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Karina Koekemoer

Is a leading pain management practice. We provide physiotherapy treatment and solutions to those experiencing pain; acute injuries, persisting and chronic pain problems.


About Karina Koekemoer

Her practice is located in Waterkloof, Pretoria since 2004. With more than 30 years of experience she is a highly skilled musculoskeletal practitioner who uses scientific evidence-based research to manage and improve pain.


Mrs. Koekemoer is a licensed professional physiotherapist with the Health Professional Council of South Africa (HPCSA) as well as a member of the South African Society of Physiotherapy (SASP).

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General services

Back & Neck Assistance Program

BNAP is an evidence based and active rehabilitation program aimed to help patients living with chronic back and neck pain to improve function, treat the cause of their pain and improve their quality of life.

Acute injuries

We specialise in assessing and treating acute pain from injuries e.g. muscle and joint strains, muscle spasm or trigger points, bursitis, tendonitis, back and neck pain. Our goal is to address the problem early to prevent a chronic pain problem from developing.

Pain management

Pain is difficult to treat and is often more involved. Our highly skilled, professional physiotherapist have undergone advanced training in pain management and intervention. This expertise gives you the best possible chance of improvement.


Our rehabilitation programs are designed specific to what you need to recover. It will help to heal your injuries and will help to optimize your recovery after surgery or after a fracture.


Pain management

Pain is a personal experience and can be complex. Our goal is to never forget that the problem is not just a pain condition, but a real person in pain, with a real life beyond pain that they long to return too. 


Our aim is to reduce pain and suffering by changing the way the world understands, thinks about and treats pain.

We are committed to delivering the best and most tailored designed physiotherapy solution. We employ non-opioid strategies and work closely with the patient to tackle their pain, to guide, support and empower the person in pain to play an active role in their own pain management. The focus is to provide an individualised treatment plan. We will teach you how to get relief from pain and we help people to help themselves to regain quality of life again.

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Workability is a market-leading health care company that has pioneered multidisciplinary rehabilitation in South Africa. Workability uses innovative technology and evidence-based clinical protocols to streamline the process of getting injured patients back to work and life.

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Acute injuries

Our acute pain treatment and management can help to heal your injuries, aches and pains, will help to optimise your recovery after surgery or after a fracture and will help to rehabilitate your injuries with a rehabilitation programme designed specific to what your need to recover.


In the treatment of acute pain, we use a wide range of hands-on treatment techniques and exercises to help heal the injury in order to maximise optimal return to function.

Acute injuries
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Exercise is an important modality of treatment for Chronic Muscular Pain (tension-type and cervicogenic induced headaches including migraines, joint and muscle pain, postural fatigue, arthritis).

You will receive an individualised exercise program to treat your Orthopaedic Injury (neck, shoulder, wrist, upper and lower back, hip, ankle) as well as to help with preoperative and postoperative rehabilitation.

Research has proved that exercise should be prescribed just as medicine and that physical activity serves a pivotal role in the prevention of injuries and in health promotion. That is why the “Exercise is Medicine” initiative in the USA was launched and is so successful.





A member of the Health Professions Council of South Africa

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Pain Management

Post graduate certificate

Train pain special interest group of the SASP



Accredited network practice



A member of the South African Society of Physiotherapy


Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy 

Post graduate certificate

NMSPG special interest group of the SASP

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Groovi movements



B.Sc. Phys

Physiotherapy degree

University of the Free State



International Federation of Manipulative Physiotherapists (IFOMPT) which fall under the the World Health Organisation (WHO)


Make a booking today

  • Appointments
    Mrs. Karina Koekemoer is accepting new patients. Languages supported at her practice: English/Afrikaans. Pain solutions is a private physiotherapy practice. Our pain physiotherapists are highly trained and qualified, and strive to deliver an excellent quality of care and service to all our patients and their families; their consultation fees reflect the level of experience and training involved in caring for you.
  • Fees and payments
    Private tarriffs apply. Special tariffs apply to Back and Neck Programme (BNAP) and Discovery Spinal Conservative Care Programme refferals. Payment Options: Visa/Mastercard/Debit card payments and cash accepted. This means that you will be required to make full payment on arrival for your appointment. You will be able to receive a rebate from your Medical Scheme depending on the benefits of your plan.
  • Cancelations
    If you are unable to keep your appointment, we ask that you please let us know as soon as possible to allow others the opportunity to attend the practice. Appointments are highly sought after. For all appointments we exercise a 24-hour cancellation policy. Fees relevant to the appointment are due when failing to cancel within 24 hours of the appointment time: • Initial consultations will incur a cancellation fee of 100% of initial appointment amount • Review appointments will incur a cancellation fee of 100% of review appointment amount
  • Contracted with medical aids?
    The Back and Neck Programme (BNAP) is available at Gems rates for GEMS patients who register and qualify for this program. These accounts will be be submitted directly to the medical scheme for payment The accounts for Discovery patients that qualify for the Spinal Conservative Care Programme will be also be claimed directly from the medical scheme. Patients not part of the above mentioned programmes will be required to make full payment on arrival for your appointment. You will be able to receive a rebate from your Medical Scheme depending on the benefits of your plan.


"I have been a patient of Karina’s for over 10 years she always been knowledgeable and accurate in her diagnosis of all my injuries. Whether it be bronchitis or injured muscles. I have had two spinal fusions which she assisted me through. I have recommended her to many friends who had wonderful results with her. She has an amazing amount of knowledge of the human body! She is also one the the most compassionate people I know. I have a modern dance studio and my students are always helped by Karina."

—  Carol Ivy Coetsee

Office hours

Monday - Friday: 7:30 - 16:30

Weekends & public holidays: Closed

Physical address

Waterkloof Forum No 3

374 Milner street,

Waterkloof, Pretoria, 0181

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