Keryn Barnes

Keryn Barnes


Aquatic Physiotherapy harnesses the unique properties of the aquatic environment and the body’s natural ability to heal through movement, to facilitate your healing.

Whether your movement is impaired by pain, disease or disability; Keryn Barnes Physiotherapy exists to partner with you in restoring quality of life through thorough assessment, individualized care and hands on therapeutic intervention in the water.

Aquatic physiotherapy can benefit people with the following conditions:

  • Post surgical rehabilitation
  • Joint replacements
  • Fractures
  • Amputations
  • Spinal surgery
  • Chronic Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Other Inflammatory and degenerative joint conditions
  • Neurological conditions
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Brain injuries
  • Peripheral nerve injuries
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Gullain Barré Syndrome
  • Persons with high levels of stress and anxiety
  • Pregnancy
  • Obesity
  • Physical impairments relating to old age

Our team:

Keryn Barnes is a qualified physiotherapist with 12 years of experience, working with a variety of disabilities. She has been working in the water since 2012 and has completed a course in Advanced International Aquatic Therapy Techniques and International Peadiatric Aquatic Techniques. 

Katherine Jamieson qualified as a physiotherapist from the University of Cape Town in 2009. She has since spent her career, including two years in England, working with patients with musculoskeletal, orthopaedic, and neurological conditions.

She worked for 6 years at Netcare Rehabilitation Hospital in Auckland Park, where she first discovered the benefits of treating patients in the water. She has since completed an Aquatic Physiotherapy Workshop in 2014, and Advanced International Aquatic Therapy Techniques with Peggy Schoedinger (from the USA) in 2019.

Since 2019 Katherine has been working in the pool at the Rivonia Sports Centre, where she conducts individual treatment sessions, as well as group aquarobics classes.

Individual treatment sessions of 30-45 minutes consist of: hands-on treatments (such as myofascial release and joint mobilisations) to improve joint range of motion and to manage pain, as well as muscle strengthening, re-education of movement, and exercise prescription to help normalise movement patterns and overall functioning.

The aquarobics classes are 45 minutes long and are a mix of aerobic training, strengthening, stretches, core work, balance training, and fun!

If you are interested in aquatic physiotherapy please contact Keryn on 071 671 8590 (sms or watsapp) or email or contact Katherine on 061 542 4248.