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).
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.
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 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 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.
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.
What is the Back & Neck assistance program?
Tips for a better back
Tips for a better neck
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.
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.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
"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