Bachelor of Science Physiotherapy – UCT 1999
Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy (OMT 1) 2005
Nikki Walker qualified from UCT with a BSc in Physiotherapy in 1999. She spent the next year working at an outpatient practice in Cape Town and working at the UCT Sports Injuries clinic for Helene Simpson before moving to the UK for 2 years. There she worked in numerous outpatient clinics and worked part-time for the junior Fulham Football team. Nikki then returned to South Africa and worked for Louanne Rivett, a physio with a keen interest in sports injuries, for 18 months. She simultaneously completed the OMT 1 course and exams. Nikki then started her own practice, Broadacres Physiotherapy, in 2004 in the Broadacres Shopping Centre. When the practice burned down in 2013 she moved the practice temporarily to Cedar Tree Office Park, but has recently moved back to the Centre. Nikki has a keen interest in sports-related injuries, post-operative Orthopaedic conditions, and neck and back pain, and she works with some highly regarded Orthopaedic surgeons. Nikki is a keen runner herself, and enjoys trail events. She continues to do post-graduate courses to keep up to date with the latest clinical research, and is passionate about what she does.
BSc in Physiotherapy UCT 2007
BASI Pilates Mat & Comprehensive 2012
Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy (OMT1) 2013
Jessica Krone qualified as a physiotherapist in 2007 from the University of Cape Town (UCT). In that same year she completed her elective month in a private practice situated in Wimbledon, London. In 2008, for her community service year, she was placed at Rietvlei District Hospital, near to Harding in Kwazulu-Natal. The following year, she worked at the Sports Science Institute of South Africa in Cape Town, and at it’s Orthopaedic Day Hospital. In addition she was the physio for the Villagers 1st rugby team. In January 2012, Jessica relocated to Johannesburg and began work at My-Physio in Sandton part time, while she completed the BASI Pilates Mat and Comprehensive Courses. In 2013, she completed the OMT, Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy, and has subsequently attended additional courses furthering her knowledge in Orthopaedics, Sports Injuries and Manual therapy. In that same year she started working at the practice, Broadacres Physio, becoming a partner to Nikki Walker in 2019. Jessica is a keen athlete who has participated in many different activities/sports in her life, namely ballet, cycling and triathlons, pilates, yoga, barre, hockey, canoeing, and gym.
BSc in Physiotherapy WITS 2009
Gemma Schultz is part of the great team at Broadacres Physio & Bio. Here’s a bit more about Gemma. She completed her BSc in Physiotherapy in 2009 from the University of Witwaterstrand. Then soon developed a keen interest in orthopaedic and musculoskeletal injuries as well as sport injuries and successfully completed the intensive Sport Physiotherapy Course (SPT) and Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy course (OMT1). Gem started working in private practice in 2011, working in an Orthopaedic hospital setting, alongside specialist orthopaedic surgeons, which further enhanced her knowledge in the field of orthopaedic and musculoskeletal injuries. She completed numerous other courses including Dry Needling, Chronic Pain and Functional Kinesio-taping. Gemma is currently looking to complete her training as a Pilates instructor which she began in 2015 through APPI. She is an invaluable part of the Broadacres Physio Team.
Carol has been an integral member of the Broadacres team for 3 years. She manages the practise brilliantly and professionally, and ensures a comfortable visit for all of our patients. When you arrive for your treatment Carol will be there to welcome you, and available if you would like to schedule your next appointment, or sort out any admin or account queries that you need.