Carla de Beer graduated from the University of Pretoria in 2012 with a Bachelor’s degree in Physiotherapy (BPhysT). During 2013 she completed her community service year in Springs at Far East Rand Hospital. She started working in private practice in 2014 during which she gained more experience working in the orthopaedics and neuromusculoskeletal world. In 2014 she completed her Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy Course (OMT). In the year 2015 while working at Groenkloof Hospital she developed a passion working with patients with lymphedema. This encouraged her to improve her knowledge and skills in this specialised field of physiotherapy. In 2016 she completed her certification training program with the Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy in New York (USA).
Carla de Beer is passionate about staying up to date with the latest evidence based treatment interventions for neuromusculoskeletal and lymphatic conditions. She is a firm believer of evaluating the bio-psycho-social aspect of each individual, adapting treatment techniques to their needs and ALWAYS involving some form of rehabilitation. Without rehabilitation, which focuses on returning the patient to their previous level of function or activity, the often symptomatic relief of treatment is temporary. It is the rehabilitation element of treatment that facilitates independence, reduces the risk of re-injury and achieves optimal function. Exercise promotes wellbeing and fitness and is the most powerful intervention and remediation of pathophysiology, impairments and activity restrictions.
Carla de Beer is registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa as well as the South African Society of Physiotherapy.