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Welcome to Farrell Cohen Physiotherapists!  

Get to know Farrell Cohen:
  • Qualified as a Physiotherapist from the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), Johannesburg, in 1988

  • Specialized in Traumatology at Wits 1991- 1993 – Diploma in Advanced Physiotherapy

  • Specialized in Sports Medicine at Sheffield University in England 1993 – 1994 – MMedSci in Sport and Exercise Science.
  • Clinical supervisor to undergraduate and post-graduate physiotherapists in the ICU, Trauma, and Exercise Rehabilitation units (Renal rehabilitation), at the Johannesburg General Hospital  - 1991- 1993 and 1994 – 1995.

  • Part-time lecturer 3rd year physiotherapy students – research methodology (past)

  • Part-time lecturer to the Sports Physiotherapy Masters students – Biomechanics (past)

  • External examiner for Wits Masters student theses (past)

  • Numerous courses over the years including Pilates (Pilates Instructor), Dry needling, McKenzie, kinesiotaping, Talktools, and Reiki to name a few.

  • Farrell has been in private practice since 1995.

  • Director and founder of the Norwood Sports Medicine and Exercise Institute (NSMEI), which is a multidisciplinary centre, where we look after a variety of problems from COPD Rehabilitation to elite athletes, including the SA Ballet, KWF Karate and professional boxers.

  • Interests in physiotherapy include biomechanical and postural training and correction, headaches, tinnitus, and Temporomandibular Dysfunction. Farrell runs regular rehabilitative Pilates classes, which incorporates a back and neck programme, posture enhancement, post – operative rehabilitation, and muscle balance correction.


  • The Pilates method is a system of movement and therapeutic exercises developed over 6 decades by J.H.Pilates. The method works by training muscles as well as balancing muscular force around joints, improving dynamic postural control and function. It stimulates circulation through facilitating muscular flexibility, joint range of motion and proper musculoskeletal alignment. In addition, it promotes neuromuscular efficiency, heightened body awareness and more precise co-ordination throughout the entire kinetic chain. All these factors combine to help prevent future re-injury and reduce chronic pain altogether.



  • Haydee Baker
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    Haydee Baker

    Thank you to a special group of professionals that work so well together. Your expertise, care, sympathy, encouragement and availability have literally kept me on my toes!

  • Mike Revie
    SABT Ballet Dancer

  • Natalie Botha

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    Natalie Botha

    The quest for balance between strength and flexibility, effort and ease, discipline and delight- this is my Yoga. And in the journey toward that balance my body has often needed more than a little guidance and help! Farrell’s intuitive and empathic approach, coupled with keen, thorough knowledge and years of experience with athletes of all disciplines continues to help and inspire my own path. This is the Physiotherapy I rely on- trustable, dependable and endeavouring to help you find your own way to being your best. Nothing is out of reach when you feel your quest is supported!

  • Grant Fourie

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    Grant Fourie

    There is nothing better than going to a place where the people are passionate with what they do, where they make you feel at home with their warmth and compassion. Farrell is not only always willing to listen, but also at the forefront to give great advice. I have been a pro- boxer for over 5 years, and in that time have injured my hands, elbows, and spine, to name a few. Farrell has helped me recover from all of my injuries. Farrell has helped with my specialised boxing training, where we've looked at new cutting edge ideas and techniques for my fitness, power and strength training. He is always there to help. Farrell has not only been a great physiotherapist, and helped with my training but has become a friend for life, and I would like to thank him and his team for all the hard work. It is very much appreciated.

    Twitter: @thefireball10

  • Sphelele Sikhakhane

  • Tsakani Ngobeni
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    Tsakani Ngobeni

    Dear reader, if you are reading should anticipate awesomeness. Your muscles will once again feel like they can conquer your sport. Thank u for identifying which muscles I needed to strengthen...

    ‘Thank- you for making my muscles feel like they can do what they were meant to do. Dominate other athletes by correct training. My shoulder is back to day at a time did pay off’

  • Ariane Sabania

  • Shane Dorfman Sensei
    7 Time World KWF Karate Champion... Read More

    Shane Dorfman Sensei

    7 Time World KWF Karate Champion

    WSKA World Champion – 2005

    "Farrell is an exceptional physiotherapist. He has an extensive knowledge of the musculoskeletal system, and his continual thirst for knowledge ensures he is always at the forefront of new developments. Moreover, he has a fantastic bedside-manner which endears him to all of his patients. His treatments have been invaluable for various injuries during my karate career. As both an elite-level athlete as well as a medical practitioner, I highly recommend Farrell for anyone requiring physiotherapy."

  • Keegan Cohen
    1st World Karate Championship 2012 -

Pilates Class Times

  • 07:15 - 08:00
  • 08:30 - 09:15
  • 17:15 - 18:00
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  • 17:15 - 18:00
  • 08:30 - 09:15
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