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 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 both Somerset West and Stellenbosch. Here she sees many patients in her other field of specialization, which is the treatment of migraines and headaches.