The Practice

Nicky Akermann practises from 18 Leeuwendal Crescent, Gardens, 8001 (with the entrance in Firdale Avenue).  

The tranquil home practice is accessed easily from Kloof Street and Kloofneck Road. It is conveniently situated for clients who come from Oranjezicht, Vredehoek, Tamboerskloof, Camps Bay and the CBD.  

Nicky Akermann

Nicky Akermann obtained her BSc Physiotherapy at Stellenbosch University. After initially working in the Out Patients Department in a small Government Hospital for a year, she joined a Private Practice in Cape Town’s CBD. She purchase this practice and ran it successfully for over 30 years. On 1 June 2019 she moved the town practice to consolidate it with her home practice that she’s been running successfully since 2001. 

Nicky has many years of clinical practice experience and has excellent clinical reasoning skills. She is rated as a Level 2 physiotherapist by the OMPTG and is an accredited physiotherapist by Bestmed and Medscheme.

Medscheme patients who suffer from spinal pain are able to consult her using a separate fund from their medical savings once approved by their medical aid.

Nicky has completed her post grad diploma in Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy which is highly regarded. She has recently attended a two day workshop on ergonomics, a course on treating vertigo as well as four modules on Pain Neuroscience. The courses on Pain Neuroscience have helped her understand the current shift in physiotherapy, combining the biomedical model of pain with the psychosocial model, culminating in a more holistic approach to treatment. She belongs to the OMPTG and Pain Interest Group.

Nicky finds physiotherapy to be a wonderfully rewarding profession, and feels that it can play a large role in assisting people to perform to their full potential.

She occasionally does equine massage.


Nicky Akermann is a member of the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) and the South African Society of Physiotherapy (www.physiosa.org.za), as well as a member of special interest groups such as the Private Practitioner Association, Orthopaedic Manipulative Physiotherapy and Pain Interest Group.


Continuous professional development (CPD) is a cornerstone of providing evidence-based treatment and staying up to date with new research and developments in the world of physiotherapy. Nicky Akermann regularly attends courses, seminars, workshops and congresses.