ABOUT US

Gerda Miller

Gerda Miller

Gerda Miller (Studio owner and Instructor)
Gerda Miller (neé Walters) qualified with a B.Sc. (Physiotherapy) from the University of Stellenbosch in 1987. She is a qualified manipulative therapist (OMT) (University of Stellenbosch 1993) and a qualified pilates instructor (essential, intermediate and advanced) Stott Pilates (2001).

Gerda began her career in private practice at Greenacres (Port Elizabeth) and has been a private practice owner since 1998, with her current practice in Melkbosstrand. From the outset it has been her philosophy not to treat an injury in isolation; but work with the patient holistically. In keeping with this philosophy she opened a movement studio as complement to the practice in 2002.
By attending numerous courses and lectures over the years, she has further developed this principle in her core interests of orthopedic and sports rehabilitation. This has evolved in a multi-faceted approach to movement therapy as treatment modality and rehabilitation tool.

Gerda is committed to sharing her methods, and has for several years been involved with part-time lecturing at the University of Stellenbosch Physiotherapy department. In 2004 she established Healthy Living Education, with its focus on providing educational courses and workshops in movement related therapies for medical professionals and movement therapists. Gerda is currently managing her physiotherapy practice and pilates studio and is committed to use these tools to move people to better health.

 

 

Tracy Williams (Pilates Instructor)

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Tracy Williams

I have always been passionate about movement and exercise, starting my dancing career at age 4 doing ballet and later adding acrobatics, tap and modern to my dancing curriculum. Later at high school, I started gymnastics which I continued doing until I left school.

In 1986 I completed a Fitness and Nutrition Diploma course while teaching Aerobics at a gym. Being so passionate about exercise and wanting to help people to achieve their goals, I decided to venture into the Pilates field. In 2008, I completed the Healthy Living Education Motor Function and Movement Patterns course with Gerda Miller.

Soon after completing this course I started teaching Pilates classes and have experience in group classes, Reformer and Pre-Natal Pilates. Through my passion for exercise and healthy living and my love of working with people, I am dedicated to providing my clients with a better lifestyle through ease of movement.

 

 

 

Bianca Landman

Bianca Landman

Bianca Landman (BA Sport Science and Instructor)
I have always been a very active sporty person, taking part in a variety of sports throughout the years.

I completed my BA Sport Science degree at the University of Stellenbosch in 2004. During this time I completed various short sports courses, including Aqua Jogging, Aqua Aerobics, Sports Massage, Posture assessment etc.

These courses added much depth to my degree, applying what I had learnt practically.

I was introduced to Pilates training in 2007 and I went on to complete the Healthy Living Education Motor function and Movement patterns course under the guidance of Gerda Miller (physiotherapist) and Colette de Vries (ballet dancer and pilates instructor) in 2008. I have started my own mobile pilates business called B-Healthe, offering pilates sessions in the comfort of your own home. I am a life coach who love’s making a difference in people’s lives, keeping them on the road to good health and wellness. Living an active lifestyle is my passion and I love sharing this with others.

Visit http://www.bhealthe.co.za for more information.

 

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Caryn Paulsen

Caryn Meyer (Physiotherapist and Instructor)

I completed my Physiotherapy Degree towards the end of 2013 at The University of the Western Cape. In 2014, I did my community service in Jan Kempdorp, a small town just outside Kimberley, in the Northern Cape. I practiced as the only physiotherapist in the town where resources were very limited. It was a year of success, new experiences, meeting new people of different cultures and it was very rewarding to be able to turn my challenges into opportunities. During my community service year, I have attended the Level 1 Dry Needling course and Introduction to Cerebral Palsy course.

I then went into the private sector and started working at Miller and Associates in February 2015 and in a very short period of time, I was able to gain experience and knowledge in many things. My goal at this practice is to gain experience in all fields of physiotherapy and grow within my career as a physiotherapist.

I strive to give my patients the best treatment for their benefit, by treating them holistically and using the referral system well. I am passionate about working with people and this profession gives me the perfect opportunity to do so. Getting patients functional as they were before an injury is my biggest reward.

I look forward to changing people’s lives every day!

Education / Qualifications
• BSc. Physiotherapy

 

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Bernard Keyter

Bernard Keyter

I completed my degree in Physiotherapy at Stellenbosch University at the end of 2016 and then relocated to Vredenburg on the West Coast of the Western Cape to complete my community service. It was a great opportunity to learn to get by with limited resources and to be close with the local community.
It was a year of new challenges, new opportunities, and big room for improvement as a physiotherapist and as a person. I had the opportunity to work both in and outside of hospital which broadened my knowledge and showed me how to be more helpful to the community. I was also able to do my level 1 Dry Needling course.

I then moved into the private sector where I joined the team at Gerda Miller Physiotherapists in April 2018. In my short time here I have already gained plenty of knowledge and experience with regards to fascia release and pain management. My interests lie very much with orthopaedic conditions and post-operative rehab. I also have a love for sports and work together with Melkbosstrand High School to improve my skills in that area.

I work to treat my patient holistically and return them to their previous level of functionality as soon as possible, which I see as the biggest reward and also why I chose this profession. I also strive to empower my patients to have an active part in their recovery as well.

 

Suzanne Hille Van De Sande (Physiotherapist and Instructor)

Suzanne Hille Van De Sande

Suzanne Hille Van De Sande

I was born and raised by Dutch parents in the southern suburbs in Cape Town. I revisited my Dutch roots by attending and graduating from the European School of Physiotherapy in Amsterdam in 2011. I quickly returned back to african soil in order to qualify and practice as a physiotherapist within South Africa. After a lengthy process of board exams, a year of community service at Tonga Hospital in rural Mpumalanga, I was finally able to register with the Health Professional Council of South Africa. Soon after, I returned back to Holland to reunite with my Dutch husband. I gained special interest in management of chronic pain, stress, burnout. I’ve become more aware of the need to balance our physical, mental and emotional well being. This is where my interest in Mindfulness and conscious movement started. I intend to use these skills within my rehabilitation approach. We have recently moved back home to Cape Town and are excited to start this new chapter. I was welcomed by the caring team at Miller & Associates in February 2017, and have enjoyed the diversity and learning opportunities that the practice has offered thus far.

I’ve completed various Pilates mat work courses through APPI (Australian Physio and Pilates Association) and enjoy transferring knowledge of movement and awareness while teaching group rehabilitation classes, as well as 1 on 1 sessions.

Most days you’ll find me moving, whether it’s practicing Pilates or yoga, running, taking our dog for a walk, or hiking up one of Cape Town’s mountain tops.

 

Gerda Miller – Admin (Bookamat System)  

Gerda Miller

Gerda Miller