Riccardo Vaccaro – PT

Riccardo Vaccaro – PT

Physiotherapy Resident

I got into physiotherapy because whether you are an elite level athlete, weekend-warrior or just a regular Joe, your injury deserves the same level of care and compassion!

My motto is to provide quality, up-to-date patient care, with careful attention to individual needs.

I don’t treat body parts, and I don’t treat injuries…I treat INDIVIDUALS. Individuals who walk in as patients and leave as friends! - Riccardo.

When not at work, I enjoy spending as much time as possible, being active with my young family. I'm an avid outdoorsman, Crossfitter and fly-fisherman.

Professional Experience

Riccardo received his BSc.PT (Hons) in 2007 from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. He has always had a keen interest in Sports Medicine and rehabilitation, having competed at an International level himself. From 2009 to 2018, he ran his own clinic in Johannesburg, South Africa, which specialized in treating Sports Injuries and back/neck pain. During this time he worked with Pro level soccer and rugby teams, as well as elite level sportsmen from all disciplines.  In 2010, he completed a post-graduate certificate in Sports Physiotherapy. He has recently completed the McKenzie International Institute’s Accreditation Program and is now a Credentialed McKenzie therapist. His post graduate studies have included advanced orthopedic manual therapy techniques, bio-mechanical assessment, taping and dry needling.

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Professional Education

2007
BSc Physiotherapy (Hons)

Graduated with Distinction, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.

2008
Kinesio Taping Certification

Kinesio Taping Association International.

2008
Dry Needling Certification

Optimal Dry Needling Solutions certification.

2010
Sports Physiotherapy Diploma

Post graduate specialization in Sports Physiotherapy. With Distinction, South African Society of Physiotherapy

2015
Exercise is Medicine Accredited

EIM accredited Physiotherapist.

2017
MDT Credentialed Clinician

McKenzie Institute International.