Carmen holds a B Sc (Hons) degree in Physiotherapy (UCT) and is a post grad OMT level 1 trained Physiotherapist. She has 14 years of valuable experience in treating neuro-muscular-skeletal and sport injuries.
Carmen has a passion for continued education and a drive to provide the best care for her patients and their injuries. She has attended numerous courses, conferences and lectures relevant to her field. * She has established invaluable relationships with specialist surgeons, sports physicians, other physiotherapists, radiologists, biokinetcists, chiropractors, podiatrists, dieticians and other allied professionals to provide an information and referral network, ensuring the most comprehensive care is provided to you, the patient.
Carmen has a love for the outdoor life and sport, with an absolute passion for mountain biking. She has competed at national level in track events, has achieved a sub-40 min 10 km and has participated in adventure racing and trail running.
Having successfully completed the ABSA Cape Epic, Joburg2c twice and consistently finishes in the top 10% of cycling races she enters. Carmen understands the demands of training for endurance events and the injuries which may come along with them.
Her extensive knowledge, care for people’s well-being and years of professional and sporting experience allows Carmen to provide an individualised, holistic assessment and treatment approach.
Empowering and inspiring you in your recovery is Carmen’s goal. It is important to her that you understand your body, your injury and achieve your optimal level of health and fitness after an injury.Book an appointment with Carmen Andrews
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1. Who are you
Mikayla spent most of her childhood years in Boksburg and moved to Hartbeespoort in 2015. She loved her school years, and was happy being a dedicated student. Her fascination of the human body grew during her high school years, ultimately leading her into the profession of physiotherapy. Her interested shifted from rehabilitating spinal cord injuries to sports related injuries and treating back pain.
Sport has always been an important part of her life. She started dancing when she was 8, and in high school participated in swimming and cross country. Mikayla now loves a high intensity game of squash and hikes whenever she can. Warrior races add highlights of fun, team work, and great workouts!
2. Professional Bio
Mikayla obtained a BSc Physiotherapy degree, from Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University in 2021 and completed her Community Service year in Mpumalanga. In this year she gained valuable experience in treating Orthopaedic and Neurological conditions, as well as working at various sports events such as netball Twizza and ASSA Athletics championships.
Mikayla passionately invests time and energy into her personal growth and advancing her professional knowledge. Delivering optimal care to every patient is an absolute priority. Mikayla has been observing and learning at the CarmenPhysio practice since 2022. This exposure, integrated with her post graduate book and online learning from thought-leaders has matured her clinical reasoning and treatment skills.
Because of her own history of injuries, she has an understanding of the limiting aspects of pain and the frustrations that can go with it. Her treatment approach is ‘bigger-picture thinking’, addressing the preceding factors, sequelae and prevention strategies beyond the healing of the acute injury.
3. Personality and some fun facts
My hero: Nicholas James Vujicic. An Australian-American evangelist born without arms and legs. His faith, confidence, perseverance and optimism in the midst of his adversity inspires me. He taught me that the only thing stopping you from reaching your goals and capabilities are yourself.
Career Highlight: Being the Physiotherapist for the ASSA Junior athletics team in Cape town, where I got the opportunity to treat some of the young up and coming Olympic sport stars like Lythe Pillay.
Adventure highlight: I would say my biggest adventure to this day was river rafting in Sabie. The bum-slide down the natural rock formations and spotting crocodile among the river banks, were definitely some of the highlights.
Favourite Saying: Have the serenity to accept the things you cannot change. Have the courage to change the things you can change. And have the wisdom to know the difference.