Meet the Physiotherapists
Physiotherapists are first-line practitioners, meaning that we do not need a doctor’s referral to see patients.
We qualify with a 4 year BSc degree from Medical school and according to the HPCSA (Health Care Professions Council of South Africa) HPCSA Website. Our scope of practice legally includes:
Orthopedic, Sports, Neurological, Respiratory, Paediatric Conditions, to name a few.
Our therapists have a keen interest/postgraduate qualifications in sports and orthopaedics and are registered with the SASP and HPCSA
We have a joint experience of over 40 years and have all worked with a wide range of conditions and athletes. We believe our strength lies in being there for our patients from initial treatment to full rehabilitation onto the sports field or to normal daily activities.
M. Phil (Physio) UCT
David qualified at Wits in 1998 in Physiotherapy. He then went on to also complete his BSc in Physiology in 1999. He started working at Hacks Back sports rehabilitation Practise where he was for 2 years and also joined Kaizer Chiefs soccer in 1999.
In 2001, he went into a partnership and opened 4 physiotherapy practices in Virgin Active clubs. He has progressed to being the head physiotherapist at Kaizer Chiefs and oversees all allied medical services at the club.
He has completed his MPhil in Sports Physiotherapy at the University of Cape Town and is currently on the Medical Committee of the Professional Soccer League. David has also presented at the SASMA conference 2011 in Sandton.
B. Sc (Physio) WITS, SPT
Cheryl qualified from Wits in 1993 and worked for a variety of practices locally and abroad to gain a vast scope of practice. She opened her own practice in 1999 seeing orthopaedic and sports patients as well as 6 years spent treating post- operative spinal patients.
During this time, she has attended a large number of courses on dry needling techniques, soft tissue and joint conditions, visceral techniques, the nervous system, and rehabilitation.
She holds a Sports Physiotherapy postgraduate qualification and has a special interest in treating athletes, in particular, endurance athletes and is herself an accomplished triathlete, having previously been selected for the South African Triathlon Team. Cheryl has also attended many courses and done independent study on Visceral Mobilisation (manual treatment of abdominal and chest cavity contents).
She is currently working on a research Masters on back pain in active people. Together with David Milner and functional trainer Warren McCann they have developed the PLAY program which provides further education to sports educators with the aim of creating a structured movement curriculum for children which encourages lifelong participation.
BSc Physiotherapy (US)
Dee qualified from the University of Stellenbosch in 2013 and completed her community service year in rural Kwa-Zulu Natal in 2014.
She is passionate about sport and worked closely with Durbanville Rugby Club in the Western Cape throughout her studies as well as assisting as a team physiotherapist at the ABSA Cape Epic in 2013 and 2015.
She has been the school physiotherapist for Northcliff High School since 2015 and has developed a keen interest in treating adolescents and young athletes. She works closely with the school’s rugby and athletics teams as well as treating other sport-related and orthopaedic injuries.
Dee has worked as the team/ tournament physiotherapist for a number of teams including:
– Lions Academy XV at Craven Week (2017)
– Lions Academy at Craven Week (2018)
– Iqhawe Week Tournament Physiotherapist (2017 and 2018)
– Lions Senior Women’s Team Physiotherapist (2018)
Dee has a special interest in orthopaedic and sports physiotherapy and thus completed a post-graduate qualification in sports (SPT) in 2016, along with many other courses related to her special interests.
BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
Qualified from the University of the Witwatersrand (WITS) in 2017 with a BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy.
In this time, she worked with the UJ and WITS rugby teams as a student physiotherapist as well as rugby tournaments in and around the area.
During her community service at Taung District Hospital (North West) in 2018, Lize completed a multitude of courses, namely: Dry needling level one and two, Ultimate Taping Technique (Sporting Tape, Tape for Pain Relief & Functional Taping) and others. Lize enjoys obstacle course racing, long-distance running/trail running, endurance racing and action netball.
She frequents the gym to work on her functional strength and conditioning. She uses her personal experience with sport to manage and rehabilitate her patients/athletes efficiently and effectively.
She plans on furthering her career by completing courses pertaining to sports and orthopedic related injuries.