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The Woodlands

Phone: 936-267-7388
Fax: 936-267-7916


17580 I-45 South
Suite WM130, Outpatient Building
The Woodlands, TX 77384

Maria "Mariki" van Vuuren, PT

Physical Therapist

Certified Schroth Therapy Technique (C2)*


School Education Degree Year
University of Pretoria Bachelors Physiotherapy 1999


Maria (Mariki) van Vuuren, PT joined the sports physical therapy team at Texas Children’s Hospital – The Woodlands in August of 2016. A native of South Africa, Mariki brings a strong manual therapy background to her treatment approach. While in South Africa, Mariki had the privilege of serving as a physical therapist for the Pretoria Blue Bulls rugby team and the 1999 African Games. As a C2 Certified Schroth Therapist, Mariki specializes in the treatment of scoliosis and spinal injury. Mariki is currently completing course work towards a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree which she hopes to complete in 2020. She considers it to be a great honor and responsibility to provide physical therapy services to her patients in order to help them return to unrestricted competition and activity.  

* Schroth Therapy:

*C1 and L1 certified therapists are able to treat idiopathic adolescent scoliosis

*C2 certified therapists are able to treat idiopathic adolescent scoliosis, post-surgical patients, adult scoliosis, and treat with group sessions

* Texas Children's Hospital physicians' licenses and credentials are reviewed prior to practicing at any of our facilities. Sections titled From the Doctor, Professional Organizations and Publications were provided by the physician's office and were not verified by Texas Children's Hospital.