User:Leana Louw

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About Me

I am a 27 year old physiotherapist currently working in a tertiary academic hospital in Cape Town, South Africa . I am currently working in the orthopaedic setting, where I am responsible for the hip & knee replacement and sport medicine units. It is expected of me to help out and cover in different areas at regular times as well, and my all-round skills and knowledge stays sharp as a result of that.

I enjoy clinical teaching and mentoring, and am fortunate enough to have final year physiotherapy students in my setting.

Currently accumulating hours to certify as a Pilates instructor with APPI.


BSc in Physiotherapy, University of Stellenbosch (2013)

Post-graduate courses

  • Physiopedia Volunteer Orientation course (2018)
  • APPI Pilates Matwork Level 1 + 2 (2017, 2018)
  • Management of Children with Clubfoot (2018)
  • Neck Pain (2018)
  • Practical Sport Injury Management (2016)
  • The Kinesiology Taping Course (2015)
  • Clinical Teaching (2015)
  • Dry Needling Level 1 (2014)
  • Basic Wheelchair Seating (2014)

Professional Affiliations

  • Health Professionals Council of South Africa (HPCSA)
  • South African Society of Physiotherapy (SASP)

Work Experience

  • 2018: Physiopedia volunteer: Content Team
  • 2015 - Current: Tygerberg Academic Hospital - Production level physiotherapist
  • 2015 - Current: Marulize Swart Fisioterapie (Louis Leipoldt Mediclinic) - Locum physiotherapist
  • 2015: FNB Movement Analysis & Physiotherapy Clinic (University of Stellenbosch) - Locum physiotherapist
  • 2015: Rob & Kim Sims Physiotherapy (Life Vincent Pallotti Hospital) - Locum physiotherapist
  • 2015: Mariana Engelbrecht Fisioterapie - Locum physiotherapist
  • 2015: Durbell Rugby Club - Team physiotherapist
  • 2015: Part of the masseuse team for Springbok rugby team prior to match against World XV and New Zealand 7's team prior to Cape Town 7's tournament
  • 2014: Lady Michaelis Community Health Centre - Community Service Physioterapist