Sports Therapy Hub

Sports Therapy Hub (STH), in partnership with Paul Roos Gymnasium, offers physiotherapy services by Hanekom & Van der Merwe Physiotherapists. A gym based, out-patient practice that focuses on:

  • Assessments, Treatment and Rehabilitation of Orthopaedic conditions (pre- and post-surgery)
  • Sports related injuries (ligament sprains, muscle strains, etc.)
  • Neuromuscular conditions
  • Therapeutic exercise and rehabilitation programmes.
  • Dry needling, electrotherapy, strapping and taping.

At STH we pride ourselves in providing evidence-based and patient-centered physiotherapy services of the highest quality in order to help you recover from injuries or surgery, manage chronic conditions, and improve overall physical health or performance. We are committed to working with you to develop a personalised treatment plan that addresses your specific needs. Our team will be with you every step of the way, providing support, guidance, and encouragement as you work towards your goals.

Our practice is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and equipment as we are based at the Johan J. Ferreira High Performance Centre, and we have an environment that is designed to make your visit as pleasant and stress-free as possible.

Physiotherapist at Paul Roos

Nicola Hanekom is a young, driven and passionate physiotherapist from a small farming community, Klipdale, in the Overberg region where she grew up on the farm. She started at Paul Roos in 2021 and proudly forms part of the high performance unit at the school, whilst also serving the private sector outside of Paul Roos during the week.

Nicola studied BSc Physiotherapy at the University of Stellenbosch and has always shown an interest in human science after having to make use of physiotherapy and rehabilitation due to multiple netball injuries herself. This interest and her sympathy for patients have just grown ever since.

Her true passion lies with working with sports injuries and rehabilitation as well as orthopaedic physiotherapy. She strives to create a comfortable environment for her patients and follows a true patient-centred approach. Being at Paul Roos, Nicola is excited to be able to combine her love for sport, outdoors, human science and true empathy to achieve the best possible outcome in collaboration with the patients as well as other members of the multi-disciplinary team. Returning her patients to their previous highest level of functioning or even better is the gold standard for her.

Cell.: 0724437808
PT 0140759

After completing his BSc Physiotherapy from the University of Stellenbosch in 2019, Lutz van der Merwe went to Upington to complete his Community Service year, but it was ultimately his love for sport which brought him back to the Western Cape. He has been at STH and Paul Roos since 2021 and enjoying every moment.

The desire to help others and his love for sports, is what makes him so passionate about his work. Lutz enjoys building relationships with his patients and tailoring treatments session to fit their every need. He has a passion for orthopaedic and sports-related injuries and strives for perfection in rehabilitation to prevent conditions from re-occurring.

He firmly believes that the successful rehabilitation of their patients relies on the teamwork and clear communication between the two physiotherapists and other members of the multi-disciplinary team. The strengths and conditioning coaches at the school also play a key role in returning the school’s athletes safely back to the field whilst also in top form.

Cell: 084 351 6819
PT 0141127

Bookings and enquiries

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Nicola – 0724437808
Lutz – 0843516819

Johan J. Ferreira High Performance Centre
311 Suidwal Road, Krigeville, 7600