Esmari graduated at the Stellenbosch University in 2007. She did her Community service at Klerksdorp/Tsepong Complex. She started her career in private practice working in an out patient and hospital practice, seeing a wide variety of conditions and gaining a lot of experience and growth. Her focus was to get exposure in different settings. She gained valuable knowledge at a practice specialising in TMJ (jaw) surgery. She also worked at a Sklaar, Laidler and associates, known for their excellent rehabilitation programs especially for patients struggling with shoulder conditions. She realised her passion for Orthopedics and Sport and completed her Orthopedic Manual Therapy (OMT) course to better her clinical skills and reasoning. She is also a qualified Basi Pilates Mat instructor.

Esmari always had a dream to work with sports teams and this dream came true....She worked as the physiotherpist for Durbell Rugby Club, was part of the Sunshine Golf tournament team for a few years and worked at the Cape Epic for a couple of years. She was a part of the Durbanville Wellness team but moved to George where she continued to work in an Orthopedic and Sports practice.
She then started a new chapter at a step down facility, focusing on rehabilitation of neurological conditions and palliative care. The time spend here deepened her compassion and love for people and changed the way she view her purpose as a physiotherapist. Esmari was a clinical supervisor for the University of Cape Town's fourth year physiotherapy students.

Her mottos are " Never stop learning", Don't be Wintie, be humble".
She enjoys trail running especially. Her three boys, gave her a new perspective on life and she loves being their mom and being a loving wife.


  • B.Sc. Physiotherapy (Stellenbosch)
  • OMT (Post-grad in Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy)
  • BASI PIlates

Post graduated courses completed:

  • Basi Pilates teacher Mat course
  • Foot Workshop, Helene Simpson
  • OMT course, 2014
  • Therapeutic Neuroscience education, Adriaan Louw
  • Athletes sprains, strains pain and sport performance, Adriaan Louw
  • Lyno Method Unit 1
  • Going Global: Lower Quarter, Tanja Bell
  • Communicational skills, Lorraine Jacobs
  • Shoulder workshops, Joanne Sklaar
  • Supplementation in Sport
  • Baby skills for action
  • Kinetic Contol: Diagnosis, Mobilisation and Motor control retraining of the thoracic spine and ribs, Sarah Mottram
  • Orthopedic clinics every month, 2009 - 2010
  • Kinetic Control: Evaluation and treatment of SIJ, Sarah Mottram
  • Dryneedling courses, Modules 1, 2 and 3
  • The clinical approach to the shoulder complex, Joanne Sklaar
  • Pilates exercises with small apparatus, Theo van der Riet
  • Introduction to the assessment and treatment for children with Cerebral Palsy
  • Basic Life Support courses

Physiotherapist at events

  • Various Sunshine Golf tournaments
  • Cape Epic 2007, 2014-2017
  • Various Durbanville and Stellenberg High School sport events
  • Curro Hockey tournament
  • Argus Cycle tour
  • Durbell Rugby Club
  • Quadruplegic Rugby Training Camp
  • Ride the Rhino Cycle tour
  • Red Sox Trail Run

About us

Since inception in 2005, we have strived to provide excellent services to the greater Durbanville area where our founding member, Karen Frye, was born and raised. Our vision is to create a centre of excellence where people feel welcome and relaxed while their injuries and conditions are treated by capable people who care.

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021 007 0007
After hours emergency: 083 262 6489 

Durbanville Wellness Centre is a registered physiotherapy (PR 0030589) and biokinetics (PR 0268429) practice. Patients are advised to contact their insurer prior to treatment.

Opening hours

Monday - Friday: 07:30-19:00

Saturday: 8h00 - 13h00
Sunday: CLOSED
Public Holidays: CLOSED

For out of office hours emergencies:  Send a WhatsApp to 0832626489

Any patient may self-refer. General Practitioner and Consultant referrals are also welcome