About Marlene Koen

I have been a physiotherapist since 2010, so I've been treating pain and sports injuries for years. I enjoy the puzzle of finding out what is causing the problem and helping people to understand that pain isn't in control of their lives. The goal is always to get you back to doing the things you enjoy. At Cilliers & Swart Physiotherapy we don't just treat symptoms, we find what is causing your problem and help you to understand what's going on. Give us a call to find out how we can help you!


Sciatica is a symptom of irritation of the sciatic nerve that cause sharp shooting pains in the back, radiating down the Sciatic nerve to the Legs. A pinched sciatic nerve will cause symptoms of Sciatica

2020-03-05T21:28:54+02:00By |Back|

Quadriceps tendinitis

A Quadriceps Tendinitis or Tendinopathy: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Physiotherapy treatment and why it heals so slow. Tendinitis of the Quadriceps tendon is a condition when the thigh muscles’s tendon become inflamed and irritated. The quadriceps muscles are four large muscles in the front of the thigh just above the knee cap.

2021-02-15T15:03:50+02:00By |Legs|

Quadriceps muscle strain (tear)

A Quadriceps muscle stain is a tear of one of the four thigh muscles. Pulling feeling over the quads or a sharp sting as if someone shot you in the front of the thigh. Quad muscle strain: Vastus Medialis, Vastus Lateralis, Vastus Intermedius, Rectus Femoris muscle. Hence the phrase 'pulled quad'.

2020-03-05T21:31:07+02:00By |Legs|

Hamstring Tendinitis

A Hamstring tendinitis is a condition where one of the 3 hamstring tendons are inflamed due to constant irritation from repetitive overload on the tendon. This occurs either at the hamstring tendons that attach to the buttock (sitting bone) or at one of the two distal tendons that attach at the back of your knee. The hamstring tendons must be able to withstand the pulling force when its suddenly loaded.

2021-11-03T18:27:06+02:00By |Legs|
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