Kings Park Sports Medicine Centre (KPSMC - services

By: Kings Park Sports Medicine Centre  11-11-2011
Keywords: nutrition, Athletes, Injuries

Our practitioners are all experts in their respective fields and a team approach makes our clinic unique in Durban.

Our team of physiotherapists are very "hands on" as we believe this approach is essential in delivering the desired results.

We treat a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions and specialise in sports injuries, spinal conditions of the neck and back, headaches, post-operative rehabilitation as well as general maintenance and conditioning of athletes.

Our typical treatment will consist of a "hands on" soft tissue release as well as a joint mobilisation or manipulation. We normally combine electrotherapy or accupuncture to the treatment depending on the condition.

A comprehensive assessment is given in the first session and exercise prescriptions are given in the following sessions. Patients may then be referred to the Biokinetist.


all sporting injuries

muscle, tendon and ligament injuries

neck pain and stiffness

whiplash injuries

low back pain (disc prolapse)



post-operative rehab

overuse injuries

poor posture (core stability work)

general maintenance and advice for athletes

Chiropractors are neuro musculo skeletal specialists, trained in the diagnosis and treatment of spinal and joint disorders. Chiropractors use specific adjustments to re-align joints in order to restore normal biomechanics and remove any form of irritation to the nerves that exit the spine, thereby reducing pain and discomfort. Chiropractors aim at treating the cause of the problem as opposed to treating symptoms.

A Biokineticist improves a person's physical status and quality of life through individualized assessment and exercise prescription in the dual context of clinical pathology (acute and chronic) and performance enhancement. A correctly managed rehabilitation exercise program can help a person suffering from:

chronic back pain
knee injuries
shoulder injuries
hip injuries

Registered Dieticians (RDs) are uniquely qualified to translate scientific information about food into practical dietary advice. As well as providing impartial advice about nutrition and health, dieticians also advise about food related problems and treat disease and ill health.

Dieticians are trained to deal with all aspects of nutrition. At KPSMC we specialize in nutrition therapy for:

optimal sports performance as well as
insulin resistance
heart disease
high blood pressure
gastro-intestinal disorders
weight loss
weight gain
eating disorders
polycystic ovarian syndrome
food intolerances and allergies
heartburn and acid reflux

We provide nutrition advice to individuals, sports teams, schools and companies.

Sportsmen and women, both elite and recreational, spend many hours training their bodies to peak condition in order to perform and achieve success in their chosen sport. But as Bryce Courtney in the book The Power of One wrote: The mind is the athlete; the body is simply the means it uses to run faster or longer, jump higher, shoot straighter, kick better, swim harder, hit further, or box better.

Sport psychology is a discipline of psychology dealing with matters of performance – physical excellence and preparation alone does not determine success, but rather it is this preparation combined with the correct mental state and emotional control that ultimately determine performance.

Sports psychologists work with both elite and recreational athletes, individuals and teams, parents and coaches; areas that a sport psychologist can help with could include the following:

Mental skills training
- Goal Setting
- Imagery and Visualization
- Relaxation and Emotional Control
- Self-Talk and Cognitive Control
- Concentration and Focus
- Pre-competition routines and preparation
- The Flow experience – Being in ‘the zone’
- Motivation
- Dealing with success and failure
Mental Toughness
Helping athletes through injury and rehabilitation
Career advice and coping with retirement or non-selection
Team unity, cohesion and communication
Clinical issues such as:
- Eating Disorders
- Depression
- Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Sleeping problems
Dealing with burn out
Maintaining a balance in sport and life
Talent identification and psychological skills development through Long Term Athlete Development
Educating parents regarding psychological aspects of sport and performance and how best to manage talented children.
Life skills training

The above skills can be applied to any performance area, and there is a growing demand for this type of intervention within the highly competitive world of business.

A podiatrist is a health care professional who is trained in the assessment, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of foot and foot related conditions. Podiatrists must be registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) as well as the South African Podiatry Association.

Podiatrists may treat a variety of foot problems such as:

Skin and Nail conditions – Callouses, corns, verrucae, ingrowing toenails, thickened nails, fungal infections (skin and nails).
General Foot Pain – heel pain and arch pain (plantar fasciitis and spurs), pain in the ball of the foot (metatarsalgia), ankle pain.
Diabetes – general footcare and maintenance, education, treatment and prevention of diabetes related complications.
Sports Injuries – Achilles tendonitis, runners’ knee, ITB friction syndrome, shin splints etc.
Paediatric Conditions – Heel and ankle pain, growth plate pathologies, knock-knees, intoeing, flat feet.

Situated at the Kings Park Sports Medicine Center, Master Nutrition is your one stop health shop. They stock a wide range of International brands used by the top sportsman and athletes around the world such as Muscle Tech, Optimum Nutrition, Met-RX, Gaspa – Nutrition, Solga Multivitamins and BSN.

Master Nutrition works with some of SA’s top athletes and rugby players as all their products are STEROID FREE and made only from natural products.

Master Nutrition prides itself in it’s personal customer satisfaction and specializes in the following fields:

Eating plans
Sport specific exercise programs

Diagnoses and Management of all Sporting injuries.

Deep Sports massage given for all conditions and athletes.Pre and Post event massage as well as regular maintenance massages.

Management of all medical conditions that can be treated with homeopathy.Specialising in Sports Homeopathy as well.

Angela Draght and Lynn Mackay give daily classes with different levels and different sports placed in specific groups.

Specialised lazer treatment for certain injuries as well as for skin conditions and hair removal.

Keywords: Athletes, Injuries, nutrition, Sport Psychology

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