My Story

It is an absolute privilege to be able to work with people as their physiotherapist. Knowing that your patient trusts you with their pain, is an incredible honor. I simply cannot imagine doing anything else.

I made my career choice based on the fact that I find it wrong when people can’t continue with their daily lives, due to pain.

In high school I swam for the South African country team. I am lucky to say that I didn’t receive any injuries during my swimming gala days, but the same cannot be said for some of my team members. I learned how depended people truly are when it comes to their sports, and how destructive an injury could be. It was amazing to see how a professionals help rehabilitated their injuries in such a way, that they could continue participating in the sports they love.

I believe that hard work makes our daily lives meaningful. Thus I worked in earnest and successfully graduated at the University of the Free States in 2002 with my Bsc Physiotherapy degree. In the years thereafter I completed my Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) Post-Graduate course.

I have developed a passion for movement, and the methods of integrating efficient movement patterns into daily activities. I evaluate and treat my patients according to their specific needs, because I respect everyone’s individuality. An extremely valuable part about Cilliers & Swart treatments are connected to the patients knowledge about their bodies. Thus educating and creating set goals keep the communication levels on a mutual and beneficial path between my patient and I.

Helga Jeske Physio Pretoria

What my clients say about me

I am really impressed with the quality of service you provide. Great experience from the reception and Yolanda my current physio. keep up the good work team.

S Morema

Had a session with Yolanda and it was such an amazing session I ever had. She provided all the details of my pain why it is so painful and what it caused and etc etc. She was extremely humble and accurate. Best physio ever I’ve been to.

R Jeong

Excellent service! From the coffee straight through to the actual session. Five stars for sure!


Tendinopathy, Tendinitis, Tendon injury, Tendon pain, Tendinosis

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. It has grown into two practices that employs skilled and experienced physiotherapists. Together we are ready to deal with any and all challenges that come our way. We complement each other when considering the different fields in which each of us have special interests in. It varies between anything from spinal problems to chronic pain and even vestibular rehabilitation.

I joined Cilliers & Swart Physiotherapy.

Work Experience

Community Service Year:

  • ICU
  • Cardiothoracic
  • Orthopedic
  • Physio

Jacqueline Swart Physiotherapists

Private Physiotherapy

Educational History

  • University of the Free States: B SC Physiotherapy
  • Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT)