As a child I unknowingly began my Physiotherapy journey, when I started “treating” my grandfather’s knees. At that stage I couldn’t even say the word physiotherapy, but I still knew that I would like to, one day, help others get rid of their body ailments.
Inevitably I enrolled in and completed my B. Sc Physiotherapy degree at the University of the Free State in 2009. With the aim to treat my patients to the very best of my abilities, I further completed my post graduate courses in Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy (OMT 2012) and Sports Physiotherapy (SPT 2014).
Since I joined the work force, I realized how much I truly enjoy some of the more unique and puzzling cases. Finding the cause of a perplexing problem and thereafter adapting treatment and rehabilitation accordingly, brings me an incredible amount of joy. Naturally, there is no such thing as a normal physio case, as each problem has a different history and a huge variety of contributing factors.
I believe that knowledge is power. If a patient truly understands the root cause of their pain, then we, as physiotherapists, can further teach them how to manage the problem. At times, pain can take away a person’s sense of independence and cause them to feel powerless. This motivates a therapist’s main goal: to restore a patients belief that pain does not control them.
Marlene Koen : 064 541 7112
To be a Physiotherapist at Cilliers & Swart
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.
I joined Cilliers & Swart Physiotherapy because of their passionate and results-driven approach to their patients. 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.