Her special interests at the moment are chronic low back and neck pain as well as headaches. Rehabilitation and education is at the heart of her practice philosophy. The practice motto Treat | Prevent | Educate flows from here.
She is a keen runner and also cycles at times, but only for fun!
Ria qualified as a physiotherapist from the University of Pretoria in 2001 and received her Masters Degree in 2004 in Sport Medicine form the same institution. She has completed courses in chronic pain, dynamic and kinesiotaping as well as dry needling.
She has worked in both out-patient and hospital practices and is the owner of PhysioFirst. She worked in school sport for 13 years, but is not actively involved with teams anymore – preferring to spend more time with her 3 daughters.
I grew up in the Lowveld and graduated from Stellenbosch University with a degree in BSc Physiotherapy. Living by the motto that life is what you make of it! I am an extrovert and therefore getting all my energy from working with people. I enjoy the outdoors especially when exploring it through hiking and deep sea diving. I have a big passion for running, crossfit and swimming.
Ek het besluit om ‘n fisioterapeut te word omdat ek van kleins af baie sportbeserings gehad het en die frustrasie daarvan verstaan. Hierdie het my aangemoedig om die beste terapeut vir my patiënte te wees en almal so gou as moontlik pynvry te kry!
Meine Muttersprache ist Deutsch und ich habe zwei Brüder die eine große Rolle in meinem Leben spielen. Dank ihres Einflusses, habe ich schon früh gelernt selbständig zu werden und einen starken Karakter zu entwickeln. Durch kritisches Denken kann ich Probleme lösen. Um mit Menschen zu arbeiten, ist meine große Leidenschaft. Ich bin gespannt auf alles was mich bei Pierre van Ryneveld und Elarduspark erwartet und freue mich schon drauf.
We also offer the following services:
Every patient is evaluated at the first session to establish where the root of the problem is and decide on a treatment plan. Exercises and rehabilitation are part of every series of treatments.
I firmly believe if you understand why we are teaching you an exercise that you are more likely to actually do the exercise. Knowledge and understanding also lessens fear – just by understanding why you have pain actually makes it less painful!
Workability is a health care company committed to giving all South Africans with Musculoskeletal conditions, access to affordable, effective and reputable rehabilitation.
In order to deliver on this, Workability has a growing national network of independently owned, rehabilitation practices which actively address all barriers that prevent or impede patients with Musculoskeletal conditions from getting back to work and life.
Workability uses its case management platform and medical aid products to manage the quality and cost effectiveness of care and to grow the Workability network.
A standard appointment is 45 minutes to an hour.
We use the SASP billing structure
Pierre van Ryneveld Practice:
74 Van Ryneveld Ave, Pierre van Ryneveld
Elardus Park Practice:
571 Aberdeen St, Elardus Park