My story

I am a ballet dancer that became intrigued by the human body, movement and pathology. I’m an asset to the field of physiotherapy, an industry leading physiotherapist and a performance driven athlete.

Jaco and I finished our honor degrees at the University of Pretoria, after which we started to build our practice (2012) and became determined to bring a new perspective over the process of healing tissue. Ever since I started practicing as a physiotherapist, I grew especially passionate about working with chronic and long-term pain that develops over time.

Why Physiotherapy?

I decided to obtain skills as a physiotherapist in order to understand the mechanisms and systems at work, when healing the body and have always been intrigued by how the human body regenerates an injury after receiving different kinds of stimuli and forces. Patients who suffer for longer periods of time usually have more complex cases, which I love to inspect in order to clarify the original cause of their problems.

I have always been determined to gain a better perception on enhancing a patient’s performance and accelerating their healing process. Because of personal experiences, I completely understand the need to continue your daily activities, without rest, and have first-hand experience in injuries. I am therefor able to facilitate active rehabilitation during participation. (Patient continues training, whilst we sort out the problem)

We have worked with prestigious South African professional companies’ dancers, athletes and gymnasts who have previously secured podium positions.

Where experience and work meet

I have trained in Pilates for years and constantly use it as a key component during my patient’s treatment and conditioning. I convey my unique knowledge in order to: alter your pathological processes, retrain your technique and to ultimately improve your daily performance. By working with Jaco we gained a valuable understanding of the difference between flexibility and strength, related to diverse athletic demands. My future vision relates to raising all South African Physiotherapists (and medical professionals) bar of standards.

Call  079 7368 465

Email info@physiopretoria.co.za

What my clients say about me

With a quick massage and some dry needling he removed the stiffness in my back, which was caused by sitting in the same posture for hours on end in front of a computer screen. After following the tips he gave me I bought a new office chair and got into the habit of seating myself correctly. I haven’t had a problem since.

Leon Swart

Renier quickly helped me get back on my feet (literally) when I fractured my left ankle and tore a tendon in my right foot.

G Strydom

I was scheduled for surgery. I feared going under the knife, then I found these miracle workers!! 3 years later, still no surgery.

O Swanepoel

I couldn’t stand, sit, walk, do anything without screaming from excruciating back pain. I never thought I could feel normal again. Bless those hands.

M Van Der Merwe

Dislocated my shoulder twice, Renier fixed it – much better than it ever was before.

C Van der Merwe

Expertise in Physio treatment

Renier Cilliers has a special interest in problems originating from your Lower back down, including Hip, thigh, knee, and lower leg injuries. To know more about the types of treatments we use, please refer to the treatment section.

Treatments Renier uses:

  • Myofascial Release
  • Joint mobilization
  • Dry Needle
  • Ultrasound
  • Lazer

Background as a Sport Physiotherapist

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 treatments can be targeted, appropriate and effective.

Educational Background

Renier Cilliers completed his B.Physt degree in 2010 at the University of Pretoria. He has a special interest in the field of Sports Physiotherapy.

Cilliers & Swart Physiotherapy practice has set the standard of injury treatment and grown into two practices that employs the best skills in the physio industry. Carli van Dyk and Maryke Rossouw are experts in their own right. Together we are equipped to deal with any challenges that walk through our doors.

Jaco Swart and Renier Cilliers run their private practice situated in Garsfontein, Pretoria east. 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.

Work Experience

• ICU
• Orthopedics
• Neuro
• High care
• ICU
• High care
• ICU
• Orthopedics
• Neuro
• High care
• Outpatient Department
• Private Practice
• ICU
• High care
• Orthopedics