I cannot thank Kirsten enough for turning my life around. I have had RA for the last 30 years and have been on various heavy medications for most of those years. I was taking anti-inflammatries, methotrexate and tried many other rheumatoid arthritis drugs over the years. When I started going to Kirsten I had severe back pain from scoliosis, bursitis in my hips and was suffering from very sore joint pains in my hands and feet. I was battling to walk, had severe back ache (when out shopping I had to get a trolley to hang on to and could only walk short distances before I had to sit and rest) and extremely swollen hands, wrists and feet, despite all the arthritis drugs I was on. She started treating me with Myosteo which helped ease the pain and then suggested I try Scenar Therapy. Wow what a difference! All my pain is now completely under control. I can walk for miles (sans any trolley/support), I go to Pilates now because I'm able to move and the best of all I have stopped all my pain medication, anti-inflammatries and methotrexate. The only drug I take is Actemra, a biological drug, to keep the RA under control. I can highly recommend Scenar Therapy from Kirsten. She has made my life worth living again. Thank You!
Bronwyn Adam (Overall Co-ordinator)
I had a bad fall and injured my leg, after two weeks of physio and lots of pain medication (that had little to no effect) my husband convinced me to go to Kirsten for treatment, after my first visit I left with a numb leg, no pain for the first time in weeks, Kirsten advised the pain would come back but should be more bearable, we booked a second appointment for 4 days later, by the time the second appointment came around the pain had returned but only about half as painful, after the second treatment I left totally pain free and am happy to report two months later and still no pain, so after 9 sessions of physio with no pain relief to 2 sessions of Scenar therapy and almost complete healing, I can definitely and do recommend Kirsten and Scenar therapy, thank you Kirsten not only for providing a wonderful alternative healing service but for your kind and gentle way with which you handled my pain.
Chantelle Joubert-Kaal (Playgroup Owner)
Kirsten is Amazing. I started going to Kirsten with terrible lower back pain. I couldn't even straighten my back. I can honestly say that I feel 10 years younger again after a few sessions with Kirsten. I can now pick up my daughter with ease again and continue with my daily activities as per normal. I also suffered with severe migraines and was living on painkillers. I visit Kirsten at least once a month now and I have not had a migraine since. Scenar is not only for adults. My 4 year old daughter was diagnosed with mesenteric lymphadenitis. After 2 days of suppositories and laxatives with no relieve I contacted Kirsten. She did scenar on my daughter and 5 minutes after we arrived home after the session she had to run to the loo. She is smiling again after 2 dreadful days that included a visit to the ER, scans, bloodtests and a lot of pain and tears. She keeps on asking me when she can go back to the nice aunty that fixed her tummy. Thank you Kirsten xxxxx
Cath Price (Entrepeneur)
I would heartily recommend Kirsten for any kind of body pains and issues. Her combination of Myosteo and Scenar Therapy is working wonders on physical damage from a series of bad falls, and also on releasing emotional trauma. I would even go as far as to say... don't waste your time and money going anywhere else! I tried a variety of therapies over the course of a year and a half and Kirsten and her treatments are by far the best.
Marcel Vliegenthart (Software Developer)
After contracting Bell’s palsy (a type of facial paralysis that affects one half of the face) in early 2016, I went to see Kirsten for Scenar therapy. I saw her once a week initially and started seeing an improvement after about 6 weeks. I continued with Scenar treatment about 4-6 times per month and also visited a homeopath and acupuncturist once a month. Of all the complementary therapies, I found Scenar had the biggest impact and showed the best results. After a year of treatment I am almost fully recovered and only have a bit of swelling around my left eye. Kirsten is friendly, competent and very professional, I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking Scenar therapy.
Sari Cohen (Milnerton - Entrepeneur)
I've been coming to Kirsten for different problems for the past one and a half years. The first time was for treatment for my frozen shoulder. This normally could take months to resolve, but I felt improvement after the very first treatment! My goal was to dance with my hands over my head at my brother's wedding, and under the experienced hand of Kirsten, and a combination of Myosteopractic and Scenar Therapy, in just 5 visits I was ready to dance!
Earlier this year I was experiencing intense burning in my foot, however the doctors couldn't find any problem and just dismissed it as a neurological problem. I knew that Scenar Therapy would solve the problem. Three treatments later and the pain was gone! The neurological path to my foot was open and I could go back to my normal life and sporting activities.
Kirsten is professional, knowledgeable and a master of her trade. It is my pleasure to recommend her to my friends and family. Thank you Kirsten for getting me back on my feet time and time again!
Annette Uys (Retired)
When last did you enter a medical practitioners room with an ache or ailment of some sort, and then come out, at least partially relieved of your pain or discomfort? Well to me it happens very seldom. Mostly you come out with a prescription in hand, still in pain, on your way to a pharmacy - ready to pay more, after it had already cost you an arm and a leg.
