About Us

Claire Louw

Bsc Physiotherapy (Wits)

Bsc Med (hons) Sport Science (UCT)

Having graduated at Wits University with a BSC Physiotherapy (hons) in 1987 , Claire came to Cape Town to study Sport Science Honours at UCT in 1989. She has been working in private practice in Cape Town ever since. She is happily married and has two wonderful children. Claire has a special interest in solving complex pain problems and uses innovative methods to empower the client to manage their conditions. She uses mobilisation and myofascial release techniques when necessary. She has a hands on approach when releasing difficult structural problems. This is always complemented with a rehabilitation programme that is unique to that client. She has a special interest in the management of back and neck problems and persistent sports injuries. As a keen tennis player, runner and cyclist she embraces the concept that a stiff, shortened or injured structure can never function optimally. Power returns as soon as these structures are able to move optimally. This means that it is important to release the interface that is causing the structural integration to be compromised. If this is followed up with a personalized exercise and pain management regime, return to full function can be achieved. Having convened International conferences and as a past Chairperson of both the Western Cape Physiotherapy Society (SASP) (www.physiosa.org.za) and the Orthopaedic Manual Therapy group (OMPTG) (www.omptg.co.za), Claire was able to attend courses by world experts in the field of Manual Therapy. Her intellectual toolbox is crammed full of techniques that she has learnt from the works of Maitland, Cyriax, Mulligan, McKenzie, Butler, Baldry, Hall, Jull, O'Sullivan, Lee, Lewis, Langendoen and Shacklock- to name but a few . Her mission is to enhance the quality of life of all of her clients by diagnosing their problem accurately and empowering them to take control of their pain in a holistic way . She has a committed team of four experienced physiotherapists working with her and they are:

Gill Thompson

Nat Dip Physiotherapy (PTA)

Gill Thompson worked with an eminent spinal surgeon for many years. The experience she gained in that environment, coupled with her analytical brain, makes her an excellent and intuitive physiotherapist who certainly has healing hands. Her commitment to continuing education and her ability to find the problem areas makes her a very successful therapist.

Lindsay Wallace

Registered Physiotherapist

Lindsay Wallace has been practicing physiotherapy for over 30 years and has had a full and varied career within the profession. After qualifying from UCT she spent time working in the Day Hospital's Organisation and later returned to Groote Schuur Hospital where she ran the physiotherapy outpatient department for a number of years. This was both challenging and very rewarding and she followed the trends in manual therapy at the time which embraced the Maitland, Cyriax and McKenzie approaches to the treatment and management of musculo skeletal dysfunction. A natural progression was to become involved in both the clinical and formal teaching of the UCT Physiotherapy students. When the time came for a change, Lindsay decided to further her knowledge in the field of women's health physiotherapy. She has attended a number of courses presented by experts in the field, both local and international. For the past 10 years she has practiced in this field and sees patients with pelvic floor dysfunction which may result in urinary or faecal incontinence in both adults and children and pelvic pain syndromes as well as patients post breast cancer surgery.

Wendy Holliday

Bsc Physiotherapy (UCT)

Wendy graduated from UCT in 2006 and fulfilled her community service year at 2 Military Hospital in Wynberg, gaining vast experience in all aspects of physiotherapy. She then worked for 2 years at a multidisciplinary centre working closely with a team of biokineticists, as well as qualifying as a certified Pilates instructor. In 2010 Wendy joined this practice and completed her Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy course. She likes to fully assess the cause of the dysfunction and treat with manual techniques, dry-needling and pilates- based rehabilitation. On weekends you will find her mountainbiking and running in the forest, or partaking in various aspects of surf lifesaving.

Sue Brown

B.Sc Physiotherapy (Stellenbosch)

Sue Brown graduated from Stellenbosch university and has many years of experience in the management of clients with musculoskeletal problems. Sue now runs weekly back classes to help her clients maintain their function and flexibility in order to alleviate spinal pain or dysfunction. Classes accommodate no more than four clients and incorporate exercises specific to each individual. Patients may attend for 8 weeks. When they have mastered the exercises they continue to exercise at home, with the option of returning at any stage in order for the exercises to be progressed. Alternatively classes are offered on an ongoing basis to clients who want to exercise under supervision and who enjoy the camaraderie of exercising in a group.