As physiotherapists we aim to create an environment for healing that is not just the final-straw’ but rather a holistic approach including lifestyle changes undertaken by the client and therapist.

We, at Alphen House, focus on the “whole individual”, and therefore we offer a wide range of activities and therapies. From Physiotherapy and other health professions, to Pilates, Aquatic Therapy, and Yoga, there is something for everyone.

Emma Johnston

am passionate about my chosen profession, Physiotherapy.

Coming from a medical family I have always been interested in the human body and how it works. Sporting and outdoor activities are a significant part of my life, including tennis, hockey, swimming, cycling and golf. I am also an avid spectator of rugby and cricket.

In 2003 I enrolled at UCT for Physiotherapy and that’s when I fell in love with Cape Town and all it has to offer.

I completed my Community Service in 2008 in Durban and then headed off to the UK to broaden my experience. I spent a year working in various NHS hospitals in London and then moved into private practice there for 2.5 years where I focused on Musculoskeletal injuries and Orthopaedics.

On returning to South Africa in 2012, I completed my OMT Course (Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy) and worked in Sea Point and Constantia practices, again dealing with Musculoskeletal and Orthopaedic patients. At this time, I also completed training in Aqua-therapy and started working with patients in the pool. I soon appreciated how the benefits of Aqua-therapy compliment hands-on physiotherapy, in areas of strengthening, co-ordination and balance.

In 2013 Angela and I opened Alphen House. It had always been my goal to open my own practice one day, and to do this with a colleague and good friend has been a great experience.

We offer Physiotherapy, Aqua-therapy and Pilates.

  • 2007 Bsc (Hons) in Physiotherapy UCT
  • 2013 to Present: Johnston-Boers Physiotheray, Alphen House
  • 2010 – April 2012:  Physiotherapy Private Practice in London, UK (caseload incl. sports injuries, back and neck patients, post-surgery Lumbar Disectomies, Achilles Tendon repairs, ACL reconstructions etc.)
  • 2009 London NHS: Hospital in-patients; Musculoskeletal out-patients.
  • 2008 Community Service: St Aidans Hospital, KZN


  • STA Baby Swimming course
  • Watsu 1 Aqua therapy course


  • Pilates Reformer course
  • Kinesio Taping course


  • Dry Needling
  • Pregnancy Pilates


  • Orthopaedic Aqua Therapy Course
  • Designing the Best Aquatic Exercise Programme


  • Aquatic Therapy Gerontology course
  • Aquatic Foundation Phase course


  • International Aquatics Foundation Course and Watsu
  • Pilates


  • Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy (OMT)


  • APPI MET of the Lumbar and Pelvis (UK)


  • Mulligans NAGS and SNAGS (UK)


  • ALLIED Acupuncture Foundation (incl. follow-up course) (UK)
  • APPI Matwork Pilates (UK)
Michaela Mohr

Michaela Mohr

I am a passionate horse-rider, and I have been competing since I was 6 years old. I have represented Western Province multiple times and I have won South African Championship three times, in different disciplines. My love of horse riding guided me into studying physiotherapy.

I graduated from the University of Cape Town with a Bsc (Honours) in Physiotherapy. In 2017, I worked at Tygerberg Academic Hospital, where I completed four rotations and gained invaluable experience in many areas of physiotherapy. I treated a wide range of patients, ranging from hip and knee replacements to traumatic brain injuries. I enjoy working in all corners of physiotherapy, treating patients of all ages.

At Alphen House, in addition to physiotherapy , I offer Pilates and aqua-therapy classes, as well as individual sessions.


  • International Paediatric Aquatic Techniques For Healthcare Professionals
  • Dry needling level 1 and 2
  • APPI Matwork Pilates level 1