As therapists, we realise the importance of rehabilitation in preventing re-injury and preventing chronic pain. For this reason rehabilitation is one of our main treatment tools. Other treatment modalities that are frequently used include:

  • Joint Mobilisation
  • Dry needling
  • Electrotherapy
  • Soft Tissue massage
  • Strapping
  • Neural Mobilisation

The practice is situated on the corner of Main and Beach road in Strand, and in St James street in Somerset West. Click here for the map

caryn250About Caryn Adam:

Caryn completed her BSc Physiotherapy at Stellenbosch University in 2008 after which she went to Barberton in Mpumalanga for her year of community service. She has practiced in the private sector for over a decade. Her passion for sport improves her ability to treat sport injuries and orthopeadic conditions.

List of certificates:

  • BSc Physiotherapy (Stell) (2008)
  • Certificate in Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy (Western Cape) (2012)
  • Dry Needling level 1,2,3 and exam (cum laude) (2009)
  • Introduction to Diagnosis and Treatment of Common Sports Injuries level 1 (2010)
  • Bobath Neurodevelopmental Physiotherapy: Adult Strokes (2010)
  • Lumbar spine: Anatomy & Biomechanics level 1 (2011)
  • Hip: Anatomy & Biomechanics level 1 (2011)
  • Introduction to Cranio-sacral Therapy (2011)
  • Tomorrow in Private Practice (2011)
  • Introduction to Diagnosis and Treatment of Common Sports Injuries level 1 (2010)
  • Golf mechanics (2011)
  • Manual therapy (2011)


IlseAbout Ilse Krog:

Ilse is originally from Bethal in Mpumalanga and completed her BSc in Physiotherapy at the University of Pretoria in 2004. Ilse completed her community service year at Witbank General Government Hospital, after which she moved to the UK. She worked as a physiotherapist for the NHS in the UK for 4 years before returning to Pretoria, where she worked in private practice for a year. In 2010, Ilse moved to Cape Town and joined a private hospital-based practice in the northern suburbs, where she gained a broad range experience. Ilse joined Caryn Adam Physiotherapy in 2020 after moving with her husband and two young sons to Somerset West.
Ilse has an abundance of energy and enjoys an active lifestyle. She is a keen long distance runner and enjoys mountain biking and a variety of other outdoor activities, which helps with the understanding and treatment of sport related injuries.
As well as treating Orthopeadic and Sports injuries, Ilse has experience in: -Peadiatric chest conditions, Post-surgical treatment and rehabilitation (e.g. lymph drainage, cardiac rehab), Women’s health and breastfeeding conditions and visceral mobilization after abdominal surgery. Ilse is particularly interested in Vestibular rehabilitation, which relates to problems with balance, dizziness, and tinnitus.
Ilse’s passion is to establish a sincere connection with all her patients, who she treats with professionalism, humility, respect, and empathy.

List of certificates:

  • BSc Physiotherapy (Pretoria) (2004)
  • Dry Needling Course (Module 1&2, Optimal Dry Needling)   
  • Performance Stability Movement and Performance screening concepts (Matt Radcliffe)
  • Neuro Sensory Approach Course (Grete Mellingen Homstol, Kinetic Control)
  • Control Concepts (Grete Mellingen Homstol, Kinetic Control)
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy in the Management of Movement Dysfunction and Recurrent Pain (Mark Comerford, Kinetic Control)
  • BASI Mat Work Pilates Course


ChanelAbout Chanel Van Zyl:

Chanel completed her BSc Physiotherapy degree at Stellenbosch University in 2012, which was followed by her community service year in Graaff-Reinet. Upon completion of her community service year, she returned to the Winelands area where she worked in the Somerset West/Strand area for four years – gaining valuable experience in the field of cardio-respiratory rehabilitation and neuromuscular conditions. She also accompanied the South African Women’s Tug of War Team as their physiotherapist in 2014. She then transitioned to a well-respected practice based in the northern suburbs where she obtained further experience in multiple fields of physiotherapy including neurological and orthopaedic surgical conditions, women’s health, paediatric pulmonary conditions and chronic pain.
Given her passion for evidence-based practice, she later returned to Stellenbosch University to pursue and complete her Master of Physiotherapy degree (2020).
Chanel joined Caryn Adam Physiotherapy in June 2021 and is delighted to have settled and be able to serve in the Strand/Somerset West communities. Chanel enjoys an active lifestyle including leisure and sporting activities like swimming, hiking and running.
Her treatment approaches aim to address all psychosocial components, including her passion for physical activity and rehabilitation.

List of certificates:

  • BSc Physiotherapy (Stellenbosch) (2012)
  • Basic Seating Training & Dry Needling Modules 1-3 (Optimal Dry Needling Solutions) (2013)
  • Dr Jeremy Lewis –Shoulder Course (practical and theory) (2014)
  • Mulligan Concept – Upper Quadrant Course for Spinal & Peripheral Manual Techniques (2015)
  • OMPTG: Lower Quarter Rehabilitation (2016)
  • CPRG: ICU Refresher Course (2017)
  • OMPTG: Management & Rehabilitation of the Cervical and Lumbar spines (2017)
  • Master of Physiotherapy (Thesis) – Cum Laude (2018-2020)


HeilhaAbout Heilha Manser:

Heilha completed her BSc Physiotherapy degree at the university of the Free State in 2017. This was followed by her community service year in the Eastern Cape where she started several outreaches to a nearby town, providing physiotherapy services to children with congenital conditions.
Upon completion of her community service year, she relocated to Johannesburg where she worked at a well-respected in-patient private hospital specialising in the rehabilitation of neurological and orthopaedic conditions. Here she worked with patients following strokes, spinal cord injuries, brain injuries and with orthopaedic conditions. She then moved back to Bloemfontein where she was a full time locum at a new rehabilitation unit as well as starting her own private practice working with patients with neuromuscular and orthopaedic conditions.
Heilha is delighted to have moved to the Western Cape in 2021, and joined Caryn Adam Physiotherapy in as maternity leave cover. She enjoys the outdoors and has a new found love of Ultimate Frisbee. She has an evidence inspired approach to therapy which includes empowering patients to take control of their own pain and disability through rehabilitation.

List of certificates:

  • BSc Physiotherapy (University of the Free State) (2017)
  • SANDTA - Development resources stimulate programme
  • SANDTA - Intro to clinical analysis, treatment and management of children with Cerebral Palsy
  • Just Jargon – building brains
  • Management of pre-term babies
  • SASP – Aquatic Physiotherapy level 1
  • Dry Needling level 1
  • Wheelchair seating training
  • Short pain courses – Evaluation and treatment of the shoulder and hip