Julia is an Austrian trained Physiotherapist with a passion for all adventure and outdoor sports. She started her career in an Austrian rehabilitation hospital with a focus on orthopaedic and neurological rehabilitation.

Since returning to South Africa in 2014, Julia has specialised in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and is currently completing her MSc in Exercise and Sport Physiotherapy.

Julia's special interest is in climbing related physiotherapy, especially assessing and treating finger injuries, but also optimising climbing performance.

A physiotherapy session with Julia has a strong focus on the individual patient or athlete, with their personal goals at the centre of the continuing care.



We are excited to introduce Eddie, who has joined our Bloc 11 Physio Team

Eddie Edwards trained as a physiotherapist in Brisbane, Australia. He then joined the team at the Lewisham Institute of Sport, Sydney where he was involved in treating high profile athletes from a wide variety of sporting disciplines.

In England, Eddie worked at the Dick Whittington hospital in Highgate, The King George V Hospital in North London as well as  the Weymouth District hospital in Dorset.

Eddie moved against the tide of South Africans headed for Australia and settled in Johannesburg where he headed up Vodafone Ghana’s Corporate Social Responsibility project, Healthline, a public health media initiative. In Accra, he met a team of polio survivors who play an extreme form of soccer on home made skateboards. He has been documenting their progress for the past 10 years and is busy finishing a documentary about  their journey from the streets onto the international sporting stage.

On moving to Cape Town Eddie worked as a physiotherapist at the False Bay Hospital in Fish Hoek and in private practice in Simonstown before joining the team at Bloc 11. Eddie has a keen interest in adventure sports and functional ageing.



A Personal Approach



Putting You First

During the first 60min appointment, we will speak about your reason for coming to physiotherapy and discuss your treatment goals. We will then do a thorough assessment, after which we discuss your management plan. 

This session includes treatment and a tailored home exercise program.


Patient-Centered Treatment

Should you require ongoing therapy, these 45min follow-up appointments are for you. During these sessions we will follow and adapt our treatment plan, implementing a number of physiotherapy techniques and exercise interventions to help you reach your goal.



Optimising Performance

In order to perform at the top of your game, your body sometimes needs a little assistance. 

These sessions are geared towards the uninjured athlete and include maintenance sport-massage and joint mobility techniques after a brief assessment.



We’re Here When You Need Us

Monday 11am - 6pm
Tuesday 11am - 6pm
Wednesday 11am - 6pm
Thursday 11am - 6pm
Friday 11am - 3pm



18 Auckland St, Paarden Eiland, Cape Town, 7405, South Africa




Stay Home Stay Safe

During Covid-19 Alert Level 3 the practice is running under normal operations. The only exception applies to patients experiencing Covid-19 related symptoms, in which case a video consultation can be booked. 

Stay at home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough, sore throat and/or difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority. Source: World Health Organisation



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