About the founder of Clinical Solutions
MSc PT, MCMT, Certified Instructor McConnell PF Treatment Plan
Arie graduated as a physiotherapist from the world renowned Wingate Institute in Israel where he completed a one-year post-graduate diploma in Manual Therapy before emigrating to South Africa in 1985. In 1992, he obtained his Masters Degree in Physiotherapy from the University of the Witwatersrand majoring in Orthopaedics. He is the official instructor for the McConnell Patellofemoral Treatment Plan in Southern Africa.
He founded and currently runs the Joint & Knee Clinic in Johannesburg, a private practice that has developed a reputation for being at the forefront of the treatment and rehabilitation of knee, spine and other joint pains in the sports and general populations.
He is currently actively researching the interaction between joints, muscles and nerves. Based on his more than 30 years’ experience in clinical practice, he developed the concept Exercise and Function without Pain (EFWP). This focuses on the management of neuromusculoskeletal conditions by giving patients the freedom and ability to exercise. He has presented workshops on the EFWP concept throughout Southern Africa since 2010, and has been invited to present workshops on the concept at several prestigious international congresses and conferences.
His articles entitled "Dynamic Oscillatory Stretching Efficacy on Hamstring Extensibility and Stretch Tolerance: A Randomized Controlled Trial" and "Treating Low Back Pain - Bridging the Gap between Manual Therapy and Exercise" were published in 2017 and 2020 in international peer-reviewed journals.