Tracy Prowse | Physiotherapist
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Tracy Prowse Physiotherapist

Tracy Prowse is a registered practising physiotherapist and a mindfulness teacher, with a masters degree in Sports Physiotherapy, a post graduate certification in pain treatment, as well as the Stellenbosch University post graduate certification in Mindfulness Based Interventions. Tracy uses an integrative and functional medical approach in order to facilitate a journey towards wellbeing. Her special interest lies in the child and adolescent patient, although she has a varied caseload of all ages. Tracy’s underlying ethos in all areas of her work, is to approach health in a holistic, person-centred and empowering way.

Tracy’s trauma-informed approach is comprised of coaching techniques such as motivational interviewing and behaviour change strategies; mindfulness skills; and the functional medicine approach to health and wellbeing. She is passionate about facilitating a journey towards wellness, physical activity and bodily regulation in others, through her work as a clinician and a mindfulness teacher. Tracy’s work and life inspiration lies in understanding the human condition with reference to the brain, central nervous system and the mind – body connection.

Tracy’s aim is to seed a healthy notion of one’s self & body, by helping patients to experience science-based programs, technology, and physical interventions for taking charge of one’s health and life (through pain neuroscience knowledge “PNE”, using Autonomic Regulation – monitoring of Heart Rate Variability HRV, stress & anxiety management tools, physiotherapy rehabilitation, yoga, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) sessions, acupuncture, manual therapy).

The merging of the biology of human pain, stress and performance with the psychological and social environment, is the basic philosophy of her practice & workshops. It is essentially ‘scientific holism’ and is in keeping with international scientific discoveries and changing health practice. Overall, the nervous system is a mobile, complex, remarkable, plastic and changeable organ, and this impacts on both acute and chronic injuries and disease states. Tracy hopes to provide her patients & MBSR participants with the understanding and practical take-home tools of how to capitalise on their nervous system’s complexities to make significant and long-lasting changes to their own health & wellness.

Tracy’s professional journey over the past 25 years of learning and understanding about health and wellbeing, led her to further training in the fields of health neuroscience and mindfulness. Tracy holds a certification in the national Certificate in Pain Management course (Train Pain Academy) as well as the Institute for Mindfulness South Africa (IMISA)’s South African University-Based Certificate 2 year Training Programme in Mindfulness-Based Interventions (MBIs). In order to safely hold space for those who have experienced trauma-related adversity, Tracy has recently completed the Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness Training for Mindfulness Practitioners (by David Treleaven).

It is through the understanding of up to date relevant pain & immune system neuroscience research, together with a trauma-informed mindfulness based approach, that Tracy believes that her professional input is enlightened, holistic and evidence based.

Tracy divides her time between running her private practice in Stellenbosch during the week (which includes a number of Telehealth consultations for those who are based further afield) and consulting privately bi-monthly on a Saturday, in Bergvliet, Cape Town; as well as lecturing and facilitating both the Physifun Programme and some of the modules on the Train Pain Academy Pain Certification Programme.

Please do not hesitate to ask for financial support, or a student discount, should the fees prevent you from accessing help. Tracy will do her utmost to accommodate your needs, in a way that is acceptable to both parties. For reviews and testimonials, please go to the Google Review Site for “Tracy Prowse Physiotherapist.”

Physifun has been implemented in over 400 schools nationwide and has had an impact on over 5000 children through Tracy’s Workshops and Training programmes. Tracy has passed on the Physifun Ethos to health professionals all over South Africa as well as the UK, Australia and New Zealand, through CPD courses, so that they, too, may continue to spread the Physifun Ethos in schools. Physifun uses an ethos of  an“ecological intervention”, which refers its holistic intervention approach, which is incorporated into the child’s daily life. Physifun aims to empower the parent, teacher & coach on how best to develop a child’s sporting, motor and regulation skills, given their goals, needs and difficulties. Physifun encompasses both optimal early childhood development, as well as developing a long term strategy to ensuring participation in all levels of sport and physical activity (Physifit).

Tracy uses both approaches in her assessments of sports injuries and developmental delays in children from ages 3 to 18 years.

The Physifit interventions assist older children to prevent overuse & sport related injuries, by adopting a holistic approach to a child’s sporting schedule & addressing underlying risk factors for injury and pain

Tracy Prowse Physiotherapist

MPhil (Sports Physio)(UCT)

BSc(Physio)Hons (UCT)

Pain Management Cert.