My story

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

Jaco and I started to build our practice in 2012 where we finished our honours degree at the University of Pretoria and determined to bring a new perspective to healing tissue. Ever since I started practicing as a physiotherapist I have a passion for working with chronic, long term pain that develops over time.

I am intrigued by how the human body reacts to different stimulus and forces within every human to regenerate after an injury.  Patients suffering for long periods have a certain difficulty to their case. I love to inspect and determine what is the cause of the original problem.

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

I am determined to gain a better understanding on how to enhance performance and accelerate the healing process in every person. I have first-hand experience of injuries, and couldn’t afford to rest. I decided to gain skills as a physiotherapist in order to understand the mechanisms and systems at work healing the body, in order to facilitate active rehabilitation during participation, (still continue training, while we sort out the problem).

I have trained in Pilates  for years, and use it as a key component during my treatment and conditioning. I convey my unique knowledge to alter your pathological processes, retrain technique, and ultimately improve performance. Working with Jaco we have gained a valuable understanding of flexibility and strength relating to diverse athletic demand. My future vision pertains to raising the bar of standards to all South African Physiotherapist and medical professionals.

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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 problem originating from your Lower back down, including Hip, thigh, knee, and lower leg injuries. To know more about the types of treatment that 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 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 bodies’ 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 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.

Education background

Renier Cilliers completed his B.Physt degree in 2010 at the University of Pretoria. He has a special intrest 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 challenge that walks through our doors.

Jaco Swart and Renier Cilliers runs 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

Wilgers Hospital
(3 years)

  • ICU
  • Orthopedics
  • Neuro
  • High care

Urology Hospital
(3 years)

  • ICU
  • High care

Witbank Hospital
(Community Service year)

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

Jacqueline Swart Physiotherapist
(7 months)

  • Private Practice
  • ICU
  • High care
  • Orthopedics

Kobus Maree Physiotherapy
(6 months)

  • Private Practice