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Holistic 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. We also offer assistance to those suffering with anxiety and depression. Ana-Lisa is also trained in Applied Psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) and offers neuro-coaching as a supplemental modality.
Home Visits

Home visits are offered in the Benoni area for the elderly and disabled, as well as patients with respiratory conditions such as Pneumonia and Covid-19 (from 10 days post infection). Sessions are billed at medical aid rates, and the practice is contracted to most Medical Aids.

Treatments

Here you can get treatments for a variety of conditions such as back and neck pain or any other muskulo-skeletal pain, headaches, sports injuries, fibromyalgia and other chronic pain syndromes, post-operative rehabilitation and care, respiratory conditions in adults and babies, as well as general stress, anxiety, depression and muscle tension. You can also process, release and heal trauma, stress and emotions through TRE sessions and build emotional resilience through HeartMath and other modalities.

Holistic Assessments

Ana-Lisa provides holistic assessments and individualized treatments using a variety of techniques and modalities that she has acquired over the past 17 years, such as pain relieving massage techniques (instead of the more common painful Physio techniques), myofascial release, dry needling, taping, POLD Oscillations, chest physiotherapy, joint mobilizations, cognitive relaxation, pain education, Emmetts techniques, active isolated stretching, functional exercise programs and more.

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

Experienced, effective and efficient.

I am Ana-Lisa Romao

BSc in Physiotherapy
MCMT
TRE Provider
HeartMath Coach
PNI Coach

I graduated from Wits with a BSc in Physiotherapy in 2004, completed 1 year of Community Service at Pretoria Academic Hospital (now Steve Biko) 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 medical profession 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.I graduated from Wits with a BSc in Physiotherapy in 2004, completed 1 year of Community Service at Pretoria Academic Hospital (now Steve Biko) 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 medical profession 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), certified as a HeartMath coach in 2021 and am currently studying alternative modalities for the treatment of depression and anxiety.

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. 

Our Services

HOW CAN I HELP YOU IMPROVE YOUR WELL-BEING?

Physiotherapy

Holistic Assessment and Individualized Treatment. Effective results in as little as 1-2 sessions.
Contracted to Medical Aid.

Trauma, Tension & Stress Release

Release trauma, tension and stress naturally, without having to re-live it or talk about it.
Modalities include TRE, HeartMath, Breathwork, Emmetts. New modalities coming soon.

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Covid Treatments

Nutritional and supplemental advice, stress management, respiratory rehabilitation

Bounce

Rebounding Classes that are fun full body workouts,
suitable for all ages, shapes and sizes. Tuesdays at 17:30

Zumba

Latin inspired dance fitness workout. Suitable for all ages.
Thursdays at 18:00

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Oriental Dance

Learn the ancient art of Bellydance.
Mondays at 18:00

Contact

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