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Health Renewal Willowbridge is located at the Willowbridge Lifestyle Centre and serves Durbanville, Belville, Tyger Valley, Brackenfell, Welgemoed, Welgelegen, Parow and the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town. The clinic is managed by doctors who are experienced in Anti-Ageing, Aesthetic and Integrative Medicine. They are supported by a staff of qualified and experienced technicians, nurses and therapists who provide a wide range of treatments to clients.

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Shop 70 Willowbridge Lifestyle Centre
Carl Cronje Drive, Tyger Valley
Cape Town
Call+2721 914 3073 Fax+2721 914 0572 Mobile+2782 574 1292
Mon-Fri09:00 - 18:00 Sat09:00 - 18:00 Sun09:00 - 17:00

Meet the Willowbridge Team

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Treska Botha Medical Team Member / Nurse
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Christine Lewis Medical Team Member / Nurse Aid
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Helette Swart Assistant Manager
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Johandi Koch Therapist
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Charleen Liebenberg Branch Manager
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Leandri Truter Therapist
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Zaan Du Preez Therapist

25 Reviews (average: 5 out of 5)

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Review -Cape Town Dream Team
Reviewed on 12 January 2015 by Mrs P - Cape Town *

Letter of commendation – Cape Town Dream Team

It gives me great pleasure to write this letter to thank you for your concern, kindness, compassion and assistance over the past 12 months. You have an amazing team in Cape Town. I call them “my Dream Team”, with Dr Graham as the leader of the pack and my miracle man!

I am overwhelmed with emotions. Today was the first time in 4 years that I have had the confidence to step out without any make-up (foundation) to cover up hyperpigmentation.

I have just come back from a follow up session with Dr Graham going over the latest blood test results – remarkable improvement from 2013. After a long and painful battle to get rid of the pigmentation, Dr Graham suggested further investigations and has probably saved my life.

I was diagnosed with Addison’s disease and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis following Dr Graham’s investigations. I was in complete shock when I got the news. A year earlier I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia so suffering from 3 auto-immune diseases came as a complete shock. My entire life changed.

I have been working for over 30 years and my performance went from a top achiever to virtually non-performing. I couldn’t concentrate. I was having tremors. I was anxious all the time. My hair was falling out. My body was retaining fluid. I suffered short term memory loss. I had hallucinations. I was moody. My whole personality changed. I felt worthless and incompetent and wanted to resign. L Our HR, Corporate Health and GP talked me out of it several times. Thankfully, my employer has a temporary incapacity programme in place to assist employees with rehabilitation.

I was booked off work for just over 3 months and returned to work in mid-January 2014. During my time at home, our business unit went through a restructure and our entire team was dissolved. I was hoping to be retrenched but was given another job which I really did not enjoy. As a result, the fibromyalgia flared up again.

The Rheumatologist prescribed a new drug, lyrica, starting off with 50mg daily increasing the dosage gradually until 175 mg twice a day. I was already taking Pixicam, Tramahexal, Tripiline and Altosec at the time and have been for about 18 months. Initially, I thought lyrica was the miracle drug. I had no more pain and my personally and sense of humour back.

However, when I hit 175 mg, I suffered severe side effects, I.e.

  • Memory loss (my dog had a different name every day!)
  • Slow responses
  • Accidents
  • Unstable on my feet
  • I forgot common, every day words.
  • I could not speak a full sentence without searching for the appropriate words
  • I was restless at work and could not concentrate
  • I could not co-ordinate an outfit for work despite my good sense for fashion
  • I felt like a veil of fog was hovering over my brain
  • I was trance like and could not respond to conflict situations or any situation that required a response
  • I had no logic, cognitive and mathematical ability
  • I burnt my leg one night during winter sitting next to the heater. I felt no pain and only noticed the burns the next morning.

The Rheumatologist disregarded my concerns. In fact he became sarcastic, personal and outright hurtful. I started to reduce the dosage on my own in an attempt to eventually wean myself off the medication.

During that time, I started seeing a Psychologist, who referred me to Dr Fred. Dr Fred became my pillar of strength. I explained to him that I wanted off all chronic medication. I started treatment in September and after only 4 months; I have achieved my goal…. No more chronic medication!

At the end of September, an alternative drug was prescribed by the Rheumatologist, Cymgen 60. Although I picked up a box at the pharmacy, the box is still sealed.

