Based in Safari Gardens, Rustenburg,
we are a knowledgeable and dynamic hands-on physiotherapy practice offering a wide range of Physiotherapy services, not only in the rooms but also at home and in frail care facilities including Wigwam Retirement Village and Santa-Fè home for the elderly to assist our immobile patients.
We strive for optimal patient care by offering thorough assessment, accurate diagnosis and appropriate hands-on treatment, rehabilitation and patient education to ensure return to normal pain-free activities as soon as possible whilst understanding the condition or injury.
Our special interests include sports and orthopaedic injuries, chronic pain and rheumatological conditions as well as headaches and jaw dysfunctions.
Read on to find out how we can help you regain mobility and function or give us a call. We are happy to answer questions and assist where we can.
The lady in charge
My love for sports started at a young age as competitive international gymnast where it soon sparked my love for physiotherapy. Spending more than 35 hours a week training – injuries and niggles were a guarantee. Being a regular at the physiotherapist, whether it was for the small niggles or the more serious injuries, made me fall in love with what some would call a job and I call my passion. The fact that I really like working with people is an absolute bonus.
As a physiotherapy student at the University of Pretoria I spent most of my free time as massage therapist to multiple sporting events and in 2015 I graduated as physiotherapist. I went on to do community service at JST Hospital in Rustenburg where I worked in various settings treating a wide variety of conditions. I then returned to Pretoria where I worked in a reputable private practice gaining enormous amounts of experience in numerous fields of physiotherapy particularly as school physiotherapist for Pretoria Boys High School amongst others. On 4 July 2020 I decided to move to Rustenburg and Marissa Dahms physiotherapists was founded where I strive to treat all my patients’ holistically with an inter-disciplinary approach to obtain optimal patient satisfaction.
I have completed multiple post-graduate courses such as:
- Sports Physiotherapy certificate (SPT1) – 2018 which is a one year part-time exam based certificate with a special interest in sport.
- Numerous strapping courses
- Advanced Dry needling
- Tackling concussion head on (2019) – concussion management and rehabilitation in sports
- The Mulligan Mobilisation concept
- Basic Life Support refresher course (2020)
- BASI Pilates mat work instructor