My Story

Carli is a practicing Physiotherapist at Cilliers & Swart Physiotherpy. She graduated with a BSc Honours degree in Physiotherapy from the University of the Free State in 2012.

I was first intrigued by the human body’s mechanics in a yoga class. The teacher showed a sketch of a skeleton in a back bend. I remember thinking how amazing all the different joints and muscles must work together in harmony to achieve something that beautiful. My next thought was: “what if everything does not work together, what happens then?”.

I was accepted to study at Kovsies and completed my degree in 2012. At least I bring some variety to all the UP graduates at the practice! Musculoskeletal pathology fascinated me from my very first biomechanics lecture, then terrified me during clinical examinations as a student and eventually brought me the greatest job satisfaction imaginable after graduation. Until I realized, after merely studying for four years, that really you only know the tip of the iceberg. This compelled me to do a post graduate course in Orthopedic Manipulative Therapy (OMT) in 2016 (yes, I can click your spine and no, that will not fix the problem permanently).

I was first introduced to vestibular rehabilitation in the clinic I worked at in Ireland. Treating vertigo and dizziness is truly satisfying, because the symptoms have such a dramatic impact on the day to day life of someone who has it.

Yoga is still a big part of my life. I am a qualified 200 hour instructor and teach a few weekly classes in Pretoria East. In April 2019 I completed another 500 hours of further teacher training in India.

What my clients say about me

Twisted my ankle and torn my ankle ligaments, Carli got me back to running so fast, I really enjoyed her company.

H van der Merwe (Athlete)

I had a slipped disc in my neck. I was in soooo much pain, but Carli was Godsend. Bless those hands.

S Du Toit

Partners of Cilliers & Swart Physiotherapy

Renier Cilliers and Jaco Swart are the proud owners of this physiotherapy practice, situated in Pretoria East. The Cilliers & Swart Physiotherapy practice is a highly rated practice in Pretoria East, which has grown into two practices that employs skilled and experienced physiotherapists. Together we are equipped to deal with any challenges that walk through our doors. We complement each other when considering the different fields in which we have special interests, from spinal problems, to chronic pain and even vestibular rehabilitation.

Maryke and I work in close relationship to combine our Pilates and Yoga knowledge in order to find the best combination of movements to achieve our goal. We aim to treat every patient like they’re our family. I invite you to give me a call and put us to the challenge.

I enjoy the holistic approach followed at Cilliers & Swart Physiotherapy, where prevention of recurrence is as big a part of treatment as curing the problem.

Contact Carli Van Dyk Physiotherapist Pretoria

083 506 2565

info@physiopretoria.co.za

Carli van Dyk as Sport Physiotherapist in Pretoria

Sport physiotherapy is focused on your biomechanical and structural rehabilitation. With targeted goals to maximize your functional movement so that you can return to normal daily activities. This type of therapy is most commonly used to address accidental injuries, sports injuries and resolving physical impairment due to lifestyle and ageing.

The physiotherapist will focus on the body’s main structures of bone, muscle, ligaments and tendons along with the connected systems of the heart, circulation and lungs.

Treatment is tailored to the individual based on their initial assessment. Exercise plans and advice are routinely given following the treatment and the number of treatments will vary depending on the patient’s progress in recovery.

Our practices are fully equipped with the newest technologies and treatment rooms to allow our experienced physiotherapists to treat all musculoskeletal conditions. All our patients will be assessed to identify the cause of their condition so that treatment can be targeted, appropriate and effective.

Our Private Physio Practice

The team at Cilliers & Swart Physiotherapists are dedicated to providing great customer service, and strive for industry leading clinical care. We are primarily a manual therapy clinic, which means treatments are delivered with a “hands on” bias.

We understand and value the importance of developing and maintaining honest and trusting relationships with our clients. We feel that this provides the best platform for effective clinical care and communication, and we encourage client feedback.

There are some circumstances where we can’t help, or physiotherapy isn’t appropriate , this causes us to either contact your primary physician, which is typically your General Practitioner, or to directly refer you to some of South Africa’s leading Medical Specialists and Allied Health Professionals.

Cilliers & Swart Physiotherapists are highly geared towards ongoing education, and as a clinic we have a close working relationship with numerous sport clubs. We provide the fully equipped facilities, and our staff have unique special interests in the field. Ongoing education is a priority among our staff, and all our physiotherapists participate in regular professional development self study, or regular clinical reviews, and mentoring.

Our processes and procedures as an accredited practice are similarly important and we are regularly audited to ensure we meet rigorous Health Sector Standards.

Physio Skills

Carli van Dyk has a special interest in problems originating from your neck, including headaches, vertigo (dizziness), nerve and joint issues. To know more about the types of treatment that we use, please refer to the treatment section.

Subspecialisation: Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy (OMT1) 2016

Neck

Headaches

Inner ear dysfunction

  • Vertigo
  • Jaw pain TMJ dysfunction (Tempral-mandibular joint pain)

Muscle pains

Nerve problems

Interests:

  • Cervical injury (whiplash)
  • Neck Disc budge, prolapse
  • Spinal joint degeneration
  • Neck strain
  • Headache
  • Vertigo
  • Lumbar pain

Treatment Choice:

  • Myofascial Release
  • Neural tissue mobilization
  • Visceral Manipulation
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation
  • Joint mobilization
  • Deep Dry Needling
  • Ultrasound
  • Lazer

Educational Background

Carli van Dyk completed her B.Sc. Physiotherapy (Honours) degree in 2012 at the University of the Free state. She has been practicing for more than 6 years in various settings, and expanded her skills.  Carli quickly developed a special interest in the field of Sports Physiotherapy and is a part time Yoga teacher. She is a softhearted, yet strong handed therapist.

Work Experience

  • Pulmonology
  • ICU
  • Orthopaedics
  • ICU
  • Pulmonology
  • Post surgical rehabilitation
  • Neurology
  • High care
  • Orthopedics
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Sport Rehabilitation
  • MS clinic
  • Geriatrics
  • Vestibular rehabilitation
  • High Care
  • ICU
  • Orthopedics
  • Surgery
  • Paediatrics
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Sports Rehabilitation
  • ICU
  • Surgery
  • Paediatrics
  • Neurology
  • Burns Unit
  • Orthopedics
  • Neuro
  • High care
  • Outpatient Dept