Review Article

Synopsis of physiotherapy in Owamboland, Namibia (South West Africa)

Gary Sobel
South African Journal of Physiotherapy | Vol 38, No 2 | a926 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajp.v38i2.926 | © 2018 Gary Sobel | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 04 October 2018 | Published: 30 June 1982

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Gary Sobel,, South Africa

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A resumè of the author’s experience as the sole physiotherapist at the Oshakati State Hospital situated close to the Angolan border in Owamboland, Namibia, is given. The conditions seen over a one-year period and appropriate treatment, are described, emphasising the shortcomings and problems facing a physiotherapist in a rural hospital situated in a bush-war area. Particular emphasis is placed on those patients with orthopaedic, neurological and burn injuries, as well as those requiring chest physiotherapy.


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