Tiaan Moolman 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
Elsie Van De Werken is an accomplished Administrator, who has gained extensive skills and knowledge within her nine years of experience in this field. In November 2020, Elsie graduated from the Foundation for Professional Development with a qualification in Practice Management. 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.”
Lauren always says, “the profession chose me”. She graduated in 2016 with a BSc. (Hons) Physiotherapy from Wits University in 2016. Lauren is an energetic, selfless and ambitious person who loves sport and the complexity of the human body. More than anything she loves how physio combines her love for art and science in such an intricate way.
Lauren completed her community service at Zola Clinic, Soweto in 2017. She definitely enjoyed the challenge and believes in the saying: “get comfortable being uncomfortable”, as it allows one to broaden their horizon and help shape a well rounded individual with the ability to think outside of the box we so often confine ourselves to. Zola really helped her acquire a set of skills that she will treasure forever, working in community truly redefined the term “think out of the box” for her and for that she always be grateful!
Lauren moved to private practice in January 2018 and went on to do a post graduate course in Sports Physio (SPT) through SASP. She's also been very privileged to work at gymnastics, Varsity Sports as well as at Craven Week level with talented young men and women who hope to represent our country on the national stage some day.
Her experience (including the occasional hospital locum work) has definitely shaped Lauren's overall approach to therapy. Her aim is to always treat holistically and with a smile on her face. You matter- and simply put, although cliché: health is wealth! This gives large meaning to life, as health is considered the most valuable and precious gift for every individual. And Lauren hopes to always be that reminder.
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.