Willem Fourie - Registered Physiotherapist - Johannesburg - South Africa
About Willem Fourie

Private Practice

Willem is a registered physiotherapist with more than thirty years of clinical experience in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions.

This includes sports physiotherapy on provincial and international level, trauma rehabilitation in the mining industry, and general private practice.

His private practice is situated in Roodepoort (Western Greater Johannesburg Council), South Africa (more about the practice...)

The fields of professional practice include:

The identification and treatment of playing- and work-related injuries in musicians and office workers (read more…)

The treatment and rehabilitation of the full range of musculoskeletal problems experienced after the surgical and radiotherapeutic treatment of breast- and other cancers (read more…) as well as lymphoedema.

Treatment and rehabilitation of general musculoskeletal problems after joint replacements, injury, or general overuse and ageing. This includes back, neck, and headaches of acute and chronic nature.

Track Record

1991 to present:
Private practice Roodepoort

1986 to 1991:
Control Physiotherapist, Chamber of Mines (Cottesloe) Hospital, Johannesburg

1982 to 1986:
Head of Physiotherapy, Westvaal Hospital, Vaal Reefs Gold Mine, Orkney

1981 to 1982:
General Private Practice, Nelspruit

1977 to 1981:
General Private Practice, Ladysmith, Kwazulu Natal

Qualified as Physiotherapist with the National Diploma in Physiotherapy, University of Pretoria

Academic Development

Academic growth involved self-study through special interest in musculo-skeletal problems and treatments.

This led to expertise being built up in the treatments of sports injuries, spinal problems, musculoskeletal problems of musicians and office workers, and chronic conditions where fascia and connective tissue can be identified as the source of the problem.

Active as Graduate Dissector in the School of Anatomical Sciences of the University of the Witwatersrand Medical School in Johannesburg, South Africa. Special attention was paid to the inter-relationships of anatomical structures on the connective tissue and fascial level and how this relates to function and pathology.

At present, emphasis is on finding solutions to pain and dysfunction syndromes after tissue scarring and fibrosis. The more detailed understanding of interrelationships and function led to the development of an upgraded movement model for therapy, presented in courses internationally.

Track Record

2009 (February): Course - Anatomy Trains® Foundation and Manual Therapies, presented by Tom Myers, Johannesburg

2008: Course - Research Techniques, Wits

2007 to present: Masters of Science student in the School of Anatomical Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

2007: Course - Balancing the Neck with Tom Myers, Boston, USA

2002 to 2006: Graduate Dissector, School of Anatomical Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

2001: Course - Viscerofascial Release with Stuart Robinson, Johannesburg

1996: Course - Posture and Soft Tissue Course with Francine St George in Johannesburg

Presenting & Development Activities

Track Record

2008 (October): Invited speaker - British Lymphology Society Conference, Belfast, Northern Ireland (read more…)

2007 (October): Oral presentations and attending - First International Fascia Research Congress, Boston, USA
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2007: Attended: The Fascial and Soft Tissue Conference, Gateshead, United Kingdom

2006 (September): Invited speaker - The Chartered Society of Physiotherapists Annual Congress, Birmingham, United Kingdom (read more…)

2006 (April): Guest Speaker: ACPOM Study Day, Southend, United Kingdom
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2004: Guest speaker: Oncology Study Day, Christie Hospital, Manchester, United Kingdom
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