What a wonderfully pleasant experience, and surprise, it was for me then when I first visited Kristen's Myosteo practice! I was in search for relief for my aching body parts as I am suffering from osteoarthritis. From the first visit I immediately felt a difference for the better.
I am now her client on an ongoing maintenance program and my whole "physical life" has changed - feeling better all the time. And when an ache in a joint or muscle reappears, or happens for the first time, it's never as acute as before, and mostly settles with one appointment.
I'm now spoilt with the experience of coming out of a consulting room without any pain, either feeling rested and peaceful, or perky and ready for action.
Ever so grateful for having discovered Myosteo /Scenar therapy at the hands of Kirsten.
Johan Visser (Somerset West - General Manager)
I am very pleased to inform you that the pain that I had in my left leg, stretching from my left lower back to the toes of my left foot is gone after I had the 4 sessions of treatment at your practice. As I explained to you every time I got in my car, in the typical driving position, after about 10 minutes I started to experience this severe pain down my left leg, so much so that I sometimes had to stop and stretched my leg which only helped for a few minutes. I have been to 2 chiropractors but with no relieve. After your 4 treatments it is gone!!
Dr Helen Muir (Durbanville – Medical Doctor & Homeopath)
I have fractured my sacrum and have a disc lesion L5/S1. I get repeated episodes of pain in my right knee. My strength in my right leg is compromised. I started sessions with Kirsten, initially weekly, then every second week. I now only need monthly sessions. The Myosteopractic sessions have improved my pain in my back and my knee. I can highly recommend Kirsten’s practice for anyone suffering from back problems.
Marina Van Til (Paarl – Head of Marketing)
I was referred to Kirsten by Dr Helen Muir, a sought after speaker and highly respected doctor in the Medical Field in South Africa. I was suffering with severe back pains, headaches and the normal stress related issues occurring from daily routine. I saw Kirsten several times which changed my life completely. She manages to release held tension and ultimately I managed to obtain body wellness. I still routinely go and see her for sessions. Myosteopractic has definitely helped me.
Steve Janse-Van Vuuren (Panorama)
I had been in severe pain of my lower back for close to 2 years. After being refered by my doctor for a CT scan, it was found I had a disc herniation L4/L5 spinal discs, which was pinching my sciatic nerve, causing severe pain. An operation, which would fuse my spinal disc, was not an option. I have being seeing Kirsten on a monthly basis for Functional Bodywork, and am today free of pain. Kirsten comes highly recommended to any person who was, and is, suffereing from body pain. Thank you Kirsten, I am now able to walk and move around pain free.
Gadija Jaffer (Athlone – Intensive Care Nursing Sister)
As an intensive care nursing sister I have lots of back, neck and muscle pain. With one session with Kirsten I have immediate pain relief. Where with other treatments you have to go 2 or 3 times to get the same results.
Christine Meurs (Monte Vista – Student of Pilates, PA & Chef)
I went to Kirsten for Myosteopractic about a year ago due to sever lower back pain & and a recurrent ITB injury.After 2 sessions with her my lower back pain & ITB were completely gone.I do a lot of weight training as well as cardio so she is a life saver when it comes to realigning the body. I regularly go for readjusting & after one treatment am totally pain free again.I find her very professional, accommodating & yet extremely open & gentle. She is highly competent & I have had better results with her work than with any other treatments I have been to in the past.Kirsten knows the body so well & even before you tell her anything she can pinpoint all the aggravated areas.I am so thankful to have met her as she has become an awesome friend & miracle muscle manipulator.
Delphine Coulton (Edgemead – Resourcing Assistant)
After numerous Physiologist’ sessions and no improvement, I was recommended to Kirsten by a friend of mine and I am so grateful that I was. Kirsten is a friendly, bubbly and approachable lady – she makes you feel at ease and comfortable. She explains step by step what she does and is happy to answer any questions you may have. I loved attending my sessions. I felt so relaxed and well looked after. I feel so much better since and she enabled me to have a better understanding of my body. I can quite literally say Kirsten has changed my life and I would recommend her to anybody!
Ray Thorpe (Blouberg - Craft Sportswear Ambassador)
As an active sportsman competing in many cycling events, the physical demands of competition throughout the year starts to take its toll on the body. Seeing Kirsten for a sports massage on a weekly basis during the height of the cycling season means I can recover more rapidly and prepare myself for the next event. Kirsten is more than just your average sports masseuse but offers so much more as a complimentary health practitioner, she is attentive to her clients requirements providing an excellent service! I definitely recommend her!
Mary Finlayson (Edgemead – Manager & Runner)
I had seen Kirsten previously for minor ailments and recently I had a severe hip pain. I run half marathons and was extremely disappointed when I had to stop running and being someone who prefers the conservative approach, Kirsten was the first person I consulted. Kirsten assessed the situation and advised a plan of action. The Myosteopractic sessions were non-invasive, and Kirsten showed genuine care and concern, she listened and took into consideration my personal circumstances when giving advice. After a few sessions and advice from Kirsten I was very happy to be back on the road again.
