotherapists is dedicated to helping individuals find relief from the symptoms of TOS and improve their overall quality of life. Whether you’re dealing with nerve compression, muscle imbalances, or other contributing factors, our personalized treatment approach can help identify the underlying causes and develop strategies to manage and alleviate your symptoms.

Understanding Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS)

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS) refers to a group of conditions that occur when there is compression or irritation of the nerves and blood vessels in the thoracic outlet area, located between the neck and the shoulder. This compression can result from various factors, such as poor posture, muscle imbalances, trauma, or anatomical variations. TOS can cause symptoms including pain, numbness, tingling, weakness, and swelling in the affected arm, shoulder, and neck.

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Our Approach to Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS)

At our clinic, we take a comprehensive and individualized approach to the treatment of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS). Our physiotherapists will conduct a thorough assessment, considering your medical history, symptoms, posture, movement patterns, and specific diagnostic tests if needed. Based on this evaluation, we will develop a personalized treatment plan that may include:

  1. Posture Correction and Ergonomics: We provide education and guidance on proper posture, body mechanics, and ergonomics to relieve stress on the thoracic outlet area and reduce compression on the nerves and blood vessels.

  2. Manual Therapy Techniques: Our physiotherapists may use hands-on techniques, such as soft tissue mobilization, myofascial release, joint mobilization, or nerve gliding exercises, to address muscle imbalances, release tension, and improve overall tissue mobility.

  3. Strengthening and Stretching Exercises: We will develop a targeted exercise program focusing on strengthening weak muscles, improving flexibility, and correcting muscle imbalances in the neck, shoulder girdle, and upper back region.

  4. Nerve Mobilization Techniques: If nerve compression is a contributing factor, we may incorporate specific nerve mobilization exercises to help relieve symptoms and restore nerve function.

  5. Postural and Movement Re-education: We will work with you to improve your postural habits and movement patterns, promoting optimal alignment and reducing strain on the thoracic outlet area.

  6. Education and Self-Management Strategies: We will provide education on lifestyle modifications, ergonomic recommendations, pain management techniques, and self-care strategies to empower you to manage your symptoms and prevent future episodes of TOS.

Collaborative Care and Progress Monitoring

We believe in a collaborative approach to your care. Our physiotherapists may work closely with other healthcare professionals, such as orthopedic specialists, neurologists, or pain management experts, to ensure a comprehensive and integrated treatment plan. Throughout your treatment, we will closely monitor your progress, make any necessary adjustments to your plan, and provide ongoing support to help you achieve the best possible outcomes.

Find Relief from Elbow Injuries and Pain Today

If you’re experiencing symptoms of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS), our specialized treatment approach can help you find relief and improve your overall well-being. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and start your personalized treatment plan for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS).

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"Each of our clients is unique and their treatment needs may differ. That's why we take an individual approach to understanding the specific needs and goals of each of our clients. We customize treatment plans to suit our clients' needs.."

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Tuesday 08:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Wednesday 08:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Thursday 08:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Friday 08:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday Closed
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