SIC provides highly professional, evidence-based service. The aim is to not only treat, but also to educate the patient, and by making them part of the treatment, to prevent further injuries. This, coupled with correction of equipment (shoes, etc.), training schedules and imbalances, which will help the patient reach a higher level of function and awareness.
The treatment approach is very dynamic with much attention paid to personal rehabilitation of the injury.
Through the involvement with various UCT and school teams and intensive continuing professional development (both SASP accredited courses, weekly clinical sessions and informal self study), the team insures to keep itself at the forefront of current physiotherapy and medical practice, and treat and manage accordingly.
Medical aid rates are charged and submitted directly to most medical aids. There is a special dispensation/fund for full-time UCT students with no medical insurance who are accidentally injured whilst participating in UCT organised sport.
Fast Track Radiology
Department of Radiology
Groote Schuur Hospital
University of Cape Town
Radiology is integral to the assessment and diagnosis of sports injuries. The Department of Radiology has helped to establish a fast track for MRI scans to prioritize appropriate injuries. The Service offers both diagnostic and interventive services, including plain film radiography, ultrasound, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging.