Timoreta graduated from the University of Stellenbosch in 2004 with BSc degree in Physiotherapy. After completing her community service year in Port Elizabeth, she continued working in the public sector in Port Elizabeth and Uitenhage, where she gained valuable experience in orthopaedics, surgical and medical conditions. Between 2008 and 2011 she worked in private orthopaedic practice in Balbriggan (Ireland), completed her Stott Pilates Instructor course and assisted in the treatment and rehabilitation of the Skerries Harpes Gaelic Football team. In 2013, Timoreta completed her Master’s degree with distinction, in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy at the University of Stellenbosch. Furthermore, she successfully completed the National Pain postgraduate course in 2015 and the Third Vestibular Assessment and Rehabilitation Course (UCT) in 2016. She has a special interest in treating and rehabilitating patients with chronic pain, vestibular dysfunction, musculoskeletal and sports-related conditions using manual therapy, exercise, education and Pilates. Timoreta serves on the executive committee of the Orthopaedic Manual Therapy Course and the Western Cape Orthopaedic Manual Physiotherapy Group. She is a keen swimmer, hiker and runner, having completed her first marathon in 2018. Timoreta began working in the practice in 2011 and joined Marcelle Pienaar as a practice partner in 2015.
Marcelle graduated from the University of Stellenbosch with BSc degree in Physiotherapy many years ago, and MSc Physiotherapy with a distinction in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy in 2010. Through the years she has presented Physiotherapy courses throughout South Africa and lectured to under- and postgraduate students in various orthopaedic-related topics. She is an accredited South African lecturer for Michael Shacklock, www.neurodynamicsolutions.com. The years of lecturing on the Orthopaedic Manual Therapy Course provides ongoing benefit to valuable academic knowledge. Manual therapy and exercise rehabilitation form the core of treatment in the patients she treats who have orthopaedic-related impairments and functional restrictions. Her special interest is in treating spinal and peripheral joint conditions (ankles, shoulder and the TMJ), and vestibular disorders having attended the Third Vestibular Assessment and Rehabilitation Course (UCT) in 2016. Her motto is ‘get people moving’ and back to the activities they enjoy. Hiking trails lasting a few days, travelling and reading are her favourite away-from-work interests. She has owned the Constantiaberg Physiotherapy Practice since 2004 and delighted to have Timoreta Gray as a practice partner from 2015.
Chrissy graduated with a BSc degree in Physiotherapy from the University of Cape Town in 2013. Thereafter she did her community service year at Groote Schuur Hospital while simultaneously completing her BASI Pilates Instructor course. She has since worked in private practice, treating both post-surgical inpatients as well as outpatients with sports-related injuries. In 2016, she completed her postgraduate Orthopaedic Manual Therapy Course, on which she now assists and mentors students. Chrissy joined the Constantiaberg Physiotherapy Practice in 2017. Her passion lies in treating patients with musculoskeletal injuries using Pilates rehabilitation principles, together with the latest evidence-based manual therapy techniques. She started her part-time MSc in Exercise and Sports Physiotherapy in 2019. In her free time, Chrissy plays Beach Volleyball, enjoys trail running and is an avid “foodie”.
Laurette graduated with a BSc degree in Human Movement Science and Physiology from the North West University in 2007 and with a BSc degree in Physiotherapy from the University of the Western Cape in 2011. Thereafter she completed her community service year in Potchefstroom, gaining valuable experience working with Neurological conditions. The following two years Laurette worked in private practice treating both inpatient and outpatient orthopaedic-related sports injuries, with a special interest in knee injuries. During this period, she assisted with treatment and rehabilitation of the 1st Netball team of North West University. In 2014 she attended the Orthopaedic Manual Therapy Course and in 2015 joined Constantiaberg Physiotherapy Practice. In treating orthopaedic and sports injuries, her favoured treatment approaches are manual therapy and rehabilitation. She offers exercise classes to enhance general fitness, strength and functional abilities. Laurette has a deep appreciation for nature and enjoys hiking in the Cape mountains.
Leanne graduated from the University of Stellenbosch in 2010 with a BSc degree in Physiotherapy. She completed her community service year at Helen Joseph Hospital in Gauteng where she was part of a vibrant department and gained valuable experience in musculoskeletal conditions, ICU, medical, surgical and orthopaedics. Once back in Cape Town, she worked in various private hospitals and further extended her knowledge in these fields, including paediatric chest conditions. For three years, she worked in private practice, servicing the Milnerton Mediclinic. Leanne successfully completed the postgraduate Orthopaedic Manual Therapy Course in 2014 and joined the Constantiaberg Physiotherapy Practice in 2015. She has a keen interest in sports, especially playing hockey. During 2018, Leanne toured with the Western Province U18 A and B Girls Hockey teams in her capacity as a physiotherapist
Viljee completed his physiotherapy studies at the University of the Free State (UFS) in 2015, and in 2016, he completed his community service at Frere Hospital in East London. Viljee worked in private practice in Hermanus before joining the Constantia Physiotherapy Team in 2018. He further enriched his knowledge by completing the Orthopaedic Manual Therapy Course in 2018. He is an avid sportsman having represented TUKS and Kovsies Universities on the cricket field, and he dabbles in social tennis, golf and road running. His special interest and expertise lie in shoulder and knee injuries, helping patients regain their pre-injury function.
Lee-Anne Sharples graduated from the University of Cape Town in 2005 with a BSc degree in Physiotherapy. She then completed her MSc at Stellenbosch University in 2010 and her thesis investigated Specific Spinal Stabilization Exercises and individual patient education in Chronic Low Back Pain. She has worked in private practice since 2007 and joined our practice in April 2019. Her interests lie in Orthopaedic conditions particularly spine, hips and knees, and she has a growing interest in the field of Women's Health. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, eating out and socialising with her mates.