Relieve Pain, Improve Function, De-Stress, Restore Wellbeing


Physiotherapy & Wellness

A. Romao Physio & Wellness offers more than just Physiotherapy Services. The practice offers a holistic healing approach for all types of pain conditions and injuries as well as Physio-therapeutic Massage , TRE (Trauma and Tension Release Exercises), BioScan (Functionl body scan assessment), HeartMath Emotional Resilience Training, post-COVID rehabilitation  and a variety of exercise and dance classes to people in Benoni and surrounding areas in the East Rand.
Physio home visits are offered in the Benoni area for the elderly and disabled.
Sessions are billed at medical aid rates, and the practice is contracted to most Medical Aids.
Here you can get treatments for a variety of conditions such as back and neck pain or any other muskuloskeletal pain, headaches, sports injuries, fibromyalgia and other chronic pain syndromes, post-operative rehabilitation and care, chest conditions in adults and babies, as well as general stress, anxiety and muscle tension. You can also process and release trauma, stress and emotions through TRE sessions and build emotional resilience through HeartMath.
Ana-Lisa provides holistic assessments and individualized treatments using a variety of techniques that she has acquired over the years, such as pain relieving massage, myofascial release, dry needling, taping, POLD Oscillations, chest physiotherapy, joint mobilizations, cognitive relaxation, pain education, Emmets, active isolated stretching and functional exercise programs.
Ana-Lisa is also trained in Applied Psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) and offers neuro-coaching as a supplemental modality.

Experienced, effective and efficient. “I take great effort in helping reduce patients’ pain and improving their wellbeing in as few sessions as possible”


Ana Lisa Romao

I graduated from Wits with a BSc in Physiotherapy in 2004, completed 1 year of Community Service at Pretoria Academic Hospital in 2005, and then went to work in private practice at Northgate Physiotherapy Practice with Erica Wagner who taught me so much and helped shape the therapist that I am today.

In March 2007 I moved to Maputo, Mozambique, to open my own private practice, as one of the very few qualified Physiotherapist's in the country. As an adjunct I also ran a fitness studio and taught various classes including Core, Active Stretching, Oriental Dancing, Zumba and Rebounding. I also trained in EMS exercises (Bodytec).

We moved back to South Africa in 2016 and I opened a practice in Benoni, and started dance and fitness classes as well.

I have completed various courses over the years including Advanced Dry Needling, POLD, Incontinence, Sacro Iliac Dysfunction, Spinal Manipulation, Explain Pain, Introduction to NLP, Functional Neuromuscular Rehabilitation, Taping Techniques, and Active Isolated Stretching to name a few.

I received a Mastery Certification in Manual Therapy (MCMT) in 2010.

In 2018 I completed the training to become a TRE Facilitator as I realized the limitations within the Physiotherapy profession (and the medical profession in general) in treating chronic pain and complex pain conditions. I have found TRE to be a valuable tool in helping patients with chronic pain and other medical conditions due to past unresolved trauma and emotional issues.

In 2020 I qualified as a PNI Coach (Psychoneuro Immunology), and in 2021 I certified as a HeartMath coach.

I love the work that I do. Being able to help people improve their quality of life is challenging but rewarding. There are no recipes for treatment as each patient is an individual with his/her own experiences and I believe they should be assessed and treated as such. I am determined to continue learning and evolving in order to give a patient the most effective treatment experience possible.

I cannot imagine myself doing any other type of work.

If your body is screaming in pain, a first step in releasing the pain may be making the connection between your body pain and the cause. “Beliefs are physical. A thought held long enough and repeated enough becomes a belief. The belief then becomes biology.

— Marilyn Van Derbur, Miss America By Day: Lessons Learned From Ultimate Betrayals And Unconditional Love

My Treatment Philosophy

In my practice each patient is an individual with specific needs. There are no recipes for treatments.

Each person is assessed holistically, considering their physical and emotional issues, experiences and limitations.

I use education, massage therapy, cognitive relaxation and other techniques to relieve and treat pain, reduce stress and restore well-being. 


How can I help you improve your well-being?


Physiotherapy Assessment and Treatment. Sessions are between 45-60 minutes in duration.


Release trauma, tension and stress naturally and without having to re-live it or talk about it.

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Physio – Therapeutic Massage

De-stress and release muscle tension with a therapeutic massage

Body Bounce

Rebounding Classes that are fun full body workouts,

suitable for all ages, shapes and sizes



Latin inspired dance fitness workout

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Oriental Dance

Learn the ancient art of Bellydance

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Ana-lisa Romao
3 Letaba Street, Farramere, Benoni
072 254 0161


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