Lara Brookstein qualified with a Bsc Physiotherapy from the University of Cape Town (UCT).  After graduating, she completed her community service year at the Johannesburg Metropolitan Clinics where she gained valuable exposure to both outpatient and community work, while working in a multi-disciplinary team.

In 2017, while gaining experience in both private hospital and outpatient settings, Lara completed a one-year postgraduate qualification specialising in Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy (OMT) as well as an course in advanced dry needling. She has also worked at various sporting events both during and after her studies (Sani2Sea, Junior Lions and UCT internal Rugby,  Comrades and The Argus). Lara is currently completing a BASI Pilates instructor’s course so that she can start to offer and incorporate pilates into her practice and management of patients.

Using evidence-based approaches, Lara is passionate about identifying the underlying cause of each patient’s problem, while working with them to successfully manage their presenting condition. 

In her spare time Lara, herself, is very involved in sports including road and trail running; show jumping; cycling; squash and pilates.




Sue has been working at the practice for a number of years and is a very valuable part of the team. She is a friendly, skilful and responsible receptionist who also manages our general admin tasks including the accounts.

Services Offered

What We Treat

We treat and manage a wide variety of acute and chronic conditions related to:


  • Spinal Issues (neck and back pain)
  • Peripheral joints including the temporomandibular joints (TMJ)
  • Surrounding soft tissue and muscular dysfunction
  • Sports injuries
  • Headache and sinus-related pain
  • Post-operative orthopaedic management and rehabilitation
  • Respiratory conditions
  • Postural-related conditions
  • Whiplash 
  • Chronic pain
  • Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis pain

Treatment Techniques

  • Myofascial release
  • Soft tissue mobilisation
  • Joint mobilisation
  • Orthopaedic manipulation
  • Post-operative rehabilitation and care
  • Dry needling
  • Electrotherapy
  • Rehabilitation and strengthening
  • Kineseo taping
  • Postural correction

Contact Details

Bookings and enquiries: 073 505 2961

Email: lara@laraphysio.com

Address: Corner of Leeuwkop &, Kikuyu Rd, Sunninghill, Johannesburg, 2021

Offices Hours

Monday to Friday

07:00 to 18:00


08:00- 13:00

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