Thermography

We are exceptionally passionate about Thermography and our Practice has expanded our services by adding this non-invasive, non-contact and alternative method to our offering. MediTherma is a specialised service offering at Ingrid Takis Physiotherapy.

Digital Infrared thermal imaging is a totally non-invasive clinical imaging procedure for detecting and monitoring a number of diseases and physical injuries, by showing the thermal abnormalities present in the body.

 

What is Thermography?

Thermography is a physiologic test which demonstrates thermal patterns in skin temperature that may be normal or which may indicate pain, injury, disease or other abnormality.

If abnormal heat patterns are identified relating to a specific region of interest or function, clinical correlation and further investigation may be necessary to assist your health care provider in diagnosis and treatment.

Thermal imaging is an adjunctive test which contributes to the process of differential diagnosis, and is not independently diagnostic of pathology.

The Uses of Thermography

There are many conditions that Thermography can be used for and to help with early detection and monitoring of abnormalities.

  • Early Breast Cancer screening
  • Muscle, arthritis and join pain
  • Nerve damage
  • Dental and TMJ
  • Dermatology
  • Sports injuries
  • Cardiac, artery and strokes
  • Unexplained pain
  • Referred pain and Inflammation
  • Gut and digestive disorders
  • Vascular and circulatory problems
  • Thyroid

Breast Health

Thermography’s role in breast cancer and other breast disorders is to help in early detection and continual monitoring of abnormalities. This is hugely important in establishing risk factors for the development or existence of cancer.  There has been a drastic increase of 30% in breast cancer in woman under the age of 40,   this age group have generally not undergone any form of screening. Thermography is recommended for all women over the age of 20!

The scan only takes 20 mins to do and is a valuable test for alerting specialists of any possibility of underlying breast diseases that we face today.  These scans are reported on by Specialist Medical Doctors in the US.

All results are stored and kept on record to form a baseline for future evaluations and retrieved for analysis at a later stage.

Sports Medicine & Musculoskeletal Disorders

DITI is useful diagnostic tool in diagnosis of a range of injuries and disorders that can be used to assess injury and aid in clinical decisions and assist with progress. The scan is non-invasive and risk free and is useful in all injuries, pain and disorders and is especially beneficial in sympathetic maintained pain syndromes which traditionally is difficult to diagnose.

EARLY DETECTION SAVES LIVES!

 DITI is a phenomenal clinical tool that is cost effective, non-invasive and risk free services which provides instantaneous real time imaging!

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We will endeavour to respond to all enquiries timeously, however, should you wish to book urgent appointments, please contact us on 011- 658 0053

Disclaimer

Ingrid Takis Physio is a certified Clinical Thermographer who practices as an independent consultant. All images are ©Copyright 1997 – 2016 by Meditherm,Inc.