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4, Glynville Terrace, Gardens. Cape Town, 8001

021 461 2142

Although all the Physiotherapists are similarly trained in dry needling, Pilates and taping techniques they do each have their own special interests, so please be sure to read more in the blurbs below . Should you be particularly interested in Cranio-sacral or Visceral therapy please ask for Tamsin when you make your booking.


Tamsin Hodgson


Tamsin Hodgson obtained her BSc Physiotherapy degree at the University of Cape Town. As is compulsory for physiotherapists in South Africa, she completed her year of community service in the Knysna Provincial Hospital.

Tamsin returned to Cape Town and began her work in the private practice field of physiotherapy as this is where her true interests lie. While working, she continued studying part-time, completing her Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy (OMT1). OMT1 is internationally recognized and highly regarded by fellow physiotherapists. It not only teaches physiotherapists how to perform spinal manipulations, but also improves the quality of a physiotherapist’s evaluation and practical treatment techniques.

To compliment her practical treatment ability Tamsin completed a Pilates as well as a Gyrokinesis course, to better understand the movements of the human body. She is now a qualified Pilates and Gyrokinesis instructor for both individual and group mat classes.

Through years of practical experience and an exposure to a variety of courses, Tamsin has come to appreciate the intricate complexity of the connection between the mind and the body. It is for this reason that Tamsin believes a client needs to be treated as a whole unit and not just as a dysfunctional body part/s. While mainstream Physiotherapy is moving more towards this more holistic treatment approach, they do not always offer the tools to treat these complexities. It is for this reason that Tamsin has undertaken training in both the Cranio-Sacral therapy and Osteopathic techniques. These treatments are closely related to the functioning of the nervous system, in the spine and the gut, which can have a profound effect on one’s overall well being.


San-Mari Coetzer


San-Mari is a born and bred Capetonian who graduated from Stellenbosch University in 2013. She completed her Community Service year in Rustenburg and her journey in private practice was also initiated there. For the last few years she worked mainly in an Orthopaedic practice as well as treating a variety of orthopaedic and medical patients in the hospital. Her special interests are post-operative orthopaedic rehabilitation (all joints including hands) and neuromusculoskeletal conditions, e.g. neck/back pain, headaches, ankle sprains etc.

San-Mari is here to empower her patients, educate them about their bodies and facilitate their healing process through various hands-on techniques as well as exercise rehabilitation. She is a trained Pilates instructor and is herself a keen sportswoman. She looks forward to making you move to improve.

San-Mari firmly believes in these words by Carol Welch- “Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person’s physical, emotional and mental states”.


Lucy Ferrao


Lucy Ferrao is a dedicated physiotherapist whose journey began at Wits University. With vast experience spanning over three decades, Lucy has grown significantly in her three decades practicing as a physiotherapist. Her knowledge extends from orthopaedics, where she spent a transformative year in the United States, to her extensive work with South African basketball teams and sports injuries.

It is very important to her to stay relevant and up to date with the most recent evidence-based practices so that she can always improve on delivering the best patient-centred care possible.

However, Lucy’s passion for healing goes beyond the physical realm. She has spent several years focusing on chronic pain and mental wellness, recognizing the intricate connection between mind and body and the value of mindfulness in our fast-paced lives. She believes that balance in all areas of life is a key to a happy and healthy life. She qualified as a yoga instructor and yoga therapist to complement her holistic approach. She tries to bring balance to her personal life as well, as she actively explores sports which include hiking, mountain biking, yoga, and Pilates. For Lucy, the body-mind connection is not just a theory but a way of life, where one complements and supports the other.

Away from her professional endeavours, Lucy’s heart beats for animals, evident in her loving care for three rescue dogs and one rescue cat. Her compassion extends to her love for literature, as she finds solace and inspiration in the pages of various genres. Lucy Ferrao embodies the essence of balance, intertwining her passion for healing, athleticism, compassion for animals, and love for literature into a rich tapestry that defines her remarkable journey.

And…always have the cake!

Our Mission

All the practitioners at Physio Cape Town share the same treatment philosophies…

We believe in treating the person and not just the body part; we ensure a thorough assessment is undertaken at the initial appointment to help us reach the source of the problem rather than just treating the site; we reassess during our treatments and at follow up appointments to make sure that we are not just applying an aimless treatment- we seek change!

Should we feel that a condition falls outside of our scope of practice, we spend many hours networking with other health care professionals to make certain that we are able to refer to a practitioner that will better serve your needs. Your well-being is our priority.