Marika obtained her BSc in Physiotherapy at the University of Stellenbosch in 2007. She gained valuable experience by working in Paarl in 2008 at a rehabilitation centre for musculoskeletal - and neurological injuries. She then worked in a hospital based practice at Panorama Medi Clinic from 2009 until 2014 which included practice and hospital work within a multi-disciplinary team.

Marika has been an integral part of our team for over six years and has developed a special interest in the rehabilitation of the post surgical shoulder.  Her love to help people motivates her and she enjoys working with any musculo-skeletal, neurological and or respiratory problem to improve a person’s quality of life. Being a mother herself she also loves working with children. Marika is a general sports lover and enjoys running. She also played hockey at school and university.


  • B.Sc. Physiotherapy (Stellenbosch)

Post-graduated courses completed

  • Going Global: Ultimate Upper Quarter Course (Neck & Shoulder) - Tanya Bell
  • Evaluation and treatment of the shoulder complex - Joanne Sklaar
  • Basic life support courses
  • Whiplash management and rehabilitation
  • Management of Cervical Nerve root Syndrome - Katie Schoeman
  • Lumbar spine, SIJ and Hip course - Dr Ina Diener and Francia de Witt
  • Foot and ankle workshop - Helen Simpson
  • Introduction to Dynamic Tape
  • Upper Quadrant Masterclass - Tanya Bell-Jenje
  • Lower Quarter Masterclass: integrated clinical patient management - Tanya Bell-Jenje
  • Headsmart Concussion Management - Ryan Kohler
  • Tackling Concussion Head On - Megyn Robertson
  • Utilizing nutrition to get the best out of life - Emile Weitz

Physiotherapist at:

  • MTBS
  • Stellenberg vs Durbanville Interschools
  • SA Baseball Senior ITP
  • Argus Cycle Tour (Cape Town Cycle Tour)
  • Cape Town Cycle Tour 
  • Coronation Double Century 

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