Hands-on care to unlock your body's potential
As the largest Osteopathic practice in South Africa, we are located in two convenient locations, offering holistic healthcare to our community in De Waterkant and the Southern Suburbs.
Our team of highly skilled and experienced osteopaths is dedicated to provide personalised holistic treatments that prioritise your well-being.
Whether you seek relief from pain, improved mobility, or a holistic approach to overall health, we are committed to help you unlock your body's full potential.
Discover the transformative power of osteopathy and embark on a journey towards a healthier, balanced, and vibrant life.
Osteopathy is a holistic and hands-on approach to healthcare that focuses on the musculoskeletal system and its impact on overall well-being.
We believe that the body is a self-healing mechanism and has the ability to maintain balance when the musculoskeletal system is functioning optimally.
Through a hands-on approach using manual therapy techniques such as stretching, massage, and manipulation we diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions, including back and neck pain, joint issues, and muscular imbalances.
Osteopathy also emphasises the connection between various body systems, recognizing that problems in one area can lead to issues in others, and therefore aims to address the root cause of symptoms.
As a natural and non-invasive form of therapy, osteopathy has gained popularity for its ability to provide effective relief from pain and promote better mobility and overall health. Osteopaths consider the individual as a whole, taking into account lifestyle, posture, and other factors that may contribute to health concerns.
By restoring balance and harmony within the body's structures, osteopathy aims to optimize the body's inherent ability to heal itself, helping individuals achieve improved physical function and a better quality of life.
Dr Lizanne van Vuuren M.Ost
Lizanne grew up in the UK and studied Osteopathy in London at the British School of Osteopathy (Now known as University College of Osteopathy) and qualified in 2010.
The structural approach to her treatments mean that Lizanne uses hands-on soft tissue therapy, articulation and manipulation to address musculo-skeletal conditions such as back pain, headaches, sports injuries and joint inflammation.
She completed her Masters in TMJ Dysfunction (jaw pain) and works alongside dentists to treat jaw pain and headaches caused by bruxism.
Lizanne enjoys an outdoor and active lifestyle and completed a Half Ironman in 2014. She continues to enjoy running, cycling, hiking and Padel, applying her passion for active living and wellbeing to her treatments.
In 2015 Lizanne set a World Record as part of a women's team who rowed across the Pacific Ocean.
Dr Frances Skinner M.Ost
Frances Skinner qualified with a Masters degree from the British School of Osteopathy in 2013. She also has qualifications in Physiotherapy and Diploma in Sport /Remedial Massage.
Frances’s treatments involve taking a thorough case history, leading to diagnosis and an appropriate treatment plan. Her techniques include soft tissue massage, muscle energy techniques, mobilisation/manipulation, functional taping, and advice on exercise programmes, posture correction and ways to prevent further injury.
Playing sport is her passion, previously a member of the British Rowing Association and now a league player for a local tennis club. Other sports include stand-up paddle boarding, canoeing, mountain hiking and cycling. She has taken part in numerous charity long distance events.
Frances’s love of learning and manual “hands-on techniques” motivates her to keep up to date with finding solutions for biomechanical dysfunction. Her aim is to keep patients doing the activities they love, whether that is gardening, preparation for long distance events or just being able to sit for long periods in front of a computer screen.