Registerd Therapeutic massage therapist
Clive Baatjes is a Registered Massage Therapist with the Allied Health Professions Council South Africa and have been practicing since 1996.
He has a passion for the human body and gaining an understanding of how the human body works and it’s resilience when dysfunction occurs. It was during his training that he favoured the technique of deep tissue massage He has a keen interest in sport, remedial and post operative massage to which many have testified to testimony.
His clientele are all members of the public and not only athletes. His unique technique and approach is of benefit anyone with musclular discomfort.
He has vast experience with many sports persons alike: JP Duminy, Tana Omaga, Doug Howlett, Farwa Mentoor and many other promising athletes and dancers and choregraphers like Zakes Nkosi and Sifiso Kwenyama.
He also worked with the Western Province wheelchair basketball team and currently works with Thabo Dube, disabled shotput champion and disabled patients that are not involved in sport.
Registered Therapeutic massage therapist
Johann is a Therapeutic massage therapist and is registered with the Allied Health Professions Council of South Africa.
He completed his qualifications at Camelot International and finished it 2015. He has been working as a massage therapist for 4 years and has a passion for sport and helping people improve and heal their bodies for a better lifestyle.
Helen (Elena) Calligeris
Helen developed a love for movement. Helen then decided to study sport and exercise through ETA with a plethora of qualifications in fitness. She has freelanced in many studios in Cape Town including SSISA fitness centre and is a director of SSPC & SSMC.
Helen has also worked for the Ajax Cape Town soccer team and youth division as a fitness and core instructor from 2004 – 2011. In 2006-2009 she was part of the Nike fitness dance team.
She continued to grow her knowledge in various applications of Pilates such as STOTT, Colleen Craig- Pilates on a ball and the Gravity system. Due to all these compelling factors and 14 years teaching experience, she founded SALT. (Suspension, Aerial, Lifting, Training techniques.) All exercises done in a SALT class have been based on evidence-based research associated with physiotherapy and massage at SSPC & SSMC respectively.
BSc Physiotherapy UFS
MPhil Exercise and Sports Physiotherapy UCT
Diploma in Personal Training
Theo Calligeris is the Chief Sports Physiotherapist and Director of the SSPC & SSMC. He graduated at the University of the Free State in 1999 while completing his Diploma in personal training. He furthered his studies by completing his Masters degree at UCT. He is passionate about sharing his knowledge with his colleagues, students who are studying to become physical therapists/physiotherapists as well as his patients. He previously served as a Member of Team South Africa during the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the 2008 World Track and Field World Games, and the 2006 Commonwealth Games. His has vast experience with many professional track and field, soccer(football), and rugby teams . He furthermore was honoured to be appointed personal physiotherapist to President of South Africa 2010 & Official Sports Physiotherapist to Cape Town Stadium during the FIFA World Cup 2010. He has a unique approach with an interest in shoulder, lower back, hip and knee injuries.