Afyafrica orthopedic services provides an evidence base approach in examination, evaluation and treatment of spinal or extremities dysfunctions and sports injuries focusing on four principles in the subjective examination, i.e. patient appropriateness for physical therapy through ruling out red flags and possible yellow flags, functional based diagnosis, irritability levels and dependent variables/functionality as well as four major components in the objective assessment i.e.  Medical screening, International Classification of Functioning, disability and Health (ICF) diagnosis through finding the primary impairment leading to the number one functional limitation; the acuity/staging and natural course vs clinical course of various musculoskeletal conditions, and appropriate interventions/referral based on the best current research.


Our diagnostic criteria embrace all the four diagnostic classification systems, which includes: -

Status index

Prognostic index

Patient response based model

Treatment based classifications (TBC) 


 At Afyafrica, we do use a holistic method of treatment that is tailored towards individual patients considering the uniqueness of every human being. {Normal = one}

Management of musculoskeletal disorders are based on current concepts in orthopedics and Clinical Practice Guidelines Linked to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF) from the Orthopaedic Sections and best practice patterns adopted by the World Health Organization (WHO)

Treatments involve addressing the disease process or movement disorder that has been diagnosed through a highly specific movement examination. Our revolutionary examination process includes ruling out of red flags or potential life-threatening diseases that contraindicate conservative therapy. Our highly detailed examination process also helps us identify potential psychosocial disorders that can potentially alter patient’s prognosis in treatment and rehabilitation process based on outcomes in pain and disability.

Afyafrica uses two simple yet sophisticated methods of keeping East Africans Healthy through adopting a lifestyle of Movement (Exercise and Physical Activity) and proper diet. Our treatment methods and strategies focus heavily on reduce pain, restore functional movement and activity,   maintenance and management.

  The treatment options and techniques include the following.

·         Orthopedic Manual therapy procedures

·         Advanced Orthopedic Manipulative Therapy of the spine

·         Dry Needling procedure

·         Pain Science rehabilitation

·         Neuromuscular Re-education

·         Rehabilitation taping for muscle pain and sports injuries

·         Neuro Rehabilitation

·         Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation

·         Sports Medicine

·         Pre/Post-Surgical Rehabilitation

·         Active Exercise Programs (young, middle age, pregnant, old-age)

·         cupping technique

·         Nutritional advice

·         Vestibular Rehabilitation

·         Concussion Physiotherapy

·         Custom Foot Orthotics

·         Bracing and support

·         Ergonomic consultation and Education


Musculoskeletal related conditions      

Low back pain

Hip and groin pain

Knee pain

Foot and ankle pain/sprain

Heel pain/planter fasciitis /calcaneal spars related pain

Shoulder pain

Elbow and wrist pain

Neck pain

Cervical genic headaches

Tarsal tunnel syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome

Thoracic outlet syndrome

Sports related injuries and or conditions

Muscle sprains

Muscle strains

Muscle spasms

Muscle crumbs

Muscle soreness

Muscle tears





Shin splints 

Neurological conditions


 Bels palsy

 Facial palsy


Patient education plays a vital role in providing information that can facilitate learning in our patients, as well as their care givers. We believe that education empowers our patient population and help with the management of the disease process or movement impairment and its impact on our patient’s life.

At Afyafrica we emphasize on Patient education and counseling strategies as follows:-

·         The promotion of the understanding of the anatomical/structural strength inherent in the human spine,

·         The neuroscience that explains pain perception

·         The overall favorable prognosis of the patient’s condition

·         The use of active pain coping strategies that decrease fear and catastrophizing

·         The early resumption of normal or vocational activities, even when still experiencing pain

·         The importance of improvement in activity levels, not just pain relief.