Meet the Team

Wesley Locke

BSc Physiotherapy (WITS)

SPT.1

Wesley Locke is the current owner and director of Williams and Locke Physiotherapists Inc. having taken over the practice from February 2021. Wesley Locke studied Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy at the University of Witwatersrand, graduating in 2009.  He completed his community service year at Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hosptal (JHB Gen) and has been in private practice since 2011.In 2012 Wesley completed a post graduate qualification in Sports Physiotherapy (SPT.1) and is also certified in Dry Needling. Wesley takes special interest in sports injuries, orthopaedic rehabilitation, and post operative care.  Wesley also focuses on biomechanical assessments to assist athletes in reaching the physical requirements of their chosen sports.  Wesley has keen focus on throwing athletes and their shoulder problems as well as functional fitness athletes and their biomechanical requirements for weightlifting.  He also has vast experience in the strapping world.Wesley has extensive experience in the sporting world both professionally and personally. He was the team physio for the Valke Rugby Union between 2012 and 2016 starting at the under 21’s and ending with the senior Currie Cup team.  Wesley has worked at various sports events including school and club rugby, hockey, netball, cycling and running events, baseball and softball. Personally, Wesley has achieved national colours for softball, provincial colours for baseball, softball, rugby, and athletics and has participated in squash, running, golf, cycling as well. Currently Wesley is an Elite competitor in Crossfit/functional fitness events with special interest in the weightlifting aspect.

Beverley Joan Weinberg

MSc Physiotherapy (WITS) (with distinction)

BSc Physiotherapy (WITS) (with distinction)

OMT1 (with distinction)

CPT1 (with distinction)

Beverley has been working as a clinician in private practice for more than 17 years. She graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand in 2003 with a BSc (Physio) Cum Laude and was also awarded the Raymond and Marjorie Dart Medal for the most Distinguished grandaunt in BSc (Physiotherapy). Following completion of community service in 2004 Beverley began her career as a private practitioner at Sklaar Laidler and Partners Physiotherapy, treating both hospital and rooms patients. Management involved treating patients both in the trauma and cardiac ICU’s of the Union hospital as well as holistic care of patients with severe trauma, respiratory, neurological and orthopaedic conditions. Beverley later took on an associate position at the practice which involved managing hospital patients as well as the physiotherapy staff working in the hospitals.  In 2007 Beverley went on to complete the post graduate Orthopaedic manipulative therapy course (OMT 1) with distinction and has subsequently continued on as an assistant on the OMT course modules, supervising and training post graduate students. With a passion for ongoing learning and teaching Beverley completed the post graduate Cardiopulmonary course (CPT1) in 2009 with distinction and   has also maintained an affiliation with the Wits Physiotherapy department as a clinical supervisor for their students. In 2010 Beverley began practicing as a solo practitioner in Bedfordview managing patients with various outpatient conditions including headaches, spinal pain, respiratory illnesses, sporting injuries and surgical and orthopaedic cases. In 2012 and 2014, Beverley became a “mommy” (a title she holds very close to her heart) welcoming an energetic little boy and beautiful little girl into the world. In 2015 Beverley joined Anne Williams at “Williams and Meyer Physiotherapy” (now Williams and Locke Physiotherapy) in Edenvale, where she still practices from. With an ongoing passion for advancing her knowledge, Beverley completed her Master’s degree via dissertation in 2020 in the field of Cardiopulmonary Traumatology. On the 9 July 2020 she graduated with the degree of “Master of Science in Physiotherapy” with distinction.  She was accepted to present her research findings at the World Physiotherapy Congress 2020 (Dubai), but due to COVID restrictions, this international congress became an online global event. At present her final publication entitled the “Effectiveness of Non-pharmacological Therapeutic Interventions on Pain and Physical Function in Adults with Rib Fractures during acute care: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis has been accepted for publication in the South African Journal of Physiotherapy, this being her second official publication. Beverley has a great love for her profession and holds herself to a high standard of management. She strives to provide her patients with holistic care, integrating treatment that addresses all aspects of the “injury” or “illness” including both the physical and mental aspects of healing. Her areas of special interests include treatment/management of:

  • Headaches, cervical pain
  • Autoimmune dysfunction and presenting symptoms
  • Chronic pain syndromes
  • Shoulder and upper quarter injuries
  • Cardiopulmonary and respiratory conditions
  • Orthopaedic conditions (specifically extensive fractures and joint replacements).

