There are various causes of low back pain, coming in different forms – some people experience a dull ache, while others...Read Post
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We are proud to offer a wide range of comprehensive services to meet the needs of adults, seniors, and athletes. Our team of professional therapists specialize in providing personalized care, rehabilitative therapy and companion assistance.
StretchingSA was founded by Hans de Wit in 2005. This includes the practice of Active Isolated Stretching (AIS), active isolated strengthening, and stretch therapy.
StretchingSA(pty) ltd is a company that specializes in stretch therapy, Active Isolated Stretching and Active Isolated strengthening are the two major components of our field. Stretch therapy was developed over the past 55 years by our pioneer and inventor of this technique, Aaron L. Mattes. Mattes is the founder of StretchingUSA, StretchingSA is a close affiliate of this organization, and carries the values, principles and techniques as being taught by Aaron Mattes.
StretchingSA is the only company in Africa having an affiliation with StretchingUSA, and is the only organization capable of teaching, supporting, and building stretch therapy on our continent. Over the past years we have developed a complete franchise for individuals interested in pursuing a career in stretch therapy.
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Article by Louretha Jacobs – StretchingSA Wonderboom ...Read Post
I discovered Ryno van den Berg at Stretching SA. After 4 sessions I could feel and see a difference in my throwing technique and my hamstrings are a lot more flexible. I can touch my toes now, which was something I could never do before. The stretching therapy really works and I have not had one injury since. Ryno can stretch every muscle and mobilize nerves in the body. Read more...Dewald van Heerden Springbok Discus Athlete
After such a long time of being physically inactive, it was time to try to repair the damage through another alternative practice, namely stretch therapy. At first I did not believe that they would be able to help me, but I was desperate and I went to Ryno van den Berg at Stretching SA. During my first session with him, I was wondering out loud whether stretch therapy could help me with my poor blood circulation in my feet. He responded “Yes!”, as if it was the most logical thing to do. Read more...Dr Breytie Breytenbach Educational Consultant
have had the pleasure of working with Hans de Wit whilst on assignments abroad, treating top VIP clients and patients. Although a true expert in his field, Hans is gracious, and shares his knowledge and skills generously. He exhibits outstanding skill and knowledge and exudes a passion for improving the lives of others. Read more...Dr Claire Meekel M.Tech Chiropractic
It is with great pleasure that I recommend Hans de Wit. Hans is an excellent Stretching Therapist and consists of all the skills needed to treat his patients successfully. Read more...Dr Nico Goosen M.Tech. Chiro.
Hans de Wit has been working with the Bulls and Blue Bulls players for the past two years. Hans is a stretch therapist and he has made a big difference in our system with regards to recovery and prevention of injuries. Hans definitely had a big hand in all the success we had the past few years. Read more...Dr Org Strauss Team Doctor Bulls and Blue Bulls
I prefer working with my man Hans at StretchingSA, making sure I'm stronger and faster than ever… especially good in getting some work done with stretch therapy before my big games. Thank you guys for always helping me being the best I can be. Read more...Francois Hougaard SA Rugby Player
One morning two months ago I woke up with severe pain again, decided to make an appointment with Ryno the stretch therapist, and the decision was made to go for stretch therapy. After 12 rehabilitation sessions I was pain free…I could walk for longer distances, sit for longer periods of time at the office ,drive and reach far destinations without pain, and could sleep without waking up with hip or lower back pain. Read more...Ina Els Hip replacement
Stretching SA helped me recover from an injury I had for decades and the methods and maneuvers been used was focused on my problem area and not a generic one solution for all approach. Thank you Ryno for helping me back on my knees again. I will recommend this approach to improve, recover or support all levels of athletes and individuals. Read more...Jaco Maartens Estate Agent
I went to stretching SA and since I have been there my si- joint has recovered and improved and I can bowl again without any discomfort. My range of motion, flexibility and my speed has increased. I can definitely recommend Stretching SA for anyone moving with discomfort and struggling with their mobility. I got more out of Stretching SA than I hoped for. A big thanks to Ryno and Stretching SA! Read more...Johan Els Premier League Cricket Player
After having a full knee replacement at the age of 63 I was left with one new very sore and extremely stiff knee and one old, painful and stiff knee. The doctors were not happy with my recovery but soon after I was referred to Ryno and Stretching SA, my life changed. Ryno was fully committed with loads of empathy, knowledge and experience to treat both my knees and with my next doctor's appointment results showed. Today I can enjoy my new knee and the days of being in constant pain and no mobility is long gone. Read more...Kitty Potgieter
I’ve been struggling with my shoulder (rotator cuff) since October 2014. I’ve experienced a lot of pain and discomfort especially when I sleep at night. It was at this stage that I told a friend about it and she referred me to stretching SA in faerie glen. I went for two sessions with Ryno van den Berg the Stretch Therapist . The pain and discomfort stopped completely . My rotator cuff is completely healed. I would recommend anyone with chronic pain to go for stretch therapy... Read more...Liezel Vermaas
