About Us

Always searching for effective ways in which to help people achieve their goals in health, Adéle is teaming up with other professionals designing chronic pain workshops in order to disseminate the complicated and often confusing information in a simple and easy way to clients, family members and practitioners.

The team at AP Therapists also offers home visits, which is especially helpful after surgery. The practice treats orthopedic, neurological & chest conditions and sports injuries. Some of these in include – Stroke, Parkinson’s, Cerabal Palsy, post-surgical rehabilitation, headaches, whiplash, joint pain, bronchitis, pneumonia and many more. 

The team is working on foundation movement programs that will be implemented at schools in order to teach children and coaches how to improve movement patterns.  This will allow common problems to be identified early and managed in order to prevent future injuries.

Adéle Pudney

Adéle Pudney

Physiotherapist

Based at: Sun Valley practice & Somerset West Practice
BSc. Physiotherapy (UCT) 2003
Basic Watsu® Instructor, Watsu® 1 Instructor-in-training

Adéle has 16 years clinical experience as a physiotherapist with a unique approach where she actively encourages her clients to engage in their own rehabilitation. She is passionate about creating working solutions that are based on sound scientific principles that integrate a body / mind approach to healing after illness, injury or surgical procedures.

Based on her professional and personal experience she is building a multi-disciplinary team of like-minded physiotherapists that understand the importance of treating each client as an individual.

She is passionate about hydrotherapy and aquatic treatments, including Watsu® (water Shiatsu) and is completing her International Watsu® 1 Training Certificate. On completion she will be the first Watsu® instructor in South Africa.  

In addition, Adéle is also a reflexologist and Heartmath® coach. These techniques can be implemented to help with stress management, which has a big influence on pain and function/performance.

Hayley Gallagher

Hayley Gallagher

Physiotherapist

Based at: Sun Valley practice

BSc. Physiotherapy (UCT) 2012

BASI Pilates Mat Teacher Training (2015)

Hayley has 7 years experience in physiotherapy, and qualified in 2012 from the University of Cape Town. She completed her year of community service at a regional hospital in the Eastern Cape, then went on to work for a tertiary hospital in East London for 3 years. During this time, she locumed at 3 private hospitals, and discovered an interest in Pilates, which led her to complete her BASI teachers training course in 2015. She also completed an Aquatic physiotherapy course in 2016.
In 2017, Hayley moved to the United Kingdom, and spent 3 years working for the National Health Service (NHS), in various hospitals in the North West. During this time, she also worked for a private physiotherapy practice based in Manchester, and established the practice’s first physio-led Pilates classes in Liverpool for the well and injured population. Whilst living in the UK, she completed various Pilates-specific courses in sports, antenatal and neurological conditions.
Hayley believes in holistic assessment and treatment which looks at the whole person, and not just the injury. She is passionate about Pilates and rehabilitation, and has seen the incredible benefits in treating her own injuries, as well as in those of her clients. She endeavors to always provide her clients with a service of a very high standard, that will assist them in reaching their functional goals.

Sara Warren

Sara Warren

Physiotherapist

Based at: Sun Valley practice
BSc. Physiotherapy (UCT) 2012
MSc. Physiotherapy (UCT) 2018

Sara completed her BSC Physio therapy degree in 2012 from UCT and then completed her community service in a large Mpumalanga Hospital. Having developed a keen interest in chronic pain during her undergraduate studies, she returned to UCT in 2015 to complete her Master’s degree, focussing on people with chronic osteoarthritic knee pain who were undergoing total knee replacements.

Sara completed the International Certificate in Aquatic Therapy Techniques in 2018 and having already attended a number of courses on chronic pain she aims to complete the National Pain Certification in the near future. She has also completed Dry Needling Levels 1 and 2, which she uses in her treatments as needed.

Although she has spent the majority of her career working in a land-based environment, she has seen the positive effects hydrotherapy has had on her clients and the way it allows them to engage in their rehabilitation more actively.

Janine Scheepers

Janine Scheepers

Office manager and receptionist

Based at: Sun Valley practice

Janine has been with AP Therapists for many years is responsible for ensuring the practice runs smoothly. She cares as much about the clients as any of the other physiotherapy team members and makes a special effort to get to know regular clients. She is the friendly face of AP Therapists and a huge asset to the team.

Belinda Keyser

Belinda Keyser

Physiotherapist

Based at: Sun Valley practice
BSC. Physiotherapy (Stell) 1999

Belinda is an experienced physiotherapist with 19 years’ work experience in hospital work, orthopaedics and general private practice work. In particular Belinda has worked extensively with post-operative foot clients and in the field of orthopaedic reconstruction surgery.

Belinda often uses dry needling in her client management as well as a balanced treatment approach with myofascial release, exercise rehabilitation and an aim to return to functional activities as important components.

However, the most important aspect of her approach is that she is passionate about really connecting with her clients. She aims to walk a road with her clients so that their physiotherapy experience will leave them informed and empowered to manage their unique situation with increased confidence.

Belinda enjoys the privilege of working with people in the unique way physiotherapy allows. Belinda draws on her extensive medical experience to ensure a tailored solution for her clients.

 

Keryn Barnes

Keryn Barnes

Physiotherapist

Based at: Sun Valley practice
BSC. Physiotherapy (UCT) 2007

Keryn obtained her Physiotherapy degree through UCT in 2007. She then spent two years working with people with various forms of chronic pain and disability in the Transkei after which she moved to Johannesburg and took up a position at the Netcare Rehabilitation Hospital where she worked for 5 years in the rehabilitation of various severe orthopedic and neurological injuries.

It was here that she discovered her love for the aquatic environment as a powerful tool for healing. She completed her Advanced International Aquatics Course and became qualified as a Watsu ® practitioner and has been running her own Aquatic Physiotherapy practice in Johannesburg since 2015. The driving vision behind her work is this: “Rehabilitation is joining with my clients as a partner in restoring quality of life” (Dr Paul Brand).