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.

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. 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 and avid Mountainbiker. 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, having completed ten 100km Trail runs, and three 100 Mile trail runs, including numerous top ten finishes. Aside from Races, Andrew enjoys adventures and carries out Traverses of wild natural areas like the Wild Cost, Lesotho and the Tsitsikamma mountains.

Active and Balanced lifestyles are what Andrew promotes and uses as a Mantra to get people to achieve their goals and maintain their bodies to be able to achieve what they set out to do.

Carrie Folgore

BSc Physiotherapy and SPT1 (Sport Physiotherapy) post-graduate.

Carrie graduated from The University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy in 2013. She then completed her community service year at Natalspruit Hospital in Alberton, where she developed a keen interest in orthopaedics and trauma/ICU physiotherapy.

Prior to working at Endurance Sport and Wellness Centre, Carrie worked at Life Flora Clinic seeing predominantly cardio-thoracic and surgical ICU patients, as well as gaining skills regarding rehabilitation of orthopaedic injuries.

In 2018, Carrie completed her Sports Physiotherapy postgraduate. The elite course was instrumental in building advanced treatment techniques and improving diagnostic skills. The course deals specifically with sporting injuries, however the skills are transferable to all Orthopaedic pains and skeletal dysfunction. The course prides itself on up to date research in the field and lends itself to rehabilitation and injury prevention.

Carrie enjoys an active lifestyle and has achieved Protea Colours in dancing, after representing South Africa in the World Championships 3 years in a row. She now enjoys running and cycling in particular and trains for events throughout the year.

She also has an interest in chest physiotherapy for children and adults. Other areas of interest include back and neck injuries, as well as general sporting injuries. Carrie has her dry needling qualification and can use Real Time Ultrasound to assess patients' core strength, in those who have difficulty with their core muscle activation.

Treating Dolf Lundgren
Treating Dolf Lundgren