About Us

Riette

Riëtte Landman

I completed my B.Sc degree in 1993 after which I started with my degree in Physiotherapy.  I qualified as physiotherapist at the University of Pretoria.  I started my own private practice in 1998 in Hoedspruit where I worked for 3 years.  After relocating to Pretoria in 2001, I worked as a locum at numerous hospitals and private practices in Pretoria.  I started again with my own practice in Pretoria in 2002.  I have been working as a physiotherapist for 22 years.

Throughout these years I have attended many courses to keep up to date with the latest research as development takes place very quickly in the medical field.  I have a special interest in sports injuries as well as back & neck injuries.  Therefore I have completed the SPT1 and OMT1 courses that helps with clinical reasoning in these fields.  With these qualifications it helps to find the cause of the problem.  The treatment will be much more effective and a patient will have results much quicker with physiotherapy treatment that starts to treat the problem and not only symptoms.

I believe that each person can be taught the ability to manage their unjury to the extend where, if they continue with their exercises and home advice, they can be pain free.  If a person understands the injury and learn to listen to your body, you can live with the problem, pain free.  You do not have to live with the pain that is caused by the problem.

Nicole Richardson

When I was young, I loved dancing (and I still do), especially ballet. I was dancing at the South African Ballet Theatre and loving every minute of it. However, I was also very accident prone and spent lots of time in various physiotherapy rooms. With my last injury I tore all of the major three ligaments in my ankle and that led to reconstructive surgery and months of physiotherapy. It was during this that my love of physio began. It amazed me how the human body could go through so much and come back even stronger than before.

So, I made the best decision of my life and decided to study physiotherapy at the University of Pretoria. With a lot of sleepless nights and hard work I graduated in 2017. I spent the next year completing my community service year in Mamelodi Hospital where I learnt so much, about both myself and physiotherapy. It was then that I knew I was doing the right thing in being a physiotherapist. And every day my love for physiotherapy and my need to learn has grown.

Nicole

I know how pain can affect a persons day to day life and want people to know that pain should not be an everyday feeling for them. I want everyone to be able to do anything they want to do in a pain free manner and be the best they can be.

 

Testimonials

  • “I have been to numerous physiotherapists and this is the first time that somebody could actually tell me what the cause of my problem is”.
  • “Other physios used to only treat my symptoms and that either did not take away my pain, or did not solve the problem.”
  • “This is the first time somebody spent the time to explain to me khow to help myself and to manage my pain, because I now nothing will actually take away the injury.”
  • “You taught me how to manage my pain in such a way that I do not need to come for physio treatment all the time. I can help myself. I do not have pain anymore!Thank you!”

As you can hear, the aim of the treatment is as follows:

  • To evaluate you, the patient, in a holistic way. By doing this, we can determine what the origin of your problem is.
  • Once the origin of the pain / problem is determined, this will be explained to you in such a way that you will understand why the specific treatment is applied to you.
  • A customized treatment program will be started during the first or second treatment, depending on how long the evaluation takes.
  • Treatment programs sometimes changes, depending on how you react to each treatment. It is important that you experience relieve as soon as possible.

Success of the treatment is because of the patient-physio team working together to resolve the problem.  All our patients that do get better, and stay better, are those that understand their problem and do their part of the teamwork, e.g. exercises and home tasks.