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.


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.

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.

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.

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.
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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.

Georgi Mckeone

Reception Gardens

Georgie McKeone brings a professional touch to customer care, blending meticulous attention to detail with a friendly personality. Her journey, from representing her country in the World Bodyboarding Games to earning a BCOM in Digital Marketing, showcases a commitment to well-being.

Transitioning from social media research, Georgie became a certified Vinyasa Yoga teacher and expanded her expertise to kiddies yoga, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, and Mindset Coaching. Her resilience, honed through Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, underscores her dedication to well-being despite facing challenges like three knee operations. Georgie’s professional approach is grounded in the belief that movement is medicine, reflecting a determination to overcome obstacles with grace.

John de Klerk

Physiotherapist Gardens

Meet John de Klerk, aka Johno, a dynamic physiotherapist with a BSc in Physiotherapy from UCT. Certified in Advanced Neuromuscular Skeletal Management (2018) and specializing in men’s pelvic physio, Johno is renowned for his orthopedic and sports rehabilitation expertise. With a background in rural and private hospitals, he served as a professional physio for rugby teams like Swd Eagles, EP Kings, and Pumas Rugby Union.

Johno, currently awaiting approval for a Master’s degree, is dedicated to researching contemporary issues in men’s pelvic health dysfunction in South Africa. Beyond his professional pursuits, he’s an avid learner, engaging in Judo and trail running, embodying a commitment to a healthy lifestyle. His life motto, “Keep going, never give up,” resonates with his resilient and optimistic approach.

Heike Kraus

Physiotherapist Sea Point

Heike Krause, a 2015 graduate of the University of Stellenbosch, is a dynamic physiotherapist committed to holistic patient care. Completing her SPT Sports Physiotherapy qualification in 2019, Heike excels in neuro-musculoskeletal assessments and rehabilitation. With a diverse background, she has treated patients in hospitals, including Panorama Mediclinic, and various private practices in Bellville. Heike’s expertise extends to fieldside physiotherapy for rugby and cycling tours, showcasing her dedication to sports and injury rehabilitation. Beyond the clinic, Heike’s passion lies in accompanying patients on their recovery journey, staying updated on evidence-based physiotherapy research, and making a positive impact in their lives. In her free time, she enjoys running, hiking, and indulging in a good book.

Martine Cohen

Physiotherapist Sea Point

Martine Cohen, a UCT graduate since 2006, is a seasoned physiotherapist known for her holistic patient care. With a strong focus on treating the root cause of injuries, she empowers patients through personalized treatment plans. Martine’s extensive private practice journey, starting in 2008, led to the establishment of Myohealth- Martine Cohen Physiotherapy in 2011. Specializing in sports injuries, she is a passionate ultra-marathon road and trail runner, achieving remarkable milestones, including 3 Comrades Marathons and 8 Two Oceans Ultra Marathons. Martine’s commitment to professional growth is evident through various certifications, making her a leader in the field.

Umar Jacob

Physiotherapist Gardens

Umar Jacob completed his Bsc. Physiotherapy at the University of the Western Cape and worked his post community service with various sports teams and clinics in the Northern Cape and Free State.

Umar worked as a physiotherapist for the ITEC Knights, Griquas Rugby, University of the Free State and the Central University of Technology. Umar is in his final year of pursuing a Master’s degree with a thesis exploring injury surveillance methods within sport.

When Umar is not saving patients one physio session at a time, he enjoys spending time with his family, playing football and spending time in nature.

Jessica Hirschowitz

Physiotherapist De Waterkant

Jess graduated with distinction from the University of Pretoria with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. She honed her skills during her community service year at a rural hospital in KwaZulu-Natal, gaining valuable experience in orthopaedics, neurology, and more.

Passionate about improving lives through movement, Jess brings a strong background in sports and a focus on musculoskeletal injuries. Her patient-centered approach emphasizes holistic care, while her commitment to evidence-based practice ensures effective rehabilitation for every patient.

With a dedication to continual learning, Jess is excited to grow her skills and make a meaningful difference in her patients’ lives.

Saarah Cader

Physiotherapist Tokai

Saarah Cader, a valued member of Team Tokai, seamlessly blends in with our patient community, showcasing her versatility in both in-hospital and outpatient care. Her professional journey reflects a wealth of experience, making her an invaluable addition to the team.

Currently pursuing a master’s degree with a focus on life factors, Saarah brings a commitment to ongoing learning and a passion for understanding the intricacies of patient well-being. Beyond her professional dedication, she finds joy in outdoor activities and cherishing family time during her days off. Saarah’s warm presence and dedication to patient care make her an integral part of Team Tokai.