Tiaan Moolmaan graduated from the University of the Free State in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physiotherapy, after which he gained a wealth of knowledge and experience during his community service at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital.
In 2012, he started his own practice and completed the Postgraduate Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy (OMT 1) certification through the Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy Group of the South African Society of Physiotherapy.
Tiaan’s experience varies from orthopaedic, neurological, and paediatric outpatient to hospital settings and he has worked throughout Johannesburg since graduating in 2010.
Tiaan is now the owner of E-MedCentre and his private practice, Christiaan Moolman Physiotherapy Inc. has blossomed into a well-run, remarkably busy multidisciplinary centre. Tiaan still treats patients as the lead Physiotherapist as well as functioning as a Director, six days a week, all while passing on his knowledge to his colleagues and team of 4 excellent Physiotherapists.
Tiaan is dedicated to continuing his education and evolving his skills, he continuously thrives to advance his practice by combining the most current, evidence-based literature with a holistic approach. He is passionate about his work and prides himself in connecting with his patients as they embark on their journeys.
Outside of the workplace, Tiaan is an avid sports enthusiast and enjoys running, cycling, and going to the gym. He also enjoys cooking, traveling, and sharing the company of good friends and family!
Elsie Van De Werken
Meet our Practice Manager, Elsie Van De Werken. She is an accomplished Administrator, who has gained extensive skills and knowledge within her eight years of experience in this field. She is a straight shooter and by no means a pushover.
As a child, Elsie participated in numerous extracurricular activities such as Debate, Chess, Piano, and Karate. But it was Ballet that she loved most, she continued to dance for twelve years where after she set out into the “real” world, to pursue a career.
Elsie is an avid reader and has a taste for the unreal; fantasy. She is also a passionate music lover and has a diverse playlist growing by the day. It is entirely possible that you have driven past Elsie, having a ball in her car, listening to her favourite song.
Elsie’s guilty pleasure is games. Board games, Video games, Card games, actually, any game that is challenging and fun. Which perhaps leads to the conclusion, that Elsie is in fact, what some may call a “Nerd.”
Elsie Van De Werken has been a part of the team at Christiaan Moolman Physiotherapy Inc. since January 2018 and has also joined E-MedCentre as their Practice Manager.
Lawrence graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand in 2018 with a BSc in Physiotherapy. In 2019, he completed his community service year at Edenvale Hospital while gaining experience in both out-patient and hospitalised-based patient care.
His interest lies in sports, neuromusculoskeletal, orthopaedic and neurological related conditions. He started working for Christiaan Moolman Physiotherapy in January 2020. He is eager to further his knowledge by completing the OMT and SPT courses in the near future.
While not seeing patients on the treatment table Lawrence enjoys being on the soccer field, running track or even in the gym or swimming pool. He enjoys watching comedies; socialising with friends on the weekend and listening to music. His favourite song is Africa by Toto.
As someone who enjoys humour Lawrence particularly appreciates “dad” jokes. His favourite one reads as “I got fired from the calendar factory because I took a few days off.”
His philosophy when it comes to life: “Life is too short to remove the USB safely.”
Ryan graduated from Wits University in 2015. He went on to work in various clinics in the East Rand, a Hospital in Kensington, and even a private practice in Carletonville before finally making his way over to Christiaan Moolman Physiotherapy in October 2019. Ryan has had experience with many different patients in multiple fields and is a valued member of the team. Ryan is OMT certified which means he can perform manipulations and is a level 2 Dry Needling practitioner. Ryan is a firm believer in an individualised, evidence-based approach to every patient in terms of both treatment and rehabilitation.
Ryan is an avid martial arts fan and has a 1st Dan Black Belt in Shotokan Karate. He began learning karate at 8 years old and from this stemmed a love of the human body and its capabilities. Ryan is also a runner and enjoys going for hikes in the Magaliesburg and Drakensburg mountains.
Ryan has a passion for superheroes, cartoons, and movies which gives him a lot to talk about with the children he treats and they will always have a laugh during their sessions. He also is a fan of reading. His favourite book is Alice in Wonderland and he can recite the poem “Jabberwocky” by heart.
Ilze Potgieter is a small-town girl who enjoys the city buzz. Ilze matriculated from Hoërskool Outeniqua and pursued a career in Somatology. In Bloemfontein, she worked at a professional beauty salon for a year. Ilze then moved to Kathu and worked in an administrative position, where after she relocated to Port Elizabeth, further pursuing her career in beauty.
Ilze then realised that the Administrative sector offers her more of a challenge and that she enjoys continuously growing and gaining knowledge in this sector.
In February 2016, Ilze started her journey with Christiaan Moolman Physiotherapy Inc. She is welcoming and pleasant and a firm believer in honesty and respect for one another. Her colleagues, as well as the patients, have become family to her. Ilze is excited to continue furthering herself as the Practice is established more and more each day.
Front Desk Administrator
Petra matriculated in 2000 and thereafter completed a Sales & Marketing Management Course in 2001. She started her career in 2002, working in the entertainment industry, this is where she found a passion for working with people. In 2011 she started focusing her career to the medical field, working as a Receptionist / Secretary for a Psychologist, Podiatrist, Physiotherapist, Orthopaedic Surgeon and GP’s.
Petra is always ready to have a laugh with you. Friendly and charismatic is just one of Petra’s many attributes, but it is her welcoming attitude that all our patients adore.
Petra enjoys socialising with family and friends outside of work. She is also an animal lover, having two miniature Yorkies of her own.
Petra joined Christiaan Moolman’s Physiotherapy Inc’s team in September 2018 as the Front Desk Administrator.