Marelé Spies


Pelvic Function Physiotherapist

Physiotherapist with a special interest in women’s health, orthopedic and sports physiotherapy

Marelé Spies graduated from the University of Pretoria in 2016 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree. In 2018 she completed her postgraduate orthopedic manipulative therapy course (OMT). She began specializing in pelvic and women’s health physiotherapy in January 2019.

Marelé has a passion for assisting pelvic and women’s health patients in collaboration with a multi-disciplinary team. She enjoys combining skills from several physiotherapy approaches to treat her patients with a wide variety of conditions optimally and holistically. She is currently a private practice owner in Silver Lakes, Pretoria at Raath & Spies Physiotherapists.

Qualifications:

Physiotherapist – BPhysT – University of Pretoria, South Africa

Additional Sexual Health Related Qualifications/Courses/CPDs:

  • MY SEXUAL HEALTH
    Part 1 – MSH Sexual Pain Intro and History – 4CEU’s
    Part 2 – MSH Sexual Pain Examination & Vestibulodynia – 4CEU’s
    Part 3 – MSH Vaginismus and Vaginal Dilators – 4CEU’s
  • WOMENS HEALTH PHYSIOTHERAPY
    2019 – Module 1 Essential Concepts and the Hypotonic Pelvic Floor
    2019 – Module 2 Exploring the Hypertonic Pelvic Floor & Refining Skills

Additional Sexual Health Related Memberships:
Member of the Pelvic and Womens Health Physiotherapy Group (PWHPH)

CPD Courses related to Sexual Health:

  • The role of Platelet Rich Plasma in Sexual Health
  • The Functional Synergy of the Deep Muscles of the Hip and the Pelvis
  • Introduction to Pediatric Pelvic Health
  • Introduction to Neurological Pelvic Health
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • An argument for competency-based training in pelvic floor physiotherapy practice
  • International Organization of Physical Therapists in women’s health scope of practice
  • Diastasis Rectus Abdominus-a physiotherapy perspective on assessment and treatment
  • The Abdominals, their Antagonists and the Deep Muscles of the Pelvis
  • Managing Lumbo-pelvic Pain in Pregnancy
  • Assessment of Pelvic Floor Anatomy for Male-to-Female Vaginoplasty
  • Female Sexual Dysfunction and Pelvic Pain
Official Registration:
  • South African Society Of Physiotherapy: MKIL0148,
  • South African Sexual Health Association: SASHA511,
  • Member of the Pelvic and Womens Health Physiotherapy Group and the Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy Group

Disclaimer:  MSH provides a platform for Sexual Health providers to network and learn in order to render the highest level of sexual health services to patients.  MSH does not take responsibility for the clinical practice of any of its members.  Any concerns can be directed towards info@mysexualhealth.co.za but misconduct needs to be reported to the registration body of the particular individual.