Andrea qualified with a BSc in physiotherapy at the University of Cape Town in 1999. She obtained her degree with distinction and graduated as the top student in her class. After graduating, she gained valuable work experience in South Africa and Europe, and in 2007 started her private practice in Fresnaye, Cape Town.
Andrea has a passion for furthering her knowledge and skills, and has completed numerous post-graduate courses, including dry needling. She completed a diploma in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (OMT1) in 2001, and a diploma in Sports Physiotherapy (SPT1) in 2007, both of which refined her problem-solving expertise and manual therapy skills.
Her interest in rehabilitation became more focused in 2007, when she qualified as a Pilates mat instructor, passing her course with distinction. This rehabilitative focus expanded to include children after completing the Physifun course more recently.
She has 17 years’ experience in orthopaedic and sports rehabilitation and holds an Advanced Professional Development Level 2 (APDL2) certification in Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy. Andrea is currently completing the National Diploma in Pain Management.
Andrea is married with two young children, and loves spending time with her family, and exercising in the outdoors.
Jodi Aderem joined the practice in August 2013 and manages the Fresnaye client base. She graduated from the University of Western Cape in 2008 with a BSc in Physiotherapy, and in 2015 obtained her master’s degree from the University of Stellenbosch.
Her master’s research focused on analysing the movement of runners with iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS) and was conducted at the motion analysis laboratory at Tygerberg. Her research has recently been published in an international journal and has also been presented at the Clinical Sports Medicine Congress and University Academic Day. Jodi is still actively involved in research at the University of Stellenbosch, and hopes to one day complete her PhD.
She has completed OMT1, and her Pilates training, which have honed her skills and expertise in manual therapy and rehabilitation. She has also completed numerous postgraduate courses, including dry needing.
About the practice
Andrea started her private practice in Fresnaye in 2007, working closely with her friend and colleague Debbie Grusd, who runs an aqua therapy practice. After growing the practice over eight years, Andrea started a family and moved to Bergvliet, which is now primarily where she practises. Jodi Aderem took over from Andrea in Fresnaye, and has capably looked after the Fresnaye practice for the last four years.