Welcome to our Medical Centre & Physiotherapy Unit
We are proud to bring our wealth of knowledge, expertise and vast experience to Dar es Salaam. This growing metropolis is what new Africa is all about and we are excited to be starting our purpose built health facility in Msasani. We firmly believe in providing you with a professional, honest, expert and friendly service.
The clinic is a family partnership of two brothers who have returned back to their parents homeland, to give back to the country they both love.
The medical clinic is lead by Dr Yusuf Kaderbhai who is a specialist in Family medicine and will be supported by both internationally and locally trained doctors. The physiotherapy unit is under the care of Mohammed Kaderbhai who is an orthopaedic specialist physiotherapist, and will be introducing the latest techniques & treatments in physiotherapy to Dar es Salaam.
We provide a comprehensive service and want to ensure you feel relaxed and comfortable when visiting us.
The family doctor is the one you can trust. Your family doctor will have 90% of the answers to your questions in general. If he doesn’t then he will know which specialist to go to help you reach a better diagnosis.
Family medicine is all about dealing with the day to day illnesses that we all face. When your problem is something more, your family practitioner will guide you correctly into making smart choices, advising whom you should go to and what more could be done.
Our lab is able to handle most routine tests including full blood cell counts, white blood cell counts, biochemistry, hormone, urine tests, and parasitology.
This means we can usually collect the sample and have it tested by our laboratory staff and give you the results within an hour. We can check for malaria and other blood parasites. We always follow up any serious results by telephone.
We are also able to offer liver / thyroid and kidney function tests
We use reference labs to check the quality of our results and for micriobiology and specialised tests.
Siemens Digital X-Ray
We can undertake all types of diagnostic Xrays.
Our new Siemens Digital Xray allows for the best quality images.
Monday to Friday – 08:30 am to 02:00 pm
03:30 pm to 08:00 pm
Saturday – 08:30 am to 05:00 pm
Sunday – Closed
Examination & Assessment
The key to any good orthopedic diagnosis is a thorough examination and effective assessment of the body. Our history taking can take some time but it ensures we get to the root of the problem and havn’t missed anything more serious that requires medical attention
We ask you to wear loose , comfortable clothing and may ask you to undress slightly in order for us to complete a complete assessment.
We often look at other things apart from your main complaint to ascertain if the source of the problem is coming from elsewhere, so please dont be alarmed its part of the holistic service we offer.
Explanation & Advice
An important step in recovering is understanding your problem. Physiotherapist often have more time than doctors to give a thorough explanation of your problem and give effective advice at managing the problem.
We regular check internet knowledge sources and journals to keep abreast of the latest evidence and treatment options available
Feel free to ask us questions we will always try to answer them to the best of our knowledge
Exercise Therapy, Machines & Pilates
The fundamental to physiotherapy is getting the body to move. Is about working muscles that have got lazy, stretching joints & ligaments that have got tight and teaching the body to heal itself.
The skill in physiotherapy comes to knowing which exercises are most effective for each person. The individual approach, effective teaching and graded program can restore the body & mind. We will find the right ones for you to save you time and help you to recovery quicker. We have a range of exercise equipment available on site. We give printouts and hand drawings of exercises prescribed to you.
We are able to perform a pilates method for rehabilitation for those suffering from longstanding low back pain and looking to get their core back into shape
Mobilisation & Manipulation
Having learnt skills from osteopaths and chiropractors we have integrated the best into our practice. If during our assessment we identify stiff or locked joints we will perform manual techniques to release the level. This can include spinal manipulation or mobilisation of the peripheral joints. These ‘hand on’ therapies can have dramatic effects on acute back and neck pain and can altogether completely resolve the problem.
These will only be carried out by a qualified practitioner who has experience in ensuring the safety of the patient at all times.
Myofascial Release, Trigger Points & Massage
Physiotherapy started its profession with roots in massage and has grown from there
The power of touch still continues however we have integrated a variety of other techniques to treat dysfunction in the systems of the body. We use specific points of the body and certain methods for stretching variety of muscles, nerves and ligaments in order to re-align the body into its most optimal position.
We also offer traditional massage if all you need is to destress or a sports massage to relieve tired and sore bodies after some serious workout,
We have a range of modalities available for pain management and injury treatment including;Cold Packs, Heat,
These modalities should only be used as part of a range of treatments for effective management of musculoskeletal condition and should only be gien in doses as prescribed by a physiotherapist.
The electro-therapeutic effects of these treatments and risks of treatments will be explained to you by your therapist.
Taping, Biomechanics & Postural Education
Taping and orthotics helps to re-align the body and restore normal posture. We use these adjuncts to help the body to understand its optimum position, to offload structures that are taking on too much strain and give them a chance to heal.
We perform biomechanical assessments and can make semi custom orthotics to suit the individual, supporting fallen arches , metatarsalgia, planter fascitis, mortons neuroma and more.
Ensuring a good biomechanical chain means less stress through knees, hips and spine and can correct other problems higher in the body.
Many elderly people will have suffered strokes, falls and other medical problems that can leave them physically impaired. a good physiotherapist will know how to educate, motivate and facilitate recovery so that they can begin to enjoy life again.
We can work with family & carers to ensure that a daily program is carried out at home to prevent contractures, improve strength & balance and reduce the risk of falls and further problems
We can also offer carefully monitored & paced cardiac rehabilitation programs for those who have suffered heart attacks, undergone cardiac surgery, COPD, asthma or other heart & lung problems to optimise their recovery.