What is Sports Physiotherapy?
Sports Physiotherapy is a specialised division of Physiotherapy focussed on sports-related injury treatment, rehabilitation and prevention.
What can you expect from an appointment with a sports physiotherapist?
A Sports Physiotherapist will do a comprehensive evaluation to identify to underlying causes of the presenting symptoms. Treatment and rehabilitation will be done to address the pathology and promote healing. The patient’s sport will have specific physical requirements and therefore rehabilitation will be designed to meet these requirement upon return to full sports participation. Injury prevention strategies are also implemented to avoid future recurrence of injury.
What services to expect from a Sports Physiotherapist:
- Sports injury treatment and rehabilitation.
- Post-operative orthopaedic rehabilitation.
- Injury prevention strategies
- Injury screening and risk factor identification
- Back & neck treatment
- Postural improvement
- TMJ disorders
SEMLI Sports Physiotherapists:
Mr Carel Viljoen
B.PhysT, MSc. Sport Physiotherapy
Areas of speciality: Trail running, adventure sports
Miss Sanet van Zyl
B.PhysT (UP), SPT1
Areas of speciality: Team sports - rugby, netball, hockey, cricket
Mr Darryn Berry
BSc Physiotherpay (UCT)
MSc Exercise & Sports Physiotherapy (UCT)
Areas of speciality/interest: Rugby, triathlon and endurance sports-related injuries
Ms Anri Coetzee
Areas of speciality: Rehabilitation and exercise therapy; netball, athletics, tennis
Ms Natasha Schmidt
To make an appointment to see one of our Sports Physiotherapists please contact:
Tel: 012 420 6033 / 6133
email: [email protected] or [email protected]