Growing up, Nikki was always passionate about two topics: anything medical and sports. The combination of the two was inevitable. She graduated as a Physiotherapist, cum laude, from UCT in 2002. After completing her community service year in the Northern Cape, she returned to Cape Town to further her career.


She worked for a number of years in a private hospital serving in and out-patient care. Nikki returned to her studies, completing multiple post-graduate courses including OMT1 (2008), dry needling and treatment of the TMJ. It is here that her interest in neck-related injuries sparked, completing her OMT thesis in the study and spinal treatment of Dizziness in Cervicogenic Patients.

Nikki worked for the better of almost 4 years at the UCT Sports Injuries Centre with the esteemed physio, Helene Simpson. After the sad closure of the UCT practice, Nikki now operates from rooms in her home suburb of Observatory (otherwise fondly known as "Obs").


A keen long-distance runner herself, having competed in multiple trail and ultra-marathon road events, she enjoys diagnosing and treating runners to return them to the road and trails again.

Nikki enjoys helping others improve their quality of life through exercise and is a stern believer in functional strength training.


Nikki is also the South African Disabled Golf Association’s Eligibility Assessor since 2016. She is involved in the assessment and classification of disabled golfers to classify for World Rankings as per the EDGA (European Disabled Golf Association) guidelines. She was invited as one of two South African delegates to attend the International Eligibility Conference in the UK.


Nikki is her happiest outdoors, on a mountain, whether it be trail running, mountain biking, rock climbing or hiking. She has a keen interest in photography and design.



In South Africa, Physiotherapists are first-line practitioners.


This means that you do not need a Doctor's referral to attend Physio. Some Medical Aids however, do require a preauthorisation before attending physiotherapy. If unsure, contact your Medical Aid provider.


As a Neuromuscularskeletal (NMS) Physio, the most common injuries/ailments that can be treated, but are not limited to, include:

  • back and neck pain, any joint pain or discomfort,

  • headaches, jaw (TMJ) pain,

  • sports injuries,

  • muscle strains and tears, ligament and tendon injuries,

  • sinusitis,

  • post-surgical rehabilitation

Treatments can include, but are not limited to:

  • Myofascial and soft tissue techniques,

  • dry needling,

  • joint mobilisation, 

  • exercise, ergonomics, progressive rehabilitation.

If you are unsure whether your ailment/injury can be treated, please enquire below.


Accounts to be settled at the time of the consultation. 

Treatments are to be settled on the same day of your consultation.


RSA Medical Aid rates are charged for all treatments. An invoice with the relevant ICD-10 codes will be emailed to you. You can submit this to your relevant insurance for reimbursement. Unfortunately accounts are not submitted electronically. 

Payments Types Accepted:  

Visa/MasterCard (contactless), SnapScan, FNB GEO-Payments, 'Scan to Pay' direct from banking apps.

EFT: Arrange payment and email POP directly to the therapist, prior to your appointment.

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Collingwood Studios

Seymour Street Entrance

Observatory 7925

Tel: 084 2402827

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Mon-Fri: 9am - 5pm


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