Welcome to Micaela Dias Physiotherapy – Your Bryanston based – Sports, Orthopaedic and Post-Operative Physiotherapist

Our Mission

To assist you to be free from injury and to reach an optimal level of physical well-being.
We believe in care, integrity, compassion, and innovation.

What we do

We help with a wide range of sport injuries and as well as general orthopaedic related pain. We treat on all areas of the body be it the back, knee, hip, shoulder, neck, ankle or elbow.

Soft tissue mobilisation

Soft Tissue Mobilization is the assessment, treatment and management of soft tissue injury and pain.

Kinesiology taping

Kinesio Taping gives support and stability to your joints and muscles without affecting circulation and range of motion and is often used for Preventive Maintenance and to treat pain.

Myofascial release

A hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the affected tissue

Strength rehabilitation

Strength training is a method of building muscle mass and strength. Rehabilitation is all about breaking recovery down into “baby steps.”

Joint mobilisations

A therapy technique comprising of continuous skilled passive movements to the joint at varying speeds and amplitudes.

Rehabilitation following Orthopaedic Surgery

Focuses on the treatment or rehabilitation of injuries to the orthopaedic system, which includes muscles, bones, joints, tendons, and ligaments.

Postural correction and advice

Posture is the position in which you hold your body upright against gravity while standing, sitting or laying down.

Dry Needling

A treatment that involves a very thin needle being pushed through the skin to stimulate a trigger point and provide relief.

About our Physiotherapists


Micaela Dias

Is the founder and owner of MD Physiotherapy. She is a registered physiotherapist and completed her BSc Physiotherapy Honours degree at WITS University and she has completed many post-graduate courses such as: Sports Physiotherapy (SPT1), Dry Needling, Kinesiology Taping, The TMJ and Sinus Pain Course, and Electrical Muscle Stimulation and many others.

In 2019, Micaela completed a Digital Marketing Course for the business as well as a course by Andy Thomas specific to the Assessment and Treatment of the Asymmetrical Horse Rider. So far this year in 2020, Micaela has tried to broaden her scope of practice to be able to help patients with chronic pain which the usual modalities only help partly or temporarily with a type of treatment called Craniosacral Therapy.

On a personal note, Micaela is married with a beautiful daughter born in 2018, and another little blessing coming later this year


Micaela has been practicing in sports and orthopaedic physiotherapy for over 7 years treating patients with various sports injuries. This also includes back and neck pain and post-operative orthopaedic cases. She has a special interest in team sports and has treated many patients who enjoy soccer, rugby, hockey, as well as horse riding where the combination of horse and rider are closely considered.


She prides herself in providing dedicated 45 minute individualized assessments with the aim to get her patients back to their daily activities. Her approach is very “hands on” as she believes this is essential in delivering the desired results. Depending on the condition Micaela occasionally combines electrotherapy, muscle stimulation or dry needling to the treatment.

Samantha Kirby-Smith

is a qualified Physiotherapist registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) and the South African Society of Physiotherapy (SASP). She completed her BSc Physiotherapy Honours degree at WITS University in 2016 and finalised her community service year at Port Shepstone Regional Hospital in Kwa-Zulu Natal.

Sam completed the following courses in 2017, Dry Needling (ODNS level 1), a Neurodevelopmental Therapy (NDT) course for the treatment of children with Cerebral Palsy, and the ‘Be Activated’ muscle activation course. In an effort to further her experience and effectiveness in the treatment of sports patients, Sam completed her Sports Physiotherapy (SPT1) course which took place in Johannesburg in 2018. This was a year-long course run by the SASP. During the course of 2019 Sam focused on applying the skills acquired from SPT1 as the practice grew.


She has focused on sports Physiotherapy due to her keen interest in the treatment of patients with sporting injuries as well as post-operative patients following orthopaedic surgery. She also possesses an enthusiastic interest in Paediatric Physiotherapy.

Plans for 2020: Sam has registered for a Peripheral and Spinal Manipulation Course to further improve her manual therapy techniques. On a personal level, Sam plans to focus on improving her own strength and fitness through a focused programme in order to start running again.


Sam strives to treat all her patients as effectively as possible in order to assist them in returning to their previous level of function and assisting them in reaching their personal physical goals.

Where we are

Our practice is based in Bryanston at the 340 on Main – Wellness Centre. Just a stone’s throw from local schools (St Stithians), malls(Bryanston Shopping Centre) and hospitals(Sandton Clinic). Given our central location, we help corporates, scholars, the busy parent, the retireee and the sports person from all over the Sandton, Randburg and Fourways areas.

340 Main Road

Office (Bookings): 08613406246
Office (Landline): +27100451740
Mobile: +27637251974
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: MD Physiotherapy

Fri: 7:00am-5:00pm
Sat: 8:00am-12:00pm

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