My Story

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 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 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 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 your sense of independence and make you feel powerless. This motivates a therapist’s main goal: to restore the belief that pain does not control you.

Marlene Koen : 064 541 7112

What my clients say about me

Marlene is fantastic! Extremely thorough and great at what she does. Definitely the best physio I’ve been to, ever! You will be in great hands!

Dorianne Tharratt

The BEST practice in town. Friendly, compassionate and professional staff, from receptionist to the therapists.

Embrencia Snyman

I have been living with an injury for years and only now I can see so much improvement since I started working with Marlene. I really appreciate it and would highly recommend her as the best in town.

Kabelo Seanego

5 Stars aren’t enough, I give Marlene a 10!


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.

Marlene Koen Physiotherapist at Well Health Pro
Marlene Koen - Physiotherapist and medical professional at Well Health Pro

Special Interests

Work Experience

Community Service working in hospital and clinics

Privately employed physiotherapist working with in-hospital and out of hospital patients

Privately employed physiotherapist working with orthopaedics, sports injuries and respiratory conditions

Locum physiotherapist treating orthopaedic injuries (including post-operative cases) and sports injuries

Privately employed physiotherapist treating respiratory conditions, orthopaedics and sports injuries at a general out-patient practice and a school-based practice

Educational History