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Who Are We?

Welcome to myohealth

We are first line physiotherapists in Cape Town and patients can contact us directly, without being referred.

We provide physiotherapy for people of all ages.  Our consultation process consists of a comprehensive assessment followed by a personalised treatment plan.  The treatment plan may include a variety of treatment modalities, namely:  soft tissue and joint mobilisation, electrotherapy, stretching, specific rehabilitative exercises, strapping and dry needling.

Physiotherapy is used to treat chronic and acute injuries with the main focus on restoring the highest level of function and movement of the body.

Physiotherapy can also help to reduce pain in damaged tissues by accelerating the body’s ability to heal itself.

We have a strong focus on the latest evidence based techniques. We offer our clients a holistic service that is customised according to their needs, state of health and fitness.

Physiotherapists in Cape Town

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Martine CohenBSc Physiotherapy (UCT)
Martine Cohen obtained her BSc Physiotherapy at the University of Cape Town in 2006. In 2007 she completed her one year Community Service at Brooklyn Chest Hospital, a specialised Tuberculosis hospital in Cape Town. Following this, she filled a locum position at a private practice at the Christiaan Barnard Hospital, focussing mainly in neuromusculoskeletal and sports injuries. Her special interest in these specific areas of physiotherapy were strengthened. In April 2008, she joined a private practice in Sea Point where she worked for 3 years. During this time she gained invaluable clinical experience and, in June 2011, she opened up her own private practice.

Martine has a passion for road and trail running. She has completed four Two Oceans Ultra Marathons, one Comrades Marathon, The PUFfeR Ultra Trail Marathon and the New York City Marathon. Martine continues to attend courses in order to advance her manual and rehabilitative physiotherapy techniques. Some of the courses she has completed include Dry Needling, Muscle Activation, Mulligan’s Mobilisation and APPI Matwork Level 1 Pilates.

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Hein ViljoenBSc Physiotherapy (Free State)
Hein completed his BSc Physiotherapy at the University of the Free State in 2012. He then moved to PE for his community service year and worked at various hospitals.
Following his community service year, he moved back to Johannesburg in 2014 and joined a practice in Broadacres specialising in sport and orthopaedics. His passion and interest for musculoskeletal injuries grew while completing his SPT (Post-Graduate course in Sports Physiotherapy) in 2014.

After relocating to Cape Town in January 2017, Hein joined Myohealth. He enjoys everything sports related and is a keen participant in multi sports. He has completed Ironman 70.3, the Knysna Big 5, Panorama Tour, 94.7 Cycle Challenge as well as the Cape Town Cycle Tour.

Hein continues to attend various courses in order to advance his manual and rehabilitative physiotherapy techniques. Some of these courses include Dry Needling, Fascial Manipulation and Kinesio Taping.

“A bear, however hard he tries, grows tubby without exercise.”
A.A.Milne
“The human body is the best picture of the human soul”
Ludwig Wittgenstein
“Take care of your body, then the rest will automatically become stronger”
Chuang Tzu
“No body is worth more than your body”
Melody Carstairs

Our Services and Special Interests

physiotherapists in Cape Town

General Muscle & Joint Pain

There are a number of different causes of muscle and joint pain like bursitis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, sprains and strains. Joint and muscle pain is also often accompanied by inflammation.

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Neck, Back & Spinal Rehabilitation

Back pain can be caused due to nerve, muscle or joint related structures getting injured.  After this type of injury rehabilitation is required to correct the mechanical problem with a view of returning to one’s highest functional level.

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Pre and Post-Operative Orthopaedic Rehabilitation

Before or after a patient has had surgery, we use rehabilitation to improve muscle function around the joint.  This is to say, before surgery we aim to strengthen the muscle so that recovery takes place faster after the surgery.  Post operatively we aim to improve general function and decrease pain associated with surgery.  This would allow for a faster return to function.

Sports-Injuries

Sports Injuries

Injury is an inherent risk of sport.  We aim to reduce the pain and return the patient to their sport as soon as possible.  We focus on injury prevention and rehabilitation to avoid recurrent injuries.

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Pre-Season Fitness Screen

This is a tool used for veterans or beginners starting a new sport.  The aim is to identify predisposing factors that could cause injury during sport based on posture and functional testing. The tool is vital in preventing potential injury from occurring using pre-habilitation, education and other exercises.

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Ergonomic Assessments

Ergonomics entails modifying one’s working position and space to lessen the overall mechanical load on the body.  This is to assist the posture one uses to perform specific work related tasks.

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Chest Physiotherapy

Chest physiotherapy involves using nebulisation, chest percussion and vibration.  It is used to treat respiratory conditions.

Home-Visits

Home Visits

Most of our consultations take place at our Sea Point premises but we do offer clients the option of a home visit, depending on their therapeutic needs.

Dry-Needling

Dry Needling

Dry needling is a technique used to alleviate intra muscular pain, by targeting trigger points. This is a slightly different procedure to acupuncture, which targets meridians.