Physiotherapy & Wellness
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.
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.