When I walked out of my first session with Hans it literally felt like I had been given a new pair of legs and a new back, my first session felt like a miracle cure. I knew that for once I did something that would and has changed my life. I see Hans on a weekly basis and it’s the only thing that keeps me going. StretchingSA has improved my quality of life; I am completely pain free and have been pain free for 3 full months. Read more...Louise van Staden
I want to stretch how impressive this unique form of rehabilitation is for me, seeing that I have tried so many different forms of treatment and nothing ever had the wonderful results that I am experiencing right now. It is such an impressive thing to see how a person’s body can recover naturally if given the opportunity, and this is exactly what Active Isolated Stretching offers to a person. Any athlete with frequent spasms or an old injury that gives them trouble should go to no other place. Book your 10 sessions now! Read more...Pieter Van Zyl Game Farmer
As a Stretch Therapist Ryno is treating my injured knee. My joint range of motion, flexibility, strength and balance improved drastically. I sleep without pain. Getting in and out of a car is not an effort anymore. It is possible to use stairs the normal way without pain. I started doing needle work again. I am so fortunate to be treated by Ryno. Read more...Ria Neethling
StretchingSA helped me through an intensive Stretch Therapy rehabilitation program. My Joint range of motion, stability, flexibility, strength and balance improved drastically. I’m so fortunate to have the cause of my problem been taken care of with no pain anymore. I am an avid cyclist and Ryno’s knowledge in the field of rehabilitation and how one should stretch with Active Isolated Stretch Therapy helps me to achieve my personal fitness goals. Read more...Robert Whitehead
If you surround yourself with the right people, anything is possible... Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher. ... People who are going to be honest with you and look out for your best interest, thanks StretchingSA for being part of my team! Read more...Rudy Paige SA Rugby Player
I cannot thank Ryno enough for the past few weeks and the sessions I had with him. After each session, I was amazed by his knowledge about the body and the effects his treatment had on my body. The pain was gone after three sessions with him and the pins and needles have faded. Finally, I found a treatment method where the cause is the focus and the problem can be solved! Read more...Armin Cilliers
I have yet to reach the optimum level of a pain free life but we are well on our way in achieving this, however, I cannot translate in words, the relief of pain and spasms I have experienced since starting treatment with Ryno at Stretching SA. I can only thank Ryno for the effort and work he has done and continue to do for me. I highly recommend his treatment to anyone who has suffered from similar prolonged pain and spasms. Read more...Marthin Linde
This is when I discovered Stretching SA and I contacted Ryno van den Berg. I have been going to Stretching SA now for 2 treatments per week for about 3 months and WOW! Last month was the first time in the last 14 years that I were without any pain for 3 consecutive days and then I had a whole week without any pain! Awesome! Although my treatment is ongoing, there is a bright light at the end of the pain tunnel! I’m just so grateful that I discovered Stretching SA. Read more...Mr W van Aswegen
Ek kan nie genoeg beskryf hoe strek terapie Aidan so vinnig laat herstel het nie. Louretha Jacobs was uiters professioneel en deeglik, sy het ook vir Aidan rehab huiswerk gegee om sy maagspiere te versterk wat self ‘n groot verskil gemaak het aan die herstel van sy rugspiere. Read more...Adel Loubser
I would like to take this opportunity to share with you how StretchingSA (AIS) has been beneficial to me and how much it has helped my life and injuries. I used to be a rugby player and went on with normal conditioning on the field and at a gym. I have been struggling with a nerve pain down my arm since I can remember. This pain I experience comes and goes and are triggered while I am busy sleeping or being active. When I experience this pain it really feels like my whole arm is busy going numb and the sudden sensation of pins and needles affects the way of my daily routines. Read more...André Verster
We, Annika and Bianca Strydom are Biathle athletes (swimming and running). We came first and second for consecutive years. We have attended physiotherapy and stretching sessions with Louretha for injuries for a few years. She is very knowledgeable about her profession and very helpful with information around the injuries in terms of the cause thereof and how long it might take to heal and also other research. Read more...Bianca & Annika Strydom
Louretha Jacobs did an evaluation and said she could help me with stretch therapy. Louretha was always very professional and friendly and she continuously encouraged me. Although progress was slow and the sessions were sometimes painful I could see progress after about four weeks. The stretch therapy showed very positive results and I now have almost full use of my shoulder and arm and no pain. I would highly recommend stretch therapy. Read more...Carla Human
Beste Louretha, hiermee net ‘n klein gebaar om dankie te se vir jou ondersteuning, hulp en aanmoediging deurentyd met my behandeling! Ek het begin by jou met ongelooflike erge pyn, maar ek voel deesdae soos ‘n nuwe mens! Read more...Karen Ferreira
I believe stretch therapy should be incorporated into everyone’s lives as I have never felt so supple & flexible as when I started practicing with Louretha. I started stretch therapy with Louretha last year to improve my range of motion, not only on my lower stiff back and shoulders but also to help improve my knee joint ability and pain. I’ve been struggling for years to improve my swing and after listening to my golf Coach to learn to stretch more, I decided to take up the next step. Stretch therapy has helped to increase my suppleness, it has definitely improved my extension with all joints & so I can concentrate more on my golfing and better improve my swing. Read more...Nico Noeth