Stella Schroder - Physio

 Ballito Physiotherapist

I grew up in a small farming community in Hermannsburg near Greytown. It was also here that I spent my entire school career before heading off to Cape Town to study. Sport and music have always been part of my life and elements I enjoy.

2005 - B.Sc. (Physio); University of Cape Town

2007 – present] - Schroder and Macquet Physiotherapy.

Aug 2011 - Partnership formed with Schroder and Macquet Physiotherapy

2009 – Over the last few years worked with Sharks Rugby players who needed back and cervical traction and assisting with post-match massages.

Special Interest:

Hip and knee rehabilitation. Dry needling techniques used to relieve muscle spasms. Using traction method to ease back and neck pain.

Questions and Answers?

What inspired you to become a physiotherapist?

Since the age of 10 I knew I wanted to be a physio. The first memory of a physio is the guy on the TV next to the rugby field.

What has been your most interesting case to date?

Tricky question as each case is so unique. I always think of a gentleman who fell off a ladder and damaged his spinal cord. He was in hospital for weeks and slowly gained movement. It has been a delight to see him walking into the hospital since then.

When you think of patient care what words come to mind?

Respect, Dignity, Participation, Rapport

Do you have any specific conditions which you enjoy specialising in?

Knees and the pelvis/hips are the areas I enjoy working on.

What advice would you give to someone suffering with severe back pain / neck pain / joint pain such as shoulders and knees?

In acute joint injuries always remember PRICE: Protect(brace), Rest(?crutches), Ice, Compression, Elevation.

What is your favourite colour and animal?

Turquoise | Elephant

Name your favourite type of food?

Mediterranean

What would be your ideal holiday destination?

Anywhere with a beautiful beach and swimmable water...I loved Zanzibar.

Do you have any pet peeves?

Slow internet and open cupboard doors.

What is your favourite form of exercise?

Anything outdoors is great. I am enjoying getting into SUPing.

What is your funniest memory to date?

Bubble-wrapping someone’s thigh for a rugby game.