Isabeau Neethling

Isabeau graduated in 1992 at the University of Stellenbosch. She worked until 1994 at Tygerberg Hospital where she worked in the Cardiac, Neuro, Surgical, Orthopedic and Burn Intensive Care Units. Thereafter she worked in private practices in Bethlehem, Free State and various other practices in Cape Town .Beginning 2002 she co-founded the Neethling, Strauss and Arpesella Physiotherapy Partnership in Parklands, Table View.

Isabeau has built up extensive experience over the last 25 years. This includes fields such as Orthopaedics( favoring hand, shoulder and neck injuries), Sport injuries, Strapping, and Taping, Dry Needling, Woman’s Health and Pilates exercises. She qualified in June 2016 as a Certified Lymphedema Therapist (ILTWI) and finished in 2019 her Advanced Management of Fluoroscopy Guided Manual Lymph Drainage course (LTA – UK)

Isabeau has been the SA Physiotherapy Association’s Private Practice Western Cape Representative from 2008 to 2011 and was voted the 2013-2014 SASP’s WC Chair. She served on the SASP’s National Executive Committee representing the Special Interest Groups from 2015 to 2017. Since 2018 she serves on the Lymph Association of South Africa’s (LAOSA) as treasurer.

Being a mother, wife and full time physiotherapist is a challenge, but she is loving every minute of it and is thankful for the opportunity to treat her patients. She is looking forward to serving the community to the best of her ability.

Meet The Team Isabeu Neethling

Meet The Team Adele Strauss

Adele Strauss

Adele qualified at the University of the Orange Free State in 1992. Straight after graduation she worked in various private practices and in hospitals in PE, East London and Johannesburg. In this period she did extensive work in ICU, Orthopaedics and general wards. In 1998 she got married to Jacques Strauss and moved to Cape Town. In 2002 she co-founded the Neethling, Strauss and Arpesella Physiotherapy Partnership in Parklands, Table View.

Her continuing professional development includes Dry Needling, Kinesiotaping, Orthopedics, SIJ (Sacro-Iliac Joint) Dysfunctions, Sport Injuries, Pain Management and CPR. She has special interests in knee and shoulder rehabilitation as well as cervical headaches.

She is passionate about Physiotherapy and strives to treat her patients with the utmost professional care.

Adele stays in Melkbos and is a busy mother of two very sporty sons. Cycling and outdoor activities with her family is currently the joys of her life.

Nicky Arpesella

Nicky grew up in Milnerton, went to Milnerton High and qualified at Stellenbosch University in 1995. Straight after graduation she started working at Milnerton Medi-Clinic. She went to work in the UK in 1998 where she gained experience in geriatrics and amputations.

After returning to SA she returned to MMC and bought the practice in September 1999. In 2002 she co-founded the practice in Parklands with Isabeau Neethling and Adele Strauss.

Nicky’s continuing professional development includes Soft Tissue Mobilization, Whiplash Injuries, Dry Needling, Headaches, McConnell Strapping, Kinesiotaping, Knee and Shoulder Injuries, SIJ Dysfunction, Mulligan’s mobilization, Pain Management, Pediatric Respiratory, ICU and CPR workshops. She also coordinated our SASP PRACTICE MANAGEMENT ACCREDITATION in 2016.

Her special interest is in all things relating to backache and the spine and chronic pain. She does Pilates Based Rehab classes for compromised back patients. She also enjoys shoulder & knee rehab, TMJ problems and Paediatrics.

Nicky is extremely busy running between two practices and managing her family, but still finds time to enjoy life to the fullest.

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Meet The Team Zahira Ismail

Zahira Ismail

Zahira graduated from UWC in 2005. She completed her Community Service year in Kimberley (2006), In 2007, she worked as a locum at various hospitals and started work at Neethling, Strauss and Arpesella Physiotherapists in 2008.

She is based in our Netcare Blaauwberg Hospital rooms, Her interests include Paediatric Respiratory conditions, Sports Injuries, Orthopedics and ICU. Her future goals include working with athletes, travelling abroad and broadening her scope of practice in the physiotherapy field.

Cecil Thomas

Cecil graduated from UWC in 2004. He completed community service year in the Eastern Cape working in the PE Hospital Complex (2005), which consisted of rotating between three hospitals: Livingstone- , Dora Nginza- , Port Elizabeth Provincial Hospital. He also spent a few years working abroad on the remote island of Saint Helena in the South Atlantic Ocean. He started working at Neethling, Strauss & Arpesella Physiotherapists in 2019.

He is based @ Blaauwberg Rooms. His interest include rehabilitation, sports injuries, ICU, pre-operative management (Orthopaedics), chronic disease management. His future goals include group therapy classes, supervision of physiotherapy students, higher learning

Meet The Team Cecil Thomas

Meet The Team Nicolette Roberts

Nicolette Roberts

Nicolette matriculated in 1990 and has studied 2 years office practice at West Coast College and has been with us since 2007.

She is currently based at our outpatient practice in Parklands, She manages the administration of the practice and is in charge of accounts and debt collecting.

Liezl Lane

Liezl graduated from teaching in 2004 and taught primary school education for 8 years thereafter. She started with us in 2013 after her second child was diagnosed with Cysctic Fibrosis and she could not longer teach.

She manages our offices at Blaauwberg Netcare.

Meet The Team Liezl Lane
Meet The Team Nakita vd Westhuizen

Nakita van der Westhuizen

Nakita is currently working part time for us and is mainly managing our lymphoedema account and general admin.

She matriculated in 2012 at Edgemead High. Her interests are Family and biking. She enjoys doing fund raising for cancer patients as well as charity work and is on the BCWC Cancer Run Committee in the biking community.


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