It is an absolute privilege to be able to work with people as their physiotherapist. To know that my patients trust me specifically with their pain, is an incredible honor. I simply cannot imagine doing anything else.
I chiefly 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 necessarily be said for some of my team members. I quickly learned how depended people truly are when it comes to their sports, and how destructive an injury can 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 accordingly.
I believe that hard work consequently 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.
Meanwhile 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 is explicitly 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.