Debra Price (Pinelands – BioMeridian Technician)
I have been struggling with constant muscle pain for quite a few years. Kirsten actually said that my body was like a block of concrete. I must say that since I have been going to Kirsten’s Myosteo Health and Therapy Practice, I have been mostly pain free (we are still working on it). It is very important to follow through and not only go for one session in order to get the full benefit. My body has responded in an amazing way and I can even breathe more easily. Kirsten’s way with her clients is also really great. I would happily recommend her to any of my friends and clients.
Chris Hartley (Durbanville - Director)
Kirsten’s Myosteopractic sessions really helped me considerably with my back and neck tension. Kirsten has always been welcoming, accommodating and incredibly professional. I could not recommend her more highly.
Charmaine Swingburn (Edgemead – Business Analyst & Tennis Player)
I have suffered from hip and shoulder pain for as long as I can remember. I have been to multiple physiotherapists and chiropractors, and have also tried Body Stress Release. These practitioners did sort out my problem, but unfortunately it was only in the short term. When I fell (down 3 stairs!), I twisted my ankle very badly. After 3 weeks I was still unable to walk properly, and could not even think of playing tennis. Kirsten had placed an advertisement at the Edgemead tennis club, and I thought I had nothing to lose. After 2-3 months of treatments, not only is my ankle now fully healed, but I have had a significant improvement in my hip and shoulder pain. I also find that if my pain comes back, my body is in a better place to start "fixing" itself. For me Myosteopractic is an incredible combination of bodywork techniques which has greatly improved my life!
Rose Haughton (Plattekloof Glen - Secretary)
I visited Kirsten as I had terrible pain across my shoulders, neck and in my lower back. I am a secretary and sit at my desk all day and seem to build up stress in my shoulders and neck particularly. After two sessions with Kirsten I am happy to report that the stress was been relieved substantially and it was only necessary to have treatment bi-weekly and then once a month. What interested me particularly was how well I slept after the treament – it definitely relaxes the tension in the body. Kirsten is extremely professional and I can certainly recommend her to anyone with similar problems to mine.
Liz Stanley (Edgemead - Retired)
Thank you Kirsten for all the help you have given me with my sore hip and back. You definitely have helped all my aches and pains.
You have also helped a lot when I had bronchitis and all my muscles were aching from coughing. You even helped my sinus.
Thank you again for all you do with your healing hands.
Tessa Slade (Edgemead – Au Pair & Runner)
Kirsten is a very dedicated, warm and welcoming person, which makes me feel at ease whenever I need to visit her for an appointment, which takes place in a relaxing environment. I have found Kirsten to be a great listener who pays special attention to my concerns. I have always had good results. Whenever Kirsten has worked on me, I feel so relaxed and I can feel such an improvement – making me feel like a new person!
Since I have had to move houses quite a few times this year, my shoulder and neck where giving problems – which then led to me having referred pain in my lower back and hip. Kirsten was able to detect where the problem areas were. She then worked on those areas - thus making me feel more comfortable and pain free. Kirsten then gave me advice on how to prevent problems that I was experiencing and explained some exercises which have helped me so much. I also appreciate that Kirsten works on the body as a whole, instead of just the specific problem areas. She also makes time for me in her busy schedule, which makes me thankful to know that she cares about helping me out. Kirsten is highly recommended!
Alan and Liz Cowie (Edgemead - Retired)
My wife Liz and I have had regular monthly sessions with Kirsten since shortly after she opened practice.Best testimony we can give is to state how totally refreshed we feel in our old bones and muscles after each of our sessions and that we are always eagerly awaiting the next appointment.
May Hannah (Monte Vista – Retired Nurse)
I have been going to Kirsten for quite awhile now, for various ailments, aches and pains. I always find that, after a couple of sessions, my condition improves considerably and my mobility returns!! I will ALWAYS recommend Myosteo Health & Therapy for any aches, pains and other ailments.
Tanya Klein-Werner (Monte Vista – Home Maker)
I went to Kirsten for a couple of sessions when I was under alot of stress, with tension in my neck, shoulders and back. With Myosteopractic she was really able to help me, my whole family has been to her for sessions and benefitted. I believe in the work that she does and can truly recommend it. She too is a caring and gentle person.
Jenny Ritchie (Plattekloof)
Thanks Kirsten for the Myosteopractic sessions I have had with you, your sessions really relieve my neck and back aches and muscle spasms!
Helen Cook (Edgemead – Make Up Artist)
Kirsten is very professional and thorough in her sessions. I started going to Kirsten as my chiro is 30km away. I tried a few chiros, physios etc. before finding someone that actually helped me but being so far I thought that I would give Kirsten a try. I had to have a few treatments, I think 5, before my back responded and started coming right. My daughter’s have also visited her. If she can’t help you, she will always advise on further treatment. I now see Kirsten occasionally when my back gives me trouble but since starting Pilates, I haven’t had to go for a while. I would highly recommend her.