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Sports and general Physio practice based in Observatory, Cape Town.


Since young, Nikki has always been passionate about two topics: anything medical and sports. The combination of the two was inevitable. She graduated as a Physiotherapist, cum laude, from UCT in 2002. After completing her community service year in the Northern Cape, she returned to Cape Town to further her career.


She worked for a number of years in a private hospital serving in and out-patient care. While working in an out-patient practice, Nikki returned to her studies, completing multiple post-graduate courses including OMT1 (2008), dry needling and treatment of the TMJ. It is here that her interest in neck-related injuries sparked, completing her OMT thesis in the study and spinal treatment of Dizziness in Cervicogenic Patients.

Nikki last worked for the better of almost 4 years at the UCT Sports Injuries Centre with the esteemed physio, Helene Simpson. After the sad closure of the UCT practice in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Nikki began operating from physio rooms in her home suburb of Observatory (fondly aka "Obs").

A keen long-distance runner herself, having competed in multiple trail and ultra-marathon road events, she enjoys diagnosing and treating runners to return them to the road and trails again. Nikki enjoys helping and empowering others improve their quality of life through exercise and is a stern believer in functional strength training.


Nikki is the South African Disabled Golf Association’s National Eligibility Assessor since 2015. She is involved in the assessment of disabled golfers and classification for World Rankings as per the EDGA (European Disabled Golf Association) guidelines. She was invited as one of two South African delegates to attend the International Eligibility Conferences in the UK and Portugal.


Nikki is her happiest outdoors, on a mountain, whether it be trail running, mountain biking, rock climbing or hiking. She has a keen interest in photography and design.


Mountain Biking
Joint Muscle Injuries

Joint & Muscle Injuries

  • Back/Neck Pain

  • Headaches

  • Muscle Sprains

  • TMJ/Jaw Pain

  • Hip/Knee/Shoulder Pain

  • Fibromyalgia

Functional Training Rehabilitation


  • Return to Sport

  • Strengthening

  • Functional Training

  • Ergonomics

  • Posture

  • Post-illness

  • Sports Massage

Fractures Broken Bones Post-Surgery

Fractures &

  • Fractures/Broken Bones

  • Arthroscopy

  • Joint Replacement

  • Ligament Repairs

Sports Injuries

Sports Injuries

  • Ankle Sprains

  • Muscle Tears

  • Tendon Injuries

  • Ligament Injuries

  • Running Injuries

In South Africa, you do not need a Doctor's referral to attend Physio.


Some Medical Aids however, do require a pre-authorisation before attending Physiotherapy. If you are unsure, contact your Medical Aid provider prior to attending an appointment.


Accounts to be settled at the time of the consultation.

Physio treatments are to be settled on the same day of your consultation.


RSA Medical Aid rates are charged for all treatments. A statement with the relevant ICD-10 and procedure codes will be emailed to you. You can submit this to your relevant insurance for reimbursement. Unfortunately accounts are NOT submitted electronically to your Medical Aid. 


  1. Visa/MasterCard

  2. SnapScan

  3. FNB GEO-Payments

EFT: Arrange payment and email POP directly to the therapist, prior to your appointment.

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