In-between work and being a very busy mom, Beverley enjoys running, reading and spending time with family.

Jamie Hackner  

BSc Physiotherapy (WITS)

Jamie is a young and energetic physiotherapist who graduated with a BSc in physiotherapy from the University of Witwatersrand in 2020. She completed her community service year at Phola Park Community health clinic in 2021 where she treated a wide range of conditions in an out patient department. She has since received training in dry needling (ODNS), taping, shoulder and neck assessment and management and Cerebral Palsy management. Jamie grew up with a very active lifestyle, participating in artistic gymnastics, martial arts, ballet and contemporary dance and has continued this lifestyle with a new passion for rock climbing, yoga and hiking. This has helped deepen her understanding of the body allowing for more individualised treatments and goal driven programmes. She is specifically passionate about post operative and neurological rehabilitation providing guidance and reassurance at the lowest of times but also celebrating the major and minor achievements

Kristen Meagan Nicholson

BSc Physiotherapy (TUKS)

Bsc Sports Science (TUKS) (with distinction)

Kristen Meagan Nicholson graduated the University of Pretoria (TUKS) with a Bachelors in Physiotherapy and a Bachelors in Sports Science in 2015. She has been passionate about sport and physiotherapy rehabilitation since she was in school. Her own personal sporting achievements, like competing as an international swimmer for South Africa, competing in national netball teams and provincial indoor sports has given her great personal insight into the importance of rehabilitation exercise management and injury rehabilitation for best sporting performance and achievement. She currently still competes in interprovincial action sports and uses her knowledge and skills in her own personal training, injury management and rehabilitation. Kirsten has always had a passion for sports injuries and orthopaedics in her own professional physiotherapy practice. She is a dedicated, kind, caring and friendly person, with almost 6 years of Physiotherapy experience and a great passion for helping people of every age and condition. Since graduating she has developed her skills and gained much experience in her physiotherapy profession in multiple areas. While working at Heidelberg hospital she worked with many neurological cases like cerebral palsy and stroke patients as well as respiratory conditions like TB, trauma patients with intercostal drains and paediatric respiratory conditions. She then spent 4 years working at Morningside Mediclinic hospital with a private practice that dealt with many orthopaedic patients specifically following total hip, knee and ankle replacements and all other lower limb conditions. Kirsten also treated in and out of hospital paediatric respiratory conditions and out of hospital acute and chronic neuromuscular and sports injuries. While working she has also completed her qualifications in Dry Needling and Sports strapping through her professional physiotherapy bodies and use these skills often in her day-to-day practice. Through her years of practice, she found that she has a lot of interest and enjoyment treating paediatric patients as well as post operative orthopaedic patients, especially but not limited to the lower limb and back conditions. Her passion still lies in sports conditions and return to sport rehabilitation, and she intends to continue to improve and develop her skills in this area. she intends to do this through her professional practice but also through keeping her knowledge updated with best new evidence courses and learning opportunities. She looks forward to continuing her practice and development here at Williams and Locke Physiotherapist and meeting and treating many new and known conditions that may come her way to the best of her ability and achieving the best possible outcome for her patients in a collaborative and professional manner.

Michelle

Michelle is the friendly face you see when you visit us and the lovely person on the other end of the phone when calling. She is always on hand to help you with whatever you need, whether it be booking an appointment, helping with accounts or even a friendly chat.