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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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A number of years ago I met an exuberant young man from South Africa named Hans de Wit. He took a course called Active Isolated Stretching: The Mattes Method (AIS), followed by observation and participation in an outpatient therapy clinic observing spinal cord, orthopedic problems, neurological diseases, postural problems and sports injuries. Mr. de Wit also observed the effects of AIS for injury prevention and improved athletic performance. Read more...Aaron L. Mattes Founder and Developer of AIS
Hans de Wit changed my life. I am a provincial sports lady of 55 years. No easy task for anybody to help keep you at the top of your game! With a genetic dislocated right hip Hans’s stretch therapy lengthened my sporting career. With consistent stretching therapy walking and running became possible again at the highest level. For the last three consecutive years I was part of top provincial squash results. The stretch therapy increased my working performance as well. Read more...Charmain Steyn Provincial Sports Lady
I encountered Stretch Therapy approximately a year ago. Before that time I was undergoing what can only be described as an ordinary decline into old age. I took pain tablets daily and sleeping tablets nightly because aches were keeping me from sleep. My physician advised that I stop but could not offer an alternative to allow a pain-free life. I saw Mr. De Wit’s practice as I passed by en route to another practitioner who gives massages in the same building. Read more...Adi Hazan Decline into old age
I would like to take this opportunity to share with you how Active Isolated Stretching has been beneficial to me in many ways. Since I’ve been in school (about 10 years ago), I have been struggling with a pain starting from my groin area, spreading into my hip and up into my lower back. This pain I experience comes and goes and are mostly triggered while I’m being active like participating in sports or walking long distances. Read more...Chris Els Struggling with pain from school days
As CEO of Clinical Solutions, I have been working with Hans de Wit since 2005. Clinical Solutions focuses exclusively on the post-graduate, continuing education of Health Care Practitioners. Since joining our part time lecturing team six years ago, Hans has been one of Clinical Solutions' most successful and respected lecturer. He is an expert in his field - Active Isolated Stretching for orthopaedic and sport conditioning. Read more...Arie Michaeli MSc PT
I 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. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me. Read more...Dr Nico Goosen M.Tech. Chiro.
Hans de Wit has been working with the Bulls and Blue Bulls players for the past six 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. Hans has always been very professional in his work and also his interaction with players. I would definitely recommend him for any position or course in South Africa or abroad. Read more...Dr Org Strauss Team Doctor Bulls and Blue Bulls
Always the cynical when it comes to doctors, and then I took the number from a friend to contact Ryno from StretchingSA. Twenty years ago I injured both my knee ligaments with "cheese and wine" league hostel rugby. Being young and tough I did not take care of the injury and treated it properly. So for many years I had to live with on and off pain in my knees. The pain limiting my activity levels and involvement with sports that I would have liked to do. Read more...Jaco Maartens Estate Agent
Ryno van den Berg of Stretching SA mentioned stretch therapy to me when I was in pain, so I Googled it. I had lower back and severe hip pain. I had trouble sleeping, could not walk for long distances, stand for long periods of time, or even travelling long distances by car was very painful. I was on pain medication. Read more...Ina Els Hip replacement