Meet Our Therapists

Expert Physiotherapists In Cape Town

Nazreena Hassim

Physiotherapist Tokai

Nazreena graduated with a B.Sc Physiotherapy from the University of Cape Town (UCT) in 2000.

She then went on to work for 2 and a half years at Groote Schuur Hospital gaining invaluable experience in all areas of physiotherapy.
She relocated to the United Kingdom and initially worked at Southampton General Hospital, specialising in ICU and respiratory work (including Non-intubated Ventilation). Later, she moved to Barking Hospital
where she specialised in outpatient physiotherapy and went on to become a Senior 1 in this department.

In this time she completed many post-graduate courses which include a full certification as a Pilates instructor, Acupuncture
and various Taping courses.

Nazreena moved back to South Africa in 2006 and since then has done locum work in a physiotherapy practise which specialises in Womens’ Health.

Nazreena served as the Treasurer for the SASP Womens Health Group (Western Cape branch) from 2009-2011. Since 2008 she has been working as a clinical supervisor for UCT and been lecturing the Soft Tissue Management and Orthopaedics modules.

She also taught a Sports Massage Course for ITEC in 2011. She has been running Pilates classes for women in the Rondebosch area since 2008.

 

Her hobbies include spending time with her family (3 lively children!), Pilates, gym, reading and watching movies and series.

Nichole Connolly

Practice Manager

Ms. Nichole Connolly has worked for various medical practices and has incorporated her acquired skills at WP Physiotherapists since 2017.

Nichole is a sucker for a chocolate and is known for her great tea-parties.

Every patient of ours gets to meet her along the way, whether it’s for account queries or booking a treatment, Nichole will assist you in a professional and timely manner.

 

Liam Bredeveldt

Physiotherapist Tokai

Liam qualified as a physiotherapist from the University of Cape Town in 2018. He completed his community service in Ingwavuma, a small village in rural north KZN.

In the 2 years following, Liam gained experience working in various hospital settings, treating a multitude of injuries in different specialised fields. His love for sports, football in particular, led Liam to assist a division 2 soccer team with their physiotherapy needs in his off time.

Since 2020, Liam has assisted UCT physiotherapy students, as a tutor, guiding 1st to 3rd year students in their growth and study needs.

Liam treats patients in Melomed Tokai hospital, giving all his patients the quality and comprehensive physiotherapy treatment expected from a WP Physiotherapist.

Chantalle Steenkamp

Physiotherapist Tokai

Chantalle graduated from UCT with a B.Sc (Physiotherapy) degree in 2017. She completed her community service in the rural town of Schweizer-Reneke, where she gained experience treating a wide variety of neurological, respiratory, orthopaedic and musculoskeletal conditions. She went on to stay another year in the town, and provided additional outreach physiotherapy services to the entire community.

Chantalle’s passion lies in treating intensive care patients. She strives to aid patients in achieving their goals and improving their quality of life, by using evidence-based and individually tailored treatment approaches. Helping her patients reach their full potential after illness or injury fuels her passion for physiotherapy.

In her down time, Chantalle enjoys reading, hiking and spending quality time with her family and pets.

Matthew Whittaker

Physiotherapist Tokai

Matthew graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand in 2019. Thereafter he completed his community service year at Thelle Mogoerane regional hospital, located in the east rand of Johannesburg where he assisted in the management of the orthopaedic and musculoskeletal clinic amongst other hospital and community health programmes.

He gained invaluable experience treating a wide spectrum of conditions and pathologies over the past two years working on a sessional basis at the state hospital of his community service year as well as part time in a private physiotherapy clinic setting. He has a passionate interest in sports related conditions, musculoskeletal pathologies, pain management and orthopaedics of which he is currently progressing and refining whilst residing in the Western Cape.
Matthew has completed multiple post graduate courses, both locally and internationally. These include a Pilates for physiotherapists level 1, dry needling, rehabilitation post-elective orthopaedic surgery, concussion management as well as a multimodal approach to exercise and function without pain.

