Physiotherapy is an allied health profession aimed at treating injuries and conditions which have negative consequences for movement, balance, coordination, and respiration. Also known as physical therapists or physios, these health professionals use evidence-based exercise, healing massage, and more to help reduce and manage the symptoms of neurological, neuroskeletal, cardiovascular, and respiratory conditions.
Meet Our Physiotherapists
Faircape Health includes the services of 7 dynamic physiotherapists boasting over 41 years of combined experience. Our physiotherapists make a significant and positive impact on people’s lives through caring, healing, and empowering. They treat every patient with dignity and respect. With a core belief that every patient is unique, we conduct thorough initial evaluations to ensure treatment programmes are equally unique. It’s our physiotherapist’s goal to treat not only the symptoms but the underlying cause for lasting results.
Each physiotherapist on our team has a special focus within physiotherapy. Our unit includes multiple specialised departments within the practice. Each specialised department is championed by a lead physiotherapist. Our vision remains to build an all-inclusive environment with a patient-centered approach.
Marchelle is passionate about holistic, structured, and individualised care for those struggling with breathlessness or a chronic pulmonary disease. Her extensive experience treating lung transplant patients at Groote Schuur Hospital, and ventilated patients at the UCT Private Academic Hospital’s ICU, revealed how integrative treatment leads to lasting health. Marchelle has completed multiple courses in cardiopulmonary health care and rehabilitation. She is a Director of Tokai Physiotherapy and the lead physiotherapist of the pulmonary rehabilitation department.
Megan’s key area of interest is in geriatrics. She actively encourages active ageing and assists her patients to age with grace and dignity. Before transitioning to a sub-acute setting, she treated patients in the private sector. She works exclusively with those who have experienced neurological events. Megan is a Director of Tokai Physiotherapy and the lead Physiotherapist of the neurological rehabilitation programme.
Jenna takes a holistic approach to assessment and treatment. She understands that a tailored approach to rehabilitation is important to achieve the desired outcomes. She enjoys rehabilitating individuals with joint replacements, fractures and soft tissue injuries.Jenna previously worked in an orthopaedic outpatients setting before transitioning to subacute rehabilitation. She holds a certificate Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy (OMT) and is the lead physiotherapist of orthopaedic rehabilitation.
Andrew has a passion for helping patients achieve life function through rehabilitation. After completing his physiotherapy degree at the University of Cape Town’s Medical School, he completed his community service in acute and outpatient therapy at a Kwa-Zulu Natal secondary hospital. Andrews previous experience includes treating ICU patients in the private sector. He is the lead physiotherapist of the pre-rehabilitation and post-surgical rehabilitation programmes
Sara van Velze
Sara has a keen interest in working with patients to improve their quality of life through empowerment. Her focus is on cardiac rehabilitation and chronic pain and the ways in which both conditions are treated. She holds a Master’s Degree in chronic pain management from the University of Cape Town and a certificate in International Aquatic Techniques. Sara is the lead physiotherapist of the cardiac rehabilitation programme.
Trish has a passion for helping people and enjoys seeing her patients reach their goals. She completed her community service, offering outpatient therapy, in Johannesburg. After returning to Cape Town, she began treating patients in the private sector in a sub-acute setting.Trish holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Cape Town.
Gadeeja Van der Schyff
Gadeeja creates a positive impact on her patients by facilitating healing through guidance and support. She has a passion for helping individuals in the sub-acute setting and helping out-based patients through their rehabilitation. Gadeeja completed her community service in the Northern Cape and returned to Cape Town, fulfilling a role as a locum in the private sector. She holds a Bachelor of Business Science from the University of the Western Cape and is the lead physiotherapist of the oncology rehabilitation programme.
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