I will always be eternally grateful to Dr Graham for possibly saving my life and for helping me to rekindle personal passions such as fashion styling and interior decorating. In fact, I am considering doing a course in make-up because Dr Graham would always compliment me on the professional manner in which the pigmentation was always covered up. I have been off work now (for a second time) since July 2014. With the customized treatment plan consisting of a combination of IV Infusion, Supplements and Hormone treatment I have come to reap the rewards with phenomenal improved quality of life!

Thank you to the Cape Town team, Janine, Hendi, Helete of Willowbridge and Tracey and Storm of Cape Quarter for your concern, kindness and compassion. Big thanks to Donné Louw in Johannesburg for her patience, advice, compassion and assistance.

I had two goals last year and your team has helped me to achieve both. I am not quite ready to open the champagne yet but it will be soon. I still have work to do regarding my glands and antibodies in view of the latest blood test results.

The work that you do is amazing! Thank you so much for everything!!

Kind regards

Mrs P – Cape Town

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Review -Dr Graham always goes the extra mile!
Reviewed on 12 December 2014 by Wilma Groenewald*

I have full confidence in Dr Graham, he always goes the extra mile, and his recommendation is valid. He values his clients and is professional and always willing to help.

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Review -My life Change Lifesaver
Reviewed on 22 November 2014 by Anonymous*

Slender Wonder is my life saver in my life to get healthy and looking good. It saved me from depression, loosing myself and drowning in my sorrow. Thank you Slender Challenge for this wonderful opportunity as it really works and I am living proof of fantastic results! So far, 13 kilograms down, and going on! My mind sent it great!

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Review -My Life Change, Life saver
Reviewed on 22 November 2014 by Melanie Willie *

Slender wonder is my Life saver in my life to get health and looking good. It saved me from depression, loosing myself and drawing in my sorrow. Thank you Slender Wonder for your wonderful opportunity as it really works . So far 13 Kg down and going on mindset is great.

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Review -Wonderful!
Reviewed on 24 September 2014 by Maré-Louise Kuhn*

Christine is wonderfull! I would have not been this fit and motivated if it was not for her!

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Review -Gewigsverlies program wat resultate gee!
Reviewed on 19 September 2014 by Alet Hambridge*

Wat 'n ongelooflike "stunning" ervaring! Die ondersteuning wat mens kry is regtig fantasties! Christine het 'n empatiese "touch" wat mens so spesiaal en uniek laat voel! Sy verstaan voorwaar 'n vrou se kop! Die hele span by Health Renewal Willowbridge, van die Dokter tot die personeel & terapeute vorm 'n passievolle en energieke netwerk om jou as vrou te ondersteun gedurende gewigsverlies! En mens kry resultate! Dankie julle. Hierdie program beveel ek aan almal wat weer met selfvertroue die lewe in die oe wil kyk, julle is tops!

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Review -Reached my ideal weight in record time!
Reviewed on 19 September 2014 by Erica Pienaar*

Christine is a positive lady, who makes you feel positive about losing weight. I reached my ideal weight in record time, and feeling good about myself again!

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Review -Knowledge is power!
Reviewed on 18 September 2014 by Anonymous*

It is great that the programme is explained in "Great Detail". I know what to expect and how to proceed. Knowledge is Power!

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Review -Slender Challenge Surprise with Christine
Reviewed on 18 September 2014 by Anonymous*

I decided I wanted to loose weight and heard about Body Renewal. I made an appointment not thinking I would make it as one of the chosen 30 Slender Challenge Contestants. I was in my first two weeks on Body Renewal at Health Renewal Willowbridge when I found out I made it as a contestant. I was over the moon and the Willowbridge staff was so supporting and excited for me! Thank you Health Renewal and Body Renewal!

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Review -Excellent in explaining and understanding!
Reviewed on 17 September 2014 by Jeanette Coetzer*

Christine has been wonderful! She is very supportive and always friendly. She is excellent in explaining and understanding. This has been, and is, the best experience I have had in my mission to loose weight!

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Review -Helped me get my self-confidence back!
Reviewed on 17 September 2014 by Ladonna Newman*

I am so glad I found Slender Wonder and Health Renewal Willowbridge! I struggle to lose weight but Slender Wonder makes it possible. All the staff are so friendly and brilliant. Thanks to Christine who is encouraging me and helps me to get my self confidence back. She told me I can make it, so I did it!

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Review -Always a nice experience!
Reviewed on 15 September 2014 by Lorraine Simpson*

Friendly and motivating! Just what is needed for a weight loss programme! Every visit is a nice experience with Christine!

