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Mariska Odendaal

Mariska went to Hoërskool Linden and then graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand in 2012. In 2013 she completed her Community service year at Helen Joseph hospital, thereafter she moved to Pretoria to work in private hospitals there. She worked with a wide variety of patients, majority being in the Cardiothoracic ICU.

She decided to move back to Linden and worked at another practice for a while. She then had the opportunity to become a practice owner early in her career and seized the opportunity in 2015. Since 2015 she has been at her practice in Linden, where she loves to be part of the community and treat young and old.

She aims to continuously obtain more skills and knowledge and therefore attends courses on a regular basis, some of the courses that she has attended:

  • Dry Needling
  • Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy (OMT)
  • Certificate of Pain Management – consisting of various modules including an international module PGAP – Progressive Goal Attaining Programme.
  • Kinesio-taping
  • Management of posture, biomechanics and movement patterns
  • Management of various conditions such as Vertigo; headaches; TMJ (Jaw) disorders
  • Sport specific injuries
  • Basic Life support
  • Implementing a Risk Stratification Model for Low Back pain:  Pilot Project – OMSMAF and Medscheme
  • Treating the Pelvis

Her passion as a Physiotherapist is to build a relationship with her patients and to have a positive impact on everyone that she encounters, while helping and serving.

Rebekah Hobbs

Rebekah was born and raised in Pinelands in Cape Town, a very similar suburb to Linden. She graduated from the University of the Western Cape in 2014 and completed her community service in Musina at Messina Hospital in Limpopo. Thereafter, she moved to Johannesburg where she began work at a large practice in Randburg for 3 years. She joined Mariska in the beginning of 2019.

She has a special interest in Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy and Visceral Manipulation and is also particularly interested in scoliosis and Persistent Pain Management.

Some of the courses Rebekah has done to date are:

  • OMT
  • Visceral Manipulation
  • Dry Needling
  • Understanding Lymphoedema and the Management Strategies of Lymphoedema
  • Exercise is Medicine
  • Dynamic Taping
  • First Aid Level One and Two
  • Implementing a Risk Stratification Model for Low Back Pain: Pilot Project – OMSMAF and Medscheme
  • Treating the Pelvis

Rebekah has a thirst for knowledge and a passion for physiotherapy. She is passionate about helping patients improve their health-related quality of life while building good relationships.

All our therapists are registered at the Health Professions council of South Africa (HPCSA) and the South African Society of Physiotherapy (SASP).