Osteopaths are skilled at discovering the underlying causes of pain, using their hands both to gain information and to treat injuries. A wide range of recent studies have shown that osteopathic treatment can be instrumental in rapidly alleviating the painful symptoms associated with back and joint pain, whatever the cause or origin.

Dr Karla van Zyl qualified with  honours degree in Osteoptahy from the Surrey Institute of Osteopathic Medicine, UK, in 2007.   After qualifying she did a short spell in a general practice in the UK, after which she returned to South Africa in 2008. She focused on the gynecological fielef39ba4b-fced-4622-9aee-f81e327af898d by
working with pregnant women and babies at a women’s wellness center in Gauteng.  As she is a keen golfer, she also specialized in golf posture and swing dynamics and injuries alongside a golf professional at Wits University, Johannesburg.

Early 2010 she moved to Cape Town and is currently practicing in both Somerset West and Stellenbosch. Here she sees many patients in her other field of specialization, which is the treatment of migraines and headaches.



Dr Elizabeth van der Walt graduated from the London School of Osteopathy, UK, in 2014 and is registered with the Allied Health Professions Council of South Africa and the Board of Healthcare Funders of South Africa.

She also holds a degree in Human Movement Science from the University of the Free State and a Masters degree in Osteopathy. She has extensive experience in sports and spinal rehabilitation, where she worked in a multi-disciplinary clinic alongside osteopaths, physiotherapists and personal trainers in Bristol, United Kingdom for over 10 years. Here colleagues and surgeons have referred patients from all walks of life, from mums-to-be to professional sports people, to her with various musculoskeletal symptoms and for post-surgery rehabilitation.

In 2015 she joined Karla’s practice in Somerset West.