Matthew emphasizes a holistic approach to guiding each individual to achieve their personal goals as well as an optimum state of wellness. He is enthusiastic and energetic about interpersonal relationships. His hobbies include recreational participation in multiple sporting codes, quality time with those close to him, hiking, wildlife viewing, finances, photography and down-time watching movies and series.

Wimpie van der Meijden

Physiotherapist Milnerton and Gardens

Wimpie graduated as a physiotherapist from the University of Pretoria. He worked at various private physiotherapy practices in Bloemfontein before becoming the dedicated locum physiotherapist for the Free State Cheetahs rugby union.

Continuing with his passion for sports rehabilitation he combined forces with BoundFit (a high intensity interval training and functional fitness gym). WP Physios Milnerton caters for all sport related injuries as well as the correction of muscle imbalances causing such injuries.

In 2016 WP Physiotherapists Tokai opened its doors to the public, catering for the physio needs of Tokai and the surrounding southern suburbs.

WP Physiotherapists Tokai  also sees hospital patients at the Melomed Tokai private hospital

Amy Moyce

Sports Massage Therapists

Amy recently graduated from the Exercise Teachers Academy (ETA) and EPT Recovery. After completing multiple sports events she added silicone cupping techniques to her recovery arsenal.

Up until 2019 Amy represented Kwa-Zulu Natal in high jump and Action Netball for four consecutive years. She recently traded the beaches of Durban for the beaches of Cape Town and now calls the Mother City home. Amy is passionate about helping clients achieve their fitness goals.

Candice Robison

Physiotherapist Gardens

Candice graduated as a physiotherapist from the University of the western Cape in 2017. She completed her community service year in Kimberly hospital in the Northern Cape.
Since then she has spent the last few years working in Cape Town mainly in an orthopaedic private practice where she gained experience in treating patients in a hospital and outpatient setting. She has developed a special interest for post operative rehabilitation as well as neuromuscular and sports related injuries.
She herself enjoys keeping active as her Hobbies include functional fitness, running, hiking and spinning.
Candice believes in finding the source of patients’ problems and not just treating the site of pain. Her rehabilitation strategy is focused on hands on treatment, exercise prescription as well as education to help empower her patients.

Jason Cohan

Physiotherapist Gardens

When Jason is taking a breather from treating patients, he enjoys spending his time on the golf course and doing all the great things that Cape Town has to offer. He is also a bit of a techy and is currently developing a mobile app to help golfers assess their own physical strengths and weaknesses as well as their individual skill level in a fun and competitive manner.

Jason has completed multiple strapping and sports injury rehabilitation courses. He has also attended courses for dry needling and cupping techniques. He has learned that managing patients to reach their full potential relies on more than just manual treatment techniques making himself an integral part of the team.

Bianca Holdstock

Sports Massage Therapist Milnerton

Bianca Holdstock
Sports Massage Therapist/  ARC Milnerton
Qualifications:
BA Hons Sport Science
BA Human Movement Science
ITEC Qualified Sports Massage Therapist
First Aid Level 1

Bianca is involved in the sporting and health field, and believes in a balanced lifestyle. She believes anything can be achieved when you treat your body with respect, as it is your temple.

Bianca is easy to communicate with, caring and compassionate with people that she deals with.

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Ethan Marais

Physiotherapist WP Physios@Home

Ethan is a friendly, down-to-earth, and caring individual who qualified with his BSc (Physiotherapy) degree from UCT in 2018. Ethan has a passion for community/home-based rehabilitation and neurorehabilitation but is also experienced in a hospital setting, where he assists patients with a variety of conditions ranging from orthopaedics, ICU care, amp rehab, respiratory physio and COVID-19 related physio.
Start your road to recovery and book your appointment with WP Physio. Contact us on info@wpphysio.capetown or 072 888 5416

Christine Goliath

Physiotherapist WP Physios@Home

Christine qualified with her B. Sc (Physiotherapy) degree from UCT in 2018. Her experience lies in the community-based rehab and acute hospital care fields. Her passion lies in focusing on patient-centered care. Her goal is to reach functional and adaptive goals for her patients to assist with quality of life improvement and at-home rehabilitation.