Helping children and babies to crawl, walk, run, play, learn, interact, have fun, breathe, laugh & de-stress
Liza grew up in an environment where she was able to see the positive results of Physiotherapy and was inspired to follow in her mother’s footsteps. She trained at UCT and graduated in 2000. In 2001 she worked at Johannesburg General Hospital. Thereafter, she worked at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital where she gained experience in various fields of Paediatric Physiotherapy and completed the Basic and Advanced Neurodevelopmental Therapy Course in “The Early Evaluation and Treatment of Children with Cerebral Motor Disturbances”. She subsequently worked in Oxford (UK) and Auckland (NZ). On her return to Cape Town, Liza joined her mother in private practice, seeing both Respiratory and Neurodevelopmental patients in hospital and out of hospital. She also worked for a Physiotherapist treating children at two Atlantic Seaboard schools. After the birth of her daughter in November 2008, Liza mainly focused on her Neurodevelopmental patients, with a special interest in the early intervention with therapy for preterm infants. Once Jeanette retired Liza took over the Respiratory side of the practice as well, now seeing a variety of in and out of hospital Respiratory and Neurodevelopmental patients.
Liza is also a certified infant massage instructor able to teach Moms how to massage their newborns at home. More recently Liza has qualified as a level1 ISA surf coach as well as and an Adaptive surf/ Para surf coach and accompanied the South African Para surf team to the World Championships in California as an assistant coach. Liza is also a volunteer surf therapy coach at Muizenberg beach for the Roxy Davis Foundation.
Frequently Asked Questions
What can I expect when my child has Physiotherapy?
We may use play activities and adjusted therapeutic techniques along with handling, positioning and games to both assess and treat. We may also use manual, spinal, neural, soft tissue of joint mobilization, various exercise techniques, movement facilitation, and postural correction among other standard Physiotherapy techniques to encourage motor learning. Respiratory treatments may incorporate play to encourage deep breathing and thoracic mobility along with airway clearance techniques.
Do I need a referral from a doctor?
How do I make an appointment?
To contact the rooms call 021 794 6939. For a therapist’s mobile number please refer to the contacts page.
How do I get to the rooms?
Why does my child need chest physio?
Is chest physio painful for my child?
What is neurodevelopmental therapy?
Does my premature baby need physio?
How many treatment sessions will my child need?
What will it cost me?
What do I need to know for my first visit?
For chest physio
Please do not allow your child to eat or drink anything for an hour to an hour and a half before the appointment. Please bring the names of any medication that your child is taking or has recently completed. Please bring your doctor’s referral letter if you have one.
Please bring along x 2 towels as well as saline nose spray if you have some.
For neuro physio
Please bring along the following:
- doctor’s referral letter if you have one,
- the Road to Health Card/clinic card,
- a record of when your child achieved developmental milestones,
- any reports from school, playball, OT, speech therapist, doctor, other physio or any other assessment that your child may have had.
- if it is a young baby, one or two favourite toys as well as a dummy or security blanket or toy,
- a pair of shorts and a t-shirt for older children to change into for the assessment if needed, and
any assistive devices used at home or school.