Our Team

Jacqueline Swart

Jacqueline believes that Managing Movement is the future of Physiotherapy.

The Kinetic Control and The Performance Matrix process has been instrumental in helping her provide her patients and clients with the highest evidence base quality of service available. She strongly believes in the importance of managing movement impairments to help her patients achieve the best movement health and to prevent the recurrence of symptoms and improve their quality of life.
Jacqueline completed her physiotherapy degree from the University of Pretoria in South Africa. She  completed the Orthopeadic Manual Therapy course in 1998 and has presented as a lecturer on this course for more than 10 years. She is also a qualified Pilates instructor and uses the studio equipment as part of her specific movement retraining.
Jacqueline first came across the concept of movement control in 2004 and has never looked back. She has a passion for working with athletes and qualified as an accredited Performance Matrix Trainer, Tutor and Consultant in 2008. Since the she has been working developing her expertise in the system.  She has attended several of the world athletic championships as team physiotherapist. She was also part of the research team and co-author of the published paper “Intra and Inter-Rater Reliability of Screening for Movement Impairments. Movement Control tests from The Foundation Matrix. Journal of Sport Science and Medicine.
She qualified as a Kinetic Control Movement Therapist and Accredited Tutor in 2012 and is passionate about sharing the message about the importance of movement control and movement health with her colleagues in South Africa.
She started a Manage Movement Centre in South Africa where her main area of expertise is treating patients with various musculoskeletal disorders as well as sports injuries, preventing injuries/recurrence of injuries and improving overall movement health.
She is a firm believer in both her mentors’ words: “Managing Movement helps you move better, feel better and do more”
   

Physiotherapists:

Leonie Meyer

Leonie is passionate about people and helping them to improve their function and quality of life. She enjoys using movement assessments to find the cause of their problems and doesn’t only focus on treatment of their symptoms. Since using this approach she has had much better results and very happy clients.

Desiree de Wet

Desiree has worked both in the public and private sector, where she has treated patients with a wide variety of conditions. She has acquired a lot of knowledge and expertise including joint and neural mobilizations, pain management skills, movement dysfunction and motor control retraining. All of which she utilizes in her role to finding the cause of the problem. She is also passionate in learning about new evidence to improve her skills and expertise and strives to deliver the best treatment to her patients.

Liesl Erasmus

Liesl has a passion for helping people. She especially enjoys it to educate people by teaching them the skills to help themselves to increase their function and quality of life. She has a special interest in prevention of pain and pathology.

Ame Harris

Ame is a dynamic physiotherapist with a keen interest in sport and orthopeadic injuries. She believes that movement and postural correction are important elements in the successful treatment and rehabilitation of an injury. Education empowers patients and that is her goal not only in treating patients but also to prevent future injuries.

Marelise Retief

BA (Human Movement Science) (HONS): Sport Science


Being a national cross country and half marathon athlete I always struggled with recurrent hamstring injuries which eventually lead to performance deficits. My struggle continued for 10 years in search of a solution.

With my passion for sports I graduated as a Sport Scientist at the University of Pretoria in 2008.

After suffering another hamstring injury I was contemplating withdrawing from the World Cross Country Championships in Poland in 2010. Jacqueline Swart came to my rescue and we followed the Kinetic Control process and shortly after she introduced me to The Performance Matrix screening and retraining process. It made all the difference. Since then I haven't struggled with hamstring injuries again.

Because the screening and retraining process worked so well for me I wanted to pursue a career using The Performance Matrix. I got involved with The Performance Matrix training in November 2010. Since then it has helped me with my own athletics career as well as given me the ability to find, identity and fix other athlete's & general population's movement faults and fast track their progress with the screening system. It is the best holistic movement system I have ever came across.

Janet van den Berg

Biokineticist

Every person is unique and their needs are different.
Janet van den Berg Biokineticist aims to serve people by helping them now, and enabling them to help themselves in the future.
Whether you are recovering from an injury, managing a chronic disease, or simple want to improve quality of life, we build your treatment program around YOU, so that you can reach your full potential.
Combining a specialized Biokenetic skillset with access to other heath professionals, we strive to find be best treatment path for every individual.

Luzaan de Preez

Dietitian

“Every time you eat or drink, you are either feeding disease or fighting it”
- Heather Morgan -

Even though there is so much more to an individual than simply what they eat, health has shown to be largely influenced by lifestyle and eating habits. As dietitian, Luzanné’s passion is for every person to obtain optimal nutrition and to either prevent specific conditions, or aid in the treatment thereof. She loves working with a wide range of clients as each individual is unique.

Special interests include; assisting clients with the management of Diabetes, Rheumatoid arthritis, Weight management especially Orthopaedic patients, Hyperlipidemia, Hypertension, gastroenterology (including IBS, IBD and food intolerances). My experience as a health professional has made me a firm believer that “prevention is better than cure”.

Administrative staff:

Edith de Bruin

Margaret Josling

Lizzy Raseona