Emrie van Tonder Physiotherapy

About Us:

Emrie van Tonder Physiotherapy is situated in Val de Grace, on the eastern parts of Pretoria. Their physiotherapy practice was born out of the desire to help improve the quality of life and functional independence of individuals suffering from pain and injury. At Emrie van Tonder Physiotherapy their mission is to improve patients’ quality of life through rehabilitation and conservative treatment modalities. They aim to assist in optimising patients’ ability to function during the activities of daily living. They may not be able to change the world, but they strive to change every patient’s own world for the better.

Emrie van Tonder is a qualified Physiotherapist. She graduated from the University of Pretoria in 2009 with a Bachelor’s degree in Physiotherapy (B. PhysT) and completed her community service at Tembisa Hospital in 2010. She then worked at different physiotherapy practices gaining experience in several fields, exploring the vast scope of the profession, ranging from Equine Physiotherapy to Orthopaedics and Geriatrics. In 2015 she was introduced to Lymphoedema and found her passion. She worked for 4 years, gaining experience through courses and in-house training. In 2019 she completed her internationally recognised certification with Lymph Education Africa (LEA) and was registered with the Lymph Association of South Africa (LAOSA).

With her passion for all scopes of Physiotherapy driving her and seeing the need for education about Lymphoedema, and its treatment, in the public as well as the medical field, she decided to open her own practice and set out on the quest of helping people struggling with pain and disability through rehabilitation and conservative treatment.


Chronic swelling conditions. Physiotherapy treatment for the management of chronic swelling conditions including:

  • Post-mastectomy or cancer related arm/leg swelling (Secondary Lymphoedema)
  • Spontaneous chronic leg or arm swelling (Primary Lymphoedema)
  • Certain circulatory conditions such as venous insufficiency (Phlebo-Lymphoedema)
  • Irregular fat deposits on both legs that don’t respond to diet or exercise (Lipoedema)


  • Muscle strains
  • Ligament sprains
  • Haematomas
  • Injury and Post-operative swelling
  • Overuse injuries
  • Muscle spasms
  • Tension Headaches
  • Neural immobility (e.g. Sciatica)
  • Postural imbalances


  • Back and Neck conditions
  • Whiplash
  • Shoulder conditions
  • Elbow conditions
  • Foot conditions
  • Ankle conditions
  • Knee conditions
  • Hip conditions


  • Upper and lower respiratory tract conditions
  • Sinusitis and chronic sinus congestion
  • Adults and Children

Pregnancy related

  • Low back pain
  • SIJ pain
  • Mastitis


  • Complex Decongestive Physiotherapy
  • Manual lymph drainage
  • Specific exercise programs
  • Compression therapy (bandages and compression garments)
  • Education and carer/family training

Hands on techniques

  • Joint mobilization and manipulation
  • Myofascial release and soft tissue manipulation
  • Massage and scar massage techniques
  • Muscle stretching
  • Neural mobilization
  • Dry needling
  • Kinesiotaping
  • Postural correction and Ergonomic advice
  • Individualised condition related exercise programs
  • Post-operative rehabilitation


  • Nebulization
  • Percussions
  • Vibrations
  • Breathing re-education and exercises

Map & Directions
78 Loepiet Street,

Contact Details


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Website: www.physiocare.co.za

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