@ Netcare Waterfall City

Keeping you in the game

Francesca Carleo

BSc Physiotherapy 2006• University of Witwatersrand• Gauteng • South Africa
Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy (OMT 1), post graduate degree, 2009 
Clinical Pilates Instructor 2007

Francesca graduated from the University of Witwatersrand in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physiotherapy and immediately moved into the private sector.  Over the past 9 years she worked in various practices where she gained valuable experience. Her passion to solve problems and to treat and correct the cause of the problem motivated her to undertake a postgraduate degree in Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy in 2009. In 2010 she opened her own private practice in Sandton, and now is the co-founder of Brink & Carleo Physiotherapists, the quintessential modern physiotherapy service.

Francesca has a special interest in muscluloskeletal therapy, particularly in the treatment of uncontrolled movement to manage both joint and muscular pain. Francesca continues specialising in Orthopaedics and Sports Injuries with a special interest in lower limb rehabilitation. She strongly believes in a hands on approach and has qualified in dry needling, kinesio taping and fascial release therapy. Her approach to the treatment of patients is holistic with a strong emphasis on well-being and empowering patients to self manage. 

As a runner, she understands the frustration of suffering a sports injury and this motivates her to get her athletes back on the sports field as soon as possible. She is passionate about the importance of an active lifestyle and motivates her patients to adopt the same. 

She works closely with both sports physicians and orthopaedic surgeons in order to give the patient the best care possible.

Professional Memberships:
Health Professions Council of the South Africa

Member of the South African Society of Physiotherapy

Member of South African Sports Medicine Association

Member of the South African Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy Specialist Group


Research:
Undergraduate research dissertation: The effects of Gluteus Medius training on lateral knee pain, (2009).