Poulter-Simon Physiotherapy was established in 1990 and underwent a name change in 2014 when Michela Poulter bought the practice.
Poulter-Simon Physiotherapy employs multiple skilled and talented physiotherapists and administrative staff committed to delivering exceptional service to our patients. All our physiotherapists are registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA). In addition, they have done postgraduate courses and most have completed the orthopaedic and manipulative therapy (OMT) course currently known as the advance neuromuscular skeletal course
“I have been with Poulter-Simon since my surgery last year September (broken fibula and torn ligaments which needed a plate and screws put in). The staff at PS physio make you feel so welcome and cheer you on with every step you take.“
Our team of experienced physiotherapists is dedicated to helping you regain your mobility, alleviate pain, and improve your overall quality of life.
Michela graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand with a BSc Physiotherapy cum laude in 2008. While completing community service at Kalafong in Atteridgeville, her passion for orthopaedic rehabilitation grew.
She joined the previous practice in 2010 and, in 2011, completed an intensive specialisation course in orthopaedic and manipulative therapy. She has completed numerous postgraduate courses to maintain current knowledge of the latest treatments, including dry needling and hydrotherapy.
In 2014 Michela purchased the practice from the previous owner and has since endeavoured to provide a modern, fresh approach to managing the practice while maintaining excellent patient service.
Furthermore, she accompanied the Toyota South Africa team to the DAKAR rally as the team’s physiotherapist and co-ordinator in 2014, 2015 and 2016.
In her free time, Michela is an avid cyclist who has competed in numerous mountain bike stage races countrywide.
Taylor joined the Poulter-Simon physiotherapy team in 2015, where her passion and love for orthopaedics grew.
Taylor graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand in 2013. She completed her community service in Chiawelo Clinic with the Johannesburg metro rehabilitation team. During her community service year, she worked across several aspects of physiotherapy, with a significant focus on neuromusculoskeletal therapy, hydrotherapy, and hippotherapy.
In 2016 she completed an intensive specialisation course in orthopaedic and manipulative therapy. Her love for learning continues, and she has since completed multiple postgraduate courses, including dry needling and Kinesio taping. In addition, she’s a registered yoga teacher.
Her passion for sharing her knowledge extended to being an assistant on the South Gauteng OMT course in 2019. She has also completed multiple courses in chronic pain.
She enjoys Barre, Ballet, Yoga, Pilates, Hockey and reading in her free time.
Lauren graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand in 2020 with a BSc in Physiotherapy. She completed her community service year at South Rand Hospital, where she gained experience in the different areas of physiotherapy.
She has an interest in hospital-based care and neuromuscular and orthopaedic rehabilitation. In 2021 she completed postgraduate courses in dry needling and strapping techniques.
As an avid sports lover, Lauren enjoys playing action netball and watching football, rugby, F1, and cricket in her free time.
Meggan graduated from the University of Witwatersrand in 2008. She completed her community service year at a clinic in Midrand and decided to stay in the government sector, where she was promoted to senior physiotherapist at Hillbrow Clinic.
She has always been interested in teaching and took the opportunity to become involved in part-time lecturing at the University of Witwatersrand and assisting with student examinations. While working at Hillbrow Clinic, Meggan also worked at Parklane Hospital, treating female surgical, ICU, and maternity ward patients.
Meggan developed a keen interest in orthopaedic and sports rehabilitation and decided to move into private practice in 2011, where she managed a practice in Woodmead. She finally joined Poulter-Simon Physiotherapy in 2013 and was promoted to practice manager in 2016.
Meggan has completed many postgraduate courses to develop her skills further and stay current with the latest treatments, including dry needling and an intensive one-year specialisation in orthopaedic and manipulative therapy.
Meggan enjoys staying active in the gym, social mountain bike riding, or playing ball with her son in her free time.
Leanne graduated with distinction from the University of Cape Town (UCT) in 2018. She returned to Johannesburg to complete her community service at Helen Joseph Hospital, where she found her passion for orthopaedic rehabilitation.
In 2019, she completed postgraduate courses in dry needling and taping techniques, and in 2020, she completed an advanced neuromuscular skeletal course.
Leanne is currently completing her Master’s Degree in Sports and Exercise with UCT, with a particular interest in running and researching the Comrades Marathon.
In her free time, Leanne enjoys running, hockey, and cycling.
Kelly graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand in 2021. She completed her community service at Chris Hani Baragwanath and gained experience treating different conditions. Her passion for treating musculoskeletal conditions continues to be nurtured at Poulter-Simon Physiotherapy.
She has completed various postgraduate courses, including dry needling, strapping, modern-day Pilates, and a lower limb course.
Kelly takes time to paint, draw, run, and go rock climbing in her free time.