Elizabeth Manning Physiotherapists in Polokwane, Limpopo

Elizabeth Manning Physiotherapy, situated in the heart of Polokwane, was established in 2008. Our practice is run by the dynamic husband and wife team of Matthew and Elizabeth (Manning) Ratcliffe. We focus on outpatient care and believe in individualized patient care. Our practice has grown, and we now operate from 2 separate locations- Our original practice at Promed, 26 Rissik Street and our new rooms at 153 Outspan Drive, Bendor. We have multiple treatment rooms and gym areas that are fully equipped for all our patient care needs. Our top-quality Pilates classes are held at our Outspan Drive rooms.


If you’re looking for a physiotherapist who can skillfully assess and treat your pain or injuries, you’ve come to the right place! We are up to date with the newest research and treatment techniques and constantly strive to update our knowledge with C.P.D. courses.





Physiotherapy is a medical discipline that aims to improve a patient’s maximum level of function and quality of life. Physiotherapists treat a wide variety of painful conditions of the musculoskeletal system, Sports injuries, chest conditions, and neurological conditions.


Rehablitation, Neurological Complaints:

Most neurological conditions are severe and affect the family as badly as they do the patient. Let us help you in this difficult time to restore your loved one to his/her maximum level of function.


Sports Injuries

A sportsperson often suffers injuries such as muscle strains or tears, ligament sprains and joint dislocations and will often undergo a surgical repair of an injured area. Physiotherapists assist the recovery time of sportspeople by speeding up muscle healing with manual therapy, corrective exercises, and rehabilitation.



Pilates uses a series of non-impact exercises to develop strength, flexibility, balance and good posture. Pilates focuses on the alignment of the spine and the control of the ‘core’ muscles that support the back and neck. The exercises are chosen to suit each individual.


Dry Needling

Dry needling is a medical treatment, during which very thin needles are used, without any medication to treat pain and to help the body to heal stubborn spasms associated with myofascial trigger points.


Orthopedics, Trauma and post-surgical care

We provide care after your operation, ensuring you become mobile as soon as is medically possible. Your care will include breathing exercises to maximize lung volumes, exercising and mobilizing of stiff (operated) limbs and joints and ambulation.

“We believe in patient orientated care focusing on rehabilitation to maximize each individual’s potential. Our practice offers specific individual treatment in a friendly and caring environment.”

– Elizabeth and Matthew

Our Physiotherapists

Elizabeth Ratcliffe

Elizabeth Manning graduated from WITS in 2006 and completed her community service at the Polokwane provincial hospital in 2007. In 2008 she founded Elizabeth Manning Physiotherapy

Matthew Ratcliffe

Matthew Ratcliffe also graduated from WITS in 2006 and completed his community service at F.H Odendaal hospital in Nylstroom in 2007. He worked in the private sector in Polokwane in 2008 and joined Elizabeth in May 2009

Andries van Zyl

Andries van Zyl graduated from Stellies in 2015 and completed his community service at the Polokwane provincial hospital in 2016. In 2017 he joined Elizabeth Manning Physiotherapy.

Physical Address

Contact Details

Tel/fax Number: 015 297 2911/ 015 495 1089
For emergencies:
(Elizabeth) 073 178 6031
(Matthew) 072 057 4144
Email: elizabeth@polokwanephysio.co.za
Email: matthew@polokwanephysio.co.za

General Enquiry

    Physical Address

    153 Outspan Drive
    Bendor, Polokwane


    From Cycad Pick ‘n Pay/ Sasol Garage
    Continue straight through the circle between PNP & Spar
    Continue straight though 2nd circle at Hilary Street
    We are on your right-hand side (Bright green building)
    Entrance in Hyde Close

    From N1 (Potgietersrus
    Follow N1 into town which becomes Grobler Str
    Turn Left into Webster / Potgieter Str
    Turn Right into Genl. Viljoen Str & continue to Cycad
    Continue with the directions from Cycad PNP.

    From Louis Trichardt (Makado)
    Follow N1 into town which becomes Landros Mare Str
    Turn left into Potgieter Str
    Turn Right into Genl. Viljoen Str & continue to Cycad
    Continue with the directions from Cycad PNP