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Review -Pragtige, Rustige Omgewing met vriendelike mense!
Reviewed on 15 September 2014 by Elria Walters*

Baie dankie vir 'n pragtige, rustige omgewing. Vriendelike mense en 'n warm ontvangs! Ek weet sommer ek gaan 'n lang pad saam met jou kan stap, Christine. Dankie dat jy verstaan en empatie het met my.

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Review -Excellent one on one with Christine!
Reviewed on 12 September 2014 by Lara Woldemar*

My consultant (Christine) is lovely and I feel so comfortable with her. She explained everything beautifully and encourages me without making me feel insecure. I remain a loyal client.

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Review -It is always a pleasure!
Reviewed on 12 September 2014 by Chantal Singh*

It is always a pleasure to come and see Christine for my two weekly weigh-in! She is always so friendly and really motivates me to go the extra mile with regards to my weight loss! Thank you Christine for always inspiring me!

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Review -Christine is ‘n groot inspirasie!
Reviewed on 12 September 2014 by Lorraine du Plessis*

Christine is vir my 'n groot inspirasie in my stryd. Dit voel asof sy presies verstaan waarmee ek nou besig is. Ek voel nooit onder druk nie, maar ervaar tog wel dat haar ondersteuning my motiveer om totaal en al suksesvol uit hierdie proses te stap. Dankie Christine, jy is my rots!

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Review -Hormoon behandeling het my lewe verander!
Reviewed on 11 September 2014 by Anonymous*

Ek is baie beindruk met die professionele en vriendelike diens by Dr Graham van Health Renewal Willowbridge. Dis nie net 'n salon waar behandelings gedoen word nie, maar hulle gee werklik om oor jou algehele welstands! Ek het nog net baat gevind by elke behandeling en Dokters besoek. Ek is so dankbaar vir hormoon behandeling wat my lewe verander het. Met elke salon besoek voel ek soos 'n koningin! Baie dankie!

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Review -Dedicated 100% to her clients!
Reviewed on 11 September 2014 by Theresa De Jager*

I have had a wonderful experience here at Health Renewal Willowbridge, Christine has been there for me throughout everything with the Slender Wonder programme! Christine is really dedicated, 100% to her clients. I always feel at home when coming to see her. I will always remember the friendliness!

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Review -My Journey
Reviewed on 11 September 2014 by Anonymous*

Is has been a pleasure to come back every time! Although loosing weight is not always that easy, my journey here has been amazing with great support!

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Review -Sy motiveer en praat moed in!
Reviewed on 11 September 2014 by Bianca Bekker*

Die wonderlikste persoon wat ek nog ontmoet het. Ek sal Christine aanbeveel by enige persoon. Sy motiveer ons so baie en praat moed in. Al wat ek kan se is dat ek die Here dankbaar is vir so 'n persoon wat my lewe gekruis het. Ek kan net se: "Christine bo!!"

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Review -Ek voel tuis en gemaklik!
Reviewed on 11 September 2014 by Ruby Van Zyl*

Christine, dankie dat jy my so tuis en gemalik laat voel; 'n afspraak is altyd opbouend en ek voel goed wanneer ek by die Health Renewal Willowbridge kliniek uitstap. Hou so vol!

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Review -She does a lot more than tracking weight loss & giving advice!
Reviewed on 10 September 2014 by Van Schalkwyk*

I am so pleased with Christine... she does a lot more than tracking weight and giving advice - she is PART of my journey and heart and soul in this with me. Every session leaves me inspired. Thank you Christine!

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Review -Sy loop die ekstra myl!
Reviewed on 10 September 2014 by Ria Bekker*

Christine is 'n wonderlike mens. Ons is so bly dat ons by haar uitgekom het. Sy motiveer ons fantasties. As daar enige probleme is was sy daar vir ons. Sy loop nou regtig 'n ekstra myl saam met 'n oorgewig persoon wat gewig wil afskud. Ek persoonlik kan net se sy is 'n fantastiese mens!

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Review -Always on time!
Reviewed on 9 September 2014 by Johanette Louw*

Friendly and always helpful! The treatments are always on time, which is wonderful!

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Review -Patient & precise
Reviewed on 9 September 2014 by Merinda Maartens*

Christine at Health Renewal Willowbridge always offers warm and friendly welcome and treatment experience. She is knowledgeable, patient and precise in everything she does.

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