Physiotherapy Blairgowrie

Welcome to Our Blairgowrie Practice

Physiotherapy involves the use of Manual Techniques, Dry Needling and Electrotherapy equipment to relieve painful conditions, improve health and performance, improve overall posture, and avoid future injuries by correcting imbalances.

Contact us for the treatment of:

  • Lower back pain
  • Neck pain and Headaches
  • Sporting injuries
  • Poor alignment and postural rehabilitation
  • Post surgical rehabilitation after orthopaedic surgery and joint replacements
  • Jaw Pain (TMJ) and Sinus
  • Chest infections
  • General aches and pains

We can optimise sporting efficiency and performance by:

  • Compiling specific strengthening programs
  • Creating and monitoring endurance training programs
  • Gait analysis – Running and Walking on treadmill with video feedback
  • Functional movement analysis
  • Advice on stretching, recovery and race day performance.

Treating Dolf Lundgren
Treating Dolf Lundgren

Andrew Jansen Van Rensburg

Bsc Physiotherapy (Hons), Internationally Certified Competitive Triathlon Coach (ITU), Pilates Conditioning (Pretoria).

Andrew was the consultant Physiotherapist for the South African National Triathlon Team from 2008 to 2012, and consults for other professional sporting teams in a rehabilitation and performance enhancement role. He is internationally published on articles regarding core strength and overuse injuries. He has been a Clinical Pilates instructor since 2001 and has modified his approach to great effect in the rehabilitation and performance fields.

He has been instrumental in advancing the Clinical Pilates field by using Real Time Ultrasound to assess the efficacy of Transversus Abdominis and Multifidus contractions. The modification of core strength programs by making the programs more functional, and clinically objectively measurable has shown a significant improvement in the long-term rehabilitation rates of his patients.

Areas of interest include sporting injuries, overuse injuries, back and neck pain and Sacro-iliac joint alignment issues. Andrew is also an experienced Trauma ICU Physiotherapist and treats related chest conditions.

Andrew is an ITU (International Triathlon Union) Level 2 certified competitive Triathlon Coach and Running Coach, coaching and guiding athletes to all distances of races from Sprint distance Triathlons to Ironman, and from 10km Road running races up to Comrades Marathon. A particular niche of Andrews training is Ultra Distance Trail and road running, having an acute understanding of the intricacies needed to work on in order to succeed in these tough events. Andrew will also gladly assist with specific Trail running coaching of all distances, from short sharp efforts to 100 Mile trail running races.

Andrew was the head of the Triathlon South Africa Medical Commission from 2006 to 2016, and ran Triathlon/Duathlon clinics for underprivileged children affected by HIV/Aids at Noahs Ark in Diepsloot, Soweto.

As an athlete Andrew is a sub 3hr Marathon Runner, Ultra Distance Trail runner, Mountain biker and Adventure Racer.. He has completed 4 Full Ironman and 20+ Half Ironman races and back to back Comrades Marathons. Currently Andrew competes in Ultra Distance Trail running with top ten finishes in all 8 of South Africa’s 100 Mile trail runs, including winning the Cederberg Traverse 100 Miler. He has also completed more than 10 100km trail running events. Aside from Races, and above all else, Andrew enjoys adventures and carries out Traverses of wild natural areas like the Wild Coast, Lesotho and the Tsitsikamma and Outeniqua mountains. In October 2023, Andrew Competed in the World Championships for Adventure Racing where he completed the full course in 7 days with his team, overcoming many adverse conditions along the way.

Active and Balanced lifestyles are what Andrew promotes, and strives to get each individual to achieve their goals and maintain their bodies to be able to achieve what they set out to do.

Andrew Jansen Van Rensburg
Andrew Jansen Van Rensburg
Andrew Jansen Van Rensburg

Sam Kirby Smith

MSc Physiotherapy and SPT1 (Sport Physiotherapy) Post-graduate.

Sam graduated from The University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy in 2016. She then went on to complete her community service year in 2017 at Port Shepstone Regional Hospital on the south coast of Kwa-Zulu Natal. During this time Sam completed the following courses: Douglas Heel's 'Be Activated' muscle activation course, Optimal Dry Needling Solutions Level 1, and Neurodevelopmental Therapy. During this time Sam developed a keen interest in Orthopaedic and Sports Physiotherapy.

Following her community service year, Sam was employed at a health and wellness centre and completed her Sport Physiotherapy 1 (SPT1) in 2018. This course prides itself on the training of Physiotherapists in accurate diagnosis of injuries and musculoskeletal dysfunction and pain as well as effective and efficient treatment approaches. During this course, emphasis is placed on the implementation of evidence-based skills and techniques to treat musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction as well as post-operative orthopaedic protocols. This course further sparked Sam's keen interest in Sports and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, and she then applied and was accepted for a Masters in Sports and Exercise Physiotherapy at Wits University in 2021. This will be a two-year part-time degree.

Sam Kirby Smith

Rebecca MacCourt

BSc Physiotherapy

Rebecca graduated in 2021 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (UP), who went onto complete her community service in the Murchison District Hospital, KwaZulu Natal.

Her Post Grad upskill courses include Optimal Dry Needling Solutions (ODNS) and advanced strapping courses. She was able to apply and develop these skills while continuing her practice under Holroyd and Goodenough Physio (HG Physio). Rebecca's passion for Irish dancing has driven her focus on Sports, Post-Operative Orthopaedics, and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. She has also gained valuable experience in acute hospitals, stepdown hospitals and various school sport programs.

Rebecca seeks to continuously learn and further her studies, a trait essential in Clinical practice to achieve optimal outcomes.

Rebecca is a great addition to the team and will complement the excellence we seek to provide.

Elana Bierman