About Us

Helping children and babies to crawl, walk, run, play, learn, interact, have fun, breathe, laugh & de-stress

Liza Lucani

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.

Jeanette Lucani

Jeanette started working in the Paediatric ward at Constantiaberg Medi-Clinic shortly after it opened, but has subsequently retired. Jeanette still assists with some of the admin, and answering calls and making bookings.

Our Services

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I expect when my child has Physiotherapy?
Much of the session may look like play to you and your baby or child as we aim to make therapy as much fun as possible.
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?
No you do not. Physiotherapists are registered as first line practitioners and, as such, may assess and treat patients without 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?
Please refer to the directions page for a map and directions.
Why does my child need chest physio?
Chest physiotherapy aims to assist with secretion clearance through a variety of modalities, to improve oxygenation and ventilation.
Is chest physio painful for my child?
No, it is not. Although it may sound noisy, it is not painful when performed correctly.
What is neurodevelopmental therapy?
Neurodevelopmental therapy is a problem-solving approach to the examination and treatment of the impairments and functional limitations of individuals with neuropathology, developmental difficulties. These individuals may have dysfunction in posture and movement that leads to limitations in functional activity. NDT focuses on the analysis and treatment of sensorimotor impairments and functional limitations that physical therapists (PT), occupational therapists (OT), and speech and language pathologists (SLP) can address.
Does my premature baby need physio?
Because your baby has been born early he/she has many unique challenges to overcome. Early intervention with physio can help reduce some of the effects of prematurity on the developing body. Physiotherapy will also be able to address any developmental issues that may arise at any stage in the child’s life.
How many treatment sessions will my child need?
This is a difficult question to answer, but once your child has been assessed by the physiotherapist she should be able to give you an indication of the treatment plan and expected progression.
What will it cost me?
That will depend on what treatment is necessary and will be discussed on a case by case basis.
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.

Get in Touch

(021) 794 6939



Open Hours

Mon – Fri — 8:00am – 5:00pm

31 Chateau Circle, Constantia,
Cape Town, 7806
(35 Chateau Circle on Google Maps)