Karla van Zyl qualified 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 field 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 Somerset West. Here she sees many patients in her other field of specialization, which is the treatment of migraines and headaches.

Karla became a member of the Professional Board for Chiropractic and Osteopathy (PCOB) in 2012.